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    Allplan 2023 Released for BIM

    MUNICH, Germany, Oct 14, 2022 – ALLPLAN, provider of BIM solutions for the AEC industry, launches the new version of its BIM software Allplan 2023. As a connecting platform for interdisciplinary collaboration between architects, engineers, precast plants and construction companies, Allplan 2023 enables efficient coordination and collaborative workflows. The multi-material solution covers everything from masonry, cast-in-place concrete to steel and timber construction and – for the first time – precast concrete.

    The ability to coordinate different materials and construction methods in one common model enables architects to better consider the economical and sustainable use of building materials, earlier, and in accordance with environmental requirements. Engineers and construction companies can build directly on the architects’ design and use it as the basis for structural analysis and detailing, MEP engineering, prefabrication and construction. Allplan 2023 supports workflows across the entire process from the initial idea to the completed project, enabling time, cost, and material savings.

    “Our corporate vision is to make Allplan the most widely used central platform for the global AEC industry, enabling users to realize sustainable, functional and outstanding buildings and infrastructure,” says Dr. Detlef Schneider, CEO at ALLPLAN. “With Allplan 2023, we have a comprehensive platform for efficient coordination and interdisciplinary collaboration that covers the entire design and construction process from initial design to execution planning for site and precast design. Allplan is your AEC platform to design and build together.”

    Highlights for building design

    When it comes to building design, productivity, quick and easy modeling is key. The properties palette has been updated to make creating and adjusting openings in walls and slabs more convenient, flexible, and swift. Simply specify the dimensions and any sub-objects – such as lintels, rabbets, or facings – in the palette, and Allplan 2023 does the rest.

    Due to increasingly complex construction projects and the trend towards ever more detailed planning, data volumes are continuously rising. Terrain surveys or point clouds with many millions of points represent a particular challenge. Allplan 2023 processes such data directly on the graphics card. In this way, large volumes of data can be reliably processed without time delays or memory limits.

    Allplan 2023 supports precise planning of excavation and provides Powerful objects and functions for intelligent construction site planning. 

    Designing and detailing reinforcement is also faster than before. Allplan’s automated reinforcement modeling is a stand-out feature. Now it is even more effective in Allplan 2023 with the ability to reinforce several identical walls and columns at the same time. With regard to the increasing requirements in BIM projects, the attribution of reinforcement has been extensively revised, and a new release manager supports the cycle-accurate ordering of reinforcement in lean construction projects. Massimo Stefani, architect and BIM Consultant at Harpaceas, comments: “With Allplan 2023 a series of new features are provided that make the positioning of the reinforcements in the modeled structure even easier, faster and more intuitive than was previously possible. In addition to what is enabled with the numerous PythonParts developed in previous versions, the new automatic reinforcement functions of some typical elements allow you to further speed up the workflow.”

    The Allplan 2023 version is characterized by newly integrated precast design and detailing features. As a result, engineering offices and precast plants can now create even the most complex of precast components in one platform using a familiar interface. This not only simplifies project coordination, but also enables new, even more efficient workflows. Reinhard Roscher, Managing Director of CAD-Forge GmbH from Graz, is also impressed by the new possibilities: “I have already had very positive experiences with Allplan 2023 as a beta tester and I am able to create high-quality plans for my customers in precast plants.”

    Accurately modeling steel framework is another activity that can be time-consuming. To overcome this, Allplan 2023 now lets you customize the start and end angles of the structural framing elements, as well as specify holes and end conditions. There’s no need to manually model each feature, so more detailed frames can be created in less time and to higher precision, improving efficiency of communication while collaborating with detailers, fabricators, MEP engineers, and other BIM stakeholders.

    Convincing clients of creative ideas is often best achieved with atmospheric visualizations of the project. With Allplan 2023, the powerful visualization options have been extensively enhanced. Visualization effects are now also available throughout the animation as well as with Realtime Render and CineRender. The integration of the Lumion LiveSync connection improves the visualization workflow by tracking Allplan scenes and their changes in Lumion in real time.

    With Allplan 2023, the extremely powerful visualization options have been extensively enhanced. For example, visualization effects such as bloom and lens flare, depth of field and volumetric fog are now also available throughout the animation as well as with Realtime Render and CineRender.

