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BlenderBIM Add-on v0.0.200810 has been released with yet another 50 new features and fixes.

Highlights include new graphical interfaces for IFC COBie and IFC Patch. New IFC optimisation feature. Specify exchange requirements with BIMTester with improved auditing features. New quantity take-off tools.

Get it today: blenderbim.org/

Go #OpenBIM. Go #OpenSource.

Full release notes: community.osarch.org/discussio

Here's what the NASA Perseverance
rover would look like from a 1g slanted centrifuge on Mars (more or less).. #GodotEngine #VR #blender

Kunstler notwithstanding, this podcast with Ann Sussman about the neuroscience of architecture (buildings) is really interesting: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/

I just can't get over how great StreetComplete is. It looks fantastic, is incredibly easy to use, and actually makes it fun to contribute data about the Real World for the benefit of everyone.

If you run Android, be sure to give it a try: github.com/westnordost/StreetC #OpenStreetMap #StreetComplete

Wherein I stumble through a description of how Homemaker uses Christopher Alexander's Pattern Language to evolve buildings: youtu.be/E7yHDorTw3I

Go #OpenBIM. Go #OpenSource. See Bruno's latest #OSArch talk on evolutionary generation of houses using design principles from Christopher Alexander's "A Pattern Language" with 100% free software.

youtube.com/watch?v=E7yHDorTw3

#perl #blender #xp

High-quality free ePub books of classics literature — standardebooks.org/
...complete with a real, detailed typographic style guide: standardebooks.org/manual/1.0.
😲

These are built from existing, public-domain etexts at Project Gutenberg, but human edited for structure and typographic detail. (And other, more boring, non-typography things like cover art)

The purpose of this is to get a 'taper' transform that actually works.
The homography transform preserves straight lines and planes, whereas the normal taper transform just makes a horrible mess of 3D objects

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A 3D homography (perspective) transform in Blender Sverchock

Learn more about #Blender #CAD movement abilities, if you've never done precision / CAD modeling in Blender before.

youtube.com/watch?v=vhm_b-YVdK

Join the #OSArch community - bring free software to the AEC industry! community.osarch.org/

#xp

Networking boggle: 

This house has thick walls, so in addition to the WiFi on the broadband router, I have connected two more access points via cat5. The secondary points are in 'bridging mode', with static addresses, all with the same WiFi SSID/key.
I can seamlessly connect to each point in turn using android, iOS, windows, Linux devices.
But we have a 'smart tv' that is only happy connecting to one of the access points, and an Android phone that is only happy connecting to the other, any clues?

Making expandable colonnades in #VR with #GodotEngine... Models in #Blender3d based on photos I took in Cordoba, Spain before a Libre Graphics Meeting a couple years ago. This year's LGM is doing online this week. Really missing travel!

#OSArch is happy to release another #BlenderBIM Add-on v0.0.200525 with yet another 30 new features and fixes. It's 100% free and open source software for #OpenBIM.

Get it today: blenderbim.org/

Highlights include improved clash detection, more robust round-tripping including object re-use, basic cove.tool environmental analysis integration, and new experimental IFCXML and IFCJSON support!

Full release notes: community.osarch.org/discussio

#IFC #BCF #opensource #blender #freecad #xp

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