The cloud integration App for ArchiCAD has launched. Now, GRAPHISOFT offers, at no charge to ArchiCAD users worldwide, a set of tools to find, source, update and check BIM objects supplied through the cloud at www.bimobject.com.

bimobject1=2This integration represents another best-in-class web service offered by GRAPHISOFT. Use the app to begin speedy browsing of the BIMobject® cloud database so you can locate real products from real manufacturers. All it takes is a click to download the BIM objects to the ArchiCAD user’s project, already ready for placement and further configuration.

You’ll be glad to know that the BIMobject app also checks for updates. That way you can be sure the actual version of the placed object in your project is the same version as on the cloud. Should a newer version of the actual product exist in the cloud, the product information can automatically be transferred to the already downloaded files. You won’t find this feature in any other solution. It allows manufacturers to update product data and add new properties to already downloaded objects and solves the issue of keeping and maintaining data up to date. A win-win for both the user and manufacturer.

bimobject1What’s more is this app includes BIMail integration. With the BIMail integration – ArchiCAD users can send and receive BIMails directly from inside their BIM software, adding a social element to ArchiCAD. Users can receive manufacturer news and product updates through BIMail directly inside the ArchiCAD system.

Another bonus of this app is the featured manufacturer section where building and interior product manufacturers can obtain their own branded button. It opens the private cloud of that particular manufacturer inside ArchiCAD so the user can browse that manufacturer’s products directly. The manufacturers featured will update on a monthly basis through web services, and is directly connected to the cloud solution at http://bimobject.com/

Information about the App for Windows is available at GRAPHISOFT.com and for immediate download at BIMobject.com, or from inside the ArchiCAD 17 application. The App is also compatible with ArchiCAD version 15 and 16. The App will be available for Mac in the second half of July.

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