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 **Did you expect TAD to be similar to CAD?**\\ **Did you expect TAD to be similar to CAD?**\\
 //If you are in a hurry and you thought TAD should be very similar to CAD (especially the popular drafting software AutoCAD), let me clear this immediately before you read further. TAD does not work like CAD.  [[differences_between_cad_and_tad|An entire chapter here is dedicated to explain the differences]] // //If you are in a hurry and you thought TAD should be very similar to CAD (especially the popular drafting software AutoCAD), let me clear this immediately before you read further. TAD does not work like CAD.  [[differences_between_cad_and_tad|An entire chapter here is dedicated to explain the differences]] //
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 +**Who is TAD meant for?**\\
 +TAD in its current form (i.e. using the design component called TAD Designer Lite)  is meant for architects offices -- small and medium size. Especially in developing countries. These offices typically are often in a metaphorical fire-fighting exercise daily.  They are plagued by employee problems, problems of getting fees on time, getting underpaid and several other issues. TAD is actually for the main designers there. 
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 +Why?  TAD releases a lot of time for the main designers.  You see; in most of these small and medium size offices; the top person (or partners) are actually quite talented. But the daily fire-fighting leads to very little time for actual designing. That is why TAD comes in there; and allows the main person to work efficiently in fleshing out a design. In very little time. It is then very easy to delegate work to juniors in the office. 
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 +//The author of TAD; Sabu Francis, had his architects practice working in such a manner. He hardly had any time for design -- but with TAD, he was sure that enough attention was being given to the designing -- and he could then delegate work to others as he went chasing clients, etc.//
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 +TAD is actually quite minimalist and packs in a huge amount of power with very little in terms of  what is demanded by the user interface. Though the UI is quite different from conventional CAD and BIM software; it is not that there are tons of features to be learned. So if you put your mind to it, TAD can be learned even in half a day. 
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 +As TAD is released as a freeware (and later on it would be open-source too) this has attracted many interested amateurs who want to have a go at architectural designing. They too are welcome -- but since TAD is so intimately tied up with the way professional architects in developing countries work, they may miss bells and whistles of a slick interface, etc. 
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 +However the entire ecology of TAD that is being setup will be very useful for such interested amateurs.  TAD is being worked out so that there is an online design catalogue from where half-finished designed can be chosen for you to work on further, etc.  Just that we are cash-strapped and people strapped. So kindly [[money_matters|read our appeal]] and contribute!
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 +What were saying in sort is that TAD is not just the downloadable design software. There is a lot more. Our FAQ explains the term "TAD" for more details.
  
 **Copernican revolution: First start with spaces** **Copernican revolution: First start with spaces**
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 When we speak of TAD here; I really mean "TAD Designer" -- the desktop designing component of TAD (We sometimes use it synonymously -- though the word "TAD" strictly speaking, stands for the entire Architect's desktop platform. When we speak of TAD here; I really mean "TAD Designer" -- the desktop designing component of TAD (We sometimes use it synonymously -- though the word "TAD" strictly speaking, stands for the entire Architect's desktop platform.
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 +**Just in time modelling**
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 +Some people wonder why is that TAD claims to be a kind of BIM (Building Information Modeler) and yet when you start using it, it almost looks simplistic. The files produced  by TAD are also extremely small and TAD itself can work with very little resources. 
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 +That is because of a big conceptual advantage in TAD... it uses something called //just-in-time modelling//  This needs to be carefully understood and hence it is [[just-in-time modelling|explained separately here]]
  
 **Working inside TAD Designer** **Working inside TAD Designer**

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