    Highlights for infrastructure design

    There is a major productivity boost for users working on terrain and road plans. Allplan 2023 improves and automates plan rendering and introduces additional components and layers. This results in a reduction of manual workflows leading to significant time savings, further supported through an IFC road-compatible building structure and attributes for smoother data exchange.

    To boost productivity on infrastructure projects, Allplan 2023 improves and automates plan rendering and introduces additional components and layers

    With Allplan Bridge 2023, parametric modeling along axes is extended to include free parametric modeling of basic bodies such as prisms as well as associated Boolean functions. This introduces a new era in modeling, allowing bridge components, bridge abutments but also, for example, integral bridges to be modeled with maximum efficiency. Additionally, the calculation options have also been further extended, for example for external tendons.

    Highlights for construction planning

    Inner-city construction and infrastructure projects often necessitate accurate excavation shoring. Allplan 2023 supports the detailed design of these requirements with new functions for planning bored pile and soldier pile walls, as well as ground anchors.

    Every construction site situation is different and requires individual and careful consideration, for example, for the intelligent placement of cranes, containers, or fences. Allplan 2023 provides new objects such as the ‘tower crane’ with collision detection as well as simple capacity checking, that is particularly easy to customize and can also be linked to specific manufacturer data such as tower, foundation, and jib dimensions. With tools like these, a well-thought-out construction site setup can be planned and achieved in the shortest possible time.

    Highlights for interdisciplinary collaboration

    No one designs a project in isolation. Now, with a host of updated interfaces and libraries, getting that information from your model and into a format that can be used by an external party is even more efficient than previously. For example, IFC, DWG, and DGN formats all use the Open Design Alliance libraries, for the most up-to-date and widely used formats. Other available formats include SAF for structural engineering, SHP for cadastral information, IFC4precast for precast concrete, and the IFC4 Reference View export has been certified by buildingSMART.

    New version allows interdisciplinary AEC teamwork on a single platform

    Instead of importing and exporting BCF files, the connection of the Allplan Issue Manager with the Solibri BCF Live Connector now allows issues identified during model checking in Solibri to be transferred directly to the issue workflow in Allplan. Thus, issues can be evaluated and processed, edited, and corrected directly in Allplan.

    Availability

    Allplan 2023 as well as the free 30-day trial version are now available for download.

    Further information: https://www.allplan.com/allplan2023.

    About ALLPLAN

    ALLPLAN is a global developer of open solutions for Building Information Modeling (BIM). For more than 50 years ALLPLAN has pioneered the digitalization of the construction industry. Always focused on the clients we provide innovative tools to design, construct and manage projects – inspiring users to realize their visions. ALLPLAN solutions are being used by over 240,000 architects, engineers, contractors and facilities managers in 20 languages. Headquartered in Munich, Germany, ALLPLAN is part of the Nemetschek Group. Around the world, over 400 dedicated employees continue to write the ALLPLAN success story. For more information, visit www.allplan.com.

    About Nemetschek Group

    The Nemetschek Group is a pioneer for the digital transformation in the AEC industry. With its software solutions, it covers the complete life cycle of building and infrastructure projects and guides its customers into the future of digitalization. As one of the world’s leading corporate groups in this field, the Nemetschek Group increases quality in the construction process and improves the digital workflow of all those involved in the construction process. This revolves around the use of open standards (Open BIM). The innovative solutions of the 16 brands in the four customer-oriented divisions are used by approximately six million users worldwide. Founded by Prof. Georg Nemetschek in 1963, the Nemetschek Group today employs more than 3,000 experts.

    Publicly listed since 1999 and quoted on the MDAX and TecDAX, the company achieved revenue in the amount of EUR 556.9 million and an EBITDA of EUR 165.7 million in 2019. For more information, visit https://www.nemetschek.com.

    Nitin Patil
    Nitin Patil
    Editor and Director of Content, DailyCADCAM.com. Nitin completed his Master's in Mass Communication & Journalism and having 13 years of work experience as an editor, content writer with renowned international technical magazines and media companies. He is associated with CAD,CAM industry since 2008.
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