Blender CAD tools: Cutting walls and intersections

Whenever we have the opportunity to show Blender to a group of architects or artists looking to start using it for modeling, we have a lot of questions regarding precision modeling tools. Usually, we demonstrate how Blender works with a couple of examples. But, people get even more interested when it is time to enable […]

How to set the radius for round shapes in Blender 2.8? (Spin)

Once you start working with Blender to create architectural models, you will quickly notice how fast you can create geometrical shapes with tools like the extrude. The extrude is an easy and powerful way of making 3D geometry for architecture, but it won’t give you all the shapes needed for a typical project. In some […]

FreeCAD modern user interface updates

Have you ever tried to use FreeCAD to create either 2D drawings or 3D models? The software is one of the best opensource solutions for CAD. Some people dislike design decisions and the overall usability of the software, but it is something you get used with time after a couple of weeks using FreeCAD. However, […]

CAD Assistant: Free 3D CAD conversion for Blender

Even with all the tools and options related to modeling in Blender, you might still receive models from customers that you have to import to a project. If that model is not in a friendly format, you will have a hard time trying to figure out a way to convert it to something that Blender […]

Blender 2.8: Using the Fillet from AutoCAD for modeling

When you migrate from other softwares to Blender, you might start to adapt your workflow. That happens a lot with artists coming from CAD tools, which will try to find similar tools in Blender. After the release of Blender 2.8, we are getting lots of messages from artists asking us about options in Blender that […]

Blender 2.8 CAD like features: TinyCAD

As a tool for modeling and making architectural design concepts, Blender has a lot to offer with the built-in options, but we can always expand it with the use of Add-ons. Some of the Add-ons for Blender will come pre-installed with the software, and you don’t have to make any additional downloads, and you should […]

Importing DXF files to Blender 2.8

As a starting point for an architectural visualization project, a significant amount of artists still tries to import technical drawings to Blender. When you have a technical drawing like a floor plan to guide you with lengths any modeling task will become much more comfortable. In Blender 2.7x we have several options to import DXF […]

ODA releases Architecture SDK 2019.2

Whenever you have to work with formats like DWG or Revit files without the source applications, you start to wonder how to get that data to Blender or any other software. There are workarounds, but they often have drawback like not supporting the latest versions. One of the lead providers of tools to work with […]