SelfCAD – A powerful 3D CAD tool for 3d modeling, sculpting and 3d printing

SelfCAD is all-in-one program that integrates modeling, drawing, sculpting and printing online. Alternatively, SelfCAD can be defined as an online browser-based 3D model, sculpt, print platform that brings 3D designing and printing accessible to all along with professional designers, hobbyists and students devoid of any prior experience with CAD/CAM software.

With SelfCAD, it becomes easier to generate cool 3D shapes quickly and smoothly. The Magic fix tool in SelfCAD can form printable objects. Slicer options support structure, raft, fill settings etc.

The generators allow developing cool, advanced shapes and transforming images into 3D geometry instantly.

SelfCAD comprises freehand, polyline, spline, eraser drawing and advanced polygon detection features. SelfCAD’s sculpting enables creativity with gestures and facilitates your ideas to have the desired shapes quickly and smoothly. SelfCAD tied a knot with to produce numerous readily available 3d printable objects. With SelfCAD’s macros, it is possible for automating transformations, drawing, copy and extrusion patterns etc.

Currently, SelfCAD is compatible with Windows 7, 8 and 10, Mac and Linux with browser support for Chrome, Firefox and Safari.

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SelfCAD – A powerful 3D CAD tool for 3d modeling, sculpting and 3d printing

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Vectorworks 2018 is just released to improve your BIM workflow

Vectorworks, Inc., the leading BIM software developer, just released Vectorworks 2018 in English language. This newest version comprises of Vectorworks Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Designer and Fundamentals, as well as Vision.

In Vectorworks 2018, the user workflows have been significantly improved. In BIM, it can be viewed in the direct section and elevation editing and multiview capabilities as well as in all the Wall tool improvements that facilitate the designers to model wall constructions in an efficient manner in order that the walls are visible precisely in plan, section and elevation drawings. There are other instances like site model contour editing and enhanced seating sections.

Another exciting feature is the incorporation of analysis and design. With the inclusion of Braceworks to the entertainment portfolio that is packed with the industry-leading Spotlight and Vision software, entertainment professionals get the ability to finish their complete workflow that ranges from design to documentation to production, in a single interface. With Vectorworks worksheet, the entertainment professionals will be able to generate custom reports out of model or drawing data.

After the release of 2018 in all countries, ten additional localized-language versions will be introduced.

Given below, some of the improved features of Vectorworks 2018 :

  • Multiple drawing views: Apply multiple views of a project concurrently, and start work in one view pane and complete it in another. Interchange easily among viewports, views and visibility settings — just arrange panes and view them at the same time. Quickly measure the effect of a design change across 3D, plan, section and elevation views, and even set up a rendering in one view whereas working in another.
  •  Direct section and elevation editing: From viewports, edit models directly: add openings, arrange and allocate windows, change the position of doors across multiple layers, restructure walls etc. Modify the 3D views while in the section to check how edits concurrently impact plans and model views. And, generate good-looking and precise drawings within seconds.

Some crucial enhancements for architecture :- 

  • Superior graphic output for architectural documents: Create documentation from a BIM file in a better manner. Superior graphic controls inside section views of wall joins and wall, or slab and roof components offers the adaptability to instantly acquire superior-quality documentation from a 3D model.
    • Strong wall modeling options: Manage individual component heights by instance, add information to them, add component caps and co-jointly edit numerous selected components from an user-friendly dialog box. Besides, rapidly create wall graphic display changes with the new ability to substitute all attributes by class.
    • Title block customization in a simple way: Adjust items like variables and orientation, select from an infinite set of information to contain in a title block, and employ styles to more easily control various title blocks across one or multiple projects.
    • Simplified drawing distribution: Publish drawings depending on issue date and a firmly integrated new title block object; produce and allocate drawing sets, issue information and reports all through the extent of a project; and make the typically time consuming method of generating a BIM project or lighting a stage.

In order to gather more information on Vectorworks 2018, click on the following link

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Demonstration of new freeform rebar tool in Revit 2018.1

This exclusive revit video tutorial provides the demonstration of new freeform rebar tool that is accessible in Revit 2018.1

This latest tool facilitates the users to include straight bars (Shape Code 00) which are based on complicated surfaces. The bars will produced a complicated shape but stay straight for fabrication instructions.

The Freeform Reinforcement tool is applied in a 3D view by initially choosing the host face. This tool applies the Select Multiple option. With the help of space bar, validate the selection. Then, choose the starting surface and then the ending surface and lastly press enter to set the bar.

This tool is mostly suitable while going to model complicated Architecture and Civil structures like bridges and tunnels. Each bar should have been scheduled for a precise length.

Free Form Rebar can contain any geometry in the form of planar or 3D, and can be utilized for modeling and detailing of reinforcement in complicated 3D structural elements.

Rebars are generated at the cover distance out of the intersection of the references which the Revit user chooses. One reference is made with one or more structural element faces.

The Surface Distribution rebar type comprises of bars that change among the Start Surface and the End Surface and are circulated along the Host Surface.

