Construction Lines - Accurate Cad Modelling Add-On For Blender

by Dan Norris in Addons


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This item has an average rating of 5 from 41 ratings by the community.

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  • Shield Wolf
    about 1 month ago

    This item is fantastic and just what I was looking for. It will help me greatly in the creation of architectural design. Thanks for the wonderful useful tool for Blender.

    • Daniel Norris

      about 1 month ago

      Thanks so much for the review. I'm really pleased to hear that Construction Lines is proving useful!

  • sorneguerot
    about 2 months ago

    Great tools for ArchViz. Really useful.

  • John Le
    2 months ago

    Great product - looking forward to seeing it developed more! Love how it echoes Sketchup functionality - until this came along snapping / drawing lines + arcs in Blender was so painful to be accurate.

    • Daniel Norris

      2 months ago

      Thanks John. I'm working on updates at the moment so will have another release out soon.

  • Nerthazul
    3 months ago

    Well made precision modelling tools for blender.

    • Daniel Norris

      3 months ago

      Thanks Nerthazul.

  • Marcus Schulmeister
    3 months ago

    Great! I had performance problems in the past, but after some talk with the developer the issue was fixed and a feature i requested was added 🤩😁 This addon makes the workflow of cutting and creating precise geometry pretty straightforward, even complex shapes such and arches turn out to be really practical and quick to create!

    • Daniel Norris

      3 months ago

      Thanks Marcus. I really appreciate the rating and the comment. Thanks also for getting in contact about the issue you were having so I could fix it.

  • Jordan
    3 months ago

    I hate blender. One of the worst tools I have ever used. However, with SU2017 being so old I was excited to see this addon. This does not do enough to fix blender problems.

  • Alex
    4 months ago

    Awesome tool! Coming from a Sketchup interface this feels right at home. One issue that I find is when I have another .blend file linked into my host .blend file, and when I click on the Construction lines icon to use the tools and I hover over a .blend link, it automatically escapes out of the Construction lines tool. Is there a setting that can work around this?

    • Daniel Norris

      3 months ago

      Thanks very much for the rating Alex! I'll look into this issue and try to recreate it on my system. Can you send me a message, either on here or through my website so that I can follow up with you? I can only respond once to a review so I can't respond to this again. Thanks, Dan

  • Judson Smales
    4 months ago

    This add-on is awesome! I don't like Windows or Microsoft's EULA. I've been running Linux Mint for some time now & can't use Sketchup in Linux. Running Blender in Linux with this add-on gives me what I had with Windows & Sketchup. Anyone doing CAD, 3D modeling or mesh manipulation needs Blender with this add-on. Keep up the good work.

    • Daniel Norris

      4 months ago

      Thanks very much for the rating! I'm so pleased to hear that it's allowed you to move to Linux.

  • Harald Kollmer
    4 months ago

    This Addon could be my absolute dream, to create meshes with an exact measure for my 3D Printer. On the other hand, I am a Mac User and have great problems with the Addon.
    I use Blender 3.6. Sometimes the Addon works, sometime not. Sometime it selects the right faces, sometimes not. The Boolean doesn'work. It adds the cuts to the mesh. (?)
    I tried two days to understand the Addon, but the results are always horrible.
    Please give me a feedback about my faults and an advice to understand it better. I think, I have a fundamental problem. I really want to work with this brillant Addon. Please help.
    Kind regards, Harry from Germany

    • Daniel Norris

      4 months ago

      Hello Harry,

      Please contact me through my website form so I can support you with your issues. It sounds like there may be some conflicts going on if it isn't working consistently.

      I can certainly help you understand how to use Construction Lines. I wish you had contacted me before writing a review as I think with some understanding, it will work as you'd hoped.

      Regards,
      Dan

  • Hayao Miyazaki
    5 months ago

    Thank you so much for creating such a wonderful addon. I have a few questions and would be grateful if you could answer them.

    ・When creating meshes using Construction Lines, UV Maps are not automatically added. Is this the intended behavior? Furthermore, is there a way to automatically add UV Maps to Object Data Properties when using Construction Lines?

    ・there is a discrepancy in the information provided on Blender Market and your website. Blender Market states "Blender Products Supported: 2.91 - 4.0," whereas your website mentions "Currently all versions of Blender from version 2.91 to 3.6LTS are supported." Could you clarify which is accurate?

    • Daniel Norris

      5 months ago

      Thanks very much for your review! With Construction Lines, I've followed the default Blender behaviour and not tried to recalculate UVs when modelling automatically. At any point, you can switch out of Construction Lines to normal Blender mode and press 'U', then select UV Unwrap.

      I'll look into adding an option to auto-generate, as now you mention it, this could be a useful feature. Thanks.

      I'll take a look at my website and update the supported version. Thank you for pointing this out. The correct text should show that Blender 2.91-4.0 are supported.

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Sales 5200+
Customer Ratings 41
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Published almost 4 years ago
Blender Version 4.1, 4.0, 3.6, 3.5, 3.4, 3.3, 3.2, 3.1, 3.0, 2.93
License GPL
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