BIMx — the ultimate BIM project presentation application — features the BIMx Hyper-model, a unique technology ideally for Architects that enables us to create integrated 2D and 3D building project navigation models. With the BIMx Hyper-model, you get seamless handling and outstanding performance. Even for projects with complex 3D models and extensive 2D documentation.
An essential tool for any Los Angeles Architect, GRAPHISOFT BIMx is a set of handy desktop and mobile software tools that help interactively present the 3D model and 2D documentation of Building Information Models generated with ArchiCAD, through a much easier and intuitive interface than ArchiCAD's complex BIM authoring environment's UI.
In the office, on site, or with a client, BIMx and BIMx PRO bring stakeholders together to encourage productive and profitable communication. As a premier Los Angeles Architect, your clients will enjoy the BIMx app because it will let them discover an unlimited number of 3D models on any device.
For Architects, on the other hand, we might go the extra mile and opt for BIMx PRO — to enable full access to all 3D models and Hyper-linked 2D documentation on our own.
3D models with 2D drawing sheets exported to BIMx document format can be viewed with native viewer applications developed for Apple iOS, Android, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows operating systems.
Los Angeles Architects, clients, consultants and builders can virtually walk through and make measurements in the 3D model without the need for installing ArchiCAD. The real-time cutaway function can help to discover the construction details of the displayed building model. 2D construction documentation can be accessed directly from the BIMx Hyper-model's 3D model views providing more thorough and in-depth information about the building.
Graphisoft BIMx software: It’s All in The Apps!
The Graphisoft BIMx software suite consists of three different applications: the publisher software, the desktop viewer software, and the mobile viewer applications:
ArchiCAD (OS X / Windows): The BIM authoring tool, a commercial application, which can publish BIMx Hyper-models.
BIMx App (iOS / Android): A free app that can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store for displaying 3D models on iPad, iPhone or other Android-based smartphones or tablets. In-app purchase is also available at the free BIMx iOS app for buying PRO license to view hyper-models or a model-sharing license to share a specific model with any stakeholder.
BIMx PRO App (iOS): A commercial application that can be purchased from the iTunes App Store for displaying the entire BIMx Hyper-model: not only the 3D model of the building but also its two dimensional architectural documentation set as drawn and detailed with ARCHICAD. In-app purchase is available for buying a model-sharing license to share a specific model with any stakeholder.
BIMx Desktop Viewer (OS X / Windows): A desktop application that can be freely downloaded to view BIMx models. (3D models only, as the desktop viewer cannot display the drawing sheets.)
Here are a few examples of how BIMx can support your everyday BIM communication workflow – from your Los Angeles Architect’s desk to on-site coordination.
Updates From Cloud Storage
Cloud storage is the obvious choice for multi-platform and mobile users. Especially for those Los Angeles Architects always on the go. BIMx Hyper-models have the ability to be published in cloud storage folders for seamless access and updates from inside the BIMx software.
With a direct link to BIM projects in ARCHICAD, BIMx offers smooth and easy communication with stakeholders outside the office. The Document picker in BIMx enables popular cloud storage services like iCloud or Dropbox to be linked to your App, so downloading and opening BIMx Models is as easy as it gets. GRAPHISOFT’s cloud-based BIMx Model Transfer makes it seamless to share your projects with clients.
However, the real power in BIMx lies on bringing customizable element information into every bit of the model and into the hands of mobile users. The amount and type of exported information for elements and zones can be customized according to your needs.
Zone Info Display and Orientation Labels
Provide building operators with room finishes or any other space-related details. Zone volumes and labels are displayed in BIMx and BIMx Pro to deliver valuable per room information. BIMx Pro also provides zone info tabs. Zone Stamps on the Floor Plans and Zone Labels in the 3D model are interactive within the BIMx model.
By simply tapping on these items you can access Zone info tags where you as a Los Architect can provide additional information about any space-related details. Real-estate agents and Building operators keep information about room finishes and other accessory details packed in Zone info tags, which can be accessed with a tap on the Zone Label.
You can print 2D and 3D contents of BIMx Hyper-Models from any iOS with AirPrint capable printers. Replace lost or obsolete drawings on the go with BIMx, without even touching ARCHICAD.
As an architect, you can present new details to the clients or on the construction site, replace a lost or obsolete drawing and have it ready for documentation. In BIMx PRO, you can print 3D and 2D contents of BIMx Hyper-models from iOS devices on AirPrint-capable printers.
Even non-professionals like clients, or contractors can rapidly obtain prints right from BIMx without the need to use ARCHICAD. Print the entire drawing, or zoom in to a detail of the 3D view or 2D drawings. Whatever it takes to get the point across, faster than ever.
Get the real deal: View all published layouts, drawings, schedules, and other documentation.
Thanks to intelligent markers, 2D layouts are linked to the Model like hyperlinks on the Web, giving you the opportunity to have quick transitions. Switching between dimensions is more comprehensible for all stakeholders thanks to animated transitions.
All-round 3D Cutaways
Apart from Floor-plan Cutaways, cut through a section of the Model with a slider, giving total clarity in spacial relations for any viewer.
External link to Access Elements
Locate 3D Elements in the BIM from an external website, FM database, catalog. Quickly check and mark-up on site.
2D in the Model Context
Introduce extra details with overlayed drawings in Section, or on the Floor-plan.
Custom Per-Element Info Sets
Load up the Model Elements with information literally just about anything. Control who sees what, specific to their needs.
GRAPHISOFT BIMx and its intuitive user interface and cloud-integrated workflow makes it an unparalleled tool for every Los Angeles Architect working with Building Information Models.
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