I am new to Blender, switching from SketchUp. I draw things and then build them Mostly furniture.
For my next big project I started to draw the kitchen of our new house, and found a STEP model of the range we want to use. To get it into Blender, I imported it into FreeCAD and then exported it. It worked, but for some reason I only get one huge object (Blender actually crashes when trying to edit it). Since this range comes in a bunch of colors and even different hardware finishes, I decided to “deconstruct” the file… I exported every object from FreeCAD individually, and put it back together in Blender, which was an exercise in moving, rotating, aligning, mirroring etc.
Surely someone is going to tell me I could have used something else to properly import the file with all objects separated… but it was a good exercise nevertheless
I am posting it here now for you to check out, and possibly get some pointers if I am doing something terribly wrong.
Once “approved”, I would like to upload it to somewhere for others to use. I am not sure where files like these are shared (Blender warehouse?).
'hoping for some constructive criticism
Here is the Blender file: http://paris.drtebi.com/blender/Lacanche-Cluny-1000.zip