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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...

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!] Download PDF Now! Environmental technologies and sustainable thinking has...

Free CAD Blocks – Sun path diagrams

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...

Lighting Design Concepts

Introduction to lighting design concepts   “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...

Free CAD Blocks – Elevation Context

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...

Landscaping a sloped or steep site

Landscaping a 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...

Free CAD Blocks – Office Items

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...

7 Ways To Improve Your Sketching Skills

Improve your Sketching Skills 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...

Hand drawn shrubs download

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...

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...