Greater freedom and precision in modeling - Allplan 2016

Greater freedom and precision in modeling - Allplan 2016

Allplan 2016

Allplan launches new version Allplan 2016

Allplan, the leading European vendor of Building Information Modeling (BIM) solutions, presented the new version of its BIM software for architects and engineers at July 8, 2015.

Equipped with powerful tools, Allplan 2016 increases flexibility in 3D modeling and supports efficient and intuitive workflows. One of the highlights is the integration of the Parasolid® software 3D modeling kernel developed by Siemens’ product lifecycle management (PLM) software business. It gives users greater freedom and precision in creating volume and surface models, as well as in modeling of engineering works. With many improvements to the user interface, the new version also ensures smooth workflows. “Our customers face the challenge of designing and constructing increasingly sophisticated structures with ever more demanding time and cost pressures. We want to help them realize their creative and innovative concepts” says Dr. Jörg Rahmer, General Manager of Allplan. “With Allplan 2016, we have a powerful piece of technology at our disposal. Integration of the Parasolid modeling kernel from Siemens PLM Software is an important milestone in the consistent further development of Allplan in the areas of modeling and visualization. As the leading vendor of BIM solutions, our efficient workflows allow our customers to implement their BIM projects and help them provide greater transparency and cost security in design,” Rahmer continues. 

Highlights of Allplan Architecture 2016:

New 3D kernel for free-form solids

With the integration of the Parasolid 3D modeling kernel from Siemens PLM Software, Allplan is matching the general trend towards increasingly free-form solids in modern architecture. In practice, this means that architects need design software that they can use to create freeform solids down to the last detail and integrate with the design process. The new 3D kernel in Allplan Architecture 2016 provides a new level of flexibility and precision when creating these structures: The new version makes it easier to modify 3D objects and improves the representation quality in the animation window.

Object Navigator for structured model data

To maintain a clear overview, especially when designing complex structures, the data of the virtual building model must be well structured. The new Object Navigator in Allplan Architecture 2016 provides a clear representation of all the components of a model. Elements or element groups can be targeted specifically for display, modification, or resorting. The Object Navigator facilitates both the control and correction of BIM models, as well as collaboration on the BIM model.

Visualization functions for perfect rendering

Allplan Architecture 2016 meets the growing demand for ever more perfect renderings for communication between the architect and the client through enhanced visualization functions. The integrated CineRender from Maxon, that was first brought onto the market within the framework of the Allplan 30-year edition, has been expanded to include Ambient Occlusion. The function represents indirect light and shadow conditions particularly realistically. The white model feature enables users to disable materials and textures with a single click to create an abstract visualization based on a pure white architecture model.

Integrated customer wishes

The wishes of the customers were also of paramount importance during development of the new version: Architectural users benefit from an improved workflow with the option to arrange design windows across multiple screens (multi-display support). Allplan libraries have been improved with regard to ease of use. Other additions include two new SmartPart objects for skylights and lift doors, enabling the creation of more individual and effective models and designs.


Allplan Architecture 2016 and the free 30-day trial version are now available for download.For further information, see:

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janettemanolache's picture
janettemanolache 17. July 2015 - 13:57

Very good plan. This is how things should work, but you are known, there in Berlin, for your good work. Lili

maxmanmmc 26. July 2015 - 21:15

With the integration of the Parasolid 3D modeling kernel from Siemens PLM Software, Allplan is matching the general trend towards increasingly free-form solids in modern architecture.

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jamesriyadi33 25. August 2015 - 10:12

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