How to Download and Install Archicad 15 Object Library for Free
Archicad 15 is a powerful architectural design software that allows you to create 2D and 3D models, drawings, and presentations. One of the features of Archicad 15 is the ability to use parametric objects, also known as GDL objects, that can be customized and edited according to your needs. GDL objects can represent building elements, furniture, fixtures, landscaping, and more.
If you are looking for a way to download and install Archicad 15 object library for free, you have several options. In this article, we will show you some of the best sources for finding free GDL objects for Archicad 15 and how to use them in your projects.
Sources for Free GDL Objects for Archicad 15
There are many websites that offer free GDL objects for Archicad 15 users. Some of them are:
Objects for Archicad â Graphisoft: This is the official website of Graphisoft, the developer of Archicad. Here you can find a list of GDL object download sites, some of them provided by Graphisoft and some by other sources. You can also find links to GDL software downloads, such as the GDL Object Adapter for AutoCAD and the GDL Web Control/Plug-in. The website is https://graphisoft.com/downloads/parametric-objects.[^1^]
BIMcomponents.com: This is a community-based website that allows you to create, search, upload, and download custom BIM components of your choice. You can find thousands of free GDL objects for Archicad 15 in various categories, such as doors, windows, furniture, lighting, etc. You can also rate and comment on the objects and share your own creations. The website is https://bimcomponents.com/.
BIMobjectÂ: This is a website that offers thousands of BIM objects from real manufacturers. You can find furniture, plumbing, doors/windows, and many other object types for Archicad 15. You need to register for free to access the objects and download them in various formats. The website is https://www.bimobject.com/.
Archibase Planet: This is a website that offers thousands of free objects in GDL format, neatly categorized. Most of them seem to come from 3DS, so some of them are very polygon-heavy. You can find objects such as cars, plants, people, animals, etc. The website is http://archibaseplanet.com/.
CADSWIFT: This is a website that offers smart, highly parametric objects, collections and templates for Archicad 15 users. You need to pay a subscription fee to access the objects, but you can also download some free samples from their website. The objects include doors, windows, stairs, roofs, etc. The website is https://cadswift.com.au/.
These are just some examples of websites that offer free GDL objects for Archicad 15 users. You can find more by searching on Google or by visiting the links provided by Graphisoft.
How to Use GDL Objects in Archicad 15
Once you have downloaded the GDL objects you want to use in your Archicad 15 project, you need to install them in your library folder. To do this:
Open Archicad 15 and go to File > Libraries and Objects > Library Manager.
Click on Add... and browse to the folder where you saved the downloaded GDL objects.
Select the files you want to add and click on Open.