Knowledge Base

Modelur toolbar Overview

Initialize Modelur

Click on this button when you want to start Modelur and open user interface. In order to start Modelur you must be connected to the internet.

Create Building

This button will create simple Building (one Land Use type). If a face or a loop is selected, a building will be created based on its shape. If no face or loop is selected, Modelur will create a new Building based on default Building parameters.

Create Complex Building

This button will create Complex (Mixed-use) Building.

Complex Building is a group of Buildings (with different Land Use) combined into one Building. You can edit Complex Building as a whole or each part separately. If you want to edit Complex Building as a whole, select the whole Complex Building by clicking on it. It’s parameters will be displayed in the Building tab where you can edit them.

If you want to edit only specific parts of a Complex Building, enter the Complex Building as you would any SketchUp Group by double clicking on it first, then select part of the Complex Building by clicking on it once. Parameters of that part will be displayed in the Building tab where you can edit them.

Complex Building part
Figure 5.01 – Whole Complex Building is selected as a group (dotted line). Inside this group a part of Complex Building is selected (blue line). This part can now be edited (for eg. Land Use changed) in Building tab.

Complex Building Parts ratio

Compact and Extended View

All manual changes of the setback area will be lost, if you set the setback parameter to a new value.

Create City Block

Select a polygon or closed planar edge loop and click on this button to create Modelur City Block. You can edit a City Block in City block tab.

Sync City Block Parameters

Synchronize City Block Parameters Tool is used to easily transfer Parameter values from one City Block to another. This Tool is available via Modelur Toolbar (picker icon) or by clicking on the Sync button inside Modelur User Interface → City Block → Selected City Block Parameters. Alternatively, if some City Blocks are already selected, you can activate this tool also via Context Menu Modelur → Sync City Block Parameters.

If City Blocks are already selected, this Tool will apply the Parameters from the picked City Block to all selected City Blocks (marked with yellow dashed outline). If no City Blocks are selected, you first need to pick source City Block (one from which Parameters will be transferred). Source City Block is marked with yellow outline. Then click and hold Ctrl key, which will change the Tool icon from picker to injection. When you click on some other City Block with injection turned on, it will receive the parameters from the source City Block.

When there are some City Blocks in selection while this Tool is active, you can press Esc to deselect them. Note that this will only deselect City Blocks and no other SketchUp Entities in your selection.

Using Sync City Block Parameters you will transfer both, City Block and its Building Parameters, which in turn will also affect all Buildings placed on the City Block to which Parameters are being transferred (according to their Parameters hierarchy).

Split Modelur Building

Split Modelur Building Tool is used to divide Modelur Buildings in two parts.
The split is done using ‘virtual’ vertical plane which you define by clicking and Edge of a Building (we recommend you start the operation by clicking on one of the Roof Edges). To complete the operation, click once again on the opposite side of the Building.

Using Split Tool, you can split both, Simple and Complex Building. When inside Complex Building, you can also use Split Tool to divide it’s parts (5.02).

Split Complex Building

Figure 5.02 – You can also split Building Parts.