Allplan Engineering is a powerful BIM planning tool that supports the entire planning process for engineering and design offices, as well as construction companies. The software’s particular strength lies in the three-dimensional general arrangement and reinforcement design. With this, the building construction is carried out in advance, so that discrepancies and conflicts are already visible in the planning phase. All the common interfaces are available to ensure smooth collaboration with planning partners.
Complex, geometrically demanding building projects call for powerful and flexible tools that are easy to use. The differences from country to country also demand extensive adjustment possibilities. One tool that fulfills these demands is PythonParts – parametric objects on the basis of the Python script language. You can use the Python API programming interface to access Allplan functionalities and to create new functions and objects, including reinforcements, if required. The PythonParts have a user interface with properties palettes, handles, and individual work processes, and can be adjusted with just a few clicks. In addition, you can use Python API to automate recurring work steps. In this way, you can improve productivity, avoid design errors, and support the BIM working method.
Due to the integrated Parasolid modeling kernel, a large number of new options are available to you. For example, 3D solids without any previous polygonization can be modified simply and precisely. The system allows the editing of random points, straight or curved edges and the surfaces of 3D elements. In addition, the user-friendliness and the workflows in 3D modeling have been optimized at various points.
Parasolid-based 3D solids can now be converted into user-defined free-form components (quantity solids). These user-defined components can be modified in flexible and simple ways with the usual modifications such as Boolean operations or point modification. It is even possible to easily define and adjust the outline presentation.
One central challenge involved in working with the BIM method is to allocate the various tasks clearly to all the project participants and then to track them. The task management should be as quick and as convenient as possible for both you and your design partners. The Task Board was introduced in Allplan 2017 for this purpose. The Task Board is directly connected to the open BIM platform, bim+. With bim+, you can collate, view, analyze, and share model data from Allplan and other OpenBIM solutions. The BIM Coordinator, for example, may detect unclear situations or design errors thanks to a visual check and can assign any problem to an editor. During the interaction between bim+ and Allplan, any new to-dos are immediately displayed on both sides. When the task is complete, the status is set to “Done” and the modified model is uploaded to bim+ again. All the project participants then immediately have access to the new design status.
To detect design errors at a very early stage, you can perform a collision check with bim+, such as between the partial models of the architects, structural designers, and building service providers. In the interaction between bim+ and Allplan, the tasks for eliminating collisions are delegated efficiently to the responsible editor via the Task Board. As soon as a new design status is available, it can be documented as a new revision with a traceable history.
*Survey of 1,103 Allplan customers/prospects in September and October 2015. In response to the question “Would you recommend Allplan to others?”, 98% said “Yes”..
Allplan Engineering is a universal BIM planning tool with extensive CAD functionality. From the first sketch, design planning and visualization through precision in the execution phase (BIM working method), our software provides you with optimum support.
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