I just recently fail PPD exam. One of the reason is due to built-in pdf reader program on case study. I'm not sure if there's a way to adjust setting during exam because the current program is not user friendly at all. I almost want to say ARE4.0 came with silly vignette built-in autocad and now ARE5.0 came with silly pdf reader. Each time you move to the next page, the program freezes about 1 second. Once you're on the page, it's automatically set to "Autofit", which doesn't allow you to read any text. If you click "zoom"; it first freezes then it zoom in at 300%. Of course at 300%, all you see is blank page. So you click some more and process start all over again at 250%, 200%, 150%, etc. Every click is a waste of time.
Architect are expected to provide accurate easily to navigate drawings to the contractor so the contractor can perform their job correctly. I'm hoping the test designer would hold up the same standard to provide us with properly testing tools to test our knowledge rather than testing if we can adapt to a silly program quick enough before the clock run out.
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