AECO Workflow Examples
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This page shows a list of architecture, engineering, construction & operations (AECO) workflow examples that involve the use of FLOSS tools in their development process. The intention is to document successful cases of FLOSS tools being used in (AECO) projects. These cases are from public sources like FreeCAD's forum and OSArch's forum. In some examples, they are just testing cases to study a tool performance. Other cases are real workflow in a production environment and have as result a built product. If you are adapting your workflow to FLOSS tools, you can study these cases to find useful tips, methods, ideas and files.
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Architecture 3D models created in FreeCAD
List of 3D models of famous architectural projects, recreated using FreeCAD software. The list includes links to the files repositories.
Repository with several projects by Regis Nde Tene (2016-2020)
Repository with several projects developed by a FreeCAD user (Regis Nde Tene), for OpeningDesign and Uncreatednet Studio. His workflow involves FLOSS tools like FreeCAD, Blender and Inkscape.
Wikilab project by Uncreated Studio (2017)
The Wikilab project (2017) designed by uncreated.net architecture network and built. You can read about the Wikilab and about the Wikilab files (EN) and then download the Wikilab files/translate site. You can even View the model in 3d. The wikilab project uses the wikihouse construction principles. Feel free to take a look at the PDF presentation of the wikilab (in Portuguese).
Design for a Staircase (2017)
Design, documentation and construction of a staircase for a little holiday house, by a FreeCAD user (marzof). The project and photos of the final result were shown in the FreeCAD forum.
Complex CurtainWall Design with FreeCAD (2019)
Complex CurtainWall designed by FreeCAD's user sanderboer. This workflow includes the development of a FreeCAD Macro by the author.
Landscape and urbanism project - Park master plan (2019)
Architecture thesis project of a park, developed by a FreeCAD user (ABeton). Design, 3D models and documentation made with FreeCAD, QCAD and GIMP. The project and photos of the final result were shown in the FreeCAD forum.
Open Source House by Studiolada (2020)
A group of FreeCAD users have begun reconstructing the project as a way to drive knowledge and development in FreeCAD. Feel free to join them and learn how it's done! https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=49030
The Mad Scientists Lair (2020)
The Mad Scientists Lair is a fictional project we are just starting which can be a technology showcase for libre software solutions.
Family house designed by a FreeCAD user (szzer) and documented in the FreeCAD official forum.
140m2 Family House (2020)
Family house designed by a FreeCAD user (bitacovir) and documented in the OSArch forum.
Residence in Atlanta, GA (2020 - currently ongoing)
One Floor Family House (2020)
Family house designed by a FreeCAD user (rmavrichev) and documented in the FreeCAD forum.
Repository with Open Access Projects (2020)
Repository with several open access projects designed by a FreeCAD user (rmavrichev), in FreeCAD format.
Building Structure (2020)
Model of a building structure designed by a FreeCAD user (Luciano Gorosito) and documented in his blog.
Lake House, concept design (2020)
Concept model of a ”lake house” designed by a FreeCAD user (cad1234) and documented in the FreeCAD forum. The workflow includes to export the model to Blender for renders with textures.
Multi-generational Family House (2021)
Model of a big house by a FreeCAD user (AndrewA) and documented in the FreeCAD forum.
CAD documentation of an existing house using technics of Point Cloud and BIM. The workflow is fully FLOSS using Regard3D, Blender and FreeCAD.
House modeling with FreeCAD (2021)
Concept design of a house using FreeCAD by the user (ABeton). The project and photos of the final result were shown in the FreeCAD forum.
Arquitetura Aberta (2021)
Repository with several projects developed by Renato Cruz. All the content is under a Creative Commons License Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)
The BIM Framework and FreeCAD (2021)
Thread in the FreeCAD forum by F_Rosa, with a model as example about current FreeCAD status for BIM workflow.
WIGO. Modular open source construction system (2022)
Repository with several FreeCAD parts of this concept by bitacovir.
Bibliotheca Alexandrina - making 2D drawings with FC (2022)
Thread in the FreeCAD forum by F_Rosa
2 Family House (2022)
Thread in the OSArch forum about a FLOSS workflow to design a House for two families by FreeCAD user called Albert.
The workflow involves Krita (sketching) > QCAD (Technical drawings) > FreeCAD (3D Design) > Blender (Renders) > Gimp (Post-processing). At the end of the thread there is a FreeCAD file of the house.
Small building (2022)
Another FLOSS workflow by FreeCAD user called Albert, to design a small building: FreeCAD + QCAD + Inkscape
Precast concrete building (2022)
Model of a precast concrete building made with FreeCAD by user guido68.