CAD-like transforms: Snap system (updates)

One of the biggest complaints of artists migrating to Blender from other platforms like SketchUp is the snapping system. We hear a lot from those artists that, in the current state, the snapping system “doesn’t make sense” or “doesn’t work.” They are mostly referring to the Snap during transform tool, which you can enable with […]

Blender CAD tools: Cutting walls and intersections

Whenever we have the opportunity to show Blender to a group of architects or artists looking to start using it for modeling, we have a lot of questions regarding precision modeling tools. Usually, we demonstrate how Blender works with a couple of examples. But, people get even more interested when it is time to enable […]

Blender as a CAD tool: Using the Set Precise Mesh add-on

When working with architectural modeling in Blender, you will probably want all the tools and options available to have full control over measurements. That is a critical feature of any software willing to make 3D models for architecture. There already some great tools in Blender for precision modeling, and you can improve those options even […]

How to set the radius for round shapes in Blender 2.8? (Spin)

Once you start working with Blender to create architectural models, you will quickly notice how fast you can create geometrical shapes with tools like the extrude. The extrude is an easy and powerful way of making 3D geometry for architecture, but it won’t give you all the shapes needed for a typical project. In some […]

Blender Add-ons: Bool Tool for architecture

What is the first thing you should do in any architectural visualization project? For most projects, you will probably begin with the modeling of the scene. There are several tools and options to create architectural models in Blender, and some of them are critical for any project. For instance, it is hard to imagine a […]

How to fix the edge length display in Blender 2.8?

One of the best ways to improve your architectural modeling skill is to master all tools related to precision modeling. Learn how to use the keyboard for numeric input and also enable the incredible useful edge length display. Eventually, you may start to see odd values for the edge length display in Blender. The primary […]