Features Allplan Engineering Building 2020
Visual Scripting - the alternative to programming
Visual Scripting is ideal for parametric modeling of complex shapes, creating frequently used custom objects, and automating workflows. Instead of learning a programming language, you simply visually arrange nodes and link them together. Compared to the Technical Preview, Allplan 2020 improves the user interface, introduces additional nodes, and adds more edited examples.
New: Copy along any path
With the function ”Copy along any path” you can quickly and easily copy and place objects along any path. There are various options for defining the distance or number of objects and controlling the rotation of the individual elements.
With the Real Time Renderer in Allplan 2020, you can now define different light temperatures. You can use tone mapping to achieve a warmer, neutral or cold appearance. White balance corrects the color temperature of natural light sources such as sky and sun. And thanks to the two-point perspective, distortions can be eliminated in no time at all.
Always correct values with associative dimensioning
With Allplan 2020 you always keep your dimensioning up to date. Linear dimension lines remain connected to the objects. When you make a change, the dimensioning automatically adjusts itself.
Improvements in handling attributes
In order to make the handling of attributes even more comfortable and consistent, numerous extensions and improvements have been made to attribute management. Among other things, the attributes can now also be exported as formatted Excel files. In addition, the object palette has been extended so that objects can now be filtered by attribute. The filtered objects can be highlighted in color for better visual control. The model itself can be displayed transparently. In this way, incorrectly assigned attributes can be identified more quickly.
In order to better support US standard projects, Allplan 2020 has made extensive additions specifically in the area of reinforcement: There are now standardized and user-defined bar shapes, the reinforcement legends have been adapted and interfaces created for the reinforcement manufacturers aSa and Soulé. In addition, thread bar couplers of the manufacturer HRC are supported.
More stability, more performance, more usability. These are the results of the comprehensively optimized Allplan tools for cross-team collaboration, the Allplan Workgroup Manager and Allplan Share. In addition to a project backup, the amount of data to be transferred over the network was reduced, which has a noticeable effect on response times.
Further development of interfaces
The IFC interface is continuously being further developed. The full support of NURBS bodies during import has improved the exchange of free-form geometry. In addition, different attributes can be assigned correctly during import and export. The SketchUp interface now supports the 2018 format, the CPIXML export has been updated to version 1.7.
Import of UTM coordinates
Surveying offices, authorities and construction companies are increasingly working with UTM coordinates. Due to different scaling these are incompatible with AEC software. Until now, planners had to rely on external service providers for data exchange. With the new import functions in Allplan 2020, you can now perform this coordinate transformation yourself.
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