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The Detail Library works on a subscription basis. Sign up for a membership and get access to the details, 24/7. There is no download limit on the annual plan, and the monthly plan offers 25 individual details each billing cycle. Our library has hundreds of details and we are regularly adding more content.

Pro Membership Includes:

Pro Membership includes unrestricted downloads of all the CAD, SketchUp, Revit, PDF and JPG files, along with the resources and detail packs.

This is a recurring annual membership.

All the CAD details

All the resources

All the SketchUp

All the Revit files

All the PDFs

Lite Membership Includes:

Lite Membership includes unrestricted downloads of all the CAD files, along with the resources and detail packs.

This is a recurring annual membership.

All the CAD details

All the resources

Monthly Membership Includes:

Monthly membership includes all the benefits of an annual Pro Membership, but limited to 25 downloads per month. The monthly membership does not include detail packs.

Your download count will be renewed at the start of each new monthly cycle.

All the CAD details

All the resources

All the SketchUp

All the Revit files

All the PDFs

Pricing

Please read our Terms and Conditions before signing up.

Lite Membership includes all of the 2d details in dwg format – the details were drawn in AutoCAD, saved in version 2010.

Pro Membership includes the 2d details in dwg format, as above. It also includes the 2d drawings as REVIT files,  PDF and JPG files. Finally, Pro Membership includes 3d details as SketchUp files (skp) saved in version 2015.

Monthly Membership includes the 2d details in dwg format, as above. It also includes the 2d drawings as REVIT files,  PDF and JPG files. Finally, Monthly  Membership includes 3d details as SketchUp files (skp) saved in version 2015. A limit of 25 downloads a month.

All CAD, Revit and SketchUp files are fully editable for your own use.

All memberships include access to all the additional resources available on the site.

Company, Practice and Multi-User Options

 

We provide various multi-user and company membership options. If you wish to sign up for membership for your company or for more than one user, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Subscription not for you?

Don’t worry, if you are just looking for one or two particular details, you can purchase individual detail files as you need them. Just start browsing the details.

Frequently Asked Questions

What version of CAD will I need?

All of the CAD drawings are AutoCAD 2010. Although the dwg files may be compatible with other programs such as Vectorworks, we cannot guarantee functionality. If you are not sure whether you will be able to view the CAD file, please download a full sample set: Go to Sample Download

What version of Revit will I need?

All core Revit drawings are in version 2019. All new Revit drawings published from Jan 2022 will be in version 2020. If you are not sure whether you will be able to view the Revit file, please download a full sample set: Go to Sample Download

What version of SketchUp will I need?

All of the SketchUp models are in SketchUp version 2015 or earlier. So, if you have SketchUp 2015 or later, you will be able to open the SketchUp models.

Do I have to use CAD and SketchUp?

No, you can also get the jpeg and pdf of each detail if you sign up to the Pro plan or purchase individual details. The jpeg and pdf files are for the 2d images only. The 3d details are only visible in the SketchUp files. If you are not sure whether you will be able to open any of the files - please download the full sample pack. Go to Sample Download.

Are the details relevant in my country?

The details are all based on UK construction methods and standards.

How long will I have access for?

If you sign up to the Lite or Pro plan you will receive access for one year. This will be auto renewed on an annual basis.

Does the subscription renew automatically?
The annual subscription renews automatically every year, and you will get a reminder email before payment is due.
Can I cancel?

The subscription is for one year access to the library, if you choose to cancel you will still have access to the library until your annual subscription renewal date. You can cancel at any time.

14 Day Money back Guarantee

We understand that signing up for an annual subscription is a big decision. If you are not satisfied with the Detail Library, you can send us a message within the first 14 days and we will refund your money. Any refund will be subject to our Terms and Conditions

How many users can use an account?
Each account is licensed for a single user and it may not be shared by other users.
Is there a subscription for teams or education institutions?
We provide various multi-user and company membership options. If you wish to sign up for membership for your company or for more than one user, please contact us to discuss your requirements.
 
Does the library include the Understanding Architectural Details books by Emma Walshaw?
The Detail Library membership does not include the books themselves, however it includes details from the Residential, Passivhaus and Loft book. It does not include details from the Commercial or North American books.
What details are included from the books?
The Detail Library includes details from the Residential, Passivhaus and Loft book. It does not include details from the Commercial or North American books.
What's the difference between the books and the library?

The books are predominantly aimed at students and new graduates (although people from all across the architectural field do purchase them) - they contain explanatory information along with a selection of details that can also be purchased alongside the book. The details are in CAD and SketchUp.

The Detail Library consists of many of the residential details from the books, but hundreds of other details that we have added. We add new details every month along with useful resources and technical guides. You can purchase one off details, or subscribe for a year to have unlimited access to all of the details, and the new ones we publish.

The Detail Library contains details from:

  • Understanding Architectural Details Residential (4th Edition)
  • Understanding Passivhaus
  • Understanding Loft Conversions
  • And some details from Understanding Architectural Details Basements

The Pro membership provides the details in CAD, SketchUp, and Revit (2D). 

Some people like to purchase both the books and a subscription, and if this is of interest we offer a discount to anyone purchasing both.

Is it UK construction?

All details are based on UK construction and drawn in metric units. If you decide to sign up to the library from outside of the UK, we cannot guarantee how helpful the details will be for you.

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