Stylized 2d human scales for architecture

A human scale is an excellent resource for architectural drawings to show how big or small is in comparison to a person. If you show a rendered image to a possible customer, they won’t have a clue about scale, unless you add some furniture or human figures. In most cases, furniture alone will do the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Exporting a 3d Mesh as a 2d DXF in Blender 2.5

The most common way to start an architectural visualization project is to get started from a CAD file, and import it to the 3d software and work to add materials and lights. But, what if you had to do the opposite way and export an 3d mesh from Blender to a CAD file in DXF […]

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 […]