BlenderBIM and IFC Clash detection for architecture (Tutorial)

From all the current projects under development in Blender that has a goal of improving architectural design, the BlenderBIM is by far one of the most promising Add-ons. It receives frequent updates and can turn Blender into a real option to develop architectural projects using modern BIM standards. If you want to take a look […]

Blender for architecture: Grease Pencil and Sverchok for walls (Demo)

As we usually mention here in Blender 3D Architect, using tools such as Blender in architecture often brings marketing and still image visualization as their primary and only potential contribution for a design. It can go much further than “simple” visualization with the current companion tools under development. When you mix those tools with existing […]

BlenderBIM updates and new features: Version v0.0.201025

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. […]

Blender for energy analysis and project efficiency

When we start to think about Blender as a tool to improve your architectural designs and workflow, we usually think about the benefits of having a 3D model for visualization and a later realistic render with either Eevee or Cycles. What if I told you that Blender could go much beyond simple visualization? It can […]

Topologise Add-on for quick building generation with Blender

A couple of days ago, we posted an article about an impressive collection of tools under development by Bruno Postle, which shows an impressive demo of the Urb framework to create a full building in 10 minutes with Blender. The process required only a polygon model with faces for the script to insert doors, windows, […]

BlenderBIM updates and new features (v0.0.200912)

The use of Blender for architecture always impresses people that think about it as a way to create 3D renders of your projects only. You can do a lot more with Blender if you know the right tools and tricks offered by this incredible platform. Of course, having a powerful way of making 3D visualization […]

BlenderBIM updates and new features (v0.0.200829)

As an artist working with architectural projects in Blender, you are probably aware of the incredible and flexible options to create 3D models with the software. You have a wide range of tools to make 3D objects representing almost anything related to architecture. There is one aspect of architectural modeling where Blender cant helps us […]

Free BIM tools: Open IFC Viewer

A vital component of any architectural project development nowadays is the use of BIM technology to speed up production and technical documentation. You might have to deal with BIM data to use inside of Blender for visualization purposes. Depending on the BIM tool you have to handle, it is nearly impossible to convert native BIM […]