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The latest innovations in Allplan 2014 for architects

Allplan offers users a comprehensive CAD system that is ideally suited to an integrated BIM working method. The innovations in Allplan 2014 offer you numerous additional functions and therefore optimize your performance. 

  • Internet-based collaboration without information loss

    With Allplan 2014 and the extended Workgroup functionality, you are able to work anywhere. With this online solution, you can connect home-office workstations, freelance Allplan users and other offices, who can access and process your Allplan project at any time and from any location. Thanks to joint data access and consistent data, error sources are minimized and the efficiency of the collaboration increased. There is no data exchange.

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  • bim+ platform

    bim+ is an open platform for faster and more effective construction. bim+ provides an extremely simple option to save all information regarding specific construction projects in a context-related manner, to make this information accessible to others and to visualize and connect with each other. bim+ is a Cloud-based service for everyone involved in construction projects, including engineers, technicians, contractors, fitters and administrators. All data relating to a specific construction, such as three dimensional building models and two dimensional plans, are linked through bim+, allowing users to easily exchange, view and interact with the data – on an iPad, laptop or PC. bim+ strengthens and speeds up cooperation between owners, construction managers and construction firms while ensuring that everyone uses exactly the same data.

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  • Visualize your project in Google Earth

    With Allplan, you can easily export your BIM project to Google Earth and show your client how the structure fits into the environment.

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  • Simple and attractive visualization

    The Collada export function in Allplan allows you to contact many visualization programs such as Lumion directly.

    Lumion offers a wide range of effects for enhancing your visualization: For instance, you can easily create a terrain around your Allplan model or design a backdrop with moving water.

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  • Data exchange with Allplan

    The open platform Allplan supports different data exchange formats such as imports and exports of AutoCAD formats 2013, as well as DXF and DWG files.

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  • GeoTIFF export of pixel images

    In Allplan, you can now save the window content as a pixel image in GeoTIFF format. The coordinates for geo-referencing are carried over directly from Allplan and saved as meta information. Placing pixel images in the correct location is made much easier.

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  • Plan History and Version Control in Exchange

    The new print and export functions in Allplan Exchange let you issue the project-related plan shipping list in PDF or Excel format. Both the vertical, image-based navigation and the new interface enable intuitive user guidance.

    With the “Send plan notifications online” function, you can now inform project members by email that plans have been uploaded without even having to start Allplan. The emails are sent in the receiver’s language.

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  • Scalypso: Fast and efficient from scan to Allplan model

    With Scalypso and Allplan, you can now create BIM models quickly and efficiently. Scalypso converts recorded scan data into a photo-realistic display, enabling you to identify room floor plans and spaces, as well as ceilings, steel profiles, etc. with ease. With just a few clicks on the image, you can create the geometry that is also generated simultaneously in Allplan. Thanks to additional Allplan automation options such as the function “Automatic wall generation between polygons or rooms,” the equivalent digital BIM model of your building is created.

    Further information is available at Scalypso.com

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  • Create Plans Quickly

    The workflows for page setup and printing have been optimized according to numerous customer requests. The paper size, layout border, title block, and background can be set with just a few clicks. The preview shows you all the parameters. If there are subsequent changes to the paper format, the layout border, title block, and background are automatically adapted or repositioned. Frequently used settings can be saved as favorites, whichare also stored in the project backup. This means that they can be printed out later with the exact same parameters.

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  • Evaluating the BIM Model

    Allplan uses intelligent methods to evaluate the BIM models. The synergy effects of a BIM oriented working method are evident from the quantity takeoff to the floor area calculation, right through to the reinforcement schedule. With reports, legends, and labels, Allplan allows you to obtain information and prepare it for a wide variety of different purposes. In Allplan 2014, a new function is available in the “Modify” area. This function allows you to modify an existing report and then save it as a template.

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  • New window and door objects

    The new windows and doors in Allplan 2014 are more flexible, easier to operate and feature a substantially higher level of detail. As is the case for the existing window and door macros, the new elements adapt to any opening form. Furthermore, accessory objects such as window and door handles, window sills and roller shutter boxes are also available.

    Numerous parameters can be individually customized, such as the shape of the roller shutter box, the opening angle and the distance between the slats. You can therefore improve your 2D display and take advantage of a wide range of effects for your visualization.

