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Metric and Imperial Free CAD Blocks!

Metric and Imperial Free CAD Blocks!

I'm really pleased to say I have now converted all of our free cad blocks, so that they are available in both metric and imperial units. This means you can download the blocks in the units you are working with, and you can drop them straight into your drawings without...

Quick CAD Tips – Text

Quick CAD Tips – Text

In this short video I explain how to work with text in AutoCAD, and how to use text styles to make your work with text faster and easier. 

Free CAD Blocks – Outdoor Furniture 02

Free CAD Blocks – Outdoor Furniture 02

Here is another set of free cad blocks from the First In Architecture Cad Block database. We hope you find them useful. Please feel free to download them. We will endeavour to continue building our free autocad block library - if you have any suggestions for useful...

80 / 20 Rule for Architecture Students

80 / 20 Rule for Architecture Students

Have you heard about the 80/20 rule? By applying the 80/20 rule to your studies, you can seriously improve your results. What is the rule? The 80/20 rule also known as the Pareto principle can be described as follows: [box type="shadow" align="aligncenter" class=""...

A guide to funding for architecture students

A guide to funding for architecture students

Recently someone asked me if there were any alternatives when it comes to student funding. This is a question I hadn’t really thought about, as I was fortunate enough to go down the standard route of a student loan through the student loan company. So, I did a little...

Gifts for Architects & Architecture Students – US Version

Gifts for Architects & Architecture Students – US Version

With the festive season rapidly approaching we thought it would be a good idea to put together a list of great gift ideas for architects. Fun Stuff: Lego Architecture Range: Everyone loves lego - add a couple of famous architectural landmarks and you can't go wrong....

Understanding Architectural Details – Basements

Understanding Architectural Details – Basements

For professionals. For students. The Second Instalment! Building upon the successes of Understanding Architectural Details this anticipated second instalment takes the student or professional into plenty of depth as we move to the basement to cover all that the...

Quick CAD Tips – How to convert units

Quick CAD Tips – How to convert units

In this short video I explain how to convert your drawing units in Autocad from imperial to metric and metric to imperial. Its really easy and really fast. 

Colour Trees – Free PSD Download No. 2

Colour Trees – Free PSD Download No. 2

I don't know what it is, but I seem to have a thing about trees... Cad trees, colour trees, photoshop trees - I can't get enough of them! So I was messing around with some cad block trees I was working on when I decided to take them into photoshop for a bit of...

Free CAD Blocks – Car Parking Symbols

Free CAD Blocks – Car Parking Symbols

Here is another set of free cad blocks from the First In Architecture Cad Block database. We hope you find them useful. Please feel free to download them. We will endeavour to continue building our free autocad block library - if you have any suggestions for useful...

Quick CAD Tips – Object Snap

Quick CAD Tips – Object Snap

In this short video I introduce you to object snap, a great tool to improve your accuracy in drawing and increase speed. 

Free CAD Blocks – Animals

Free CAD Blocks – Animals

Here is another set of free cad blocks from the First In Architecture Cad Block database. We hope you find them useful. Please feel free to download them. We will endeavour to continue building our free autocad block library - if you have any suggestions for useful...

Ultimate guide to being productive

Ultimate guide to being productive

[Updated November 2014]   When I did my degree I NEVER pulled an all nighter. I NEVER worked beyond 6pm (well maybe once!). And I RARELY worked on weekends. I decided to treat the degree like a job. I would go to uni early, go to lectures, and essentially do a...

Free Tree Download

Free Tree Download

I have put together a selection of tree edges / frames that are really good for framing your architectural graphics and renders. They can give your images context and character just by giving a glimpse of some vegetation that can frame your image and really set it...

Free CAD Blocks – Stairs 02

Free CAD Blocks – Stairs 02

Our free CAD Block database is a rapidly growing feature to First In Architecture. We hope you find them useful. This selection of stair cad blocks come courtesy of Jeld-Wen Windows and Doors. Please feel free to download them. We will endeavour to continue building...

Free CAD Blocks – Scale Bars

Free CAD Blocks – Scale Bars

**UPDATE** I have made a much better set of Dynamic Scale Bars which you can download here!!! Here is another set of free cad blocks from the First In Architecture Cad Block database. We hope you find them useful. Please feel free to download them. We will endeavour...