$139.00 – $229.00
MODELPORT is a 3D model and object importer for ArchiCAD. Although ArchiCAD can handle many file formats, the very popular OBJ as well as the standard FBX formats are not among them.
To fill this gap MODELPORT was created. This new add-on constructs ArchiCAD Library parts from Alias Wavefront OBJ, Autodesk FBX, Collada DAE and Autodesk 3D Studio 3DS files.
MODELPORT uses the Autodesk FBX SDK, which is the same code used by Autodesk to create a bridge between their popular 3D software: Maya, Softimage XSI, 3DStudio MAX, etc. Using the FBX SDK means we can provide a reliable connection to these and many other 3D programs.
We’ve worked with ArchiCAD users for over seventeen years and one of the biggest requests we hear is that users want more objects that are high quality and reflect real products. With MODELPORT ArchiCAD users get access to a wider range of objects including over 470,000 on TurboSquid!
Popular formats supported
A wealth of architectural elements are produced by modeling and visualization software – but ArchiCAD can’t access many of these formats. With MODELPORT you can now import Alias Wavefront OBJ, Autodesk FBX, Collada DAE and 3D Studio 3DS files.
Design with rich media
Do the interiors of your ArchiCAD models look bland, lacking in character and detail that is important to selling a design? With MODELPORT you can access libraries with beautiful designs of furniture, lighting, appliances and other building elements as well as plants and trees that look real!
Smooth surface 3D models
When you import a SketchUp model using ArchiCAD’s SketchUp import it triangulates curved surfaces. With MODELPORT objects imported from OBJ, FBX, 3DS & DAE formats are automatically created with smooth surfaces. This makes objects look more realistic with higher quality and smaller file size – greatly improving your 3D experience.
Clean 2D symbols
As mentioned above ArchiCAD’s SketchUp import creates objects with triangulated surfaces. This process not only creates triangulation in 3D but also creates triangulated lines in the 2D symbol, creating a messy projected 2D view. Since MODELPORT objects are converted into ArchiCAD objects with smooth surfaces the 2D view it generates is very clean.
High quality rendering content
With the new Cinerender you can create very realistic renderings. But to make your rendering come alive you also need realistic furniture, appliances, lighting, and more. With MODELPORT you can now access extensive libraries of entourage to embellish your renderings.