Budapest, June 22, 2015 – GRAPHISOFT®, the leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) architectural software developer, has introduced Cloud storage access for its award-winning BIM presentation app, BIMx.
Cloud storage has become the obvious choice of multi-platform and mobile users, especially for users constantly on the go. BIMx is widely used in the AEC industry for design presentations to project stakeholders, and the ability to sync a project model to the latest version is essential in an on-site situation.
Closing the gap between file management apps and BIMx, the document picker allows users to link popular Cloud storage services like iCloud and Dropbox to the app. As a result, downloading and opening BIMx models becomes seamless.
“From the architect’s desk to on-site navigation, BIMx offers a streamlined workflow for all parties in the AEC industry,” said Gyuri Nyitrai, BIMx Product Manager. “A very unique and innovative method of displaying Zone Labels in BIMx helps non-professional users to navigate through building spaces in 3D by providing continuous feedback about the current location. This function, together with the direct access to Cloud storage services, will make BIMx even easier to use for a wider range of people.”
The announcement coincides with a number of new features added to BIMx PRO:
Control Per-Element Info: The real power of BIMx lies in fusing Building Element Information into every bit of the model. From model element quantities to external web links to manufacturer product sheets, the designer can share information specific to each stakeholder’s needs. Using Apple’s data detector technology, the information in an info tag is recognized as an e-mail, telephone number, hyperlink or address, providing direct links to the corresponding mobile app.
AirPrint: BIMx PRO allows users to print 3D and 2D contents of BIMx Hyper-models from iOS devices on AirPrint-compatible printers. Now, clients and all other project stakeholders can quickly print a model detail or even an entire drawing sheet from BIMx PRO without needing to know how to use ARCHICAD.
Zone Stamps on the Floor Plans and Zone Labels in the 3D model are interactive within the BIMx model. By tapping on these items you can access Zone info tags where architects can provide additional information about room finishes or any other space-related details.
Sign up for GRAPHISOFT’s upcoming BIMx Webinar on July 7 for a live demonstration of BIMx Cloud storage access.