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 […]

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 […]

Updated exporter from AutoCAD to Blender

As an architect working everyday with projects created on several different CAD tools, I have to say that with time you get used to find work arounds to get CAD data into Blender with a minimal loss of information. There are several options to export data from CAD tools like AutoCAD to formats like DXF […]

Add-on for architectural modeling in Blender: Edge Tools

The use of Add-ons with Blender is a powerful way to improve even more the already nice tools for 3d modeling available with Blender. But, there are some of those add-ons that I do consider a must have for anyone working with architectural modeling. For instance, one of my favorite add-ons is the Edge Tools. […]

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 […]

Blender quick tip: Extending polygon edges just like AutoCAD

As part of the work of an architectural visualization artist using Blender, we sometimes must create architectural models with the modeling tools provided by Blender. And for this type of 3d modeling, we must rely on precision modeling tools to create the correct geometry with the right scale and measurements. Some people still think that […]

TinyCAD add-on and B-Mesh for architectural modeling

With the release of B-Mesh with Blender 2.63 a lot of old Add-ons needed to be updated in order to work with new mesh system. Fortunately some really useful add-ons that are not updated on a regular basis still work with B-Mesh really well. One of my favorite add-ons for architectural modeling with Blender is […]