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 […]

Free architectural design created with FreeCAD

In case you are looking to start using other options to develop your architectural designs like FreeCAD, a sample project would help you understand the workflow and possibilities of such a tool. Do you want to download a full architectural design created in FreeCAD? Here is a project from a user called rmavrichev, which posted […]

9 Free architectural projects for FreeCAD

A great way to start using any software you plan to include in an architectural design workflow is with some sample projects. By getting a project with all the features and settings, you can begin to understand how it works and what you can do with such a tool. That is one of the reasons […]

FreeCAD for architectural drawing: Available in PDF

Ever since we started to publish books related to Blender and architecture, we get requests from our readers to also make them available in PDF format. Until today we used Amazon as a hub to distribute the books in the Kindle platform for digital content. Today, we are proud to announce that one of our […]

Using FreeCAD to create architectural drawings (New book)

When you start to use open-source tools like Blender to create architectural visualization, you soon begin to look for other potential options to include in a full open-source pipeline. With Blender, you can do a lot for architecture, but in some cases, you might want to look somewhere else for certain types of tasks. For […]

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, […]

Blender FreeCAD importer updated

At some point during your work you may have to import 3d models from third-party tools like AutoCAD, Revit, ArchiCAD and others to produce the visualization for that project. Not all clients will send you a fully compatible file to work in Blender, and you will have to find your way around importing the data […]