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!
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 AutoCAD and MicroStation formats
Go to :: Swedese
From a company that mostly makes office furniture is a library of their products in GDL format.
[6.2MB .rar / 8.2 MB .zip]
The site is in French but the tooltips are in English and it’s mostly visual anyway; you shouldn’t have any problem finding an object of your choice. There’s a textures section that’s coming “soon”. All told, it’s a pretty good resource.
Go to: Archicado
The links point to major collections of 3D objects that can be used by Archicad or Artlantis. This is a very good idea and I only wish I knew a little Spanish. Of course I view the site in English so it shouldn’t really matter but still; it’s more fun to read something in the original instead of a machine translated version.
While hunting for training guides other than the one distributed by Graphisoft, I came across a whole bunch of downloadable tutorials. Some I already have – but many are new. These include tips and shortcuts to speed up drafting, dimensioning tricks, a custom window tutorial and GDL-101 for beginners. Apart from the Training resources, don’t forget to look at other sections on the site that deal with CAD standards and (US) Government guidelines.
http://www.dcagroup.com/cad_area/ [BGW CAD Info Page]
Website no longer available
For a site that’s been around almost two years, I would have thought there’d be more models to download but, well, it is a blog after all. Their models are in *.3ds format and there are 5 collections of textures as well.