We are proud to share some huge news from GRAPHISOFT.
The app rated #1 by ENR readers in an online survey, GRAPHISOFT BIMx™, is now available for download for a wide range of Android devices. For the first time ever, Android users will be able access the 3D viewer app and use it to demonstrate projects and models through the ultimate communication and presentation tool for BIM projects.
The innovative technology features game-like navigation and allows any user to move through a BIM model even if they do not hold a license for the authoring software. Until now, ArchiCAD users have shared presentations via BIMx on desktop computers (Win/Mac), and on the iPad/iPhone with a purpose-built app directly linked to the BIMx community for “social” model sharing. Now, Android users can enjoy the same benefits BIMx offers to iOS users, by downloading the player. With BIMx, GRAPHISOFT puts BIM into the hands of all stakeholders not actively involved in the actual creation of the BIM model such as contractors, builders, clients, owners, and principals of design practices.
GRAPHISOFT also created a Facebook-integrated BIMx community and the new Model Transfer site to help spread this innovative technology among architects, clients and all other stakeholders. This online community gives architects with either a commercial or educational license a platform where 3D interactive building models can be shared and discussed. Facebook functions such as comments, likes and share remain present and can be extended with customized functions for filtering models, searching models using key-words or finding uploaded models of specific users, architects or clients. BIMx models can be uploaded, browsed and downloaded by non-Facebook users as well; only “liking” and “commenting” requires Facebook registration.
The BIMx Model Transfer Service is a brand new “cloud service” offered to BIMx users with an active ArchiCAD Software Services Agreement. Users are entitled to 1 GB free cloud storage space with each commercial BIMx license they own. For more security, users can also password protect their files.
The BIMx desktop application is part of the standard ArchiCAD 16 installation. Click here for further information for the system requirements on desktop, iOS and Android devices: http://www.graphisoft.com/support/bimx/system_requirements/.