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

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Starting from a CAD drawing

We have to learn how to deal with CAD files, because a lot of projects that come from architects are in formats like DXF and DWG. Let me tell you that Blender cannot read DWG files, so if you get any files like that, ask your clients to provide the same file in DXF, or you will have to convert it yourself. Almost any CAD software can save files in the DXF file format. That makes Blender compatible with most of these software packages.

Preparing the DXF files

Before we import a DXF file, there are a few tasks that we can do to make the DXF file cleaner and smaller. When we make a technical drawing with a CAD software, it's full of symbols and other objects that won't be very useful for 3D modeling, such as text, architectural ...

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