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Noob - Architectural Design

bvraghav
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I am looking for open source alternatives for creating architectural design. I intend at one point of time to start creating design  algorithmically.

What I find lacking in open source cad-cam software is a lack for dimensioning tools and lack of support for line weights in output 2d drawings.

I have to create a design of 1 room studio apartment in India.

1. Can I start designing in 3d using openscad?
2. Is there a way to create wall object with fenestration as a sub parameter like creating a cube with transformation, color etc.
3. Is there a support for curvilinear surfaces like burbs or so.
4. Can a 2d drawing be exported from sectional planes highlighting sectioned surfaces?
5. Is there a support for automated dimensions etc?
6. Is it possible to export the model to a render engine?

Thanks
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Re: Noob - Architectural Design

stonysmith
As it happens, my FIRST model with Openscad was architectural.  http://shpws.me/p6Kn  and I've done a few more since then.. http://shpws.me/qzeI

But, for what it sounds like you are trying to do, Openscad is not likely to be the tool you are looking for.

1. Openscad is primarily a 3d modelling tool, so yes, you can start in 3d right away.
2. You can design fenestration two ways: either build one long flat wall and use difference() to cut holes in it, or you can build up the wall with stacked parts - much like you would with Lego bricks.
3. Do you mean nurbs? I'm not aware of a library (yet) for openscad that processes nurbs.
4. 2d section planes would be "possible", but awkward to implement.
5. There is no support for automated dimensions.
6. Is it possible to export the model to a render engine? There are a handful of formats that could be exported to a render engine, but, even though Openscad has a color() option, Openscad does not retain the colors upon export.

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Re: Noob - Architectural Design

bvraghav
On Sunday 01 June 2014 07:10 PM, stonysmith [via OpenSCAD] wrote:

>
>
> As it happens, my FIRST model with Openscad was architectural.
> http://shpws.me/p6Kn  and I've done a few more since then..
> http://shpws.me/qzeI
>
> But, for what it sounds like you are trying to do, Openscad is not likely to
> be the tool you are looking for.
>
> 1. Openscad is primarily a 3d modelling tool, so yes, you can start in 3d
> right away.
> 2. You can design fenestration two ways: either build one long flat wall and
> use difference() to cut holes in it, or you can build up the wall with
> stacked parts - much like you would with Lego bricks.
> 3. Do you mean nurbs? I'm not aware of a library (yet) for openscad that
> processes nurbs.
> 4. 2d section planes would be "possible", but awkward to implement.
> 5. There is no support for automated dimensions.
> 6. Is it possible to export the model to a render engine? There are a
> handful of formats that could be exported to a render engine, but, even
> though Openscad has a color() option, Openscad does not retain the colors
> upon export.
>
>
>
>
>
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That sounds very insightful. And hence I concur, that OpenSCAD is not
the tool I am looking for!

Thank you...
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Re: Noob - Architectural Design

Johannes Reinhardt
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FreeCAD has pretty powerful functions for Architecture
http://freecadweb.org/

See for example
http://freecadweb.org/wiki/index.php?title=Arch_tutorial/en

On Thu, 5 Jun 2014 08:27:59 -0700 (PDT)
bvraghav <[hidden email]> wrote:

> On Sunday 01 June 2014 07:10 PM, stonysmith [via OpenSCAD] wrote:
> >
> >
> > As it happens, my FIRST model with Openscad was architectural.
> > http://shpws.me/p6Kn  and I've done a few more since then..
> > http://shpws.me/qzeI
> >
> > But, for what it sounds like you are trying to do, Openscad is not
> > likely to be the tool you are looking for.
> >
> > 1. Openscad is primarily a 3d modelling tool, so yes, you can start
> > in 3d right away.
> > 2. You can design fenestration two ways: either build one long flat
> > wall and use difference() to cut holes in it, or you can build up
> > the wall with stacked parts - much like you would with Lego bricks.
> > 3. Do you mean nurbs? I'm not aware of a library (yet) for openscad
> > that processes nurbs.
> > 4. 2d section planes would be "possible", but awkward to implement.
> > 5. There is no support for automated dimensions.
> > 6. Is it possible to export the model to a render engine? There are
> > a handful of formats that could be exported to a render engine,
> > but, even though Openscad has a color() option, Openscad does not
> > retain the colors upon export.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > _______________________________________________
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> > discussion below:
> > http://forum.openscad.org/Noob-Architectural-Design-tp8196p8202.html
> >
> > To unsubscribe from Noob - Architectural Design, visit
> > >
>
>
> That sounds very insightful. And hence I concur, that OpenSCAD is not
> the tool I am looking for!
>
> Thank you...
>
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