Allplan 2023-1 offers enhancements for design and planning of buildings, infrastructure, and construction projects
Allplan 2023-1 offers several new features that support more efficient design to build workflows across AEC, according to Eduardo Lazzarotto, SVP Product & Strategy at Allplan.
For architects, there is a big emphasis on visualisation, with new integrated GPU-accelerated visualization tools based on Redshift from Maxon and a Technical Preview of the Twinmotion Direct Link, which enables ‘on-the-fly’ one-click syncing of Allplan models with Twinmotion in real time.
For model quality management, the introduction of Solibri Inside allows designers to perform checks and identify errors from within the BIM Explorer in Allplan. The free standard package from Solibri supports model-based or information-based checks, such as door and window clearances and level of information (LOI) checks.
For engineering, the integration of the Schöck catalog provides direct access to the latest installation parts, provided via a web service to ensure that the latest product data is available directly in Allplan.
Users of Allplan Bridge 2023 are now able to synchronize analytical models over the Allplan Cloud (via Bimplus) with Lusas finite element analysis software. The first release of this connection will support concrete box girder bridges, with or without pre-stressed tendons, with more bridge types to be supported in the future. Via the Allplan Cloud, analytically relevant entities from Allplan Bridge can also be transferred to various structural analysis solutions for further processing.
For construction planning, Bimplus now offers a new flexible Toolhub, which allows the Project Navigator to be moved, docked, collapsed, or hidden so users can view the entire model in full-screen mode on a tablet
Further to Allplan’s quantity take-off functionality, there is now an Allplan Cloud-based solution to ‘conveniently generate’ quantity take-off information, say on-site. Allplan users can now extract the quantities contained in a BIM model in Bimplus, for example, to estimate the materials needed for different construction phases. According to the company, this offers substantial time savings versus manual approaches together with more accurate data, and reduced risks of errors, avoiding wasted materials and additional costs.