NEWS: Modelport to expand object access for ArchiCAD users

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ArchiCAD plug-in turns OBJ and FBX objects into ArchiCAD library parts as alternative to creating objects with GDL

ModelPort is a new plug in for ArchiCAD, which can translate 3D model formats such as Alias Wavefront OBJ and Autodesk FBX into ArchiCAD Library parts.

“ModelPort will allow ArchiCAD users to access thousands of 3D models and objects previously unavailable to them,” says Akos Monspart, one of the developers of ModelPort. “We are pleased to have created a solution that will make designing in ArchiCAD even better.”

Many third-party sources, such as TurboSquid and DesignConnected, offer thousands of 3D models that can be used in designing a project. Many of them are free. And many of them are available in OBJ or FBX formats.

According to the developers, not only does the software import these objects in 3D, it translates a detailed 2D symbol as well.

There are three versions of ModelPort available: ModelPort OBJ, which converts OBJ and 3DS formats; ModelPort FBX, which converts FBX and DAE (Collada) formats; and a bundled version that translates all four file formats.

AECObjects.com is the exclusive distributor for ModelPort worldwide.

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