150 free IFC files with architectural projects and assets

Whenever I find a great source with architectural designs or assets that can benefit our readers, I try to share them here in Blender 3D Architect. The only times when such a resource doesn’t appear here on the site are when the material is not free to use and requires a license or paid content. […]

BlenderBIM tutorials: Getting started with BIM in Blender

A powerful way of developing architectural projects is with BIM tools and resources, which can save you a lot of time and streamline design decisions based on data. There are lots of BIM options in the market, but they all share the same flaw. The use of proprietary data formats. Once you start working with […]

Blender and IFC for structural analysis

As the development of more IFC-based solutions for Blender advances, we might soon start to see engineers looking to Blender as a way to work on their projects. A quick example of that appeared on Bruno Postle Twitter account with a practical example of IfcStructuralAnalysisModel. It uses the incredible Homemaker Add-on. From Blender, you can […]

BlenderBIM updates and new features: Version v0.0.210829

A significant amount of people think about Blender as a 3D modeler and platform to render realistic images to visualize your designs. It can help a lot in this regard, but that is only part of its role in architecture. With Add-pons like BlenderBIM, you can expand Blender and include authoring and document BIM data. […]

BlenderBIM updates and new features: Version v0.0.210731

A significant amount of people think about Blender as a 3D modeler and platform to render realistic images to visualize your designs. It can help a lot in this regard, but that is only part of its role in architecture. With Add-pons like BlenderBIM, you can expand Blender and include authoring and document BIM data. […]

Matilde House using BIM and FreeCAD

Even with tools such as BlenderBIM that allow us to organize an entire project using BIM standards and export that as an IFC file, we could benefit a lot from a workflow that also includes FreeCAD. Since it has a native BIM workbench and can do many things that Blender still can’t, like easily generate […]

BlenderBIM updates and new features: Version v0.0.201207

A significant amount of people think about Blender as a 3D modeler and platform to render realistic images to visualize your designs. It can help a lot in this regard, but that is only part of its role in architecture. With Add-pons like BlenderBIM, you can expand Blender and include authoring and document BIM data. […]

BlenderBIM updates and new features: Version v0.0.210221

A significant amount of people think about Blender as a 3D modeler and platform to render realistic images to visualize your designs. It can help a lot in this regard, but that is only part of its role in architecture. With Add-ons like BlenderBIM, you can expand Blender and include authoring and document BIM data. […]

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