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Learning AutoCAD with Free and Premium Video Courses

Learning AutoCAD with Free and Premium Video Courses

AutoCAD, the flagship product of Autodesk is certainly the most popular design and drafting software available in the industry. And just like any other software it also has its own learning curve. If you need to learn autocad, we know where you need to go... read on....

Free Tree Download – Set 10

Free Tree Download – Set 10

Another free tree 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 small selection of free trees (photoshop and jpeg file) for you to use in your architectural and...

How to insert a block into AutoCAD

How to insert a block into AutoCAD

I was putting together another set of free cad blocks to download recently, when I realised that I have never actually provided any information on how to use the blocks. I remember when I first learnt about CAD blocks, it was a bit daunting, even printing...

Where To Find Construction Details On The Web

Where To Find Construction Details On The Web

[UDATED March 2019] Good resources and precedents for construction details can be hard to find. You can spend hours trawling through google looking for detail inspiration but never quite find what you are looking for. I have put together some of the most useful...

Hand drawn tree plans – Set 9

Hand drawn tree plans – Set 9

If you have come across some of my other downloads you will see that my obsession with sketchy trees continues... I have put together another selection of sketchy trees in plan (photoshop and jpeg files) for you to use in your architectural and landscaping plans. The...

Architecture Presentation Board Tips

Architecture Presentation Board Tips

You can get this post Architecture Presentation Board Tips as a printable pdf - click on the button below to get your copy! Click here to download! A great design can be mediocre if it is not presented well. In order to win over a client, planning officer or committee...

Gift Ideas for Architects Christmas 2017

Gift Ideas for Architects Christmas 2017

The festive season is here - and its time to be thinking about what gift you are going to get that special architect in your life! Below is just a small selection of ideas to get you started! Books How to Architect The basics of the profession and practice of...

How to prepare for your architecture crit

How to prepare for your architecture crit

[post updated] You can download a free pdf of this post by clicking on the button below! Download Now!   Crit day can be a daunting event, especially if you are in your first year and haven’t been through it before. Whether you have had a little experience of...

Free CAD Blocks – Chairs

Free CAD Blocks – Chairs

CAD block chairs for your free download. 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...

Hand drawn tree plans – Set 8

Hand drawn tree plans – Set 8

More sketchy tree plans! If you have come across some of my other downloads you will see that my obsession with sketchy trees continues... I have put together another selection of sketchy trees in elevation (photoshop and jpeg files) for you to use in your...

Working with Hatch and Linetypes in AutoCAD

Working with Hatch and Linetypes in AutoCAD

In this video we look at using linetypes in autocad, and how to load new linetypes into your drawing, including insulation batting. We then look at working with hatch, hatch boundary and pick points, along with solid fills, gradients and pattern fill.  If...

Introduction to Beam and Block Floors

Introduction to Beam and Block Floors

Beam and Block Floors Suspended concrete floor construction is increasingly the most common flooring system specified in residential construction. When selecting a floor construction there are a number of functional requirements that need to be considered. These...