Free Form Rebar belongs to the Structural Rebar category, and contain all the properties related to it. Free form Rebar can be formed as single bars or rebar sets, rebar quantity for each instance of a Free Form Rebar can be modified easily.

Then the rebar constraints can be controlled with in canvas tools in 3D views to organize improved and perfect rebar placement.

It is possible to utilize adjustable numbering settings and generate perfect shop drawings with schedules that demonstrate varying lengths in Free Form Rebar sets to make the fabrication better.

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How to create an object in 3D from the 2d drawing

From this autocad tutorial, one can learn how to create a 3d model out of a 2D drawing.

With the help of circle command available in draw panel of home tab, produce some circles. Ensure circle having radius 2.5 units retains its center on the perimeter of the circle with radius 26 units.

 Choose polar array from the modify panel available in home tab and opt for two small circles on the top of the geometry. Now, define the center of the largest circle like the center of the array and enter 4 in the number of items field. An array will be produced as follow :-

Remove the largest circle and choose FILLET command, now provide R on the command section and as fillet radius give 7. Now, use this fillet at the junctures of the circle with R2.5 and R22.5 as illustrated below :-

Trim all the geometries so that it appears as follow :-

Write J on the command box and press enter then choose the entire geometry and further press enter to combine all outer 2D segments into a single unit. If it is required, iterate the JOIN command various times to connect the geometry entirely.

Transform view to southwest isometric and visual style to Shaded from Views and Visual styles panel of Visualize tab.

Write PRESSPULL on the command box and click at a location within the geometry, ensure you are clicking within the geometry and not on the geometry. Provide the height of 3 units on the command box and press Enter.

This command will include the density of 3 units to the 2D geometry that is already created and your drawing will appear as the image illustrated above.

Generate a circle of R17 on the top of the object that was formed in earlier step, but for producing a circle on top plane you have to ensure that dynamic UCS is turned on by pressing F6. Afterward, choose circle command and shift the cursor to the top plane and click at the center of geometry for circle’s center and put a radius of 17 units and press Enter further.

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Autodesk Revit 2018 Architecture Fundamentals – Imperial (1st Edition) – An exclusive reference book for Revit users

The Autodesk Revit software is a powerful Building Information Modeling (BIM) program that works the way architects think. The program streamlines the design process through the use of a central 3D model, where changes made in one view update across all views and on the printable sheets.

Autodesk Revit 2018 Architecture Fundamentals – Imperial (1st Edition) is an exclusive reference book for Revit professionals that briefly focuses on the Autodesk Revit functionality to be applied efficiently during the design process.

Initially, the book explains the user interface and basic drawing, editing, and viewing tools. Then you will be familiar with design development tools together with how to model walls, doors, windows, floors, ceilings, stairs and more. At last, you will be introduced with the processes to transform the model to the construction documentation phase.

The book will facilitate the students to generate complete 3D architectural project models and arrange them in working drawings.

The book includes the following topics :-

  • Perception of the objective of Building Information Management (BIM) and how it is used with the Autodesk Revit software.
    • Administering the Autodesk Revit workspace and interface.
    • Dealing with the fundamental drawing and editing tools.
    • Generating Levels and Grids as datum components for the model.
  • Making a 3D building model involving walls, curtain walls, windows, and doors.
    • Inclusion of floors, ceilings, and roofs to the building model.
    • Generating component-based and custom stairs.
    • Inclusion of component features like furniture and equipment.
    • Arrangement of sheets for plotting with text, dimensions, details, tags, and schedules.
    • Production of details.

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Download AutoCAD dwg files on 50 modern house plan

Get 50 drawing set of modern house available in AutoCAD dwg formats which can be easily downloaded at free of cost.

This drawing set comprises of floor plan, elevations, sections, working plan, structure detail, electrical layout and detail, toilet detail, furniture layout, interiors layout, plumbing detail etc.

The architects can find these drawings useful for their projects.

AutoCAD is a very useful software for generating 2D house plans which involve 2d Floor, Wall, Window & Door etc.

To download all these drawings, click on the following link 50 Modern House Plan in Autocad

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BIMcollab ZOOM – The newest model view for BIM professionals

BIMcollab is a user-friendly and robust issue tracker in the cloud devoted to BIM. Issues in BIMcollab are directly associated with positions and objects in your model which can be through browsers or directly from your BIM application. It is still in beta testing phase.

BIMcollab’s issue management can preserve, distribute and managing issues in an organized manner. But the most point is that one can get the information where it’s required directly inside your BIM tool.

It is a model viewer that is used for generating a federated model out of numerous IFC files for the purpose of evaluating the data in the models. The data can be verified through smart filtering and color-coding against an IDM (Information Delivery Manual).

New features

  • Software retitled into BIMcollab ZOOM.
    • Introduction of Smart Views.
    • Inclusion of Default Smart.
    • License activation included (free activation key).
    • Choose all elements (Ctrl/Cmd+A) for selection set, coloring, etc.
    • Edit prefix for various models simultaneously.

One can download the installers for Mac or Windows and read about the release history, bugfixes and other news. When a new version will be launched, notification will be sent through email.

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BIMcollab ZOOM – The newest model view for BIM professionals

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