Modelo 3D Comment Makes Design Collaboration more Efficient

Recently, Modelo release the real-time comment function and attracted widespread attention. A large number of users reported that this update is very useful and greatly improved their design collaboration efficiency. However, given that some users are not familiar with the operation, we will introduce how to use the comment function to achieve design collaboration in this blog.

When you enter the 3D model page, you can click the new comment iconThis image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is 17a09498-0170-ad48-4ba3-43c1d2b4d7dd.png  and enter the comment mode.

You can click anywhere on the model and add a comment. The view will also be saved. You can also @ team members in the project to inform the one you want. 

After finishing the comments, you can share models with other users for collaboration work. You can directly send share links or send emails via Modelo.

When other users open your share link, they will see your comments on the right and automatically switch to the corresponding perspective. Then, all users can reply to your comments and you will see the reply immediately. Besides, other users can also add comments on your shared model and you will see the notification on your model page.

Users can also add sketches to elaborate the comments. It will help users communicate better in the collaboration work.

If there are comments from other users, you will receive notifications in real-time and all the comments will be listed on the right.

Modelo – Your Best Free Online Revit Viewer

Revit is a building information modeling (BIM) software tool that’s offered by Autodesk. Specifically, it deals with the design and collaboration aspects of BIM, which allows architects, engineers, and construction professionals to work together to create and plan building designs in a digital environment. So, being able to share and make Revit files accessible to your collaborators is essential. This is where Modelo comes into play.

Modelo is a website for viewing, publishing, and sharing Revit files. There are a lot of handy features that come with this tool. Modelo allows you to easily display 3D models on the web and view them on any browser, mobile, desktop, or tablet. You can upload an unlimited number of models from your software or your browser and embed them directly on Facebook, blogs, forums, or any other site.

Compared to other Revit model viewers, Modelo has the following outstanding advantages:

1. Modelo is a 3D viewer with Zero Learning Cost

With Modelo, you will be able to freely Rotate, Pan, Zoom in, Zoom out, and Spin a 3D model. In case you want to view different projections of a model, you can do so using this freeware. You can easily drag to upload your Revit to Modelo, or you can use our specific Modelo&Revit plugin to upload your files. Files that are hundreds of megabytes big can be dramatically compressed, so the download and rendering speeds get much faster. At the same time, Modelo separates the original model file from the visualization file, so there is no need to worry about your files getting stolen by sending them to visualize.

2. Fast BIM information viewing and management

Modelo is supported by a powerful BIM engine, making it have the ability to comprehend complex BIM pipeline lines and engineering infrastructure models while maintaining top-of-the-art real-time rendering effects. With BIM information management and data analysis on Modelo, you are empowered with a key to next-generation architecture. Even Dave Lemont, father of BIM referred to Modelo as “a gateway to BIM”.

3. Faster Rendering and Better Quality

Modelo functions entirely within a standard internet browser like Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox enabling users to upload their 3D data into a fast, intuitive viewer perfect for presenting to clients or sharing with colleagues for feedback. To achieve this, the expert graphics team of the company developed a custom compression and rendering engine to render models up to 45 times faster than the native design software they were created in. This speed allows architects to navigate through huge models fluidly while creating precise client presentations and discussing internal comments and markups in real-time.

4. Access your model on any device

Where you want to view your model is never a problem for Modelo, as no software are required to install: no compatible issues. With a one-click sharing function, you can get a unique web address of your design with one click, and have the link send easily to anyone you want to share. The link is fully functional on computers, tablets, or mobile phones. With Modelo, we’ve added another dimension to the web browser where people can browse a Revit model directly on a company’s website or a designer’s portfolio site.

Modelo – Free Online Rhino Viewer

Rhino is basically short for Rhinoceros 3D which is rich with features and is used on a commercial scale for 2D and 3D Modelling. The files created in it are saved in the file format called 3dm which is specific for this software only. The incompatibility of data formats limits the sharing and dissemination of Rhino designs. Therefore, designers need to find a tool that can quickly and conveniently display Rhino models online. Here Modelo comes.

