Under the Whole Plot tab (Figure 4.21) you can define default Zoning constraints and Building Parameters that are applied throughout the development area if not specified otherwise. To understand how Parameters work inside Modelur, please visit Parameters hierarchy explanation.
Compact and Extended View
In case you don't see separators between parameters you can turn them on using the extend icon on the top right corner of each panel: .
Inside the Plot Parameters panel you can define default parameters that are valid for the whole development area unless they are overloaded by specific City Blocks.
Plot area represents the size of the whole development area. This parameter is used to calculate Floor Area Ratio (FAR = Gross Floor Area/Plot Area) and Site Coverage (Built-up Area/Plot Area) of the whole development area.
In case you have any City Blocks defined, Modelur will automatically sum up their areas and display it here (and also use it in calculations). However, if you want you can overload sum of City Block's areas by simply entering the area size of your choice. If you then prefer to use calculated value instead, just delete your specified area size and Modelur will set it back to sum of City Blocks.
Default Land Use
Using default Land Use dropdown menu you can set the default Land Use for City Blocks and Buildings. Land Uses are used to calculate Building's units (eg. apartments, residents, offices, etc), parking requirements, green area requirements, etc. To learn more about these settings, please visit Land Use section of this page.
Default Building Parameters¶
Default Building Parameters inside the Whole Plot tab are the topmost Building parameters in Modelur's hierarchy. This means that if the parameter in question is not defined by the Building itself (or any object in it's hierarchy, eg. City Block), Modelur will apply the values defined here to the Building. For example, when you create a new Building, it will contain number of storeys, Land Use, etc as defined here.
Building height sets how tall should the Building be in chosen units (metric or imperial). When changing Number of Storeys, First Storey Height and Other Storey Heights this parameter will adapt itself automatically.
Number of Storeys
Number of storeys sets the number of Building's storeys. When you change this parameter, Building Height (described above) will be adapted automatically to reflect calculated height based on Number of Storeys and First and Other storeys Height (described below).
Built-up area sets the default floor area size of the Building. Please note that this value will be automatically overloaded when creating the Building (to keep drawn floor area size) unless you check the Manually drawn floor plan assumes default Built-up Area under Building tab → Editing Modes of Building. Built-up Area will automatically be adapted if you change Gross Floor Area (described below) to match the division of Gross Floor Area with Number of Storeys.
Gross Floor Area
Gross floor area parameter is used to define default gross floor area size of the Building. If Building is created from scratch (no horizontal SketchUp Face is selected), this will be used to determine size of the Building (in combination with Number of Storeys).
First Storey Height
First storey height is used to set the default height of Building's ground floor. Changing this parameter will change default Building Height, too.
Other Storeys Height
Other storeys height is used to set the default height of all Building's storeys above ground floor. Changing this parameter will change default Building Height, too.