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importing a Navisworks file

miked • 2014

Is it possible to import a Navisworks file into Revit and if so what file format must be saved in order to do so.

BIM/CAD Software

Cropping a portion or region

pauly • 2014

how would i go about doing this, so that only a selected area is piece is cropped.

BIM/CAD Software

Drawing stairs by Sketch or

gregco • 2014

Which option is better to use in order to accurately draw stairs.

Plusspec has parametric stairs. There is no easier way www.plusspec.com › tools 1 More Answer

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Capping a wall that has a sl

miked • 2014

How best would I be able to cap a wall below the roof or gable.

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What is an acceptable font t

gregco • 2014

I have tried many different fonts, so confused as to which one would atheistically look the best.

BIM/CAD Software

When to use the show hidden

pauly • 2014

How would you use either option when wanting to view an element that is obscured from another element.

Revit 2014 to 2015, damaged

gregco • 2014

how would i solve this dilemma so that my new version behaves like the older one.

Revit 2015 the new kid on th

pauly • 2014

what are the new additions of using revit 2015

Using Modlar

What version of Vectorworks

Ben • 2014

I have VW 2010... it can't seem to open Modlar supplied files. I'd like to know which version does open the files. Do I need an upgrade? Is there a minimum requirement?

Leah, Student

I have VW 2014, and was wanting to download the Modlar tools add-on, but it won't seem to let me? Is there a version elsewhere I can download to use? Thanks

Building Products

How can I use these in my pr

MICHAEL, Architect • 2014

Please let me know how these work.

Modlar, Modlar Administrator

What software do you use?

Wattyl Natural Collection material libraries
Building Products

How can I download these for

MICHAEL, Architect • 2014

Also what file or folder. And I saw that this is a ZIP file, how do I unzip the file and add it to my library?

sabastine, Engineer

revit 2016 2 More Answers

Using Modlar

Archicad 16 Add-ons

Brent • 2014

Although impressed by MODLAR, I can see that Archicad 14 is the latest program add-on. Will this be updated to include AC16 and for the AC15 user's as well?

Scott, Architect

yes they're coming very soon! 1 More Answer

Building Products

Suppose I want to use a mode

Scott • 2014

Is there any way to pay for a model if a "noncommercial" project suddenly becomes commercial? Can anything be renegotiated? You never can tell when somebody might suddenly want to buy something ...

frameless sliding door?

kerri, Architect • 2014

How can I make a D2 Sliding 16 door that is frameless? I'm using ArchiCAD 17. I've tried to set the frame to 0" but it keeps giving me a little bit of wall at the ends. And when I've played with the reveal setting, I get a weird air space between the door and the... Read More

Building Products

Beautiful family, but only i

Renato • 2014
Antony, Manufacturer

Yeah, sorry we only use 2014. I am in the process of adding CAD models to the site as well so you can create your own family's in earlier versions.

Kog - Cube Foam Seat

Can I download to an project

David • 2014

I would like to have my library handy when doing certain projects. The only way is to download to my computer. Is this possible. I am sure if I am doing it correctly. Please advise me on the correct method of operations. Also my I use in AutoCAD for same reason. Th... Read More

Building Products

Hello, I was wondering if th

Lisbeth • 2014

I have Revit 2013 and it won't allow me to insert them! Thank you!

Antony, Manufacturer

Hi Lisbeth;Thanks for visiting our page. Sorry we only have Revit 2014 and as you probably know your unable to 'back save'But I have uploaded some DWG files that may be of use to you. You can then create your own family with these. Not as user friendly I know but you can still alter the materials and colours through VG Graphics panel. Sorry I...

Sorrento Upholstered Seating
Building Products

I need Gdl object for archic

Guillot, Architect • 2014
Liz, Modlar Administrator

Hi Robert, unfortunately Nanawall has not shared any CAD files with us recently, but they do have a special part of their website dedicated to CAD files, so you should be able to find what you are looking for there: www.nanawall.com/shortform?typ=NW%20-%20CAD%20Download&doc=https://www.nanawall.com/bim-library . I hope that helps! 2 More Answers

NanaWindow by NanaWall
Building Products

Why is the 3d model as if it

Leon, Architect • 2014

I'm afraid there will be more like this: useless!

Modlar, Modlar Administrator

Some models were face-based model and allow user to place on the wall, floor or ceiling. The Sketchup model is place vertically on the floor. Thanks.

Vesi TempAssure® Thermostatic Tub/Shower Trim T60440-PC
Building Products

When I open the downloaded f

ramchandra, Architect • 2014
Antony, Manufacturer

Hi;The colours are set on a materials parameter, so you can add whatever materials and colours you like. Either in the Family or Project.Hope this helps.RegardsAntony

Lexie 3 Seater Sofa
Building Products

Any chance you have these fi

Mike, Student • 2014

It would just save opening Revit to load your file and then exporting in a 3D Studio Max format. I teach 3D Studio for Architectural Presentations and this would really simplify it for me.