Modelo is a website for publishing, sharing, and discovering Rhino models. It allows you to easily display 3D models on the web and view them on any browser, mobile, desktop, or tablet. You can upload an unlimited number of models from your software or your browser and embed them directly on Facebook, blogs, forums, or any other site.

Modelo has the following features that make it the best free online Rhino viewer

  1. Modelo is a 3D viewer with Zero Learning Cost

With Modelo, you will be able to freely Rotate, Pan, Zoom in, Zoom out, and Spin a 3D model. In case you want to view different projections of a model, you can do so using this freeware. Every Rhino user can drag and drop their 3D files into the browser. All the files are stored in their own designated folders, so there is no need to use another online cloud storage or file transfer service, like Dropbox or Wetransfer. Files that are hundreds of megabytes big can be dramatically compressed, so the download and rendering speeds get much faster. At the same time, Modelo separates the original model file from the visualization file, so there is no need to worry about your files getting stolen by sending them to visualize.

2. Faster Rendering and Better Quality

Modelo functions entirely within a standard internet browser like Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox enabling users to upload their 3D data into a fast, intuitive viewer perfect for presenting to clients or sharing with colleagues for feedback. To achieve this, the expert graphics team of the company developed a custom compression and rendering engine to render models up to 45 times faster than the native design software they were created in. This speed allows architects to navigate through huge models fluidly while creating precise client presentations and discussing internal comments and markups in real-time.

3. Access your model on any device

Where you want to view your model is never a problem for Modelo, as no software are required to install: no compatible issues. With a one-click sharing function, you can get a unique web address of your design with one click, and have the link send easily to anyone you want to share. The link is fully functional on computers, tablets or mobile phones. With Modelo, we’ve added another dimension to the web browser where people can browse a Rhino model directly on a company’s website or a designer’s portfolio site.

4. Make your presentation alive

Designers can simply pre-save camera angles of their design, attach images and videos to each angle with Modelo. By just pressing the left-right arrow, it will navigate through the 3D space. Designers can also control what they want others to see and how they want them to see it. Also with these pre-saves, project members now can mark up on design updates anytime and turn them into a specific task for a designated person. Any comments about design or manufacturing can be made at the place where they are meant to be – in 3D.

Modelo – Free Online 3D Model Browser Viewer

From reviewing to editing, projects with 3D models require a lot of collaboration. Whether you’re dealing with engineering layout, architectural designs, or manufacturing plans, you’ll need professional CAD applications, like Revit, Sketchup, Rhino, and so on, to generate and fully interact with 3D contents.

Moreover, like PDF documents, files with advanced 3D contents need special viewers. However, most CAD applications offer built-in viewers directly within their software. So what if you or your clients don’t have immediate access to the necessary software? What if your customers cannot view your model due to high operating costs?

This is why Modelo exists. Modelo allows you to view and share 3D files without the original design software, making a bit of the CAD process easily accessible from anywhere and to anyone with an Internet connection and a browser.

Modelo is a website for publishing, sharing, and discovering 3D and VR content. There are a lot of handy features that come with this tool. Modelo allows you to easily display 3D models on the web and view them on any browser, mobile, desktop, or tablet. You can upload an unlimited number of models from your software or your browser and embed them directly on Facebook, blogs, forums, or any other site.

Compared to other online 3D model viewers, Modelo has the following outstanding advantages:

  1. A 3D viewer with Zero Learning Cost

    Forget about exporting a 3D model file, sending it through email and making a guess if your clients have the right software, successfully open the model file and get your message. With Modelo, all this could be done with one-click on a link.

