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Is there the next size a 28

Kane, Architect • 2016
Mike, Modlar Administrator

Hi Kane, you can find all the Bosch Ventilation products here: https://www.modlar.com/search/bim-cad/?q=Bosch%20Ventilation

Bosch Ventilation HUI31451UC
Building Products

Why are you uploading .dwgs

Chris • 2016

They are not native Revit families, not parametric, and worthless

Revit Crane Family
Building Products

What is the actual size of t

DEAN • 2016

I downloaded the image files and need to map them to an AutoCAD 3d solid so I need to know the actual size of the image.

Cambria Roxwell Surface
Building Products

Can I have the ArchiCAD pass

Alfonso • 2016

Hi, I need the password to open this product in ArchiCAD. Thanks.

Mike, Modlar Administrator

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.

24" Freestanding refrigerators B10CB80NVB
Building Products

What is the price point for

Allie, Interior Designer • 2016

Small kitchenette countertop for office coffeebar

Mike, Modlar Administrator

Hi Allie, please reach out to the manufacturer directly or find local stores near you: http://www.cambriausa.com/dealer-locator/ for the price.

Cambria Helmsley Surface
Building Products

How much is the price of Bra

Abdullah, Architect • 2016

I need the price of this lamp.

Mike, Modlar Administrator

Hi Abdullah, please reach out to the manufacturer for the prices.

Niku Floor Lamp
Building Products

Can someone please help me -

Hayley • 2016

Hi there, I can't seem to download any of the Miele cad files. Can anyone help please?

Hi Cooper, I've just realised these are rfa files and I'm working in autocad. Is there any way to convert? 1 More Answer

Microwave Oven M 6040 SC
Building Products

Why this product is not avai

Barbora, Architectural Draftsperson • 2016

It was available before

Mike, Modlar Administrator

Hi Barbora, that's probably because the manufacturer has updated the files. It will be best if you could reach out to them directly.

DGC 6400 Steam Oven

Where do you get architectur

James, Architect • 2016

When starting a new project, I sometimes get stuck and don't know where to start... . I want to know more about how other architects get architectural inspiration... and organize/ brainstorm their ideas. How and where do you get architectural inspiration? What othe... Read More

Building Products

Having trouble with the pane

Caroline, Architect • 2016

Hello, these panels look really lovely but for some reason I can't get the patterns to cut through the panel like the image, can you help me please?

Scott, Architect

Hi, yes I'm sure we can help! Can you let me know which panel and software you are using?

Pendent EchoPanel Series by Woven Image

What are the best ways to he

Ayomide, Student • 2016
Robert, Architect

Go back to history. Look at some of the work of past masters. Choose a style you like, study it, summarize teh features that stand out and use them in your design. You need to develop your own philosophy. For instance, I noticed how the ancient Egyptians and Greeks used repetition. Repetitive columns assembled in a certain way are mesmerizing...

Using Modlar

BIM content seems to be miss

Paul, Architect • 2016

Hi, I did a search for BIM fan objects (i.e ArchiCAD), and this propped up - andeven has a ' 'BIM' logo on the image preview - yet there is no BIM content in the download. Where can I find the ArchiCAD 3D model?

Mike, Modlar Administrator

Sorry about that. Let us know if there's anything else you may need. 2 More Answers

FQ80FL - Bathroom Fan
Building Products

Comprehensive BIP Green Roof

d, Student • 2016

hello! looks amazing but there is no bim file in it only a pdf. I would like to use it for my project for school. can you make a file of it that i can import in archi cad?

d, Student

Hi cooper, I did but they dont react :) can you help me? 1 More Answer

Omni Green Roof System
BIM/CAD Software

How can I download this on m

Robert, Engineer • 2016

I am using archicad 12

Mustapha, Architect

l am using archicad 16 1 More Answer


Does an architect's childhoo

Carrie, Architect • 2016

If it does, then how and why do you think it influences their home design decisions? Share your experience/instances where you've felt the above holds true.

Lucia, Architect

I grew up in an estate, always surrounded by greenery and nature. I loved waking up and seeing vast spaces covered in vegetation through my window- my parents' garden filled with flowers, ancient trees and ornamental shrubs would attract all sorts of birds, and I spent hours listening and looking at them. I realized I tend to put vegetation i... 2 More Answers

Building Products

Where can I find gym equipme

DINESH, Architect • 2016
Mike, Modlar Administrator

Here's a link where you can find gym equipments in AutoCAD & Revit Architecture: http://www.modlar.com/search/bim-cad/?q=gym

BIM/CAD Software

What is the diff b/w BIM and

DINESH, Architect • 2016
Modlar, Modlar Administrator

Dinesh, here's a link to an earlier discussion https://www.modlar.com/answers/87/help-me-to-choose-archicad-or-revit-and-why/ Hope you find it useful!

BIM/CAD Software

Revit Architecture 2010 comp

Paul • 2016

Is there any chance I can get some of your families in a Revit 2010 format? I know, I know, it's 8 years old and not supported anymore but, it still works fine for me. I'm looking for a shower stall I can put in a bathroom. You have a few that are very interesting b... Read More

Mike, Modlar Administrator

Hi Paul, let us know of the specific product you're interested in & we'll check it for you.

Using Modlar

Does this site support BIM f

Scott, Architect • 2016
Scott, Architect

Hi Scott, thanks for reaching out. Sadly we don't have many products in Cadsoft's format. You may however be able to import models in 3DS or OBJ formats into Cadsoft.

