oddtopus wrote: ↑
Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:31 am
Drawing the walls is not as quick and accurate as in Arch workbench
It's not accurate at all. As input it only accepts BMP, JPG, GIF, PNG and as output it generates PDF, SVG, (OBJ, DAE for furniture), It does not work with any CAD format. Its focus is another. In fact, the authors have stated this is not an alternative for AutoCAD applications, and they have never had the interest to implement DXF export format.
As collaboration, I think it would work more as a workflow from FreeCAD to SH3D rather than the opposite. SH3D is always in need of furniture/elements libraries. These must be imported from external sources to be used in the layouts (they cannot be created in the program). You could design furniture and other objects in FreeCAD and export them in DAE or OBJ format for SH3D libraries. In the same way, you could have a house design in FreeCAD (or any other object), then you export a OBJ/DAE file to SH3D to render it as a record of a photorealistic video, where you could navigate through it with sun light and indoor light effects.
On the other hand, SH3D can't generate elevations or sections. I do not know if it is possible to import SH3D files into FreeCAD to extract elevations and sections views (and even export them from freeCAD as DXF files). Of course, these outputs will not be accurate drawings.