    Modelo is a web-based 3D design asset management platform that helps architects using SketchUp, 3DMax, Revit, Rhino, MicroStation etc. to upload their model, share a link and view on any device. Now every CAD user can drag and drop their 3D files into the browser and get a link for their model. Modelo supports nearly all kinds of mainstream 3D file formats, including skp, rvt, 3dm, stl, ifc, and so on. All the files are stored in their own designated folders, so there is no need to use another online cloud storage or file transfer service, like Dropbox or Wetransfer. Files that are hundreds of megabytes big can be dramatically compressed, so the download and rendering speeds get much faster. At the same time, Modelo separates the original model file from the visualization file, so there is no need to worry about your files getting stolen by sending them to visualize.
  2. Connecting Dots: with Colleagues, Engineers and Clients

    Modelo is a powerful asset management platform that allows project members to work in a unified workspace. Project owner is empowered to monitor, manage and control the overall designing process. Make sure your team have access to the right model, and your clients get the right information!



  3. Access your model on any device

    Where you want to view your model is never a problem for Modelo, as no software are required to install: no compatible issues. With one-click sharing function, you can get a unique web address of your design with one click, and have the link send easily to anyone you want to share (panorama view or offline model link are also available). The link is fully functional on computers, tablets or mobile phones. With Modelo, we’ve added another dimension to the web browser where people can browse a 3D model directly on a company’s website or a designer’s portfolio site.


  4. Make your presentation alive

    Designers can simply pre-save camera angles of their design, attach images and videos to each angle with Modelo. By just pressing the left-right arrow, it will navigate through the 3D space. Designers can also control what they want the others to see and how they want them to see it. Also with these pre-saves, project members now can mark up on design updates anytime and turn it into a specific task for a designated person. Any comments about design or manufacturing can be made at the place where they are meant to be – in 3D.

How to animate construction phases in Modelo

After the 2020 “cloud office” boom, more and more people have begun to pay attention to and explored more possibilities for online 3D models. Here, we will introduce how to animate construction phases in Modelo online. Below is an example of construction stage animation.

Isn’t that amazing? Now, I will use an office model as an example and show how to create this fascinating animation in Modelo.

First, to demonstrate the high quality of the construction stage in Modelo, we must first determine the model elements in each staging that should be displayed. Open “Setting” – “Layer”, you can control the layer visibility here to set the building components that appear in each construction stage. For example, I only want to show the original floor plan in the first stage, so I just click the layer “Original floorplan” on.

After setting the layer that should appear, you should create a new comment and save this setting in it. Based on the recent updates, this comment will automatically save your current setting. For example, I create a new comment named “Original floorplan” under this setting. Then, this comment will automatically hook with the setting which only shows the original floorplan layer. So, this comment will be used for future viewing or generating construction stage animation.

Using the same method, we can create other construction phases. I created four construction staging comments in this example model.

Now, all the preparations are done. Click the presentation button on the top right and start playing your construction phase now.

How to embed 3ds Max models into your website

If you want more people to see your design, embedding the 3D models will be the best choice. This article will introduce how to embed 3ds Max models into your websites via Modelo.

1. Upload your Model to Modelo

Drag and upload your 3ds Max models to Modelo. Once you finished uploading your model, navigate to the 3D view page, which looks like the screenshot above.

2. Click the Share icon and select “Embed”

Click the share icon at the far right of the toolbar and select the “Embed” option. This will open an Embed Options popup, which provides you with your HTML code for the iframe.

3. Choose your Embed options


Modelo provides many display options in the embedding window. They can help you display models perfectly in different situations. Please read “Modelo Embedding Option” for more details.

4. Copy and Paste your Embed iframe HTML

With your Embed settings selected from Step 3 copy the iframe text (which will change slightly based on your preferred settings). Switch to the page in your blog or website in which you want to embed, select the embed option and paste!

Keep in mind: You will probably need to play around with the settings a bit and explore the embed support options within your own publishing platform.

Embedding Revit Models with 4 Simple Steps via Modelo

It only takes 4 simple steps to embed Revit models into your websites. Let’s see how to finish this work.

1. Upload your Revit Models to Modelo

You can simply drag the Revit models to the Modelo upload box. We also suggest that you can use our Modelo&Revit upload plugin. Please watch this short video for details

2. Click the Share icon and select “Embed”

Click the share icon at the far right of the toolbar and select the “Embed” option. This will open an Embed Options popup, which provides you with your HTML code for the iframe.

