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
SelfGDL is a “detailed reference of all known GDL commands”. It’s still in the process of translation from German so we can expect some errors in grammar but my hat is off to the authors for the work they’re putting it. Now maybe I should start learning GDL a bit…
Free objects from Olivier Dentan including a Tent-maker object; this is modified from the original one created by Frank Chin – who is proving to be quite difficult to find on the net. There are references to objects made by him but none that I can find to download.
This is an interactive 3D object editor that works within ArchiCAD to define and modify geometrical objects. Don’t forget to also download the toolbox manual which is twice the size of the software itself.
Archi-data Ltd. – GDL Toolbox
Edit: The link above no longer works. See the new post on the subject: [[gdl toolbox only in hungarian]]
Finally Graphisoft decided to set up a central GDL exchange on their own site. Now I only hope it doesn’t stagnate due to lack of contributions – as have many others over time.
:: ArchiCAD-Depository ::
Another enlightened (another Swedish) furniture manufacturer. Gives you the option to download ArchiCAD objects or AutoCAD blocks.
This is the most enlightened manufacturer I’ve come across so far. The interface is clean and friendly and the site easily serves both, the retail customer as well as the architect. Click on the English flag if you don’t know Swedish.
Quite a large collection of objects here.
Go to the Architects Â» CAD Data section of the site and, if you want to download the entire set, scroll down towards the bottom. Alternatively, you can look at each one individually.
About 23 objects as of date and the promise of more. They have an English page but with a lot less stuff on it. I don’t think a translation is needed though.
EDIT :: 17 April 2008
The site has been restructured and the link is now
EDIT :: 9 November 2012
The site has been overhauled again and this time I can’t find the objects.