Wednesday , 29 March 2017

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How to Draw an Elevation in AutoCAD

How to draw an elevation in cad

In this tutorial we look at how to draw up an elevation in auto cad from a floor plan. We look at using construction lines, layering, orientation, hatch and shadows to build a simple elevation in a short amount of time.

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The Advantages of BIM and its Future

Today I am pleased to be featuring a guest article. Graham Hewitt is managing director of Raised Floor Solutions – specialists in composite flooring offering their products throughout the UK. Graham is giving us a comprehensive look at BIM modelling, and where it is going in the future.   In April 2016 the use of Building Information Modelling in commercial construction rose by …

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Free CAD Blocks – Fire elements and symbols

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: Fire extinguisher cad block Fire engine cad blocks …

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Ultimate Guide to Green Up Your Design

How to improve the environmental and sustainable credentials of your design [NOTE: you can download this article as a handy printable pdf – just click on the button below to get your copy now!] Click Here to Download Environmental technologies and sustainable thinking has progressed significantly over the last few decades and we are now faced with numerous exciting options, …

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Free CAD Blocks – Sun path diagrams

sun path cad blocks

These cad blocks consist of sun path diagrams and north point diagrams with integrated sun path, for 51 degrees N, London. 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. Elevation Cad Blocks – Sun Path Diagrams About First In …

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Lighting Design Concepts

Introduction to lighting design   “Lighting design is a process. Specifically, it is the process of integrating light into the fabric of architecture.” Lighting is the means to express the desired character of a space.   A successful lighting scheme should be integrated into the design at an early stage. The inclusion of lighting design during the conceptual phases will …

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Free CAD Blocks – Elevation Context

Elevation template cad

These cad files are a little bit different from the ones I have published previously on First In Architecture. These files contain a selection of elevation context drawings. You can drag and drop your house elevation into the model, and stretch the context accordingly. All of the elements on the context (trees, cars, plants) are blocks, so you can easily …

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