Building Products

Suggestion for Miele Revit f

Charles, Student • 2016

Hi there, Firstable thank you for your website, it has great content and as a student I cannot always afford to pay for descent libraries. I only have one small suggestions, in the Miele family the titles of the zip files are too long so by default an error message... Read More

Scott, Architect

Hi Charles, thanks so much for the feedback, glad we can help! We'll reach out to the Miele and get them to supply shorter zip file names, thanks for letting us know ;)

BIM/CAD Software

How can I find the password

Agathe, Architect • 2016
Scott, Architect

You need to load the file via ArchiCAD's object library manager to the project your working on. If you just try opening the file, it will try to open the GDL object's script, which is password protected by the manufacturer..

Gaggenau Induction cooktop VI424 VI424610
Building Products

I wanted to download a model

Nira, Architectural Draftsperson • 2016

I have tried to get a rvt file on the model but couldn't find it.

Mike, Modlar Administrator

Sorry Nira, we do not have them available at the moment.

Equinox Louvered Roof system
Building Products

Where is the Princetown Surf

Norma, Student • 2016

Downloaded the revit files, but I don't actually see this particular color in the material library.

Scott, Architect

Thanks Norma, we'll look into this for you!

Cambria Princetown Surface
BIM/CAD Software

This Thermador Archicad file

Jim L • 2016

The file is for the 24 inch Built-In Wine Preservation Column T24IW800SP. One would assume that the password protection was done in error and the file should be uploaded without it.

Mike, Modlar Administrator

Most of our ArchiCAD 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.

24 inch Built-In Wine Preservation Column T24IW800SP
Using Modlar

Can I just sign in once and

MAY, Architect • 2016
Mike, Modlar Administrator

Hi May, you have to sign up to download products and then you can download as many as you want.

Solar hot water heater
Building Products

Where can I find Glass showe

KEN, Engineer • 2016


Mike, Modlar Administrator

For more information on the product, please reach out to the manufacturer directly. Please let us know if that doesn't help & we can reach out on your behalf.

CRL Deluxe Serenity Series Sliding Shower Door System
BIM/CAD Software

Autodesk Revit Family doesnt

Charles, Architect • 2016

When loading a door, I expect the RFA to host onto a wall. This is not the case, not does the family create a void where the wall and door intersect. Am I perhaps not understanding this family?

4-Panel Door (TS4100)
Building Products

I downloaded Trench 20039 an

Kenny, Architect • 2016
Christina, Architectural Draftsperson

you can adjust it in the family itself by adding a parameter but then you need to add grates and save a new family for each time you need to adjust the size OR just delete the grates in the family leaving the length (I went in to add the parameter) adjustable per type or instance (i made it instance based) How to: make Ref. Plane (RP) on each...

Trench Drain For Revit
Building Products

What is the size of Traditio

SANJA • 2016

I need to know the size of this pendant, I don't see a spec sheet anywhere.

Mike, Modlar Administrator

Hi Sanja, it would be best to reach out to the manufacturer for the size of the product.

&tradition - Mega Bulb Pendant Light
BIM/CAD Software

What is Building Information

Shi, Student • 2016
Mike, Modlar Administrator

Hi Shi, a thread to an earlier questions on BIM https://www.modlar.com/answers/82/whats-bim/ Take a look at some other discussions on BIM https://www.modlar.com/search/answers/query/bim/ 1 More Answer


Landscape architecture licen

James, Architect • 2016

I have an m-arch but switched to landscape design a few years after graduation. I had several years of experiance working in landscape design and build prior to school. Currently I run a landscape design business. I am having much success in residential design and I... Read More

I am in the same boat. A LA stamp does not carry much weight. Usually if a stamp is required for anything a civil is required not a LA. Yes you need a LA license to work on public projects in most states, but you can also work under the guise of a "public artist" or a "urban designer" and team up with a LA should those opportunities ever pop...

BIM/CAD Software

How I can use that family in

wassim, Architect • 2016

Internal wall finish

Woven Image Mura Dune and Wave Tile
Building Products

I need pricing on model ERP-

Larry • 2016

Need pricing on 13 c/s group explovent model ERP-T-FS 24" x 24" for fire suppression bid in NYC for MTA project.

Mike, Modlar Administrator

For information on product pricing, please reach out to the manufacturer directly. Please let us know if that doesn't help & we can reach out on your behalf.

C/S Explovent® Wall Fire Vents ERP-T-FS

Fashion that could inspire a

Carrie, Architect • 2016

What a superb topic. Where do you find your design inspiration? Do you refer to projects of well known architects or you like to derive inspiration from organic forms or something else?

Bobby, Architect

In addition to browsing through various blogs, I find Ted talks to be a great resource too: http://ow.ly/L0X1301Ch8A

BIM/CAD Software

Do I need a password to open

Henrik • 2016

I downloaded (for the first time) an object from your site and when I wanted to open it in ArchiCAD I was asked for a password. I tried the one I used to sign in on your page, but without any success. How does it work?

Scott, Architect

Hi, this is because you have tried to open the object file's script, which is locked by the manufacturer.. In order to use the archicad object you need to add it to your ArchiCAD project. This can be done by adding it via your archicad library manager. Hope that helps!

Woven Image Mix HP