Allplan, the intelligent CAD platform offers an ideal starting point for a BIM-oriented approach. You create a 3D based building model that lets you identify and rectify discrepancies early on. If the model is correct, the corresponding general arrangement and reinforcement drawings created will also be correct, thus preventing delays on the construction site.
Allplan makes interdisciplinary work easier for example it enables round-trip engineering of the building model for structural calculations with other engineering programs such as Scia and back again into Allplan.
“Allplan is the tool we use to draw up a virtual model, the most important basis for a BIM environment. It is from this model that we derive 2D drawings, tables, and plans. Each planner uses his or her own software, making it crucial that the Allplan model can be exported to other programs. The model is the starting point of a project, not the final objective.”
Ramon Steins; Engineer office van der Werf en Nass bv, Netherlands