Import IFC files to Blender with IfcOpenShell

What exactly is an IFC file, and why someone working with architectural visualization would like to import IFC files to Blender? An IFC file is standard file format that can be used to share data generated by BIM tools like Revit, VectorWorks and ArchiCAD. It was created by the IAI (International Alliance for Interoperability) and […]

Free FBX converter tool

One of the challenges that face an architectural visualization artist is to manage the files received by clients, and those files can come in a variety of formats. This wide range of file formats is the first obstacle to start a project because sometimes clients send files that are saved in versions not recognizable by […]

Edge Tools: CAD like Add-on for Blender 2.5

The use of CAD like tools in Blender has always been a request from most users that choose Blender as their main tool to create architectural models. In tools like SketchUp and even AutoCAD, we have several Add-ons that help us to use CAD like tools in Blender, and this morning I just remembered one […]

DraftSight: Freeware CAD tool available for Linux

Here is some interesting new for artists looking for a CAD tool that works with Linux. A tool called DraftSight now has a version that work with Linux, and by what I could dig about the too, it`s pretty much a good alternative to AutoCAD and with the ability to read and edit DWG files. […]

FreeCAD: Using the BSpline and extrude

Here is another tutorial about FreeCAD, which is an open-source alternative to AutoCAD. If you are looking for a way to work with CAD on Linux, Windows or Mac OS X and replace AutoCAD, then you should consider looking into FreeCAD. In the video below, you will be introduced to the Bspline tool of FreeCAD […]

Full control of the 3D Cursor for precision modeling

Back from the holidays after a break from the blog, we are back with a lot of news for architectural visualization artists using Blender. To get start I will recommend a new Add-on for Blender 2.56a that I found this morning, and from my point of view, this is a must have for anyone using […]

New script adds CAD like features to Blender 2.54

For architectural visualization artists working with Blender, one of the most requested features for 3d modeling is the ability to work with CAD like tools. There are even a few projects trying to get CAD like tools added to Blender using Python scripts. With the release of Blender 2.5 and his new add-on system, some […]

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 […]