Architecture

FOR ARCHITECTS WHO DEMAND MORE.

ALLPLAN’s BIM solutions for architecture cover the entire design to build process for efficient design and seamless project management. The collaborative workflows enable increased precision and greater productivity throughout the entire project life cycle. Expect more from your architectural design software!

 

ALLPLAN – BIM SOLUTIONS
FOR ARCHITECTURE

From individual houses to outstanding landmark projects, stunning architectural design and reliable project delivery requires knowledge, creativity, and precision tools.

With Allplan, you can easily create and visualize your concepts, quickly detail variants, effortlessly collaborate, efficiently manage changes, and swiftly generate accurate documentation with precise quantities to ensure your designs are realized more successfully.

 

faster* and more accurate design deliverables, visualizations, and detailed construction drawings.

* In 3D vs 2D

more efficient* and precise project costing, at earlier stages, with reliable automated quantities and materials take-off.

*Versus manual quantity take-off

increase in design productivity*, with efficient workflows that support collaborative planning and enhanced buildability.

* Using 3D design

DO YOU CONSTANTLY STRUGGLE WITH THE FOLLOWING CHALLENGES?

Ongoing worries about your project costs and time delays spiraling out of control.

Increasing complexity and collaborative requirements for design, planning, and construction.

Constant project changes taking too much time, affecting quality and incurring risk.

12 REASONS TO CHOOSE ALLPLAN

  1. Flexible workflows in 2D, 2.5D and 3D as well as the full object-orientated BIM working methodology.

Complete freedom to easily model any shape, supported with powerful tools to quickly develop building components.

  1. Integrated cloud technology for multi-user working in real-time, plus model and project collaboration with partners.

A single software solution for architectural design, building engineering, and MEP services design and detailing.

Easily exchange data with multiple exchange formats, IFC4 RV import/export, and the collaborative OPEN BIM data platform, Bimplus.

  1. Bring your project to life with the integrated rendering tools for presentations. 

  1. Optimize materials and construction approaches including cast insitu/precast concrete, steel and timber for enhanced buildability and sustainability.

One software to move effortlessly from conceptual design to detailed design, enriching with precision for construction or prefabrication.

Quickly and precisely calculate quantities and materials from an earlier stage using detailed lists for accurate tenders.

Save time with changes made automatically across deliverables simply by editing (multiple objects at) once in the model.

Accurately generate plans, drawings, and reports from the 3D model and control information for high-quality documentation.

Easily manage communication of design intent to stakeholders and construction partners with the cloud-based Bimplus platform.

Allplan workflows for Architecture

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  • 1 \ Pre- & Concept Design Quickly Get Started
  • Reliable Structured Data
  • Understand Your Site
  • Optimize Site Plans and Potential
  • Evolve Your Design into a Volume Model
  • 2 \ Developed Design Transition from Volume to Component Model
  • Smoothly Evolve from Draft to Detail
  • Easily Assess Different Variations
  • Powerful Tools for Views and Sections
  • Present and Visualize Ideas and Designs
  • 3 \ Detailed Design Evaluate Initial Costs
  • Easily Detail Parametric Opening Designs
  • Design and Manage Intelligent Room Finishes
  • Create Realistic Interiors
  • Manage Design Changes
  • Manage Rooms and Units
  • Verify Statutory Requirements
  • Compile Final Application Drawings
  • 4 \ Execution Planning Design with Various Materials, such as Precast Concrete 
  • Reliably Extract Drawings with Detail Required
  • Organize, Enrich and Analyze Project Data
  • Collaborate and Coordinate with Project Partners
  • Exchange with Structural Engineers
Quickly Get Started

Start your project with all the site requirements clearly integrated to optimize your design. Import various formats and data from Planning Authorities, clarify project framework conditions, and quickly get started. Save time and avoid duplicate work, with PDF files conveniently transformed into building elements. 

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Start your project with all the site requirements clearly integrated to optimize your design. Import various formats and data from Planning Authorities, clarify project framework conditions, and quickly get started. Save time and avoid duplicate work, with PDF files conveniently transformed into building elements. 

Reliable Structured Data

The effect of a digital sketch paper is achieved in Allplan by structuring data into drawing files. As-built data be used as the basis for planning and underlying floors can serve as the starting point for those that follow - comparing, adjusting and presenting variants is also particularly intuitive and impressive. Here, true multi-display functionality assists visually.

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The effect of a digital sketch paper is achieved in Allplan by structuring data into drawing files. As-built data be used as the basis for planning and underlying floors can serve as the starting point for those that follow - comparing, adjusting and presenting variants is also particularly intuitive and impressive. Here, true multi-display functionality assists visually.

