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Technical drawing creation with Blender and Inkscape (Workshop)


Allan Brito writes:

Have you ever imagine using Blender to create technical drawings? If you use a particular set of tools and features of Blender to create 2D graphics, it is possible to develop full-featured technical drawings! You can even export those drawings as vector files! If you want to learn how to use Blender for this purpose, a new workshop from Blender 3D Architect released last week shows all the steps necessary to create technical drawings.

The workshop has a total of 10 lessons and 52 videos, which you can either download or stream. During the workshop, you will follow the creation of a floor plan design from scratch.

Here is a list of all the topics covered in the workshop:

  • How to render lines for technical drawing
  • Use collections
  • Compose scenes with view layers
  • Filter drawing elements for rendering
  • Organize a scene with Line Sets and Styles
  • Draw architectural elements like walls, doors, and windows
  • Add and edit dimension lines (Metric and imperial units)
  • Include text labels
  • Work with architectural symbols
  • Import CAD files to Blender (DXF and DWG)
  • Use CAD blocks to add furniture to a technical drawing
  • Render the project as an image (PNG)
  • Export the drawing as a vector (SVG)
  • Edit and fix SVG problems in Inkscape
  • Add new drawing elements in Inkscape
  • Set a page layout in Inkscape to export as a PDF

The last lesson covers Inkscape and how to adjust and fix common drawing issues generated in SVG files. For instance, you can edit the text from dimension lines and much more.

Subscribers of Blender 3D Architect Pro get this workshop for free. If you use this link, you can get the workshop with a 20% discount. You can also join Blender 3D Architect Pro until next Friday (10/08) and get both the workshop and premium tutorials and assets.

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