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Free CAD Blocks – Bathroom 01

Free CAD Blocks – Bathroom 01

Our free CAD Block database is a new feature to First In Architecture. 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 content please get in...

One Of The Most Important Tips for Architecture Students

One Of The Most Important Tips for Architecture Students

This may be a short post - but it's one that is valuable. © Smagal | Stock Free Images & Dreamstime Stock PhotosOne of my most important tips will always be: Read the Brief. Then read it again. Then maybe get busy with the highlighter. Then scribble some notes....

Sketchup Keyboard Shortcut Quick Reference Guides

Sketchup Keyboard Shortcut Quick Reference Guides

A quick guide reference card to get you familiar with the icons and keyboard shortcuts of Sketchup. Worth printing out and keeping by you as you get to know your way around Sketchup. The images below show the Reference Cards, either for Mac or Windows. If you want to...

Quick Photoshop Shortcut Keys

Quick Photoshop Shortcut Keys

Photoshop. Are you a toolbar lover, or a shortcut savvy? As users of software such as autocad, you will know the importance of the keyboard command. It can speed up your work no end. Photoshop is no exception, and when you get to know the shortcuts, your efficiency...

3 Free AutoCad Layouts

3 Free AutoCad Layouts

Just in case you are struggling making or setting up your own autocad layout for printing, I have set up these three simple layouts, in A3. You can download them, and adjust and alter them to your liking, but the basics are already set up. To use them, just download...

Autocad Line Weights, Colours and Plotstyles

Autocad Line Weights, Colours and Plotstyles

Lineweights and colours in Autocad can be a bit of a minefield when you first start out. It is difficult to find standard colour/weight assignments and therefore you find yourself wondering if you are doing things correctly and have set things up ok. We had really...

Photoshop Lighting Tutorial – The Elephant

Photoshop Lighting Tutorial – The Elephant

This may seem like an odd post, but hang on in there and you'll see what its all about. I stumbled across this image of a giant elephant walking through the streets of... somewhere, and I was struck by how effective the lighting and shadows are, which in turn make the...

Top 7 Websites for Free AutoCad Help

Top 7 Websites for Free AutoCad Help

New to AutoCAD? Or, have you been using it for a while and still struggle? Don’t worry, there are loads of places online you can get free help, tips, resources and guidance to make you a better cad monkey! AutoCAD YouTube Channel...

Portfolio Tips for Architecture Students

Portfolio Tips for Architecture Students

Check out another of our recent Portfolio Posts Here - Guide to Creating An Awesome Architecture Portfolio   Your portfolio is a creative expression of you, your skills, your ability to communicate and a general self-promoting tool! It provides a brief snap shot...