IDEA Architecture 14 – New features

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 The easiest transition to 3D and BIM for CAD users

IDEA Architecture is a DWG-based 2D & 3D Architectural software renown by experts to be the BIM software offering the easiest transition from AutoCAD® or other CAD platforms.

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IDEA Architecture 14 is a major milestone with very important new features:

EASY SWITCH, HIGH PRODUCTIVITY

You just need to know some very simple 2D commands any AutoCAD® user knows like polyline, copy or entity snaps  to create the floor plans using our BIM technology.

IDEA Architecture will create the 3D BIM model and let you extract any drawing you need for your project (floor plans, elevations, cross-sections, perspective views…). All these DWG drawings will be updated in real-time while you modify the project.

UNRIVALED COMPATIBILITY WITH AUTOCAD

IDEA Architecture is the only BIM Software for Architecture using DWG as its native file format. Our BIM projects are saved in DWG. Besides the AutoCAD-like look-and-feel of our user interface, BIM objects can be converted upon request into simple vectors in order to share 2D or 3D drawings with CAD Software (that obviously can’t edit BIM objects). Our Architectural software includes also all the CAD features of 4MCAD IntelliCAD, our alternative to AutoCAD : you can read and modify any DWG drawing and also use our software for CAD…

OUR BIM TECHNOLOGY INCREASES PRODUCTIVITY AND EASE OF USE

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new project sample : The SPA Hotel !

BIM objects are intelligent and parametric. You just need to choose a shape and can define the size and options.  Smart modelers help you to create any  kind of 3D stairs or roofs in a few clicks. The software understands the logical interaction between objects and will adjust them accordingly. You save a lot of time both in 2D and 3D.

But unlike other BIM software, our BIM technology does not come at the expense of speed.

It is just the opposite! Drawing in 3D with BIM in IDEA Architecture is even faster and more simple than simple 2D design in CAD software. The user just needs to draw the floor plans using simple polylines and our libraries of intelligent and parametric walls, windows, stairs, roofs… etc.

The software will build the 3D and let you extract in a few clicks all the 2D and 3D views you need (floor plans, elevations, cross sections, perspective views and more). You save time at each step of the project and the software keeps these views updated in real time while you modify the project.

IDEA ARCHITECTURE 14 : NEW FEATURES IN DETAILS

IFC SUPPORT : SHARE BIM PROJECTS WITH REVIT®, ARCHICAD® & MORE

IFC is the common, and open ISO standard to share BIM projects. Using IFC you can import and export projects from/to non-4M BIM Software for Architecture and Engineering and benefit from high synergies with your partners.

Intelligent & Parametric 3D BIM objects

3D BIM OBJECTS GET EVEN SMARTER

* Doors & windows schedules: insert tables with quantities and details.
* Calculate and show areas in each room and create info tables.
* Grips editing of BIM objects:  stairs, rails, slabs, walls…
* Materials preview while creating BIM objects.

 

Insert images from Google Earth as a background - Export the building to Google Earth

EXCITING NEW RENDERING FEATURES

 * New library of 3D furnitures  which materials can be edited.
* New materials with materials manager and .jpg import.
* Walk & modify with real-time rendering. X3 faster full render.
* Google Earth import / export. Export in .3ds format.

Create DWG layouts with different views of your project and keep them updated

LAYOUTS & PRINTING MANAGEMENT

* Set layers visibility for sections views and perspectives.
* New wizard to  create layouts with different views of the project.
* PC3 files support and Publish command.
* Non-rectangular windows and save printers in layouts

 

 

IDEA Architecture also includes a full CAD Software

HIGHER PRODUCTIVITY,
HIGHER EASE OF USE

* New startup wizard to get started and find latest projects + new dialog to find and open projects.
* Higher speed.
* Includes all the latest CAD features of 4MCAD IntelliCAD: PC3 support,  Publish,  edit block attributes by double-click, Revcloud…

 

 

 

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