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Blender 3D 2.49 Architecture, Buildings, and Scenery by Allan Brito

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CAD and 3D architectural modeling

To work with architectural visualization, you will need to understand how Blender deals with files from CAD software like AutoCAD, ArchiCAD, QCad, and other tools. The reason to work with CAD files for architectural visualization is that sometimes it is easier to start a project based on the dimensions and information contained in a technical drawing. For instance, we can use the representation of the walls of a building in a CAD file, and use it to create 3D walls with the correct measurements without the need to pay much attention to dimensions. The CAD file already contains the correct proportions.

The most common file format used to exchange CAD drawings is DXF, which means Drawing Exchange Format. Therefore, ...

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