Antony, Manufacturer

Hi Mike;Thanks for the message. I just uploaded some DGW Files for you. (2007)Sorry I don't have any 3ds files.RegardsAantony

Henley Upright Chair
BIM/CAD Software

How do I download free famil

Rachelle • 2014

Revit Families

I would like to know how to download revisited families

Uploading Problem?

Antony, Manufacturer • 2013

I'm in the process of redrawing all our furniture as RVT files and wanted to add them to the site, but when I try adding the Revit model it says I can't add this file type and my model wont upload. Any ideas. I'm using 2014, could this be the reason?Thanks in advanc... Read More

Antony, Manufacturer

Ah, brilliant thanks! Works fine now. Just a few hundred more to go!!Thanks Antony. 1 More Answer

BIM/CAD Software

How to I download a crane fa

AMBROSO, Engineer • 2013

How to I download a crane family to use in my revit models. Any families would be ok.

Can I change the size of the

Md, Architect • 2013

When I download a car and open it in Revit then the size of the car is bigger then my requirement.There is no any scaling option.Then what should I do?

Deng, Architect

Replace the family.

Building Products

Where could be possible to f

Maurizio, Architect • 2013
Modlar, Modlar Administrator

Try http://www.jeld-wen.com

Custom Wood Clad Casement Window

downloaded files won't load?

Alan • 2013

i have downloaded some sheet pile family files, but i can not get them to load into project.  i have opened each of the files so i know they are not empty. what am i doing wrong?

Deng, Architect

Check the version. 1 More Answer

Issues with linetype setting

Nikhil, Architect • 2013

I have created a family of a toilet pod using revit 2013. I'm currently trying to produce detailed elevations/ sections of this family. However, when I try to override the line style of certail lines, (i.e 2d model lines I have drawn directly onto the family wall... Read More

Do you have revit models for

John, Architect • 2013

ESW 6229H 6890 BPH 6800 BMDCG 6800I can't seem to find them on your web pages @ milelebim.com.auIf so can you please send them to me, or show me a link to them.if not can you let me know what revit model closest resembles the above products.

Scott, Architect

Ok, can you please send us a link to the product on Miele's website, we do have all of their current products for the AU market. 2 More Answers

archicad downloads not worki

Cecilia • 2013

what is going on with the archicad object downloads. The files are empty with only a small text file in the downloaded folders. Can someone please assist with this matter.

Roderick, Architect

The same has happened to me, I download objects that specifically say they have an Archicad version and what I get is a text file and no actual object. 4 More Answers

Building Products

Damn why only revit?

Costas, Engineer • 2013

Archicad format would be nice! thanks

Modlar, Modlar Administrator

We have few more products available in ArchiCAD via this page http://www.modlar.com/brands/nanawall/

NanaGlass by NanaWall

How to change scale of whole

Hana, Architect • 2013

does anybody know how i can change the scale of my whole model in archicad? ive tried resize but the height wont change. 

Baris, Architect

I dont understand why someone needs to change the scale of the model in archicad...Does he-she means the working units kind of? Still dont understand...Everything is completely open in Archicad... 1 More Answer

REVIT 2014 Extension?

Pedro • 2013

Was wondering when the BIMStop extension for REVIT 2014 would be released. I''ve recently become a big fan of this website and am looking very forward to integrating it fully into my workflow within REVIT. Thanks.

Modlar, Modlar Administrator

Hi Pedro, Thanks for the great feedback. We hope to have the plugin out soon, we''ve been working on some exciting new features for it, which are taking a little longer to finish.

Revit Family Opening - Error

mahboobfacet • 2013

I was working on a revit family yesterday and this morning, when I opened the file. I have the error - "Attempted to access ''FileName.rfa'' past its end".

Your file is corrupt, and this is one of the worst errors to see since there is nothing you can do to restore it. You can try to send the file to Autodesk to recover, but it probably won't work. Your best bet is to rely on the latest back-up that will open successfully, and continue from there. If you don't have a back-up, you must start over...

BIM/CAD Software

Help me to choose: ArchiCad

Binh, Architect • 2013

Now, I'm on a junction. I want to move from AutoCad to a BIM program. I know the 2 most popular BIM programs today are ArchiCad and Revit.I confused to make a decision to pick up one op them to study and improve my career .I'm in VietNam. Here, Revit seems to be use... Read More

So which software? Try both out and chose the one that will make you most excited to explore and absorb BIM. Because in the end what firms need are people who understand BIM. If your way into BIM is through ArchiCAD, go with ArchiCAD. If it''s through Revit, go with that program. But remember it''s about the path to BIM. That''s paramount. So... 12 More Answers

Does ArchiCAD 13 calculate e

Marco, Architect • 2013

Does ArchiCAD 13 calculate energy rating for buildings as the newer versions do? I am trying to calculate the energy rating (EPC) for a small building, new construction, and I am wondering if there are any plug-in to do this job.

If you are using SBEM and SAP these are simplified calculation tools. The simplified method is an alternative compliance path to Dynamic Simulation Method (DSM) in the UK. EcoDesigner STAR is soon likely to be listed as one of the accredited DSM software in UK alongside IES and Tas Engineering. Only then you will be able to produce Official E... 1 More Answer