Oakland, California (EastBayDaily) — ModelPort, a new 3D object and model importer for ArchiCAD, is now available on AECObjects.com. A plug-in for ArchiCAD, ModelPort translates 3D model formats such as Alias Wavefront OBJ and Autodesk FBX, into ArchiCAD Library parts.
A 3D model or object converted with ModelPort includes a detailed, projected 2D symbol and creates an ArchiCAD material with the original texture maps in place. ModelPort also includes scaling and rotation tools to assist with dialing in the correct size of objects. File management tools allow imported objects to be saved into custom Library folders for future use.
“ModelPort will allow ArchiCAD users to access thousands of 3D objects previously unavailable to them,” says Thomas M. Simmons, BIM Consultant. “We are pleased to offer a solution that will make designing in ArchiCAD even better.”
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.
Three ModelPort Webinars will be held introducing ArchiCAD Users to the product and how best to utilize it to create 3D Building Information Models and Renderings: How ModelPort Works Finding Quality Objects on the Web Editing Objects Imported by ModelPort.
AECObjects.com is the exclusive distributor for ModelPort worldwide. AECObjects.com provides sales, training and object resources for architects, interior designers, contractors, and engineers.
Day8Design Ltd, a group of software developers based in Budapest, Hungary, developed ModelPort. The company specializes in guiding customers through the product development process, starting with the initial idea and ending with the final product.