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Why can't I download Revit

Razan M, Other • 2d

I'm trying to open Revit objects but most of them are not working, I'm not sure why...It keeps telling me that the files are not found, is there something that I need to do or is it just not working?


Downloading Revit2011 Compat

Steven W, Architect • 4d

Some manufacturers have the latest Revit version objects only. How do I download older versions? In fact, how do I download anything? I placed some items into "My Projects" or "Favorites". Where is the button to download what I have selected? I... Read More

Mike C, Modlar Administrator

To download, click the products you saved in your project and click download. you need to go to the individual product page to download. Some products might not have bim/cad files...

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Asking for password

helin p, Student • 5d

asking for password

Scott B, Other

Hi there, which file are you trying to use? If it's archicad this maybe asking you for it because you've tried to open the file's script directly instead of loading it into your library manager?


Breathing Architecture: Gree

Karissa A, Architect • 6d

With infinite benefits such as improved air quality, aesthetic improvement, reduction of urban heat island effect and energy efficiency, building structures are now covered with greenery. From the freestanding trellis system of green facades to the in-built wall mo... Read More

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Your file asks me a password

Erwin K, Technician • Feb 13

your file asks a password

Scott B, Other

Hi, which file are you trying to use? If it's archicad this maybe asking you for it because you've tried to open the file's script directly instead of loading it into your library manager?

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harshit s, Architect • Feb 3


Scott B, Other

Hi, that seems very odd. Can you please send an email to and we can check it with the Brand for you


Can these objects be used in

Corey C, Designer • Jan 31
Corey C, Designer

Hi Scott, thanks for the reply. Got it sorted now. Cheers. 1 More Answer

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REVIT download - Brabbu prod

Pernilla B, Designer • Jan 31

Dear all, I would love if the Brabbu products were possible do download as REVIT families. There's a huge lack of furniture in this style for REVIT. Any recommendations of who to ask foro help or where to look? Thank you!!!

Scott B, Other

Great feedback, are there any particular items you'd like in Revit or the entire range? ;)

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Why are none of these files

Connor R, Student • Jan 26

I have downloaded and redownloaded these textures and they will not show up on sketch up. This is getting to be very frustrating.

Scott B, Other

Hi connor, can you please send me a link to which file you were trying to download? Thansk, Scott.


Architectural Applications o

Lucia R, Architect • Jan 20

When one thinks of fiberglass in architecture, the first thing that comes to mind is insulation; but fiberglass has many other architectural uses, some unknown to most architects. Whether it's used on the structure or as a complimentary embellishment, this material... Read More

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Hearthstone Safety data shee

Maritza C, Other • Jan 19

Where can I find the Safety Data Sheet for Hearthstone?

Scott B, Other

I think it's on their spec sheet available here:

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is this compatible with Revi

Lynn O, Designer • Jan 18

I'm having trouble opening this file


Ignite the Flame: Wood Burni

Karissa A, Architect • Jan 17

Over the last few decades, wood burning systems morphed from a simple heating method to a redefined technological innovation centering on a focal point of reducing emission and increasing heating efficiency. When choosing a wood burning appliance, factors such as p... Read More


Glass & Steel Ensemble: Stru

Karissa A, Architect • Jan 16

Due to the recent innovation of the facade technology, structural glazing systems have reached new heights with its glass and steel ensemble. One cannot undermine the beauty of the exposed minimal structural system as it exhibits refined craftsmanship with its high... Read More

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The file will not let me ext

Rachel S, Designer • Jan 16

I am trying to download a revit and the extraction comes up with an error that the file name is too large but it will not let me change the file name. Is there any way I could get a file sent directly to me?

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Sorry I lost track of our di

Michael R, Other • Jan 11

I bought a Miele Immer Besser G4481SCVI in 2014, My daugher used the apartment at that time. I have just moved in and don't have a manual. Can you tell me how to access one please?

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I need to find a distributor

Heidi N, Technician • Jan 9

I'm looking for a distributor of this material. The one I was using has quit stocking these materials and I need a new one. Preferably one that can ship out within a day or two of ordering.

Scott B, Other

Organized living have a great list of vendors available on their site. So best to look for the local one:

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Are the Revit models the act

Hue T, Engineer • Jan 9

I see that the layouts are 2' 2 97/256" but I was wondering if they can go up to 3 feet tall? Are there pedestals that the ovens can stand on to increase the elevation? In addition, does the gagenau cooktop go on top of the ovens?


How to Design Contemporary S

Lucia R, Architect • Jan 2

Building in indigenous zones can be very sensitive. Sometimes in trying to honor an ancient culture, you end up mangling their heritage, and making a wrong decision that could enrage a whole community; and by ignoring them completely, can lead to a big disservice t... Read More

James X, Designer

Very Cool. I learned a lot.


