Under Land Use tab (Figure 4.61) you can add, edit or remove Land Uses used by Modelur. This is the place to fine-tune all the parameters related to Land Uses which are used to calculate urban control values based on your current design in real-time, eg. Net Floor Area, Number of Apartments, Required Number of Parking Lots, etc.
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: .
Land Use Requirements¶
Add button creates new Land Use. When creating new Land Use, Modelur will copy parameters of currently selected Land Use into newly created one. Once new Land Use is created, you can change the parameters as with any other Land Use.
Remove button removes currently selected Land Use from Modelur model. If some of the Buildings have assigned Land Use that is being deleted, it will be replaced by default Land Use as specified in the Whole Plot → Default Building Parameters.
Edit button opens a panel to rename selected Land Use.
Land Use dropdown lists all Land Uses in current model. In order to change parameters of specific Land Use, you need to select it here. Once Land Use of your choice is selected, you can start editing all of its parameters.
Color specifies the color that is used to mark all Buildings and City Blocks that have selected Land Use applied. You can specify it directly as a hex value or your can click on the small color button on the left side of this line. Clicking on the button will open up a color picker so you can easily change the color of selected Land Use.
Each Land Use is also connected to respective SketchUp Material and synced automatically. So, if you change a color of Land Use Material in SketchUp, the change will be reflected in Land Use color, too, and vice versa.
Add this Land Use values to the sum total
Add this Land Use values to the sum total checkbox tells Modelur if the urban control values (eg. Gross Floor Area, Required Number of Parking Lots, etc.) of selected Land Use should be added to the sum of Whole Plot or not. If checkbox is ticked, selected Land Use urban control values will be added to the sum of Whole Plot. If checkbox is not ticked, urban control values will not be added to the sum of Whole Plot.
Add only Parking values to the sum total
Add only Parking values to the sum total checkbox tells Modelur to add only Parking Spaces related values to the sum of Whole Plot. This is particularly useful if you create for example an underground Garage that is not supposed to be added to the Floor Area Ratio, Gross Floor Area, etc, but you want to take into account its Parking Spaces to calculate potential Parking deficit of the Whole Plot.
Name of Land Use primary unit, which is used in GFA per Primary Unit calculation. Eg. Apartment in Residential Land Use, Office in Service Land Use, etc.
Name of Land Use secondary unit, which is used in Secondary Unit per Primary Unit calculations. Eg. Residents par Apartment in Residential Land Use, Workplaces per Office in Service Land Use, etc.
Net Floor Area Calculation¶
Net Floor Area calculation in used to estimate Building's usable floor area.
NFA Factor Internal
Net Floor Area Factor Internal is an estimated percentage of how much internal (inside Building's walls) Gross Floor Area should be accounted to Net Floor Area of the Building. In contrast to Gross Floor Area, which sums up all floor areas of the Building, Net Floor Area usually doesn't contain walls, staircases, elevator shafts, etc. This way you can quickly estimate how much usable floor area there will be in the building.
NFA Factor Terrace
Net Floor Area Factor Terrace works the same way as NFA Factor Internal, but it is applied to Terrace areas only. Terrace is determined automatically by Modelur when manually editing the Building using the PushPull tool. Terrace is defined as an outside floor which is less then 80% covered.
NFA Factor Loggia
Net Floor Area Factor Terrace works the same way as NFA Factor Internal, but it is applied to Terrace areas only. Terrace is determined automatically by Modelur when manually editing the Building using the PushPull tool. Terrace is defined as an outside floor which is more then 80% covered.
If needed, you can visualize Terraces and Loggias by checking Mark Terraces and Loggias option in Modelur UI → Menu → Options. This will make Terraces green and Loggias violet.
GFA per Primary Unit
Secondary Unit per Primary Unit
Parking Space Calculation¶
GFA per Parking Space
NFA per Parking Space
PS per Primary Unit
Secondary Unit per PS
Average Parking Area Size
Green Areas Calculation¶
Required GA per Primary Unit