Saturday , 10 December 2016

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Free CAD Blocks – Office Items

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Here is another set of free cad blocks from the First In Architecture Cad Block database. I hope you find them useful. Please feel free to download them. My free autocad block library continues to grow – if you have any suggestions for useful content please get in touch. This set of cad blocks includes: Keyboard cad block Mouse cad block …

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7 Ways To Improve Your Sketching Skills

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Sketching is an extremely valuable skill in the architecture profession, and one that is certainly getting lost amongst our new technologies of 3d software and so on. However, you can demonstrate an idea with a sketch in a matter of moments, you can’t do the same thing with SketchUp. A sketch allows the client to get an idea, a feeling …

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Hand drawn shrubs download

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If you have come across some of my other downloads you will see that my obsession with sketchy trees continues… I have put together a huge selection of sketchy shrubs in plan (photoshop and jpeg files) for you to use in your architectural and landscaping plans. The selection consists of jpegs as seen below (watermark removed), along with a photoshop file …

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Attaching and Exporting Object Data in AutoCAD

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This week we have another really interesting guest post that looks at aspects of AutoCAD some people would never even consider possible. Nick Williams shares his knowledge on the subject of attaching and exporting object data in AutoCAD. As always it is great to hear from readers who would like to share their ideas, tips and tricks on the website …

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Best SketchUp Plugins for Architects

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SketchUp is a great piece of software. It took me a while to fall in love with it – I was always more confident with Autocad. But now of course I am completely converted and use it regularly in my work. It also took me a while to discover all the plugins that are available to further improve the functionality …

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Free CAD Blocks – Dynamic Windows 2

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I’m really happy to share with you another set of dynamic windows. These were very kindly contributed by Paul – so big thank you to Paul! The image below shows all the different iterations of the dynamic blocks. We have the plan version, and the elevation version all of which feature fixed windows, double hung window, sliders, patio sliders and …

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6 Study Abroad Tips for Architecture Students

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This week I am excited to share something a little bit different. Jessie at Go Overseas has put together some really great tips for architecture students who are thinking about studying abroad. I get a lot of people asking me about this, and seeing as I have never studied abroad, I knew I wasn’t the best person to answer these queries. …

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