Patricia Gamburgo
A.I.A. - American Institute of Architects - International Associate
Frank L. Wright's Martin House Complex Associate
My name is Patricia Gamburgo, and I'd like to welcome you to my website.

About Me: I became an Architect in December of 1980. 
I remember that, after my graduation, I felt that I didn’t have all the tools and answers for a design professional. So, I returned to University, for Post-Graduation Engineering courses. After this and during the following years, I worked with different companies, doing design and project management, as well as cost estimation and construction management (on site).  
Being the manager of a big project, supervising different professionals and coordinating all the documents turned out to be my biggest professional challenge. 
Looking for tools and solutions, I went to College to learn “Advanced CAD applications”, where I was introduced to the concept of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and to the programs allowing the integration of all the documents of a project: I had found the answers I was looking for! 
In 2001, due to a project deadline I bought my first Punch! Software (R) program: it was Professional Version 4. I completed my project in time, and the images were a success! 
After this project, I spent many hours looking for answers, learning the program, understanding how the program thinks. Since then, it has become a fundamental tool in all of my professional activities.

About my work: I started Punchhelpers in 2002, and since then, it became my full time job. Punchhelpers is my professional website, where I provide architectural 2D / 3D design and drafting services, Punch Software services, as well as training courses.
Please visit Our Services page to learn more about my professional assistance and  services, as well as get a quote with different options.
If you prefer, you can buy my e-books. Visit my eBooks page to know more about the different titles and editions.

About me and Punch Software (R): Since 2001, I have worked closely with Punch Software (R) and have collaborated with the different teams (programmers, marketing, etc.) Currently, I am proudly the Punch Software Community Forum Moderator as well as a Beta Tester (Windows and Mac). And of course, the writer of the collection of the well-known eBooks! 

About me and TurboFloorPlan (R): In 2013, the TFP programs became based on the same programming codes. Since then, I answer specific questions (V17 to V2017), helping users in TFP’s Community Forum. In 2014, I was invited by IMSI Design to write the TFP eBooks, and I just released my 3rd and 4rd eBooks for TFP! 

In the Punch Resources page, you will find free tutorials and tips, but if you have additional questions about the programs, I will be glad to answer them in the Community Forums, so we can share the answers with the entire community!

Questions or comments? Email Pat at patricia@punchhelpers.com

I hope you enjoy your visit !


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