BUDAPEST, July 7, 2021 — Graphisoft, the leading Building Information Modeling software solution developer for architecture, today announced significant enhancements to BIMx and BIMcloud that boost security, storage space, and visualization and collaboration capabilities. In addition, the new 3D BIMx engine is now available for Android users as well.
Award-winning BIMx, the most popular presentation and coordination app for all project stakeholders, bridges the gap between the design studio, the client’s office, and the construction site. BIMx features the BIMx ‘Hyper-model’ – a game-like navigation tool that helps anyone easily explore the building model and understand project deliverables. Real-time model cut-throughs, in-context measuring, and project markups in the model context make BIMx the architect's best anywhere BIM companion.
Thanks to BIMcloud, architects can rely on secure, real-time collaboration between project team members regardless of the size or complexity of the project, the location of the offices, or the speed of the internet connection. Award-winning BIMcloud is available in both private and public cloud configurations on standard hardware so even smaller offices can take advantage of fast, efficient, and secure access to shared projects in real-time.
BIMx + BIMcloud — Best together
Integrated with Archicad 25, Graphisoft's BIMx and BIMcloud are better than ever — together. BIMcloud has been rebooted with a new, 100K file capacity per instance, and opened up so that users can host all their project files in one convenient location. In addition, the BIMx desktop viewer opens all 2D and 3D files, with access from the BIMcloud desktop app — what’s more, the new 3D BIMx engine is now available for Android users as well.
Users will be able to keep their security-sensitive BIMx Hyper-models on their own BIMcloud while enjoying the same sharing benefits the BIMx Transfer site provides. No data caps means users can control their own storage space and upload any number of models.
Faster backups lessen the impact on daily project management, reducing the storage space required during the BIMcloud backup process.
BIMx models on BIMcloud
BIMcloud will have a BIMx web viewer built right in, enabling users to visualize the design on the fly, using BIMx Hyper-models without installing any app on mobile devices — a simple web browser will do. This leads to a better understanding by all stakeholders of the building design through visual exploration.
BIMcloud SaaS license transfer
Smaller practices and sole practitioners will appreciate the new “BIMcloud SaaS license transfer” — perfect for pooling resources while delivering projects in Joint Ventures, without any hidden costs.
By utilizing the flexibility of a Graphisoft ID, they can identify themselves across the BIMcloud SaaS network, and bring their own BIMcloud license to participate in projects. This will greatly enhance the competitiveness of architects and engineers who can easily form flexible design teams and work on much larger projects together.
BIMx for Android users
Also announced today: the new 3D engine is now available for Android users. With BIMx, Android users join iOS users with the capability to:
- Get precise data from the 3D model or 2D plans with the Smart Measure function.
- Play animated Archicad client presentations in BIMx Presenter mode.
- Access BIMx hyper-model elements from outside of BIMx.
- Get photorealistic views with real-time illumination calculation.
- Open models in no time thanks to a faster startup.
In addition, new BIMx PRO in-app subscription plans available in BIMx unlock the following features:
- Open 3D models of any size and complexity.
- Save favorite 2D and 3D project views for later easy access.
- Create BIMx presentations using favorite animated sequences and still views.
- Print hard copies of any 2D and 3D project view.
Secure, real-time collaboration between project team members regardless of the size or complexity of the project, the location of the offices, or the speed of the Internet connection. Available in both private and public cloud configurations on standard hardware means even smaller offices can take advantage of fast, efficient, and secure access to shared projects in real-time. Discover BIMcloud.
Bridge the gap between the design studio and the construction site with award-winning BIMx, the most popular presentation and coordination app for all project stakeholders. BIMx features the ‘BIM Hyper-model’ – a game-like navigation tool that helps anyone explore the building model and understand project deliverables. Real-time model cut-throughs, in-context measuring, and project markups in the model context make BIMx your best anywhere BIM companion. Discover BIMx.
Graphisoft® empowers teams to create great architecture, through award-winning software solutions, learning programs, and professional services for the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction industry. Archicad®, the architects’ BIM software of choice, offers a complete end-to-end design and documentation workflow for architectural and integrated architectural and engineering practices of any size. BIMx®, the most popular mobile and web BIM app, extends the BIM experience to include all stakeholders in the building design, delivery, and operations lifecycle. BIMcloud®, the AEC industry’s first and most advanced cloud-based team collaboration solution, makes real-time collaboration possible across the globe regardless of the size of the project and the speed or quality of the team members’ network connection. Graphisoft is part of the Nemetschek Group. To learn more visit www.graphisoft.com