3. Choose your Embed options


Modelo provides many display options in the embedding window. They can help you display models perfectly in different situations. Please read “Modelo Embedding Option” for more details.

4. Copy and Paste your Embed iframe HTML

With your Embed settings selected from Step 3 copy the iframe text. Switch to the page in your blog or website in which you want to embed, select the embed option and paste!

Here’s what it would like in Squarespace (for example):

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Add a block and select the “Embed” option outlined here in red, then paste your copied iframe HTML code into the box.

Keep in mind: You will probably need to play around with the settings a bit and explore the embed support options within your own publishing platform.

Modelo Embedding Options

Embedding beautiful models is always a fascinating method for promotion and welcomed by the website developers. Modelo provides the easiest method to help you embed your Sketchup, Rhino, Revit, 3ds Max, and other models into your websites. In order to fulfill different kinds of embedding situations, there are many Modelo embedding options.


Let’s look at each of the elements in the image above individually:

  • Embed code: This is the text you will copy and paste into your blog or website’s HTML. Click the text once to select it, copy it, then paste it into your site. (We’ve included some helpful links to iframe how-to for some of the most popular blogging sites below)
  • Size: This sets the size of the embedded model. The default is 640 x 360 – experiment with this to find the best fit for your purposes and the format of your website’s content. Pro-tip: you can adjust the width to 100% in order to have an adaptive window.
  • View: Default / Current View allows you to set the angle or perspective of the model when it loads on your site. Selecting Default will display the model in your embedded viewer as you see it when you first open it in Modelo. If you have a particular angle you want the model to be displayed at when it loads, cancel the Embed, rotate the model to your preferred position, and then select Embed and toggle to “Current View”
  • Autostart: Automatically loads the model on your site so that a user can immediately begin it. Keeping Autostart turned off will display a preview of your model with a Play button superimposed on top. If you are planning to embed a number of models on a single page, you should consider keeping Autostart turned off, otherwise, the load times could slow down significantly.
  • Autospin: The embedded model rotates slowly around the center when the model starts to display. If you drag to view the model, the autospin will pause a few seconds. Then it will continue when the users stop operating.
  • Show view switch button: In the top right corner, a small cube is displayed. Hovering over this cube pops out three different perspective views that allow your visitors to quickly change angles of view between: Top/Bottom, Front/Back, Left/Right and Default.
  • Show comment card: 3D comment card is another powerful feature of Modelo, you could use them to organize and showcase different design options, layer configurations, camera angles, as well as annotating in 3D.
  • Show walkthrough: You could easily create a walkthrough in Modelo interface, so when your website’s visitors see the model, they could simply click the play button to experience your 3D space like they are in it. The walkthrough option will only show when the ” Show comment card ” is clicked.
  • Hide Tools: When clicked this option, the toolbox will not show in the embedded models. Pro tips: if you don’t want customers to see the dimensions and the model inside. You prefer to check this box.

After setting these correct embedding options, Modelo will generate embedding iframe code. Then you can copy and paste this code into your blog, portfolio, and any other HTML websites to embed your beautiful models.

Embedding Sketchup Models into your website with Modelo.

Looking for a stable and easy method of embedding Sketchup models into websites? Use Modelo! Modelo is the leading platform to publish, share, and integrate 3D content anywhere on the webs.

1. View your Model in Modelo

Drag and upload your Sketchup models on Modelo. Once you upload your model, navigate to the 3D view page, which looks like the screenshot above.

2. Click the Share icon and select “Embed”

Click the share icon at the far right of the toolbar and select the “Embed” option. This will open an Embed Options popup, which provides you with your html code for the iframe.

3. Choose your Embed options


Modelo provides many display options in the embedding window. They can help you display models perfectly in different situations. Please read “Modelo Embedding Option” for more details.

4. Copy and Paste your Embed iframe html

With your Embed settings selected from Step 3 copy the iframe text (which will change slightly based on your preferred settings). Switch to the page in your blog or website in which you want to embed, select the embed option and paste!

Keep in mind: You will probably need to play around with the settings a bit and explore the embed support options within your own publishing platform.

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