Blender 2.8: How to render strokes for architectural documentation?

Here in Blender 3D Architect, we use Blender as our primary tool for visualization and sometimes even for technical documentation. You will find several articles about how we take advantage of Freestyle to render floorplans and other types of documentation for architecture. It does not offer the same amount of tools and options of a […]

How to convert DWG files to OBJ or FBX without AutoCAD?

From all the file types that you will have to manage during a project, the most common is the DWG from AutoCAD, which is also the format for lots of other tools like BricsCAD. Unlike many formats that we have to import to Blender, it is not easy to get DWG data to Blender with […]

Convert DWG files without AutoCAD for Blender

As an artist working with architectural visualization you will have to deal with several different file formats, some of them unfriendly to Blender, one of those formats is the DWG from Autodesk. At some point during your work, you will receive one of those files to either import to Blender or any other software. Since […]

Stylized 2d human scales for architecture

A human scale is an excellent resource for architectural drawings to show how big or small is in comparison to a person. If you show a rendered image to a possible customer, they won’t have a clue about scale, unless you add some furniture or human figures. In most cases, furniture alone will do the […]

Blender FreeCAD importer updated

At some point during your work you may have to import 3d models from third-party tools like AutoCAD, Revit, ArchiCAD and others to produce the visualization for that project. Not all clients will send you a fully compatible file to work in Blender, and you will have to find your way around importing the data […]

How to create BIM files from Blender models?

For modeling related tasks you will find that Blender is capable of handling the most complex types of creations. It could be a full building or furniture model; you will find a tool that will help you with the modeling. You can get models in Blender exported as either OBJ and FBX to use in […]

convert max files without 3ds Max

How to convert max files without 3ds Max

When you start to work with architectural visualization, you eventually will have to deal with proprietary file formats, which will give you some headaches to manipulate. Among those formats are the DWG and MAX. Do we get questions like; how to convert max files without 3ds Max? Is that possible to convert a max file […]

Sketching a floor plan in Blender

When you think about Blender as a tool for architectural visualization, most people will associate it directly with image rendering and animation. But, with a few tricks, you can also find a use for the software as a technical drawing tool. A few days ago I had to work on an early proposal for a […]