How to import DWG files to Blender?

An architectural visualization artist working with Blender will eventually have to deal with several types of file formats, and among those files, you will find the DWG. That is the format that AutoCAD saves their files and gives headaches to lots of people. What if one of your clients send you a DWG file to […]

Project development for architecture with Blender

The project development for architecture with Blender involves a lot of steps and must evolve to the construction stage. Some architects like to state that no project is ever finished, just abandoned at some point in time. An aspect of the relation of architecture and art, some people say. Since most of the articles and […]

Drawing a floor plan in Blender

For most artists Blender is a blessing in the 3d field and allows us to create not only good 3d models but has a powerful and evolving renderer. With Blender Cycles, architectural visualization artists can create some beautiful images for their projects. But, it is not only in the field of visualization that Blender can […]

How to import files from Revit to Blender?

Last week I was visiting an architectural office nearby and architect there took the opportunity to ask me how they could place Blender into their workflow. And to get the best answer to that I did a quick interview with them to find the right moment to use Blender. Most of their work is made […]

Web-CAD free alternative to AutoCAD based on HTML 5

There are lots os free alternatives to CAD softwares these days like FreeCAD and DraftSight that will work really well for people trying to go avoid really expansive tools like AutoCAD. This week I found another interesting project that might become an alternative to CAD, and it is all web based. The Web-CAD project uses […]

Do we still need Blender 2.49b for architecture?

Just a few weeks ago an article here at Blender 3D Architect mentioned a script that will help artists to import data directly from AutoCAD to Blender. This will be a great help for anyone using Blender to create 3d models for architecture. But, several readers pointed at the comments section of that same article […]

From Revit to Blender using FBX files

If you ever got a file from a client in FBX format and had to convert it to OBJ or other formats to make it work with Blender, you will like this quick tutorial. As part of the Google Summer of Code 2012 a developer called Alexander Gessler is working on to create an FBX […]

Exporting a 3d Mesh as a 2d DXF in Blender 2.5

The most common way to start an architectural visualization project is to get started from a CAD file, and import it to the 3d software and work to add materials and lights. But, what if you had to do the opposite way and export an 3d mesh from Blender to a CAD file in DXF […]