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Free CAD Blocks – Fences and Gates

Here is a set of free cad blocks provided by CADdetails.com. I hope you find them useful. Please feel free to download them and add them to your personal library. We would like to thank CADdetails.com for allowing us to share their CAD blocks - they have a vast...

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....

Understanding Scales and Scale Drawings

Understanding the concept of architectural Scales You can download a handy pdf of this post Understanding Scale Drawings by clicking the download button below! Click here to download Scale drawings allow us to accurately represent sites, spaces, buildings and details...

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

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 was...

Where To Find Construction Details On The Web

[UDATED December 2017] 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...

My favourite Tools and Resources

I have curated a list of some of the tools and resources I would strongly recommend for anyone studying or working in Architecture.