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Don't you think Singapore an

zhiguo, Architect • 2018
Liz, Modlar Administrator

Hi Zhiguo, thank you for bringing this error to our attention. I have corrected country for this project now. Please feel free to get in touch again if you find any other errors in the photo section.

Iluma - Exterior at Night
Building Products

Producers of prefabricated w

Deividas Denisas, Student • 2018

Good Afternoon. I am working on the project. Case - construction of public facility with prefabricated elements of wood and concrete. I am doing the analyses, therefore my question is: Do you know good source/producer website to see tested products (with some drawin... Read More

Using Modlar

Hi, how do I download furnit

Bethany, Student • 2018
Liz, Modlar Administrator

Hi Bethany, Welcome to Modlar! The first step for downloading furniture is to find a product that has the file you are after. The easiest way to do this is to use the search bar at the top, either type in the product you are after or just 'furniture'. Then hit the search icon and once your search has been loaded, find the 'Formats' filter in...

BIM/CAD Software

Hi - I have selected a light

Patsy, Student • 2018
Liz, Modlar Administrator

Hi Patsy, Not all our products have BIM/CAD files, but when you do a search you can filter them by the file you are looking for. Simply enter a product type in the search bar (or leave this blank if you want to see everything) and hit the search icon. Once the search is loaded, you will see a 'Formats' filter on the left hand side. Tick the f...


The file that I downloaded d

Fallo, Student • 2018


Liz, Modlar Administrator

Hi Fallo, Which product or BIM object did you try to download? Could you copy the URL for me?

Building Products

how can i change the dimensi

hesam, Architect • 2018
Liz, Modlar Administrator

Hi Hesam, For a general tutorial on how to change dimensions, you can have a look here: https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/revit-products/learn-explore/caas/CloudHelp/cloudhelp/2016/ENU/Revit-DocumentPresent/files/GUID-575DC14F-5571-4BB5-ACF3-991A8F49758F-htm.html . Or if you think there might be something wrong with this file, please let...

600 x 600 Ceiling Vent for Revit

What are the disadvantages o

Season, Architect • 2018

I need a list of disadvantages of ArchiCAD from user experience.

Praveen, Interior Designer

Hello Season. Below are the disadvantages of ArchiCAD: custom articles require GDL scripting, numerous old workarounds are never completely fathomed, a few expansions are never legitimately refreshed and less-utilized API. 1 More Answer

Building Products

Unable to open file error on

Glen, Contractor • 2018

Get an error message fail to open tried in 2014 & 2017 have downloaded several times

I, Architect

I got the same message. I'm using Revit 2016 3 More Answers

Aston Martin DBS Revit family
Building Products

how to download this compone

vinodhini, Interior Designer • 2018

explain about tis very detailly & I like tis products

Liz, Modlar Administrator

Hi Vinodhini, unfortunately this product doesn't have any BIM/CAD files to download. Once you find a product with the right files, it is very easy to download them. You simply tick the 'Revit' option in the 'Download Files' section and then click on 'Download' underneath. A zip file will start downloading automatically and once you have unzip...

Ringo Chair
BIM/CAD Software

having trouble placing downl

Lorna, Architectural Draftsperson • 2017

New to site. I've tried to download a archicad object and will not let me save it in the appropriate file to use

Liz, Modlar Administrator

Hi Lorna, Great news that you are now able to use the file. Yes, Modlar is completely free to use, we have a huge database of architectural products with specification details and many products have BIM/CAD files. We also have a great collection of inspirational photos of beautiful, cool and interesting architectural projects. I hope you enjo... 6 More Answers


Architectural Rendering Serv

3dpraxis studio, Architect Office - Other • 2017

Hi guys, I'm looking for professional 3d visualization company. Could you advise me some? https://www.3dpraxisstudio.com Thanks for your help!

ArchiCGI, Interior Designer

We produce visualization and real estate virtual staging https://virtual-staging.archicgi.com 3 More Answers

Building Products

Revit file for revit auto ca

Jyoti, Interior Designer • 2017

Hi do we have a revit file for this model or similar looking bath. thanks heaps.

Liz, Modlar Administrator

Hi Jyoti, I have had a look through our bath products, but unfortunately none of them have BIM/CAD files. We do have one bath with Revit files in our Community BIM section: www.modlar.com/profile/3623/kero-k/bath-tub-for-revit-architecture-2011 . I hope that helps!

