Blender and IFC for structural analysis

As the development of more IFC-based solutions for Blender advances, we might soon start to see engineers looking to Blender as a way to work on their projects. A quick example of that appeared on Bruno Postle Twitter account with a practical example of IfcStructuralAnalysisModel. It uses the incredible Homemaker Add-on. From Blender, you can […]

Matilde House using BIM and FreeCAD

Even with tools such as BlenderBIM that allow us to organize an entire project using BIM standards and export that as an IFC file, we could benefit a lot from a workflow that also includes FreeCAD. Since it has a native BIM workbench and can do many things that Blender still can’t, like easily generate […]

Heck Residence: Full architectural project download (#Updates 2)

A few days ago, we shared a project from the OpeningDesign studio with an entire architectural project that you can download. They adopt the same open-source philosophy to their designs and make all the files available for anyone to download. At the time, you could grab several files from the Heck Residence, which includes technical […]

Locker room project in FreeCAD (Free architectural design)

A great way of learning how to create architectural designs is to open and inspect existing projects to see how an architect expresses their ideas. If you have access to the technical documentation produced for that design, it can give you unique insights. A couple of weeks ago, we shared an initiative from a studio […]

FreeCAD 0.19 released

As a professional working with architectural visualization, you will find that Blender can solve most of our problems and is undoubtedly the main actor in our workflow. However, in some cases, you should look somewhere else to solve specific issues. One of the tools we love to use as a companion to Blender is FreeCAD. […]

FreeCAD for structural planning (project download)

As you probably figured out by reading some of the articles that we post here in Blender 3D Architect, we support open-source tools and think they help a lot in architecture and design. That is the case with Blender and also FreeCAD. We usually post projects using open-source tools and technologies to inspire and show […]

Free steel stairs generator for FreeCAD

We are often making recommendations about Add-ons for Blender to help to work with modeling and rendering related to architecture. Today we have another suggestion related to a script, but instead of Blender, the focus is FreeCAD. A user of FreeCAD shared a handy tool to create steel stairs automatically. To get the script, you […]

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