Using CAD blocks in Blender

Using CAD blocks in Blender: New lesson

The use of Blender for architectural visualization can go much further than only creating realistic images. You can also use the NPR capabilities of FreeStyle to create architectural documentation, like a floor plan and section cuts. It may sound strange at first, but once you get the technique, it becomes incredibly easy and fast to […]

molding profiles

Free molding profiles for architectural modeling

The molding profile is an essential aspect of any interior visualization projects, and in some cases is a direct choice from the customer. At some point during the modeling of an interior scene, you will have to connect walls and ceiling. And choose some proper molding profiles. Do you have any idea of options and […]

Modeling a building from a floor plan: New Lesson

One of our first pieces of training received today a brand new lesson, which is about how to create a building from a floor plan. Using a technical drawing from AutoCAD in the DWG format, we go step-by-step on what to do to convert and import that drawing to Blender. When you have the drawing […]

Free alternative to SketchUp

Free alternative to SketchUp with DWG support

When you visit an office that works with architectural development, you will find an extensive list of software and tools, from regular office tools to 3D graphics and CAD. Among those softwares, a significant amount of people still uses and likes to start a project in SketchUp. You can create quick 3D volumetrics with the […]

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 […]

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 […]