Linking Architecture & Techn

Karissa A, Architect • Jan 2

Interactive systems were all the hype during this festive season. Some of the recent emerging technologies yield a functional crossover with architecture. Mostly responsive systems, technology has provided an innovative outlet for the transformation of architecture... Read More

Lucia R, Architect

Kinetic architecture is my favorite of the three when it comes to making a project look "festive".I feel like Interaction Design (user experience design, UX) should be integrated to all sorts of projects, including homes, and it's a topic I'd like to explore more since it could have so many applications.


Cut the Grain: Wood Veneer T

Karissa A, Architect • Jan 2

Wood veneer is a beauty in itself with its exceptionality in texture, color, figure and grain. Determined by the cutting method of the log relative to its growth rings as well as the selection of the veneer species, most architectural components are aesthetically e... Read More

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What Temperature can the She

Eric B, Engineer • Dec 23

I'm looking to paint exterior stairs in Rockville, MD in January. Can you send me a spec sheet on the Sherwin Williams paint product SW0038 Library Pewter . Thanks,

Scott B, Other

Hi Eric, good question! From memory it should be totally fine, but as you say best to check the spec sheet they provide. You can download it here:

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Why can't I download any fam

yahsop a, Engineer • Dec 22

Why can't I download any family

Mike C, Modlar Administrator

Hi Yahsop, which products are you looking to download?


Reaching for the Sky: From T

Lucia R, Architect • Dec 22

Through the ages, humans have been trying to reach the very heavens through architecture. But why do we aim to touch the sky? There have been, and are, many reasons human beings erect high buildings; those reasons go from the utilitarian to the esoteric, and unders... Read More

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Is this a commercial grade D

Dayo A, Engineer • Dec 21

I wanted to specify this to replace a similar faucet used in a public facility

Scott B, Other

Yes all of these Delta faucets appear to be commercial grade. I've seen them in a. few places before and they look very hard wearing.


3D Files Usage License

Jonathan S, Designer • Dec 19

Hi, we are doing a 3D generated images of our blinds and we want to use your 3D files if possible. The images will be use for showcasing blinds in the kitchen, bedroom etc. Do we need to get a license to use your 3d files? ThanksJonathan

Scott B, Other

Hi Jonathan, yes that should be fine. Please go ahead just make sure to credit the manufacturer where appropriate!

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How to use v-ray software fo

murali g, Engineer • Dec 16

In Revit 2013 version, how to use v-ray software for the purpose of best rendering process.


Desert Dwellings: How to Des

Lucia R, Architect • Dec 15

A desert environment is hostile by nature; building in the desert means having to prepare your design to withstand extreme sunlight and heat, and relentless cold temperatures- all in one day. Nature inspired solutions Even if it seems impossible to live in such a... Read More


How to Construct Timber Roof

Veronica R, Other • Dec 14

The roof is probably one of the most, if not the most important part of a building as it protects everything inside a building - including its occupants. The roof truss is a strong, triangulated framework usually made from timber and provides support for a roof. Tr... Read More

Veronica R, Other

Yes, I will need to find a better photo showing truss framework next time and not just the triangular roof characteristic of truss construction. 1 More Answer

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What is the password to open

adr p, Other • Dec 11
Mike C, Modlar Administrator

Hi Adr, Most of our ArchiCAD products have passwords. You can load object into the project library and use it in the project normally without opening it. You can change the settings through the object interface settings as well.

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Uploading pictures

Anindita C, Other • Dec 7

How do I upload pictures to the company account?

Mike C, Modlar Administrator

Hi Anindita, which company account do you want to upload pictures to?

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Is there the next size a 28

Kane L, Architect • Dec 7
Mike C, Modlar Administrator

Hi Kane, you can find all the Bosch Ventilation products here:


Public Realm: Urban Park Str

Karissa A, Architect • Dec 6

The modern urban park is not only considered a focal point of a neighborhood, but also a node for social interaction of the public realm - the residents and visitors of the community. Such design strategies would include principles of open spaces and recreation, ch... Read More


Inox: Stainless Steel Finish

Karissa A, Architect • Dec 6

Providing a range of architectural benefits, this low-maintenance and corrosion-resistant building material produces a multitude of applications from the small kitchen to towering skyscrapers. A powerhouse material on its own with the inert ability to be transforme... Read More


Saving the Night from Light

Veronica R, Other • Dec 1

You've heard of air, noise and water pollution numerous times but light pollution is less known. This type of pollution which is defined as poorly installed light using inefficient lighting or excessive lighting, not only masks views of the night sky but also cause... Read More

Kehinde M, Other

Light should only be put on when necessary and not always