The Arch Essentials Kit for MODO enhances your arch-viz workflow via a set of handy, custom-built tools.

What’s included?

  • The ‘mARCH Classic Kit’ comprises of six re-mastered plugins from the popular mARCH arch-viz kit.

  • The ‘Window Maker Kit’ includes three, artist friendly, endlessly tweak-able window generators.

  • The ‘Labs Kit’ provides early or time-limited access to experimental/beta tools; e.g. Door Templates tool.

  • Online user guide with instructional videos - see right-hand sidebar.

  • 3D window furniture models.

Image by Jeff CopparD -

Image by Jeff CopparD -

What’s New?

Add Material Groups
A new command plugin for the Window Maker Kit that automatically generates material groups/masks for each part (polygon part name) of the windows.

Arch Profiles
A time-limited trial of an experimental/beta tool for you to try and test.This plugin generates a large number of arch shapes as 2D polygons or polylines.

Layout Presets
Easily apply and switch between many pre-made window layouts / designs.

Frame Style Presets
Quickly switch between various frame styles;
e.g. uPVC, uPVC Flush, Alu, Alu Flush, Alu Slimline, Wood.

Improved Kit and User-Interface
There’s now only one kit folder for each version of modo. And a new UI tab that contains all kit functions.

Adjustable Profiles
Added subdivision level control for the built-in cavetto, ovolo, quarter-round, half-round and round profiles.

Door Templates
An experimental/beta tool for you to try and test. This tool creates 2D panel-door templates ready for extrusion.

An Overview of the Tools


Sweep Polygon

This is the most valuable tool in the mARCH Classics kit and is a real time-saver. It sweeps a single polygon profile along a path of points and creates an extrusion that has mitre-type joints at each point or junction along the path

Useful for a wide variety of tasks,

  • Window and door trim or moulding;

  • Fascia, rafters, soffits, drip edges and some types of guttering;

  • Baseboards (skirting boards) and other mouldings around the inside of a room;

  • Door liners and door stops;

  • Window and picture frames;

  • Shiplap cladding.

Part of the  mARCH Classics Kit

Multi Window


A highly tweak-able plugin that can produce a wide range of window designs. Ideal for arch-viz, interior visualisations and set extensions

You can use it for,

  • Outward opening casements.

  • European-style inward opening casements

  • French-style casements

  • Contemporary flush casements

  • Fixed Lights (individual and banks/grids)

  • Medium-sized, straight curtain walls

Part of the Window Maker Kit


Vector Scale
A super handy tool that enables you to interactively scale geometry, in one or mesh item layers, based on a single known length or by a multiplication factor or by bounds. In addition, choose to centre the geometry around the world origin and/or rest it on the ZX ground plane.

You can use it for,

  • Scaling geometry (e.g. polylines from imported architectural drawings) to a precise size based on a single known length.

  • Scaling any geometry in one or more mesh layers to a given size, along one or more dimensions.

  • Resting one or more mesh layers on the ground plane, either individually or grouped.

  • Centering one or more mesh layers around the world origin, either individually or grouped.

Kit: mARCH Classics


Align Mesh A-to-B
Moves all the geometry within a mesh item (at the component level; no item transforms) from a source point to a target point or the world origin. Allows per-axis alignment using novel tool handles and supports modo's 'select through' workflow

I use it for,

  • Precise alignment of polyline drawings (e.g. plans, elevations) to one another.

  • Anytime you wish to align one mesh to another along one or more of the major axes.

Kit: mARCH Classics


Box Sash (Double Hung) Window

A highly adjustable tool for creating double-hung window designs for use with your buildings and interior scenes. Ideal for arch-viz, interior visualisations and set extensions

You can use it for, 

  • Contemporary double-hung windows (Alu/uPVC-style)

  • Historical box sash designs

Kit: Window Maker


Select by Height
Selects all geometry that matches the height of a pre-selected vertex, edge or polygon. In addition, this command enables the selection of geometry within a range of heights, as well as, selecting all geometry above or below the height of a selected vertex, edge or polygon

You can use it for,

  • Easy selection of geometry based on height or level above the ground; e.g. selection prior to using move or extrude on walls, floors and window openings; and

  • Checking elements of your model to ensure they are positioned at the same height; e.g. walls, floors and window reveals.

Kit: mARCH Classics


Align Points A-to-B
Align a selection of points to the last selected point, along one or more axes, with a given amount of offset. This tool supports multiple mesh item/layer selections and is designed for use with modo's fast 'Select Through' workflow; Hence, you can change your point selection on the fly and align different pieces of geometry whilst this tool remains active

It helps with,

  • Moving the end of a wall to a target position.

  • Moving the end of a piece of steelwork or trim to a target position.

Kit: mARCH Classics


Horizontal Slider Window (and doors)

A specialist tool for creating horizontal sliding windows and doors with a ton of tweak-able attributes

Use it for,

  • Traditional, wooden-style sliding windows

  • Contemporary (Alu) sliding windows and doors

Kit: Window Maker


Select by Normal
Selects all polygons whose normal matches that of a previously selected polygon, and permits refinement of the selection based on a variety of filters; e.g. you can limit selection to polygons in the same plane as the target polygon

It's handy for,

  • Easy selection of walls or other polygon surfaces based on matching normals.

  • Creating a polygon selection prior to applying materials, projecting UVs and more.

Kit: mARCH Classics


  • This plugin requires a copy of MODO® 10/11/12* series to be installed.

  • Supported operating systems (64-bit only): Windows 8.1+/10 or macOS 10.10+ or Linux**

  • An internet connection is required to access the User Manual.

*Please note that we cannot guarantee support for beta versions of modo and updates to modo may require plugin updates.

**The Linux version of the kit has been tested with Arch Linux and Ubuntu 18.04. If you can run one of the required versions of modo on your Linux distro, then the kit should be fine. Note, Linux is my primary development environment for modo plugins.

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