Papillon Bathtub

how to bulk download bim mod

Tyler, Architect • 2017

how to bulk download bim models for favorited products?

Liz, Modlar Administrator

Hi Tyler, we do not have a bulk download option yet, but having saved the products, you will be able to find them easily. Open each product individually and you will see the 'Downloads' tab on the right, unless there are no files attached to the products. If it has the file you want, tick that option and click on Download. Your computer will...


Hi, downloading is ok, but e

Steve, Architectural Draftsperson • 2017
Steve, Architectural Draftsperson

36 inch Built-In French Door Bottom-Freezer T36BT810NS everything works, download but uncompress it does not work 1 More Answer

Building Products

how i download rfa file in m

Pankaj, Student • 2017

Saved rfa files always show in your webpage.I want to save in my computer.

Liz, Modlar Administrator

Hi Pankaj, I am not getting the same problem as you with Chrome, could you send me the link to the product/object you are trying to download? And have you tried opening the rfa file directly in the Revit software? 4 More Answers

INOX22 Railing
Building Products

need rfa file of shipping co

Robert, Architect • 2017
Liz, Modlar Administrator

Hi Robert, this object has an rfa file: www.modlar.com/profile/18448/bobby-p/20-standard-height-cargo-container

Shipping Container with standard and custom size
Building Products

how can i download this obj

ramez, Architect • 2017
Liz, Modlar Administrator

Hi Ramez, the download button is on the right hand side. Simply click on the word 'DOWNLOAD' in the red box.

Farmhouse Drawers For Revit
Building Products

Looking for a BIM model for

Rob, Architect • 2017

I am looking for a BIM model of a 5'6" code compliant metal spiral stair

Liz, Modlar Administrator

Hi Rob, I have had a look through all our spiral staircases for you, and unfortunately none of them have BIM files.

Techne Linear Spiral Staircase
BIM/CAD Software


Judah, Student • 2017


Liz, Modlar Administrator

Hi Judah, To download Revit, go to a product page that has the right files and tick 'Revit' in the 'Downloads' tab on the right. Once you have ticked Revit, click on the download button underneath it. If you are having trouble finding the right products, you should do a search for the specific product you are looking for and then tick 'Revit'...

Building Products

Revit Model for CYLINDER CY2

Breanne, Architect Office - Other • 2017

CYLINDER CY2 CYLINDER LED LUMINAIRE ADJUSTABLE SURFACE MOUNT I am looking for a Revit Model for this light, and saw that there was an archived option on Lucifer's site. Dose anyone have this model they can send me? Thanks, Breanne

Liz, Modlar Administrator

Hi Breanne, we don't have Revit files for this one at all, sorry. 1 More Answer

CY2-AD LED Surface Mount Adjustable Lighting Fixture

I'm unable to load *.gsm fil

Richard, Architect Office - Other • 2017
Liz, Modlar Administrator

Hi Richard, Most of our objects are password protected to avoid errors when the user tries to directly open the object file. 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. Please let me know if you are still having i...


Hi, How can i use my saved f

birol, Architectural Draftsperson • 2017

Liz, Modlar Administrator

Hi Lutfar, To download BIM files, first make sure that the product you are looking at has files to download. If it doesn't have a tab on the right hand side that says 'Downloads', then there are no files to download. If there is a tab there, tick the format you want to download the file in and then click on 'Download' underneath. 2 More Answers

Building Products

Can you install rough Plumbi

Gerry B • 2017
Liz, Modlar Administrator

Hi Gerry, that is a question that I cannot answer for you, but you can ask the manufacturer by emailing [email protected] .

Core Collection Base and Drain
Building Products

Why does the cars have so ma

Aribo, Student • 2017

When i load the family into my project it ends up having lines . please i need help

Aribo, Student

Thank you 1 More Answer

012 Mercedes SL R231 - Car Automobile Vehicle Convertible
Building Products

Why cant I edit any of the c

Mo, Student • 2017
Liz, Modlar Administrator

Hi Mo, this may be a limit of the education version you are using, it is best to email Autodesk for clarification.

