Simple and efficient
Modelur offers basic tools for quick and effective urban design. Nothing more, nothing less. Intuitive user interface offers a steep learning curve, especially if you are already familiar with Sketchup.
Parametric design of built environment
In contrast to traditional CAD tools, where the building is described by its width, length and height, Modelur uses parametric approach, in which the building can also be designed by a combination of desired final parameters, e.g. built area, gross floor area or number of storeys.
Batch modifications of the whole built area
When one of the basic parameters is changed, the built area is immediately adjusted - all buildings get updated and urban control values recalculated.
Different colors reflect different land uses
Land use represents one of the basic urban parameters. Modelur distinguishes four distinct land-use models: residental, service, industrial and mixed use. The color of each building depends on its use, which makes it easier to visually examine its impact on the area.
Visualization of planning conflicts
Modelur automatically detects if your plan is in conflict with urban parameters or given restrictions. It will let you know, for example, if two buildings are too close or if a built area is overused and FSI is too high.
Display of current urban control values
An on-screen display shows an array of current urban control values. The prompt adjustments enable you to instantly notice if given conditions and restrictions are violated and thus leaves you more time for unburdened design.
Adaptive multilingual user interface
Currently we provide user interfaces in English, Slovenian, French, Dutch, German, Portuguese and Polish language. Chinese and Spanish are partially translated and we intend to add other world languages in the long run. Since user interface is of open type, you can always add your own language.
Works on Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X
Modelur, just like SketchUp, works natively on Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operation systems.
Google Earth Connection
The terrain used in your model can be directly imported from Google Earth and your 3D design can also be exported into it. This feature works for SketchUp version 7.0 and higher.
Sun illumination study
With the help of tools in SketchUp, you can create sun illumination simulation and save it as a movie.
Add landscape elements to the model
To bring visualisation of urban design area to even higher level, you can add trees, cars, people... to the model. These are available through SketchUp 3D Warehouse.