GRAPHISOFT Releases Feature Upgrade to BIMx Mobile
BUDAPEST, March 18, 2013 – GRAPHISOFT announced today updates to BIMx mobile for iOS and Android devices, with the latest innovations for its cutting-edge communication and presentation tool for BIM projects.
The latest version of BIMx includes important bug fixes and new features such as:
- Real-time 3D Cutaway function;
- Improved rendering technology;
- Increased performance.
With the real-time 3D Cutaway function, users can dynamically cut the BIMx model with a horizontal cutting plane. This offers a floor plan-like overview of the entire model allowing users to locate internal model parts that may be hard to find using the explore method. 3D Cutaway provides an easy-to-understand view for non-professional viewers.
The new rendering engine provides a shorter model loading time and a significantly better user experience during model navigation as a result of an increased FPS (frame per second) rate. This results in two to three times faster on average loading time and less memory use, allowing larger models to be opened.
BIMx is an interactive environment that allows users to explore full BIM models without holding a license of the professional authoring software in which the building model was originally created. With BIMx, ARCHICAD users have been able to publish self-running BIMx models for their clients to run on desktop computers (Win/Mac), as well as on iOS and Android devices putting BIM into the hands of all stakeholders not actively involved in the actual creation of the BIM model such as contractors, builders, clients, owners, and principals of design practices.