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Free CAD Blocks – Elevation Context

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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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Landscaping a sloped or steep site

Landscaping a sloped site

Landscape design of a steep or sloped site can provide quite a challenge. It is rare when designing a scheme that you are presented with a perfectly flat site; and why would you want a flat site? The demands of a sloping terrain can often lead to innovative landscaping ideas and beautiful designs. A sloped site gives you the opportunity …

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Understanding Scales and Scale Drawings

Scale drawings allow us to accurately represent sites, spaces, buildings and details to a smaller or more practical size than the original. In the real world, one meter is equal to one meter.  A drawing at a scale of 1:10 means that the object is 10 times smaller than in real life scale 1:1. You could also say, 1 unit …

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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

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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