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FIA Free CAD Block – Dynamic Scale Bar

FIA Free CAD Block – Dynamic Scale Bar

Free Dynamic Scale Bar CAD Blocks Welcome to our comprehensive collection of CAD blocks tailored specifically for architects, designers, and construction professionals. Whether you're working on residential, commercial, or industrial projects, our diverse library...

SketchUp FAQ 03 – How to Model Terrain in SketchUp

SketchUp FAQ 03 – How to Model Terrain in SketchUp

Ever wondered how to model terrain in SketchUp? We will show you how! Giving your building design context is really important when it comes to 3d modelling. Your building needs to stand in its surrounding landscape in order to give it a sense of scale and demonstrate...

Free CAD Blocks – Street Lighting

Free CAD Blocks – Street Lighting

Free CAD Blocks – Street Lighting Whether you're a seasoned architect or an architecture student, our CAD blocks are designed to streamline your workflow and enhance your productivity. By eliminating the need to create drawings from scratch, our CAD blocks empower you...

Creative Mapping and Data Visualisation Techniques for Architects

Creative Mapping and Data Visualisation Techniques for Architects

Scroll to the end to download this article as a handy PDF guide!What is Mapping and Data Visualisation? Mapping and data visualisation are becoming key techniques used by architecture and design professionals to visualise data and information collected from our sites...

SketchUp FAQ 02:  How to change units in SketchUp

SketchUp FAQ 02: How to change units in SketchUp

Back with more from our SketchUp FAQ. I have looked at some of the things I get asked the most about SketchUp and put together a list of frequently asked questions to help out those of you that might be new to sketchup or have a few questions they want answered.  ...

Our Best BIM Object Sites

Our Best BIM Object Sites

With BIM technology attracting an ever increasing user base, the demand for BIM objects is growing by the day. What does this mean? Well for me, it is a little more tricky to put together some BIM object free downloads than it is for me to rustle up a new set of 2D...

Free CAD Blocks – Shipping Containers

Free CAD Blocks – Shipping Containers

Shipping Containers Free CAD Blocks Ready to take your design projects to the next level? Explore our collection of free CAD blocks today and discover how easy it is to elevate your designs with the power of precision and efficiency. Download your desired CAD blocks...

Guide to CAD Layering Standards

Guide to CAD Layering Standards

A layer in cad is a way to differentiate between the different lines that are drawn on a page. The layer can be assigned properties such as linewieght, line type and colour and can be made visible or hidden, amongst other things. You can use layers in a drawing for...

Free CAD Blocks – Park Signs 02

Free CAD Blocks – Park Signs 02

Free CAD Blocks – Park Signs 02 Welcome to our comprehensive collection of CAD blocks tailored specifically for architects, designers, and construction professionals. Whether you're working on residential, commercial, or industrial projects, our diverse library offers...

Building Regulations Basic Requirements For Your Project

Building Regulations Basic Requirements For Your Project

In this part of the Building Regulations series, we will look at some of the key points to consider when designing to meet the requirements of the Building Regulations. We will look at some of the more common works to existing properties, and mention some of the main...

Free CAD Blocks – Play Equipment

Free CAD Blocks – Play Equipment

Free CAD Blocks – Play Equipment Welcome to our comprehensive collection of CAD blocks tailored specifically for architects, designers, and construction professionals. Whether you're working on residential, commercial, or industrial projects, our diverse library...

Do I need Building Regulations Approval? Some FAQs

Do I need Building Regulations Approval? Some FAQs

In this post we look at some of the frequently asked questions when work is being carried out to an existing property. This will give an overview as to the requirements, but also links to further reading and resources. It is possible to make some alterations to your...

Free CAD Blocks – Fountains

Free CAD Blocks – Fountains

Free Fountains CAD Blocks Welcome to our comprehensive collection of CAD blocks tailored specifically for architects, designers, and construction professionals. Whether you're working on residential, commercial, or industrial projects, our diverse library offers a...

The Party Wall Act – A Message to Designers

The Party Wall Act – A Message to Designers

This week we have a guest post from Alex Frame of the Faculty of Party Wall surveyors who is giving us an introduction to the Party Wall Act. It is really great to receive some insight into a topic that crops up during our designs on a regular basis, but many...

Free CAD Blocks – Park Signs 01

Free CAD Blocks – Park Signs 01

Free CAD Blocks – Park Signs 01 Welcome to our comprehensive collection of CAD blocks tailored specifically for architects, designers, and construction professionals. Whether you're working on residential, commercial, or industrial projects, our diverse library offers...

Introduction to the Building Regulations

Introduction to the Building Regulations

In this post we are going to introduce you to the basics of English Building Regulations, and the approval required when carrying out new build work or adaptations/extensions to existing properties. We will also take a look at some of the frequently asked questions...

Free CAD Blocks – Fences and Gates

Free CAD Blocks – Fences and Gates

Free CAD Blocks - Fences and Gates At First In Architecture, we understand the importance of accuracy and efficiency in the design process. That's why each of our CAD blocks is meticulously crafted to provide an easy drag and drop into your own CAD file. From trees,...

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 May 2021] 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...

How to Prepare for Your Architecture Crit

How to Prepare for Your Architecture Crit

Scroll to the end to download this article as a handy PDF guide! Introduction to Architecture Crit 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 pinning up...

Free CAD Blocks – Chairs

Free CAD Blocks – Chairs

Chairs CAD Blocks At First In Architecture, we understand the importance of accuracy and efficiency in the design process. That's why each of our CAD blocks is meticulously crafted to provide an easy drag and drop into your own CAD file. From trees, to people to...

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...