Understand Your Site

Effortlessly incorporate existing building site features. Rapidly transform site information in the form of contours or points into realistic and precise digital terrain models. Visualize, understand your surroundings and appreciate the actual conditions on the construction site for a better design quality.

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Effortlessly incorporate existing building site features. Rapidly transform site information in the form of contours or points into realistic and precise digital terrain models. Visualize, understand your surroundings and appreciate the actual conditions on the construction site for a better design quality.

Optimize Site Plans and Potential

Easily visualize 2D plans, individually design and quickly add features such as shadows to optimize the representation of your design within the site plan. Enhance site plan deliverables, introducing realistic aspects to improve the quality of your design. Rapidly create design footprints with initial design shapes. Smoothly compare variants to instantly evaluate first drafts. Improve your initial decision-making process through visualization of options within your construction site.

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Easily visualize 2D plans, individually design and quickly add features such as shadows to optimize the representation of your design within the site plan. Enhance site plan deliverables, introducing realistic aspects to improve the quality of your design. Rapidly create design footprints with initial design shapes. Smoothly compare variants to instantly evaluate first drafts. Improve your initial decision-making process through visualization of options within your construction site.

Evolve Your Design into a Volume Model

Bring your concept to life with powerful and flexible tools to rapidly implement your design ideas and vision. Benefit from either working in 2D on your footprint, such that the 3D model is created simultaneously or directly work in 3D. Confidently move to working in 3D whilst benefiting from 2D working views.

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Bring your concept to life with powerful and flexible tools to rapidly implement your design ideas and vision. Benefit from either working in 2D on your footprint, such that the 3D model is created simultaneously or directly work in 3D. Confidently move to working in 3D whilst benefiting from 2D working views.

2 \ Developed Design
Transition from Volume to Component Model

Move quickly from your concept to a developed design with automated tools. Easily build up a component based model from the volume concept. Accelerate design work using realistic and intelligent components to be able to refine your design rapidly. Benefit from object-based planning through the BIM working method. Any free-form geometries can be modeled and converted so that Allplan recognizes them as components and takes them into account in quantity takeoff, for example. With free-form modeling in Allplan, there are no limits to your own creativity and precision. Thanks to the Parasolid modeling kernel, curved shapes are precisely displayed and calculated. In the areas of creative architectural design for competitions and in precise execution planning, a wide variety of complex shapes can be easily created, quickly modified and evaluated in reports. 

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Move quickly from your concept to a developed design with automated tools. Easily build up a component based model from the volume concept. Accelerate design work using realistic and intelligent components to be able to refine your design rapidly. Benefit from object-based planning through the BIM working method. Any free-form geometries can be modeled and converted so that Allplan recognizes them as components and takes them into account in quantity takeoff, for example. With free-form modeling in Allplan, there are no limits to your own creativity and precision. Thanks to the Parasolid modeling kernel, curved shapes are precisely displayed and calculated. In the areas of creative architectural design for competitions and in precise execution planning, a wide variety of complex shapes can be easily created, quickly modified and evaluated in reports. 

Smoothly Evolve from Draft to Detail

When working in Allplan, existing data is used optimally – such that the built model continues to develop through each project phase. Existing data is refined and enriched with regards to modeling or depth of information. Models do not have to be constantly remodeled with each project phase. Overall, this philosophy offers immense time savings and represents the basic idea of BIM from the very beginning. From initial design - to construction, drawings can be continuously and constantly modified.

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When working in Allplan, existing data is used optimally – such that the built model continues to develop through each project phase. Existing data is refined and enriched with regards to modeling or depth of information. Models do not have to be constantly remodeled with each project phase. Overall, this philosophy offers immense time savings and represents the basic idea of BIM from the very beginning. From initial design - to construction, drawings can be continuously and constantly modified.

Easily Assess Different Variations

Conveniently focus on different variations and their advantages e.g. easily evaluate roof design options and ensure compliance with standards. Benefit from a variety of roof modeling options such as quick changes or negative slopes. As the roof is linked to associated objects such as walls and facades, they automatically update when the roof design changes. 

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Conveniently focus on different variations and their advantages e.g. easily evaluate roof design options and ensure compliance with standards. Benefit from a variety of roof modeling options such as quick changes or negative slopes. As the roof is linked to associated objects such as walls and facades, they automatically update when the roof design changes. 

Powerful Tools for Views and Sections

Easily access and prepare the views and sections you require to accurately produce your plans and layouts. Visualize and present your designs, check buildability and bring floor plans together in the vertical design dimension. Benefit from powerful tools to rapidly produce drawings in the style and format required. Save time as changes made, in the model, are automatically updated in your views and sections.

