IFC.js viewer using Reactor

Since we started publishing articles and news related to Blender and architectural visualization in 2008, we saw it shift from a pure visualization tool for marketing purposes to a tool that can help us with the design. You can either use Blender to create technical drawings with a combination of FreeStyle and Inkscape to develop […]

BlenderBIM with support for Mac M1

After a successful crowdfunding campaign organized by Thomas Krijnen, we now have a dedicated build server to create versions of BlenderBIM, IfcConvert, and IfcGeomServer for Apple Silicon. If you visit the latest releases of IfcOpenShell on Github, we have separate builds for BlenderBIM with Mac M1 support. This is important to make all those tools […]

BlenderBIM new menu proposal

The open-source nature of all tools we use to create architectural models makes it possible for users to contribute to improving those tools. That is a great way to enhance a workflow or propose changes to multiple features. That was the case for Carlos Villagrasa and an interesting new menu developed for BlenderBIM. On his […]

IFC.js with support for Ambient Occlusion

What steps do you usually take to share a 3D model of a project with a client? If you develop your designs in 3D, it would be great to share that data with anyone involved. A 3D model is a powerful way to demonstrate ideas and collect feedback to improve the project further. However, it […]

BlenderBIM Add-on v0.0.220516 updates (Drawing generation)

One of the most promising Add-ons for architecture related to Blender just got a big update. With BlenderBIM, you can start using Blender as a platform to create and work with BIM design using the powerful IFC format. It is a fully open standard, which gives you control of your design and workflow. Whenever I […]

150 free IFC files with architectural projects and assets

Whenever I find a great source with architectural designs or assets that can benefit our readers, I try to share them here in Blender 3D Architect. The only times when such a resource doesn’t appear here on the site are when the material is not free to use and requires a license or paid content. […]

IFC.js with an option to display ambient occlusion

How do you share a project with a potential customer? The most common way of displaying your designs is with a render or screenshot. You can generate an image and share the results with an e-mail or use an instant message app. Having an image to display the design is excellent because it is a […]

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 […]

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