GRAPHISOFT® has introduced significant updates to its multi award-winning BIM presentation and communication app, BIMx (Building Explorer) for integrated 2D and 3D building project navigation.
The long-awaited browser based BIMx Web Viewer is now a feature of BIMx Model Transfer site and is compatible with all major browsers that support WebGL technology.
From the designer’s desk to onsite coordination, take your project with you wherever you go!
Even the most complex and extensive models published from ARCHICAD can be presented on mobile devices, replacing ordinary design and construction viewer apps on both iOS and Android.
The latest update adds new features to both BIMx and BIMx PRO available in the App Store and on Google Play. Popular Cloud storage services like iCloud or Dropbox can be linked to the App, so downloading and opening models is as seamless as possible.
“We have found clients to be very impressed by this app as many of them are unable to read 2D drawings properly. As a communication tool it is superb.” Phill Shepherd, Associate Architect, BPN Architects
BIMx (free) now provides access to the full set of project information including 2D documents 3D models and any non-geometric data incorporated into a BIM workflow. Accessing the full contents of the Hyper-model no longer requires a PRO license, making other mobile viewers (i.e PDF ) entirely redundant for accessing ARCHICAD project documentation on construction sites.
The free version includes:-
- 3D Content
- 2D Content
- Hyperlinked 2D & 3D
- Smooth Transitions
- Real-World-like Experience
- All-round 3D Cutaways
- Cloud Storage Access
- Custom Per-Element Info Sets
- Zone Info Display
BIMx PRO (paid) now provides an on-demand measurement feature on iOS for both 2D documentation layouts and for 3D Hyper-models. As a result, BIMx users can take measurements (length, area, angles) using mobile devices. In addition, the real-time magnifier tool on layouts and the smart point/edge snapping functions and guidelines in 3D provide in-built help.
The paid version includes the following additional functionality:-
- Smart 2D and 3D Measure on iOS
- AirPrint and Google Cloud Print
- External link to Access Elements
- BIMcloud integration for team messaging
The BIMx update also includes a number of functions for Android users, previously available only on iOS.
The Web Viewer lets you access the full content of any uploaded BIMx Hyper-model without having to install any application, browser plug-in or download the model itself locally. You can start navigating right in your browser window.