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Architectural Line Weights and Plotstyles

Architectural Line Weights and Plotstyles

Architectural Lineweights and Plotstyles   Over the years I have written a couple of items about line weights, plotstyles and the like, and somewhere in the depths of YouTube there is a video tutorial too, with terrible sound. I continue to get so many questions about...

How to calculate slopes and gradients

How to calculate slopes and gradients

How to calculate slopes, and gradients  You can download a pdf of this guide by clicking on the button below.As an architect you will need to know how to calculate slopes and gradients in differing situations. The most common occurrence of this is working with ramped...

CAD Blocks Trees CT02

CAD Blocks Trees CT02

This set of CAD blocks features trees in elevation. We have put together a set of tree cad blocks that include beech, silver birch and more. Hopefully they will be useful to you, and keep checking back as our collection continues to grow.   This set of tree cad blocks...

Ideas for Architectural Concepts

Ideas for Architectural Concepts

Ideas for Architectural Concepts To develop an architectural concept we must first gather a set of information before we can start any sort of design process. We can categorise these initial findings into three distinct areas: Site Building Requirements Building Type...

Site Analysis Site Visit

Site Analysis Site Visit

Site Analysis Site Visit   Prior to carrying out your site analysis site visit you will have undertaken your site analysis desktop study. It is important you go to site prepared, so make sure you check out that blog post before you continue with this one. The...

CP04 Dining Room Furniture CAD Blocks

CP04 Dining Room Furniture CAD Blocks

This set of dining room furniture cad blocks from the First In Architecture Cad Block database. I hope you find them useful. This set of dining room furniture cad blocks includes: dining tables dining chairs sideboard shelving unit accessories Blocks are in AutoCAD...

Best Free AutoCAD Block Websites

Best Free AutoCAD Block Websites

[Updated November 2019]Firstly, we have our own CAD block library so head over to our cad block pages to check it out. I will continue to build it, and if there is anything missing you want to see just let me know and I’ll get it on here. My aim is to provide best...

Site Analysis Desktop Study

Site Analysis Desktop Study

Site Analysis Desktop Study There are many aspects to carrying out a site analysis and the desktop study makes up an important part of the site analysis.   We have made a short video all about carrying out a desktop study for your site analysis. Check it out...

CAD Blocks Trees CT01

CAD Blocks Trees CT01

This is the first of a new set of tree cad blocks we are developing. We have put together the first of a very specific set of trees. Hopefully they will be useful to you, and keep checking back as our collection continues to grow.    This set of tree cad blocks...

What is an architectural site plan?

What is an architectural site plan?

What is an architectural site plan? A site plan is a really important part of any set of architectural drawings. The site plan will often show information like existing and proposed buildings, access, landscaping, site boundaries and much more. There are,...

Metric Data 06 Wheelchair Accessible Dwelling

Metric Data 06 Wheelchair Accessible Dwelling

Metric Data 06 - Wheelchair Accessible Dwelling   Approach, Entrance and Circulation   In Metric Data 06 we look at the approach to dwellings, entrance and circulation for a wheelchair accessible dwelling. This includes details such as requirements for ramps, car...

CP03 Bedroom Furniture CAD Blocks

CP03 Bedroom Furniture CAD Blocks

This set of bedroom furniture cad blocks from the First In Architecture Cad Block database. I hope you find them useful. This set of cad blocks includes: bed cad blocks bedside table cad blocks ottoman cad blocks occasional chair cad blocks objects and accessories...