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Easily access and prepare the views and sections you require to accurately produce your plans and layouts. Visualize and present your designs, check buildability and bring floor plans together in the vertical design dimension. Benefit from powerful tools to rapidly produce drawings in the style and format required. Save time as changes made, in the model, are automatically updated in your views and sections.

Present and Visualize Ideas and Designs

From first concepts to detailed walkthroughs, Allplan offers a variety of tools to present and visualize your ideas. Export models to an easily accessible 3D PDF to give clients an understanding of the building, create convincing visualizations with rendering tools or via the LUMION interface, and coordinate and discuss your projects in construction meetings on Bimplus.

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From first concepts to detailed walkthroughs, Allplan offers a variety of tools to present and visualize your ideas. Export models to an easily accessible 3D PDF to give clients an understanding of the building, create convincing visualizations with rendering tools or via the LUMION interface, and coordinate and discuss your projects in construction meetings on Bimplus.

3 \ Detailed Design
Evaluate Initial Costs

Rapidly model cost estimates based on reports such as door lists, windows, finishes, building materials, etc. Benefit from reports that you can use instantly or export into the format or layout you need. Quickly create quantities and materials for costs and evaluate options.

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Rapidly model cost estimates based on reports such as door lists, windows, finishes, building materials, etc. Benefit from reports that you can use instantly or export into the format or layout you need. Quickly create quantities and materials for costs and evaluate options.

Easily Detail Parametric Opening Designs

Apply the detail to your design for planning applications and buildability checks. Take advantage of powerful parametric tools to design windows, doors, etc. Create individual designs to specific standards and easily replicate across multiple openings. Rapidly apply changes across all instances – change one element and your design automatically adjusts.

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Apply the detail to your design for planning applications and buildability checks. Take advantage of powerful parametric tools to design windows, doors, etc. Create individual designs to specific standards and easily replicate across multiple openings. Rapidly apply changes across all instances – change one element and your design automatically adjusts.

Design and Manage Intelligent Room Finishes

Benefit from intuitive programing. Room finishes are intelligently applied to rooms in their entirety rather than as individual elements. This enables finishes to be managed centrally, so that changes can be easily applied, saving time and minimizing errors. Finishes automatically react to the room they are assigned to defined by rules and settings. Access accurate calculations based on a dependable and logical approach.

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Benefit from intuitive programing. Room finishes are intelligently applied to rooms in their entirety rather than as individual elements. This enables finishes to be managed centrally, so that changes can be easily applied, saving time and minimizing errors. Finishes automatically react to the room they are assigned to defined by rules and settings. Access accurate calculations based on a dependable and logical approach.

Create Realistic Interiors

Apply realistic elements to furnish your designs. Easily implement library elements to quickly design room interiors, easily replicate across your project and instantly derive inventories on each room.

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Apply realistic elements to furnish your designs. Easily implement library elements to quickly design room interiors, easily replicate across your project and instantly derive inventories on each room.

Manage Design Changes

Manage changes across your designs with intelligent parametric adjustment of objects. Apply changes universally to implement design modifications within seconds; for example, on openings, room finishes or dimensioning.

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Manage changes across your designs with intelligent parametric adjustment of objects. Apply changes universally to implement design modifications within seconds; for example, on openings, room finishes or dimensioning.

Manage Rooms and Units

Conveniently analyze individual rooms or groups of rooms, such as apartments, to instantly overview floor space. Calculate space for investment purposes or inventory elements assigned to rooms and ensure standards compliance. The powerful quantity takeoff enables ultimate flexibility.

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Conveniently analyze individual rooms or groups of rooms, such as apartments, to instantly overview floor space. Calculate space for investment purposes or inventory elements assigned to rooms and ensure standards compliance. The powerful quantity takeoff enables ultimate flexibility.

Verify Statutory Requirements

Apply relevant regional norms, where available, for automatic generation of specific calculations for your building application, such as the German DIN 277. Norms for application relevant numbers are installed by default on your plans.

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Apply relevant regional norms, where available, for automatic generation of specific calculations for your building application, such as the German DIN 277. Norms for application relevant numbers are installed by default on your plans.

Compile Final Application Drawings

Easily produce your drawings in a presentation style suitable for all requirements, such as schematic design, presentation drawings, construction or application plans. Benefit from quick and intuitive tools to deliver superior representation - all based on your model. Parametric title blocks save time and support documentation and layout preparation.

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Easily produce your drawings in a presentation style suitable for all requirements, such as schematic design, presentation drawings, construction or application plans. Benefit from quick and intuitive tools to deliver superior representation - all based on your model. Parametric title blocks save time and support documentation and layout preparation.

4 \ Execution Planning
Design with Various Materials, such as Precast Concrete 

Precast concrete can be individual, lively, and colorful - inclined precast walls, structural matrices for creative facade design or colored concrete offer plenty of freedom for realization of architectural visions. Discover the integrated precast functions in Allplan now. 

