April 15, 2018 at 7:41 pm #181902
What exactly do you mean by a Design Book? If you mean example Designs then this is a great idea as we would be able to see how some Designers have obtained such superb results. I fear, however that most of them would keep the techniques to themselves or be reticent to release the designs due to privacy issues.
Otherwise there are some superb example panoramics available in this forum and for a good image gallery may I suggest visiting kitchenetal.com – Anthony does some awesome work!
April 15, 2018 at 8:12 pm #181903
Sorry. What I am looking for is a “2020 Design” book.
I’m a brand newbie to 2020. I am on a 30 day trial because I am considering switching from 2D Autocad to 2020 for the 3D rendering presentations.
My problem is that I keep running into limitations and glitches at every turn. I don’t know how much of the problems I’m dealing with are due to the program and how much is me not knowing how to use it.
I’m doing my best to give 2020 a fair shake, but the resources seem limited. I’m just looking for a comprehensive source of information that I may use to answer some simple problems I have been dealing with.
April 15, 2018 at 8:33 pm #181904
Well there are a large amount of tutorials on youtube – just search for 2020 Design – some of them may be older but the techniques are the same.
Also here: https://tubelaunch.info/training/2020design/
Otherwise, post specific questions on here and you will usually get a response pretty quickly. One thing I will tell you is that setting up the 2020 preferences ESPECIALLY the room preferences is critical to speeding up your design workflow. The next aspect is making sure you have the catalogues you need.
2020 Design has bugs and limitations as does all software but I constantly evaluate other software and it’s still the best in its price range for allowing you to produce effective designs and good quality renders.
April 15, 2018 at 8:51 pm #181905
I’ve watched many, many of these videos, but, of course, videos aren’t indexed very clearly. Every 7 minute video I watch that doesn’t answer my questions is 7 minutes wasted. That was my motivation for looking for a book.
Because I haven’t found one on Amazon, I am presuming one doesn’t exist. I just thought I would throw it out to the 2020 community to see if I am missing something.
April 15, 2018 at 8:59 pm #181907
There used to be a couple of independent printed guides to V9 but these were mainly around optimising presentation and renders. I’m afraid I don’t know of any printed guides otherwise. Certainly an “Idiot’s Guide to 2020 Design” would be nice but the software is under constant enhancement so it would date quickly. Maybe see if there are any local independent 2020 Design users who might help – personal networking is always useful.
I would post a list of questions here – answers should come fairly quickly but try and be clear and concise in your questions and give example screenshots where relevant. I operate a ticket system for the designers I support and there is nothing worse than getting a ticket that is so vague that I then have to contact the user before I can even start looking at the issue! Just my 5 cents (or whatever currency you use). 😎
April 15, 2018 at 9:14 pm #181909
Why on earth would you feel guilty? You are evaluating the software with a view to purchase – that is a perfectly valid reason for being here! You wouldn’t buy an expensive car without a proper test drive would you!
What location are you btw? Just country/state is fine.
April 15, 2018 at 9:50 pm #181913
I’m in Colorado. To borrow from my restaurant brethren, I’m in the weeds. And I thought 2020 would help, but after 2 weeks of tech assistance just to get the software installed properly, I am much further behind than I like.
I feel guilty asking other working people to answer questions that I should be able to look up for myself. The people on this forum have valuable time. How can I impose on them to train me?
It turns out that there is some sort of time restriction on the forum website, so I guess even even asking questions will be dragged out.
April 17, 2018 at 1:22 am #182036The Laminex Group2020 Partner
No real training manual from what i know, in the past they would have tutorial books for older version in the install. However there are extensive help resources under the help tab, if you going through the trial i would suggest the online training videos.
2020 Design quite broad in that you can do many things, often with customers getting started we would refer them to our guide on getting started (which is really look at the help content).
Hope this puts you on the right path.
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April 17, 2018 at 10:24 am #182089Neil WilsonModerator
There hasn’t been a printed manual for 2020 Design since (I think) version 6.4. As mentioned above there are a bunch of videos, both online and included with the software, and in the Support & Training section of the website there is a growing knowledge base in the 2020 Knowledge Center.
Also if you are really stuck you can always send us an email at [email protected] and we’ll do our best to answer you question.
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