From Middle School to College and Beyond | Free Curriculum
SoftPlan’s powerful design tools are being taught in classrooms across the United States and Canada. SoftPlan makes it easy for teachers to implement SoftPlan in the classroom by offering a free curriculum, complete with:
• course syllabus
• unit plans
• lesson plans
• detailed lesson outlines
• rubrics for grading
The practical and straightforward approach of SoftPlan Educational software gives students increased comprehension and confidence in their design capabilities. Schools that use SoftPlan have found great success at regional and national architectural drafting competitions like SkillsUSA and Skills Canada.
SoftPlan school wins 2019 NAHB Student Design Competition
Left to Right: Matthew Dunson, Robert Reilly, Angelo Perez - Shadow Ridge High School, Surprise AZ
The annual was one of the highlights of the 2017 International Builders' Show, and this year, SoftPlan students stole the show.
Each team that placed in the competition were users of the SoftPlan program. The York County School of Technology (PA) won the 1st Place prize, Shelby County High School (KY) came in 2nd, and Team 1 of Shadow Ridge High School (AZ) took 3rd. Shadow Ridge also received the Rookie of the Year award. These students spent countless hours perfecting their drawings, and we are so proud of their well-deserved accomplishments.
NAHB Student Chapters Awards: Students Using SoftPlan 1st & 2nd
SkillsUSA: Student Using SoftPlan Wins Again
Students will be able to create professional construction documents including:
- floor plans using fully assembled objects such as walls and windows
- electrical plans
- custom roofs
- cross sections, elevations
- wall, floor, and roof framing diagrams
- site plans based on engineering data
- fully finished renderings with lighting and reflection
- materials lists along with pricing and waste calculations
Without the need to learn complicated software, students can start learning about architectural design on the first day of class. And since students are building with smart objects like fully assembled walls, they can see how the building components come together to make a structure. Students will be able to create detailed, professional construction documents that are sure to impress parents, teachers, and even competition judges.
Make Learning Fun
Using SoftPlan helps increase enrollment in architectural design classes. Students are engaged in class, making teaching and learning more fun. Students like being able to see their designs automatically come to life through the 3D model. They can see architectural details in 3D, and finish the rendering with lighting, personalized textures like brick and hardwood, and add furniture from SoftPlan’s extensive symbol libraries.
SoftPlan takes pride in making education affordable. If you would like to find out more about the SoftPlan Educational program and economical pricing that will allow you to offer the leading architectural design software to your students, please call 1-800-248-0164.
SoftPlan Educational Pricing
$1000 annually per classroom
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"As the author of Architecture: Residential Drafting and Design, 11th Edition (a Goodheart-Willcox Publisher publication), I personally and professionally solely endorse the use of Softplan Pro and EDU versions for all professional and educational architectural design drafting working drawings. All drawings I produced for my book were drafted with Softplan Pro and so were a number of other drawings provided by contributors."