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Free CAD Blocks – Park Signs 01

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...

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

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 by clicking the download button below! Click here to download Scale drawings allow us to accurately represent sites, spaces, buildings and details to a smaller or more...

Free Tree Download – Set 10

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 landscaping plans. The selection...

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.