Latest weekly-ish recap is up: multi-layer cloning in GIMP, Krita v5 is now in beta, more multi-page support cpmimg to Inkscape , BlenderBIM and Topologic updates, Kdenlive getting new cutting tools, OpenShot 2.6.0 released

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List of Free Software CAD Resources

Sharing is very appreciated.

OSArch
Open Source Architecture Community
wiki.osarch.org

FreeCAD Forum
Your own 3D parametric modeler
forum.freecadweb.org

Blender
The infamous 3D animation modeler, can be used in workflow with CADs (see OSArch)
blender.org

BlenderBIM
Use Blender for CAD Purposes (see OSArch)
blenderbim.org

LeoCAD
Lego, Bricks, and GNU GPL
leocad.org

#CAD #FreeSoftware #FreeCAD #Blender

One of our friends had a chat with @upFronteZine about #osarch - this is one of those posts we'd love you to share upfrontezine.substack.com/p/up

#BlenderBIM has won an Epic MegaGrant funding increased development on fundamental aspects that will change the industry and offer new options for architects, engineers, cost planners, programme schedulers, sustainability analysts, and more...
osarch.org/2021/05/25/epic-meg

Greetings mamsirs!

English as a second language is important for understanding, Important enough that perhaps it should be part of school in native-english speaking countries? It seems like this shortcoming is more common with higher socio-economic status/education.

npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/

Doing 2D CAD (and annotating BIM views) in #FreeCAD / @FreeCAD becoming increasingly fast, powerful and comfortable. More about this soon! Project with OpeningDesign

"It doesn't look like much" are famous last words for projects whose potential is just being realized. I'm sharing this again since the thread grew into a list of great examples of what Homemaker Topologic can do @topologicBIM @Blenderdomain #osarch
twitter.com/brunopostle/status

Go #OpenBIM. Go #OpenSource. #BlenderBIM Add-on v0.0.210404 has been released with 100 new features and fixes. It's our built environment, help support the BlenderBIM Add-on: 100% free and open source software that lets you author and document BIM data fully to ISO standards. It's built by the AEC community, for the AEC community. Get it today: blenderbim.org/

Check out the full release notes: community.osarch.org/discussio

When I refactored the #BlenderBIM Add-on at the start of the year, I fully decoupled the code that manipulates #BIM open data standards from Blender. The end result is that now there is a high level, expressive free software API for the entire industry to automate, generate, and manipulate BIM data. It's still early days, but the future is bright!

I posted an update on my work with the Homemaker Blender add-on. It's an interactive pointy-clicky tool for designing buildings (the main Homemaker tool is 100% command-line automation, this hasn't changed)
community.osarch.org/discussio

Hey maker people! It's clear now that I'm never going to get around to prototyping this idea for a cheap heat recovery unit. If it works, you can ventilate your building without spending more on heating.
mastodon.xyz/@brunopostle/1049
Idea for a ventilation fan with a *cheap* heat exchanger made from kitchen foil, foam rubber, wood, and lots of glue

I actually quite like k9 mail, the status messages are fun: "Next poll 4 days ago"

I knew there was a reason I left the lights on the Christmas tree

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