When entering into this area of design or building, you almost always find yourself imersed in a new language of technical terms to learn before you can converse with the experts. This is certainly true in building industry as almost any other involved artistc endeavor. Both in terms of terms that refer to the parts and pieces, to codes that affect them and terms that describe the tools of the trade. So to get off of first base, let’s define some of the key terms that pertain, to help you be able to talk to them more intelligently.
Specialization in Design uses an involved system of capture, for the image you want to see. Software tools are more than Cadd, they are BIM (Building Information Modeling) Virtural real-wolrd parts synchronized so your view of the art or building is 3-D.
Beyond the basic types, other terms refer to parts of, or to the science behind how this all works. Collimation is a term for how well tuned to give you a good clear image of what you are looking at. You want to have good collimation so you are not getting a false image of the celestial body.
BIM is a fancy acryonm for how your is assembled in its design within the computer. But it’s an important word because the its organic to this cyber climate of building; it is the key to how powerful your "data-building" is.