GRAPHISOFT New Zealand : BIM Explorer

By: Graphisoft  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Architects, Archicad

The GRAPHISOFT BIM Explorer is an innovative, interactive, 3D presentation tool for architects, which sets new standards for design communication and presentation.

BIM Explorer for captivating presentations for clients

Using GRAPHISOFT BIM Explorer and ArchiCAD architects and designers can explore their project designs with greater clarity than ever before.

Real-time 3D navigation in an architectural design – enhanced with gravity, layer control, fly-mode, egress recognition and pre-saved walkthroughs for the ultimate design exploration.

BIM Explorer provides shaded, Open-GL or Global Illumination view styles combined with grayscale, hidden-line or edge-outlined presentation modes for the ultimate design understanding and communication.

The Sun altitude and azimuth; the camera height and viewing cone as well as the image brightness and transparency can be altered for professional project presentation and design communication.

BIM Explorer for better project communication

Users can choose from a wide range of model view styles:

BIM Explorer for interactive consultation with clients at remote locations

Share your design intent and the architectural project with virtually anyone without installing any application or learning any new software. Since BIM Explorer stores the projects in an unprotected, self-running application file format, viewers don't need to hold a license of GRAPHISOFT ArchiCAD or BIM Explorer to navigate in the models.

All stakeholders - clients, consultants, builders, etc. - can explore and fully understand the entire architectural project design at any stage of the design development process in a user friendly 3D navigation environment.

BIM Explorer for ArchiCAD 15

The latest release of BIM Explorer (formerly called Virtual Building Explorer) works exclusively with ArchiCAD 15 version. BIM Explorer for ArchiCAD 15 supports all the operating systems that are compatible with the latest ArchiCAD release. Virtual Building Explorer customers should contact their ArchiCAD reseller for upgrade pricing and policy.

Starting with ArchiCAD 15 the BIM Explorer application is integrated part of the default ArchiCAD installation. This policy applies for both the commercial ArchiCAD versions shipped on DVD-s and the educational and trial versions downloaded from the MyArchiCAD website.

For the commercial and trial users of AchiCAD without a license of BIM Explorer the application is installed in trial mode. The trial version works for 30 days and allows the users to save trial BIMx project files on their local computer. Trial version BIMx files can only be played on the local computer where they were created.


Keywords: Archicad, Architects

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