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Precast concrete can be individual, lively, and colorful - inclined precast walls, structural matrices for creative facade design or colored concrete offer plenty of freedom for realization of architectural visions. Discover the integrated precast functions in Allplan now. 

Reliably Extract Drawings with Detail Required

Creating drawings in Allplan is as simple as deriving them from the 3D model. This makes the day-to-day workflow extremely easy. After initial layout, many modifications can be made subsequently either to the model itself or in the specific drawing display. For example, different layouts with the same model section can display different information by adjusting pens, colors, and surfaces, or by hiding elements. Associations can be easily exchanged so that, for example, floors are based on the same layout. Automated headers allow the creation and updating of countless plans in a similar way to mail merge functionality. This has enormous potential for saving time through automated labeling. 

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Creating drawings in Allplan is as simple as deriving them from the 3D model. This makes the day-to-day workflow extremely easy. After initial layout, many modifications can be made subsequently either to the model itself or in the specific drawing display. For example, different layouts with the same model section can display different information by adjusting pens, colors, and surfaces, or by hiding elements. Associations can be easily exchanged so that, for example, floors are based on the same layout. Automated headers allow the creation and updating of countless plans in a similar way to mail merge functionality. This has enormous potential for saving time through automated labeling. 

Organize, Enrich and Analyze Project Data

The efficient and logical administration of data in Allplan via the drawing file system not only improves performance in the application, but also the user's own performance when editing individual model areas. Allplan is particularly suitable for large, complex projects (e.g. several buildings or properties) because of the logical structuring of data (model areas, plans, calculations, etc.). The object palette supports this philosophy and makes it possible to make the most of the available data. Properties of individual elements can be grouped based on criteria such as drawing file, layer, trades, element type, attribute, and more, analyzed, visually marked, and adjusted with drag-&-drop as needed. 

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The efficient and logical administration of data in Allplan via the drawing file system not only improves performance in the application, but also the user's own performance when editing individual model areas. Allplan is particularly suitable for large, complex projects (e.g. several buildings or properties) because of the logical structuring of data (model areas, plans, calculations, etc.). The object palette supports this philosophy and makes it possible to make the most of the available data. Properties of individual elements can be grouped based on criteria such as drawing file, layer, trades, element type, attribute, and more, analyzed, visually marked, and adjusted with drag-&-drop as needed. 

Collaborate and Coordinate with Project Partners

Coordination of tasks with the synchronized Allplan and Bimplus Issue Management is a real advantage, especially in BIM management and BIM coordination. For model checking and quality control, an interface from Bimplus to Solibri has been developed: The BCF Live Connector enables a smooth, automated transfer of issues from Solibri to Bimplus. Thanks to an extensive attribution of objects, rooms, etc. in Allplan, even small offices with only a few employees can consistently process large BIM projects. The user-friendly IFC export in Allplan offers many settings and options for sharing your own data with planning partners. Thanks to the Allplan building structure, which is based on the BIM working approach, it is possible to control more precisely what (e.g. several properties) is to be exported and how (and what not). 

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Coordination of tasks with the synchronized Allplan and Bimplus Issue Management is a real advantage, especially in BIM management and BIM coordination. For model checking and quality control, an interface from Bimplus to Solibri has been developed: The BCF Live Connector enables a smooth, automated transfer of issues from Solibri to Bimplus. Thanks to an extensive attribution of objects, rooms, etc. in Allplan, even small offices with only a few employees can consistently process large BIM projects. The user-friendly IFC export in Allplan offers many settings and options for sharing your own data with planning partners. Thanks to the Allplan building structure, which is based on the BIM working approach, it is possible to control more precisely what (e.g. several properties) is to be exported and how (and what not). 

Exchange with Structural Engineers

When working with structural engineers, Bimplus offers an advantage through the (SCIA) AutoConverter. Improved and accelerated communication with structural designers has a direct influence on a faster review and decision. The export and import of SAF files including revision comparison is breaking down barriers in the collaboration between architecture and structural analysis, as neither architects or structural engineers need to rebuild their models. Instead, they exchange information based on their own expertise. With the full version of AutoConverter, the structural analysis is also played back to Allplan.

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When working with structural engineers, Bimplus offers an advantage through the (SCIA) AutoConverter. Improved and accelerated communication with structural designers has a direct influence on a faster review and decision. The export and import of SAF files including revision comparison is breaking down barriers in the collaboration between architecture and structural analysis, as neither architects or structural engineers need to rebuild their models. Instead, they exchange information based on their own expertise. With the full version of AutoConverter, the structural analysis is also played back to Allplan.

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