Malmö/Sweden, June 18, 2013 – BIMobject® announced today that the cloud integration App for GRAPHISOFT’s ArchiCAD, the leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) architectural software developer, has been launched. The App is completely free of charge for all users of ArchiCAD worldwide, giving the ArchiCAD user a toolset to find, source, update and check BIM objects supplied through the bimobject.com cloud completely integrated in their software.
The integration is completely unique and is a best-in-class web service integration inside ArchiCAD. The App has functions to quickly browse the BIMobject® cloud database online and find real products from real manufacturers. A simple click to download and the BIM objects are loaded in the ArchiCAD user’s project, ready for placement and further configuration.
Another great feature is the ability to check for updates. The App will check to ensure the actual version of the placed object in your project is the same version as on the cloud. If there is a newer version of the actual product in the cloud, the product information can automatically be transferred to the already downloaded files. This is a feature not seen in any other solution and gives a completely new way for manufacturers to update product data and add new properties to already downloaded objects. This solves the issue of keeping and maintaining data up to date, great for both the user and manufacturer.
The App also consists of a BIMail integration. ArchiCAD users now have the ability to send and receive BIMails directly from inside their BIM software, making ArchiCAD ‘social.’ Manufacturers have the ability to use BIMail to inform users about product news and updates through BIMail inside the ArchiCAD system.
Another thrilling functionality is the featured manufacturer section where building and interior product manufacturers can obtain their own branded button. It opens the private cloud of that particular manufacturer inside ArchiCAD so the user can browse that manufacturer’s products directly. The manufacturers featured will update on a monthly basis through web services, and is directly connected to the cloud solution at bimobject.com
Information about the App for Windows is available at GRAPHISOFT.com and for immediate download at BIMobject.com, or from inside the ArchiCAD 17 application. The App is also compatible with ArchiCAD version 15 and 16. The App will be available for Mac in the second half of July.
”We are very excited about the new BIMobject® App for ArchiCAD. We are also proud that we now have the most extensive set of features of any BIMobject® App. This is a revolutionary step, showing the BIM world what cloud can do for us now and in the future,” said Akos Pfemeter, Director of Global Marketing, GRAPHISOFT.
”The new App launched for GRAPHISOFT is the most advanced version of our App technology we have developed so far. It shows a clear path where we are heading with BIM content cloud integration. Manufacturers enter the BIM world for real and can both communicate directly with users and supply them with updated and high quality BIM objects straight into the BIM software ArchiCAD,” said Stefan Larsson, CEO of BIMobject AB.