It’s somewhat surprising that we don’t have a bottle trap object in the standard library so, given that I do a fair amount of residential work where people do want to see as much detail as possible, it was time to stop slapping primitives shapes together.
The object itself is fairly simple with four common types of traps including a simple bend.
There are hotspots in 2D to adjust the diameters of the trap and the drain pipe as well as its horizontal length. 3D hotspots allow stretching or shrinking of the horizontal and vertical pipes. There are reasonable max and min limits to these lengths.
The settings are relatively basic but there are not a lot of permutations and combinations one can have here, so I think they should be sufficient. However, as always, suggestions are welcome.
I can’t say I like the look of this furniture myself but, if you’re aiming for a slightly retro look, these GDL objects might be just what the architect ordered.
Go to :: http://www.johansondesign.se/
A couple of months ago, I was telling you about a free download of David Nicholson-Cole’s “GDL Cookbook 3” and saying how I was looking forward to the updated version. Well it’s out and it’s a free download as well. You can get it either as a single concatenated file or as 48 individual chapters. Alongside, you can also get his brilliant “Introduction to Object Making”.
Download it Here
I could have sworn this page didn’t exist when I searched for such a download some months ago. I’d found some sites selling the book for a few bucks but now the author himself is giving it away.
“The GDL Cookbook 3 is out of print and I am unable to get Cookbook 4 out, so I am providing a free download for the PDF (no print, no edit) copy.”
It’s over 7 years old but still useful today and, hopefully, David Nicholson-Cole will be able to bring out the version 4 soon. I’m waiting to buy it.
Go to :: GDL Cookbook 3
COR are German furniture makers that have (only part of) their collection for download in GDL format.
Go to :: COR.de
You will need GDL Web Control to view and download the objects
This is was a plugin that worked as a 3D object editor within ArchiCAD 9 but was never updated for v.10 – or so we thought. In fact, the original link referred to in an older post – [[gdl toolbox – freeware]] doesn’t work any more. Just when I’ve started to learn GDL, one of the finest tools made for it is no longer usable. Unless you know Hungarian.
Go to :: http://www.eptar.hu/eptar_letoltes_toolbox.php
If only all manufacturers were as concerned about having their products accurately and easily inserted into CAD drawings. Marvin sets the standard by giving architects not just basic 2D drawings (dwg and dxf) but 3D symbols for ArchiCAD, ADT, SoftPlan, Chief Architect, Home Designer and SketchUp!
Go to :: http://www.marvin.com/default.aspx?page=Resources_and_Technical_Information
Koillismaan Lasi Ky is a professional shower ware manufacturer from Finland. Their products include shower cabin, shower enclosure, shower screens; sliding, swing, and pivot shower doors.
16 GDL objects [49 kB]
Go to :: Koillismaan Lasi
The GDL object download is the last link in the right hand navigation panel.
More than 200 GDL objects from their furniture catalogue in their download section. Also available in some other formats.
Edit: It looks as though the objects are no longer available.
From a company that mostly makes office furniture is a library of their products in GDL format.
[6.2MB .rar / 8.2 MB .zip]
Go to :: http://cadsymbol.kinnarps.se/html/en/item_ARCHICAD.html