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Underfloor Heating – A Brief Guide

Underfloor Heating – A Brief Guide

What is Underfloor Heating?   Underfloor heating systems use a pipe network, of either electrical or water systems to heat the floor. Underfloor heating is considered to offer improved energy efficiency, improved comfort and better interior choices than a...

Top 10 Best Photoshop Brushes You Need In Your Life!

Top 10 Best Photoshop Brushes You Need In Your Life!

Photoshop Brushes Photoshop does so much more than touch up a photograph as I’m sure you know. There are a couple of really useful things you need to know about photoshop that took me a while to discover when I first started out. The first is photoshop brushes....

Best Architecture Blogs and Websites of 2017

Best Architecture Blogs and Websites of 2017

This is a list of my favourite, and most visited architecture blogs and websites for 2017. The list features both architecture news sites along with blogs. I am not critiquing these sites, but just sharing with you the places I go to find inspiration, ideas, guidance...

8 Best Websites for Photoshop Textures

8 Best Websites for Photoshop Textures

[Post updated June 2020] Photoshop Textures Photoshop Textures are a key part of turning your simple black and white elevations or visuals into something really eye-catching and engaging. You can use textures and cut-outs for so many aspects of your work, it is worth...

Managing coordinates in AutoCAD 3D

Managing coordinates in AutoCAD 3D

I am really excited to have Jaiprakash Pandey share with us some of his immense knowledge of AutoCAD! Once you have read this article, please head over to his blog SourceCAD for a tonne of really useful articles, hints and tips on all things CAD. Managing coordinates...

Free CAD Blocks – Trees 09

Free CAD Blocks – Trees 09

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...

Best 2D and 3D CAD drafting software

Best 2D and 3D CAD drafting software

Looking for the best 2d cad software? Not sure which 3D cad is for you? Need some free cad drafting software? Look no further! I have had quite a few enquiries about cad software, drafting programs and the like. It has led me to do further research into all the...

[Arch Viz Competition] And the winner is….

[Arch Viz Competition] And the winner is….

Thank you to everyone who entered the competition to win some of the great arch viz graphics from Tonytextures.com. Through a random selection based on entries the winners have been selected and notified. Congratulations to: Gil A who won Architecture People Cutout...

Quick CAD Tips – Text Tricks

Quick CAD Tips – Text Tricks

In this tutorial we look at a few tips and tricks working with text in AutoCAD. Some of these include:Using a background maskBringing your Text To FrontMirroring Text - two waysConverting TextText align   As always, if there is anything you are stuck on...

Competition! Win Arch Viz Graphics!

Competition! Win Arch Viz Graphics!

I am really excited to present my first competition on First In Architecture!   We are definitely starting with a good one. I have teamed up with my friend Tony at tonytextures.com to give you the opportunity to win some really great arch viz graphics.  ...

A beginners guide to SketchUp

A beginners guide to SketchUp

In this post we are going to look at everything you need to know to get started with SketchUp. We are also going to offer some useful hints, tips and resources for those of you who already use SketchUp but want to take things to the next level. In this post we cover:...

How to Draw an Elevation in AutoCAD

How to Draw an Elevation in AutoCAD

In this tutorial we look at how to draw an elevation in autocad from a floor plan. We look at using construction lines, layering, orientation, hatch and shadows to build a simple elevation in a short amount of time.