Floorplanner is a handy program to draw floor plans online in 2D or 3D

This video tutorial provides the demonstration of Floorplanner.

It is a useful program that allows the users to generate their own floor plans online in 2D and 3D instantly.

Floorplanner contains various useful tools to recreate your home, garden or office with just few clicks of the mouse and deliver your plans with an extensive library of objects.

After producing the floor plan, it is possible to make the interior design better with the world’s largest library of different types of furniture and items.

Floorplanner facilitates you to generate beautiful images and use them for marketing purposes, building work etc.

To learn various functionalities of the software, watch the following video tutorial.

To download the software, click on the following link https://floorplanner.com/

Floorplanner is a handy program to draw floor plans online in 2D or 3D

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How to apply AutoCAD for transforming a 2D model to 3D form

With the use of AutoCAD’s “Extrude” and “Revolve” commands, it becomes easier to transform 2-D designs into 3-D models. “Extrude” refers to the method for expanding a 2-D shape into 3-D space.

 AutoCAD accomplishes it by initially expanding a new axis at right angles to the 2-D axes on which your 2-D design prevails. It then replicates the 2-D shapes which are going to be expanded at a higher location on the axis, whereas maintaining the original shapes at the base of the axis. As soon as 2-D design is transformed to 3-D, display it with realistic lighting and shadows with the “Render” command on the Render tab.

1. Go to the “File” menu and choose the “Open” command from the context menu. Manage an AutoCAD file with a 2-D model that should be transformed to 3-D and double-click on it. AutoCAD will load the file for you to transform.

2. Type “Perspective 1” to specify that the design should be demonstrated with perspective. It means that parallel lines will become visible to be merged as they perform in the physical world. This option is considered as very pragmatic as compared to parallel projection.

3. Select the “cube” icon situated at the top right of the canvas and then drag the mouse unless the top, right and front sides of the cube are noticeable. It modifies the viewpoint from 2-D to 3-D that facilitates to view the three-dimensionality of the 3-D form that is going to be generated from the 2-D model.

4. Click the drop-down list located at the top of the application window, then opt for the “3-D modeling” item to modify the workspace to one that illustrates tools for generating and editing 3-D objects. Click the “Home” tab to avail the “Modeling” panel, that demonstrates the “Extrude” tool for transforming rectangular 2-D shapes into block-like 3-D forms.

5. Click the “Extrude” button; then select a shape of your 2-D model that should be converted into a block form, as contrary to a cylindrical or spherical form. Press “Enter.” The chosen shape will be stretched to 3-D space and the top of the box developed from the shape will be attached to your cursor. Drag the cursor unless the box attains the preferred height, and then click the mouse to finish the extrusion. Apply the “Extrude” command on the left over parts of the 2-D model that should be extended into blocks.

6. Click the “Surface” tab and get to the “Create” panel to discover the “Revolve” command to produce cylindrical, spherical and other round forms from 2-D shapes. Select this command, and then click a shape in your 2-D model that should be transformed into a cylinder or other round form. Provide the axis around which the shape should be rotated, which can be “x,” “y,” or “z.” Press “Enter” to perform the revolution, then rotate the other parts of your design that should contain round 3-D forms to finish the conversion of your 2-D design to a 3-D model.

Source: smallbusiness.chron.com

How to apply AutoCAD for transforming a 2D model to 3D form

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Vectorworks Architect 2018 is just launched with some exciting features

Vectorworks is a leading BIM design tool specifically developed for all designers, architects, landscape architects, stage lighting designers, or anyone to design almost anything. The architects can utilize this all-in-one program to fulfill their requirements.

The architects can use it for different purposes like design concept, client presentations, final construction documents devoid of requiring any other programs. It performs as an in-depth presentation/drawing package as well as a highly sophisticated 3D modeler.

It is also an outstanding tool for just producing block layouts that transform into the buildings later on or making a simple design for a curved railing. To make improved designs, it is possible to generate shapes without limits with the help of subdivision modeling.

The most updated version is Vectorworks Architect 2018. It contains the following exclusive features :-

Several Drawing Views: The users can get several views of their on-going project simultaneously. Just click an icon then break up the screen as per choice. Now, it is possible to view the modification of the 3D model when the floor plan is revised. It is not necessary to switch alternatively among saved views at the time of updating and making changes.

Live Editing of Elevations and Sections: With Vectorworks Architect 2018, the architects will be able to edit Elevations and sections live. It is now possible to edit an elevation whereas actually looking at the elevation.

Resource Manager: With resource manager, the users can easily get access to numerous pre-drawn items. These may range from chairs, appliances, wall types or really anything. The users can create their own or import others.

Go through the following video, to be familiar with the new modeling features in Vectorworks Architect 2018.

Title Blocks: The title block feature becomes more comprehensive and automated. With this newest version, the users will be able to arrange their sheets according to their choice. Now the printed copies of the drawings can be delivered to the job site directly. And each one of those drawings normally contains a border and a title block with dates, names, responsible person and addresses.

Vectorworks Architect 2018 is just launched with some exciting features

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nanoCAD 5.0 – The newest powerful CAD software

Nanosoft launched nanoCAD 5.0. It is a free, fully operative CAD software. After making registration and activating the software, the users can obtain a one-year renewable license and utilize the software for any purpose.

Once the software is installed, the users will be able to import drawing (DWG) files or develop new projects as well as export and share with others, devoid of any watermarks.

Top Three New Features of nanoCAD 5.0

nanoCAD provides support for DirectX graphics and it is now the standard for graphics performance for Microsoft Windows. DirectX is mostly recognized for gaming, but its graphics performance functions efficiently with computers and lower-end graphics cards. In nanoCAD 5.0, you can select which graphic library, OpenGL or DirectX, is considered as the perfect option for your video card. It can be accessed by opening the Options dialog box and selecting Graphic settings. (Image courtesy of Nanosoft.)

