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[ Architecture Masterpiece ] Farnsworth's House FreeCAD model

Postby bitacovir » Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:52 am

The idea is to model with the FreeCAD 0.19 Arch Workbench the famous Farnsworth' House designed by Mies van der Rohe. (1946 - 1951)
http://www.columbia.edu/cu/gsapp/BT/GAT ... nswth.html
https://www.loc.gov/resource/hhh.il0323.sheet/?sp=1
I am only using technical documentation from open access sources. I noticed that is very difficult to find accurate information freely opened. That is the reason to recreate this house, making a file with valuable details accessible to everyone.
The goal is to model the house totally with FreeCAD, using the tools from Arch Workbench and to get a model as accurate as possible (steel components, connectors, etc).
These images of this post show the current development level of the model. Only the structure. The next post will show the finish result.
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OS: Windows 10 (10.0)
Word size of OS: 64-bit
Word size of FreeCAD: 64-bit
Version: 0.19.19093 (Git)
Build type: Release
Branch: master
Hash: 9e4710d679d44613a1ae4264b86ef9f6d12f4e5a
Python version: 3.6.8
Qt version: 5.12.1
Coin version: 4.0.0a
OCC version: 7.3.0
Locale: English/United States (en_US)
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Re: Farnsworth's House FreeCAD model

Postby paullee » Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:28 am

:D Good to have more people modeling Famous Buildings

Can't wait to see the complete model.

Maybe professionals from other disciplines (Arch, Structurual, MEP / Building Services etc.) can collaborate on Github ? or a BimServer ?
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Re: Farnsworth's House FreeCAD model

Postby Joel_graff » Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:46 pm

That's a little over an hour from where I live, just east of one of one of my favorite towns because of it's name: Sandwich, Illinois. :)

Admittedly, I had always thought this was a Frank Lloyd Wright structure - "prairie style" and all. Both architects have a pretty big presence in this area...

Anyway, the Wikipedia article is an interesting read - apparently there's a film coming out about it.
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Re: Farnsworth's House FreeCAD model

Postby Kunda1 » Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:00 pm

bitacovir wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:52 am
I am only using technical documentation from open access sources. I noticed that is very difficult to find accurate information freely opened. That is the reason to recreate this house, making a file with valuable details accessible to everyone.
:clap: :clap: :clap:
I love this
bitacovir wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:52 am
The goal is to model the house totally with FreeCAD, using the tools from Arch Workbench and to get a model as accurate as possible (steel components, connectors, etc).
These images of this post show the current development level of the model. Only the structure. The next post will show the finish result.
You can start a series: Famous structures Open Sourced through FreeCAD 8-)
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Re: Farnsworth's House FreeCAD model

Postby bitacovir » Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:16 pm

The Files of this model can be found here...
https://github.com/bitacovir/Farnsworth-House-3D
The model is not complete and refined, yet. But you can download it. Currently I am working on the core of the house.
The main reason to make this model was to test FreeCAD 0.19 with a workflow of a complex architecture model, and report the bugs.
List of reported bugs in the forum:
https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic. ... 83#p363783
https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic. ... 31#p358331
https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic. ... 15#p366415
https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic. ... 83#p366283
https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic. ... 50#p366050
https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=42764
https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic. ... 10#p364975
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Re: Farnsworth's House FreeCAD model

Postby paullee » Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:36 am

bitacovir wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:16 pm
The main reason to make this model was to test FreeCAD 0.19 with a workflow of a complex architecture model, and report the bugs.
Great to have this model :)

And testing the workflow + identifying bugs are even greater :D

Would try to fix some bugs ? :lol:

Thanks !
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Re: Farnsworth's House FreeCAD model

Postby bitacovir » Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:26 pm

paullee wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:36 am

And testing the workflow + identifying bugs are even greater :D
As a short statement of the Performance of FreeCAD 0.19 with a complex architecture model I can say...
1) Strong Stability. No crashes, even with errors messages or bugs, the software kept running.
2) Fluid visualisation and manipulation of the 3D model. Even with so many elements, you can move, rotate the model with no lags.
3) Efficient implementation of tools. Once you have a acceptable compression of the tools, you can have a good benefit of each workbench, with no clashes between actions or find yourself in a end road. The tools and command are comprehensible and intuitive in many cases, but it was frequently necessary to consult the wiki to know how a specific command works. I discover that the wiki is very important in a workflow. We should consider to implement a way to connect with the wiki to assist in the use of the FreeCAD tools.
4) We need for more Architecture Tutorials about recommended workflows of modelling. This way, users can get the full value of FreeCAD as BIM tool, and to extend they integration with other IFC software, ( I have not tested this integration with BlenderBIM through IFC format, yet).
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Re: Farnsworth's House FreeCAD model

Postby paullee » Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:03 pm

bitacovir wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:26 pm
paullee wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:36 am

And testing the workflow + identifying bugs are even greater :D
As a short statement of the Performance of FreeCAD 0.19 with a complex architecture model I can say...
1) Strong Stability. No crashes, even with errors messages or bugs, the software kept running.
2) Fluid visualisation and manipulation of the 3D model. Even with so many elements, you can move, rotate the model with no lags.
3) Efficient implementation of tools. Once you have a acceptable compression of the tools, you can have a good benefit of each workbench, with no clashes between actions or find yourself in a end road. The tools and command are comprehensible and intuitive in many cases, but it was frequently necessary to consult the wiki to know how a specific command works. I discover that the wiki is very important in a workflow. We should consider to implement a way to connect with the wiki to assist in the use of the FreeCAD tools.
4) We need for more Architecture Tutorials about recommended workflows of modelling. This way, users can get the full value of FreeCAD as BIM tool, and to extend they integration with other IFC software, ( I have not tested this integration with BlenderBIM through IFC format, yet).
For those who have not opened the model to have a look at the model, I am surprised to see so many details had been modelled in the file :o

Wonder if you can post your workflow here ? :D

And always wonder if and how Flamingo / Dodo WB help in your model workflow.

Thanks.
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Re: Farnsworth's House FreeCAD model

Postby bitacovir » Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:29 pm

paullee wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:03 pm

And always wonder if and how Flamingo / Dodo WB help in your model workflow.
I only used internal WB (arch, part, part design, etc). No external workbenches were used.
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Re: Farnsworth's House FreeCAD model

Postby fc_tofu » Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:22 pm

wonderful, thanks for sharing.