Revit bridge family
Using Modlar

What scale do the 2D blocks

Rob C • 2017

The 2d CAD drawings of the Bosch HEI8054U are delivered with odd scaling. If I pull a dimension of the stove in the downloaded drawing, it says 3.150. The unit is 30" wide. Similarly the height dimensions as 3.76 but the unit is 36" tall. Shouldn't a dwg be correctl... Read More


How do I save to my folder?

Daniel, Architect • 2017

No clear way to save to my designated folder!

Liz, Modlar Administrator

Hi Daniel, When you click Save on a photo, it will ask you which folder you want it saved in. Make sure you have the right folder ticked and then click on the save button below again. You can also create a new folder instead of choosing one of the regular folders. If that doesn't work for you, please get back in touch to see what the issue is...

Jellyfish Barge - exterior

After saving the product, ho

Nathan F • 2017
Liz, Modlar Administrator

Hi Nathan, now that you have saved the products you will be able to find them easily. They will be in your folder, which you can access by clicking on 'MY FOLDER' on the top right of the page. To download the BIM files, open each product individually and you will see the 'Downloads' tab on the right. If the product has a file attached to it t...

BIM/CAD Software

i'm a new modlar subscriber.

wes, Architectural Draftsperson • 2017
Liz, Modlar Administrator

Hi Wes, yes absolutely. We have many products with Revit files. It might help to do a search for the specific product you are looking for and then ticking 'Revit' in the Formats filter on the left hand tab. Here is an example with windows: www.modlar.com/search/products/format--revit/query/windows .


Revit software for students

Richmond, Student • 2017

Hello, I am a student starting architectural drawings. Can I get Revit architecture software for free?

Liz, Modlar Administrator

Hi Richmond, I have had a look on Revit's website for you and I think it might be possible. Have a look here: https://www.autodesk.com/education/free-software/revit . Good luck!

Building Products

Models available in .ifc for

Scott, Contractor • 2017

I use Topsolid which can import .ifc files but not .rvt, .rfa, or lcf. Are the models on your site available in the .ifc file format? thanks... Scott

Liz, Modlar Administrator

Hi Scott, we do have products with ifc files. To find these you can either type in IFC in the search bar, or search for a product and then use the BIM filter option in the left hand bar (IFC has its own filter). I hope that helps!

Rangehood DA 2510
BIM/CAD Software

Why am I missing the relevan

Elena, Student • 2017

After downloading and extracting the revit family, I import it into my revit project, and when I try to render, I find the furniture is just white instead of the texture it is supposed to be. I open the material browser and find that the texture is missing its requi... Read More

Sarah, Architect Office - Other

Hi Elena. Can I recommend you check the downloaded zip for a separate texture file. Thanks. 4 More Answers

Building Products

Are these available in DWG f

Helen, Architectural Draftsperson • 2017
DGC 6800 X Handleless XL Steam Combination Oven
Building Products

It should be a dwg file and

Fe, Architect • 2017
Liz, Modlar Administrator

Hi Fe, thank you for flagging that issue. I am getting our expert to have a look at it now. 2 More Answers

Building Products

Please verify if the Revit f

Mark, Architect • 2017

Please confirm if the Revit awning zip folder had content or not. When I try to extract it, it is telling me that the zip file if empty. If possible, could the file be emailed to my address on file? [email protected] Thanks.

Liz, Modlar Administrator

Hi Mark, The issue has been fixed, so any new files you download will be extractable. 1 More Answer

Revit Awning Family
BIM/CAD Software

When I download files for Sk

Tom, Contractor • 2017

This is on a Windows 10 machine. I am able to open other Zipped files/folders. The error message states that the folder downloaded from Modlar is "invalid".

Liz, Modlar Administrator

Hi Tom, The issue has been fixed, so if you download the files again, the zip files should be extractable. 1 More Answer

BIM/CAD Software

Are 2D AutoCAD files on this

Alina, Interior Designer • 2017

Looking for 2D AutoCAD files on this site?

Alina, Interior Designer

ok thanks for your answer! 1 More Answer

Building Products

nulook sliding door stacker

Tony, Architectural Draftsperson • 2017

Hi, i have downloaded the stacker door to use but it does is hidden or unseen in both door library and objects. Can someone please explain to me why this is not working. Thank you.

Liz, Modlar Administrator

Hi Tony, thank you for letting us know about this issue. We're getting in touch with the manufacturer to see if we can get a replacement file.

Stacker Sliding Door SovereignSeries