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  • Professional Visualizations

    Allplan 2014 offers additional possibilities for mapping textures on 3D elements. When you assign a texture to a 3D body, essentially the mapping that fits the element is applied. Allplan 2014 now enables you to retrospectively modify the type of mapping via the settings palette, e.g. cube, wall, ceiling, area, cylinder, sphere, and UV. Complex elements such as people, trees, vehicles, or furniture are assigned only one texture using UV mapping. You can also use data-saving elements with a rough polygonal structure. This allows you to install elements imported from CINEMA 4D with UV mapping for visualization in Allplan, for example.

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  • 3D Modeling by Extrusion

    Allplan 2014 offers you new methods for 3D modeling, for example for idea generation in urban planning. With the “Extrude” function, you can develop 3D shapes intuitively with a hands-on approach. This allows entire faces or parts of faces to be altered in a wide variety of ways, even for organic spline-based shapes.

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  • Easily Get Started

    When you launch Allplan, you are met by a welcome window that clearly explains the first steps to new users in the form of videos and also presents new features to users of the previous version. You can easily select from a list of recently opened projects the project that you want to work on and in which mode. This is rounded out by the links to the Allplan Connect customer portal, the Allplan Exchange communication platform, the Allplan homepage, the Allplan YouTube channel, and Allplan social media pages.

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  • New Features of the Allplan Connect Web Palette

    Online resources are seamlessly integrated into the planning software using the Allplan Connect Web Palette – fully in line with the BIM working method. In the new version of Allplan 2014, you can now search directly in the planning program for the e-learning lessons that you currently need and then use them.

    Thanks to a convenient search and filter function, you can find many tips and tricks about how to work with Allplan using BIM routines, alongside the planning help, manufacturer information, and textures. Depending on the level of knowledge, e-learning videos and practice-oriented step-by-step instructions are available for both beginners and advanced users.

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  • Better Overview

    The new layers palette in Allplan 2014 offers a better overview and usability as the desktop is no longer covered by dialog windows, layers. All changes are visible immediately. Using the search function, you can find the required layer quickly and then easily switch from one status to another using the forward and back icons.

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  • Unfolding Objects

    Using the “Unfold” function in Allplan 2014, you can intuitively select the reference face and the faces to be unfolded. Even complicated objects can be clearly presented in this manner with just a few clicks.

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  • Everything in Focus

    With the new version, Allplan 2014, you can combine different editing windows such as floor plan, design check and isometric drawing. If you change the size of one window, the size of the other window is interactively adapted. New windows are automatically inserted into the existing order. The boundary lines are a visual indication of a linked window. Simply double-click on the window title to bring that editing window to the front.

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  • Allplan 2014 Supports Unicode

    Allplan supports Unicode, so you can edit international projects. This means that the user interface can be translated into any language, and now input in Chinese, Greek, Japanese, and Russian can also be processed.

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  • Partners from AEC Industries

    Cooperation with international technology partners is one of Nemetschek Allplan’s main strategies. Integrating and connecting different software solutions with Allplan guarantees high flexibility and ensures you benefit from optimal interfaces without losing any information. The requirements for a BIM-oriented workflow.

    Allplan is linked to the best-known products from reputable manufacturers. From hardware products to software solutions for laser scanning and cost calculation, structural analysis software, pre-fabrication plants, energy/CO2 certificates, technology planning through construction progress check and facility management. The entire BIM cycle can be performed on the Allplan OpenBIM platform.

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  • Updated Vehicle Library

    Dimensions of vehicles have been updated so that they now correspond with the current technical rules.

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  • Designing Labels

    Paragraphs can be provided with a border in Allplan 2014. Modifications made in the settings palette set the line thickness and type, as well as color and distance. The text border can be retrospectively switched on or off.

    In addition, not only is it possible to select the window background color in the text fields in Allplan 2014, but you can also define the background color of the fills. This setting is made in the settings palette.

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  • Rounding with Fewer Clicks

    The rounding of elements was made considerably easier in Allplan 2014. Using the redesigned function, you simply move the crosshairs to the place which should be rounded. A preview of the rounding immediately appears. You obtain the desired result by clicking in this area. If no clear result is available because of the geometry, you can select the suitable one from the possibilities offered.

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  • Improved Measurement

    When measuring you can now also work in perspective. In addition, the area tapped is saved in color, so that you can immediately identify and correct any errors.

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  • Rotated Plan View

    In order to quickly and effectively plan rotated structures, Allplan 2014 gives you the option to rotate the plan view. As a result, it is now possible to assign a project angle when creating the project or retrospectively assign one by modifying the project settings. The setting takes effect immediately on all newly generated drawing windows. This means that is not necessary to make the setting again when you open a new window and you can simply continue working.

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  • Updated Steel Structural Section

    The catalog of steel structural sections has been revised and extended with new types.

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