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Is CAD perfect for designing

CloudBik, Manufacturer • Jul 29
Tom, Manufacturer

Yes, CAD is an excellent tool for designing 3d models, but no software is perfect for all situations. Its suitability depends on the project's complexity and the user's needs.

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Uni-Struts for Support of br

Harald, Engineer • 2021

Does anyone know where I can get .rfa files for UNI-Struts to construct support and mounting frame for breaker panels?

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do you have autocad options

Christine, Interior Designer • 2021

I use autocad lite, is there an option for autocad downloads?

Liz, Modlar Administrator

Hi Christine, if you go to the product page and do a search (even just hitting search without typing anything) you can use the 'formats' filter and select 'autocad'.

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How to use DWG CAD Blocks in

Crous, Architect • 2020

Hi i am downloading DWG block here and cannot use, why ??

TheCheesy, Architect

hello, my most loving subject is autocad. but i am stating this subject. please tell me about this. 1 More Answer

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How to use DWG CAD Block in

Crous, Architect • 2020

hi every one i download the dwg cad block form dwgfree but i don't know how i can use them. does any one can help me?

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how to use dwg cad block in

ali, Architect • 2020

hi every one i download the dwg cad block form freecadplan but i don't know how i can use them. does any one can help me?

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KM 2334 Is there a bim file

Bruce, Interior Designer • 2020

MIELE KM 2334 Gas cooktop

Liz, Modlar Administrator

Hi Bruce, you can find a Revit model here:

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How to download my folder ob

JoseAntonio, Engineer • 2019

How can I download my folder BIM objects?

Liz, Modlar Administrator

Hi there, you will still have to go to each individual product or BIM object page to download the files. If you right-click and select 'open in new tab' for each product/object in your folder, you should be able to download them easily.

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Archicad Miele cook top file

Bernard, Architect • 2019

File created by Kirsten Bursell at Cadswift PTY Ltd Get error "invalid 3D symbol - Open the library part for editing and check for 3D script errors"

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how do I download the bim ob

Beverly, Contractor • 2019
Jordania, Architect

Hi Beverly, Some families do not have hosting properties and are intentionally independent or "stand alone" families. After loading the family, you can add a reference plane for the element to host to, which I think this is the quickest solution. According to a revit forum search, you can load your family in a new hosted template and then lin... 2 More Answers

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How do I get a family to sho

Stephanie, Architect Office - Other • 2019
Jordania, Architect

Hi Stephanie, Check to see if this family has visibility permissions under visibility graphics. Type command "VV" to bring up the 'Visibility/ Graphics Overide' window. Check the family's model category is checked, then apply and close. If it's already checked, you may need to open the Revit Family and check that the element has this 3D view... 1 More Answer

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hello, how do I open the obj

Sivan, Architect • 2018

After i downloaded the object i cant open it and therefor I can't insert it into the model. How do i do it?

Liz, Modlar Administrator

Hi Sivan, It depends on which device you are using, you can try right-clicking the file and looking for the 'unzip' option. Some devices even let you just double-click it. If those two don't work, try Googling 'unzip on (device)'. I hope that works! 2 More Answers

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How do I add a SHGC field in

Stephen, Architect • 2018

Hello, I have been working with archiCAD for a little over a year now, and I have one issue with my window schedule. I have added in all my desired fields in scheme settings, but i can't seem to find a way to add SHGC to my window schedule. Am I just missing somethi... Read More

Stephen, Architect

Hello Nikia, Yes, I did figure this one out. In the scheme settings dialogue box for your window schedule, go to "add fields". Under general, select one of the custom text options, then add it to your schedule. You then can change the name from custom text to SHGC in the actual schedule. I tried to attach a photo, but I do not see an option t... 2 More Answers

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Scaling downloaded DWX files

Darin, Architectural Draftsperson • 2018

How do i Scale the downloads from the site they come in extremely small

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I tried to download file int

Nick, Contractor • 2018
Liz, Modlar Administrator

Hi Nick, may I ask which file you are trying to access? If you can copy the URL of the product or BIM object I can have a look for you.

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how do i import a VWX File i

Usaid, Student • 2018

I have downloaded a VWX file - cascade fountain But it seems that Archicad 20 is nt supporting thay file. What Should i do ? Is there a way to select the format of the downloaded file ? Or is there a way to open VWX file in Archicad 20 ?

Liz, Modlar Administrator

Hi Usaid, the best way to use the BIM/CAD Community sharing is to filter by software (which becomes visible when you do a search). Here is a link for a blank search query that shows all objects that will work with Archicad: . You can do the same with our products section. Products... 2 More Answers

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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...

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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

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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'...

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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: .

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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

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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

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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

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How do I download the spec f

constantin, Architectural Draftsperson • 2017
Steve, Project Manager

Hi Constantin, did you end up getting a model for this fridge? I have a project using the same model and am looking for it. Thanks in advance. 2 More Answers

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Need a Revit Component for a

Patricia, Interior Designer • 2017
ANIS, Architectural Draftsperson

rivet nice to help with modlar 1 More Answer

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Can a Revit file be worked o

Gavin, Architectural Draftsperson • 2017
Liz, Modlar Administrator

Hi Gavin, I have done a little research for you and I think this might answer your question: . Let me know if that doesn't help.

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What software do you use mos

Liz, Modlar Administrator • 2017
Roger, Architect


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How to use this in software

Jeevan, Engineer • 2017

I had seen many products in this i want to know how it can be used in software revit

Lucille N

Hi there, Here is a helpful link that has many tutorials and information that will help you to get started with using Revit software, Enjoy! Thanks, Lucille Thanks, Lucille

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Sherwin-Williams Revit batch

Bryce, Architectural Draftsperson • 2017

Is there a way to download all 1,555 colors at once for revit? Sometimes the laptop is away from the internets.

Lucille N

Hi there, Unfortunately all Sherwin-Williams products are only available for individual download, sorry. Thanks, Lucille

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Disappointing -2D and 3D app

Leonie, Student • 2017

Just downloaded the ArchiCAD LCF (library container file) - ovens, steam oven and cooktops, from the Miele Australian website to use in ArchiCAD 20. The 'custom settings' display the models settings etc. correctly, however the objects 2D and 3D displayed appearance... Read More

Kyle, Architect

I have the objects from Miele BIM from several years ago before they were LCF containers and they were detailed to show exactly what the model of appliance looks like in 3D, the new ones currently available are a huge step backwards from the original set up and are basically useless. 3 More Answers

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Zip files instead of single

Elmer, Architectural Draftsperson • 2017

I downloaded my first 2 files a bit ago. They were zip files not single files. Is there any way to download a single since Revit will only open a single? I'm new at Revit and maybe someone has a better way to work with this situation? Thanks!

Elmer, Architectural Draftsperson

Scott, It was the Bosch appliances. I got the zip part. I use them all the time but I had to open the zip twice to get to the single Revit file that Revit needed. Seems like some items are double/triple wrapped. Thanks for the follow up. 1 More Answer

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Why can't I download any fam

yahsop, Engineer • 2016

Why can't I download any family

Mike, Modlar Administrator

Hi Yahsop, which products are you looking to download?

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How to use v-ray software fo

murali, Engineer • 2016

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