It is compatible with AutoCAD 2013/2014 version DWG files. nanoCAD can now read and write AutoCAD-supported DWG files which are well-suited with DWG files compatible with AutoCAD 2013.

Better object selection – The Quick Selection (QS) command is upgraded significantly and extended with a few vital capabilities. Now the users will be able to produce selection conditions for graphic primitives like arcs, polylines, splines and lines. The QS command in nanoCAD 5.0 also facilitates the users to produce selection conditions for complicated objects like tables, notes, dimensions and blocks.

The users can now add a block with .dxf file extension for greater adaptability.

nanoCAD products comprise of nanoCAD Plus, nanoCAD Pro, nanoCAD Mechanica, nanoCAD Construction, nanoCAD Construction Site.

To download nanoCAD 5.0, go through the following link nanocad.com

nanoCAD 5.0 – The newest powerful CAD software

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A position is vacant for Architectural BIM Manager / Revit

A leading award winning architecture practice having offices all through Australia and New Zealand, is inviting applications for the position of a knowledgeable CAD Manager to be appointed at the Melbourne office.

The prospective candidate should take the liability to control the Revit activities inside the practice on a daily basis.

To be qualified for this position, the candidate should have sound knowledge of applying Revit, controlling CAD systems inside an Architectural firm and having outstanding communication skills as well as capability to communicate with Directors, Associates and all the team members on a daily basis.

Applications from candidates who are in abroad without any local experience, are not taken into consideration or acknowledged.

If you have the necessary qualifications, please contact Taytum on +61 29376 8200 or click apply. It should be noted that only short listed candidates will be informed and all the application will be considered as strictly confidential.

To apply for the post online, go through the following link www.seek.com.au/job

A position is vacant for Architectural BIM Manager / Revit

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An exclusive online course to learn 3DS Max and Vray

This is an online exclusive course for V-ray and 3DS Max users to learn how to generate 3ds max models and render them with v-ray to produce pragmatic images.

The course will focus on the following topics :- Create superior 3DS max models. Produce superior quality animations. Gather knowledge on how to create lighting and cameras. How to make realistic renders with v-ray

3ds max 2015 or higher is required
V-ray 3 should be installed in your computer

Course Details: It is an unending course, new lectures and sections are included each 2 weeks.

• In this course step by step training will be provided from scratch to guide you learning 3ds max and vray with the development of some really great models
• You will be familiar with the tools by practicing and after completing the course you will be able to create good library of great models individually.
• All the required project files as well as Textures and Materials are provided with the course.

This course will continue for a year and you can improved your knowledge with the very basics to the advanced stuff.

This course is specifically designed for the following professionals :-

• Game makers having the desire to create game objects
• Graphic designers who want to transform their knowledge to the next level
• Animators and film makers
• Architectures and people who deal with interior and exterior scenes

To register your seat at discounted charges, please go through the following link www.udemy.com

An exclusive online course to learn 3DS Max and Vray

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IMSI Design launched New DesignCAD 3D MAX 2018

IMSI®/Design, just launched DesignCAD 3D MAX 2018. This newest version provides crucial design improvements in 3D modeling, 2D drafting, rendering and visualization, and entire usability.

DesignCAD 3D MAX 2018 includes the following exclusive features :-

• 3D Printing Improvements – Three new commands are included to examine for water resistant 3D models. These new commands (which can also be operated from BasicCAD) facilitate the users to check whether a 3D solid model is water resistant or not; verity if a Boolean operation will lead to a water resistant model; and appraise a Solid Surface for leaks and for the existence of additional facets which may prevent water tightness of the 3D model. A water resistant model plays an important role while making 3D printing of your designs.

• New Icon Scaling – With this option, the users will be able to scale your program icons from any place among 16 to 64 pixels.

• Rendering Enhancements – A host of rendering enhancements are provided to 3D Max 2018 for getting a dynamic and realistic viewing of 3D models.

These improvements comprise of Mixed Mode Rendering, that facilitates a combination display of shaded solid and visible wireframe; Normals Render, an OpenGL render mode that demonstrates facets, planes and grids in diverse colors depending on whether they belong to inward or outward facing, selected or unselected; and superior rendering of Mirrored solids. Besides, DesignCAD’s Solid 3D primitives are revamped in order that they are always produed with outward-facing Normals.

• New Dynamic Scaling of Text – This new Text option transforms the drawing of 2D and 3D text more reliable with one another. Now both types of text are drawn at a preset size, or drawn in order that they scale proportionally among the first and second points set.

• AutoCAD 2018 Import/Export Support – With DesignCAD 2018, it is possible to import DWG and DXF files in AutoCAD 2018 format, as well as Export DWG and DXF files to AutoCAD 2018 format.

• New AutoHatch Feature – DesignCAD 2018 allows the users to automatically generate a hatch fill pattern in 2D shapes devoid of running the Hatch, Hatch Line, or Hatch Fill individually. The present AutoHatch pattern can be set from the AutoHatch Settings in the Options menu; the pattern for an obtainable object is modified from the AutoHatch Settings in the Info Box’s toolbar.

• Improved NURB Curve Control – To deal with 2D and 3D curves, this new command sets a cage of control points around the curve to keep superior control over the curve’s geometry. It supports both quadratic and cubic rules.

• Greater UI and Usability – Improvements contain menu and dialog boxes now scale to the Windows text scaling setting; a better Purged Unused Blocks command; a better Save As command as well as Info Box.

Availability and Pricing: One can download DesignCAD 3D MAX 2018 form IMSI/Design company websites – http://www.TurboCAD.com and www.IMSIDesign.com

IMSI Design launched New DesignCAD 3D MAX 2018

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