The GRAPHISOFT BIMx is an innovative, interactive, 3D presentation tool for architects, which sets new standards for design communication and presentation.
What's new in BIMx Update
Real-time 3D Cutaway function
With the 3D Cutaway function, you can dynamically cut the BIMx model with a horizontal cutting plane. The cut surfaces are highlighted with an orange color and the cutting plane can be moved along in the vertical direction. This way, you can get a floor plan-like overview of the entire model and locate internal model parts that are hard to find with the explore method. So the 3D Cutaway provides an easy-to-understand view also for non-professional viewers.
Please note that only construction elements will be cut; objects remain intact.
Improved rendering technology
A new rendering engine technology is implemented in the updated version of BIMx for mobile devices for both IOs and Android platforms. The development results in:
Black and White shading mode
A new Black and White shading mode based on Global Illumination is introduced in this BIMx update. More about shading modes in BIMx: http://archicadwiki.com/BIMx/Settings#Shading
Parallel Projection Setting
BIMx can now display parallel (axonometric) projections and perspectives. Axonometric projections automatically show the entire model in the center of your view. Perspectives are defined by a viewpoint and a specific target.
The new Projection item in the Settings menu allows you to choose between the two 3d display modes.
Shorter model loading time
BIMx models can be loaded faster as in the previous BIMx versions.
Significantly better user experience
As a result of an increased FPS (frame per second) rate, model navigation is two to three times faster on average.
Less memory usage
BIMx uses slightly less memory, which means that a bigger model can be opened.
Give feedback with an ease
To give us feedback, the easiest and best way is now to use the built in message sender tool. The feedback button is available from the upper right corner of the BIMx model list.
Recent fixes in update 2.5.1224
- Models created with older versions might have shown up with wrong scale
- The application could crash if a file was opened while another load process was still in progress
- Downloaded models were not showing up on project list
BIMx provides 3D environment to explore full BIM models with game-like navigation on mobile devices or on desktop computers.
BIMx on Mobile Platforms
iOS iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch
The compatible version of BIMx is available as a free download at the App Store.
The compatible version of BIMx is available as a free download at the Play Store and at the Amazon Appstore for Kindle Fire (2nd generation and HD) devices.
BIMx Desktop/ Laptop Viewer
The GRAPHISOFT BIM Explorer (BIMx) package is included in ArchiCAD 16. By default, a Trial version of GRAPHISOFT BIM Explorer is installed.
BIMx for Mobile Platforms
BIMx Desktop/ Laptop Viewer
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