AndCAD: CAD for Android

A few weeks ago Autodesk announced that they will be releasing a version of AutoCAD for Mac Os X and iOS. This will enable users to view their projects on mobile devices like the iPhone and iPad. But, this is not the only option to work with mobile devices. If you own an Android phone […]

Tutorial HeeksCAD: Another free AutoCAD alternative

Among all free alternatives to AutoCAD we have FreeCAD and HeeksCAD on top of the list as the best options for open source CAD solutions. Last week I already posted a small tutorial I found about how to use FreeCAD and today we keep going with the free CAD series and the tutorials shows how […]

Tutorial FreeCAD: Creating 2d views for technical drawing

The process of migrating from a CAD application to another software application could demand a lot of work from a professional already used to the commands and solutions. If you have any plans to change your CAD software to one of the open source alternatives to AutoCAD I posted last week, I manage to find […]

List of open source and free alternatives to AutoCAD

I got a lot of messages and questions about how to use open source tools to work with architectural visualization or even technical drawing on Linux. Besides the questions about Blender that I got in my classes and presentations, the most often question is about an open source alternative for AutoCAD. People always ask that […]

Project Butterfly: Free web based AutoCAD?

Let`s take a small break on the GPU rendering articles and go to another trend, this time is about internet. We have a bunch of applications been released this days with online versions like office suites and even illustration tools like the amazing Sumo Paint. A few weeks ago I have showed a project from […]

Free tutorials about architectural modeling with Autodesk Revit 2010

As part of the work with architectural visualization we sometimes have to deal with different tools and softwares, used by architects and offices. When we work with our own projects and have full control over the workflow, it’s quite easy to choose the tools and softwares used along the process. But, what if you get […]

Converting CAD files for architectural modeling in Blender 3D

To start an architectural visualization project, the best option to speed up the modeling stage is to use a CAD file provided by your client or one designed by yourself. With a CAD file containing the technical drawings of the project, we can focus only on the modeling and not worry too much on precision […]