Architecture Questions


how can i download 3d models

Silas G, Architect • 4d
Lucille, Modlar Administrator

Hi, Here are two links for BIM files for gates and railings, on the right hand side is an option for downloads, please select the file format you would like to download, and the download will begin automatically.


Do you have revit file for d

Julian R, Architect • May 12

Lucille, Modlar Administrator

Hi Julian, What product were you specifically looking for, please? Any product with a Revit file available will be shown down the right hand side of the product page. Thanks, Lucille


When I try to open the zip f

jeddah k • Apr 23
Lucille, Modlar Administrator

Hi Jeddah, Can you please provide a link for the product you are referring to and we will look into it for you. Thanks, Lucille


sir. if i have to download a

GEORGE M • Apr 13
Lucille, Modlar Administrator

Hi, there are no fees or charges when downloading Revit files. Thanks


Why I cannot open the bim fi

ecem o, Architect • Mar 2

When I try to open the zip file, it says "file is broken" When I try to import from revit, file is not existed.

Scott, Architect

hmmm that seems odd, what version of Revit are you using?


Downloading Revit2011 Compat

Steven W, Architect • Feb 18

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, 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... 2 More Answers


Can these objects be used in

Corey C • Jan 31

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


Fashion that could inspire a

Carrie M, 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 P, Architect

In addition to browsing through various blogs, I find Ted talks to be a great resource too:


What is the formula of chemi

Shawn C • 2016

We have been specifying 'blackened steel' (i,e. chemically treated mild steel to give a natural, blackened finish) for quite a few years and EVERY time we ask a contractor to tell us what the chemicals/method is for this they clam up like its a top secret or somethi... Read More

Anthony C, Architect

Armorers created blackened steel in the Renaissance with linseed oil. They heated the steel and applied the oil in much the same fashion described by "grahame-white" above. It probably is a little less toxic than old motor oil, and because it requires multiple applications, allows for a broad color range of "blackening" . 4 More Answers


Advice on modular design aro

Gio Z, Interior Designer • 2016

I am student doing a Post Grad in Interior Architecture. I am using the ideas of prefab and modular design to design a fire station. I was wondering If I can send a list of questions regarding modular design methods also for professional input.


Mention your favorite Zaha H

Shruti K • 2016

Deeply saddened by the death of Zaha Hadid. She was a true inspiration for architects and women around the world. Her incredible work has won her many awards some of them being the Evelyn Grace Academy, Maxxi Museum and Heydar Aliyev Cultural Centre.

JORGE D, Student

is not her buildings that inspire me, is the self Zaha Hadid with her thinking to think in the impossible forms and transform it in concrete (literally) 4 More Answers


Can I use functional gray pa

Linda B • 2016

The trim is already in place and stained. Don't want to paint over it.

Scott, Architect

Hi Linda, Yes of course, I seen a similar thing a few times and it looks great. Make sure to use a good waterproofing substrate or under coat behind it too. I agree if you already have the trim and it's stained, it would be a shame to paint over it, as new oak trim is very expensive. 1 More Answer


Contemporary Catholic Church

Larry M, Student • 2016

Examples with easily accessible architectural drawings and 3Ds preferably

ArchiCAD? It would be interesting to know. 2 More Answers


At what point does high-rise

gregco g • 2015

What I mean is: Is there a certain point in design where for buildings over a certain height the construction cost, start to accelerate ever faster?I've heard anything over 30 floors high, starts to get expensive. Due to construction costs and design that's needed.

Scott, Architect

A huge factor will be where the project is being constructed. The local market for labor and materials is going to have just as much impact on this, and it will totally vary based on where the project is being constructed. 2 More Answers