Solutions for successful precast projects

ALLPLAN has developed a smart, all-in-one solution for the successful design and implementation of precast projects. Planbar and Tim are powerful tools that make your daily work much easier and more efficient.


Increased efficiency and quality for your precast projects


Industry challenges

Increasing time and cost pressure

The accuracy of time and cost forecasts is a key issue in the construction industry. According to McKinsey, 20% of conventional construction projects exceed the planned construction time and 80% exceed the planned costs. The growing demand for affordable housing and rapidly rising commodity prices are further increasing the pressure on the industry to build even more cheaply and quickly. In addition, the complexity and number of construction projects continue to increase. This requires highly precise data as well as seamless interaction between all project participants. Another challenge for the construction industry is the shortage of qualified specialists. This affects all key areas of the company – from the design department to work preparation and production.


Solution approach

Increased efficiency through prefabricated construction

The industrial prefabrication of building components is the key to increasing productivity in the construction industry. When prefabricated parts are used, building components are prefabricated to the millimeter in production halls and then transported to the construction site as they’re needed. There, a crane takes over assembly and lifts the precast parts into place. Through digitalization and automated processes, industrialized construction enables greater efficiency, shorter lead times, and higher precision. A key advantage is also the extraordinarily precise cost and schedule predictions that result from meticulous production planning. The production conditions also play a decisive role – factories can ensure high quality precast concrete elements consistently, regardless of the weather. Overall, precast processes differ so significantly from conventional construction projects that special software is required for prefabrication.


Solution with ALLPLAN

What ALLPLAN offers the precast industry

With ALLPLAN’s innovative solutions, design offices and precast concrete plants can significantly increase the efficiency of their workflows. The powerful tools are specifically tailored to the requirements of the precast industry and optimally support precast concrete plants and design offices across all project phases: from the impressive 3D tendering model and the high-precision 3D precast model, to the complete sequence and production planning, as well as clear 3D stacking and seamless billing data. Automated workflows thus enable enormous efficiency gains.





Advantages for design offices

The use of solutions specifically for precast construction results in a wide range of added value: automated workflows enable an increase in productivity. This is also the basis for reliable time and cost planning. Well thought-out quality assurance mechanisms ensure maximum precision and help to avoid planning errors. Finally, everyone involved benefits from seamless data exchange through openBIM. With the innovative complete solution for precast construction from ALLPLAN ...

  • Accelerate the design and implementation of your precast projects
  • Reliably meet your deadlines and budget requirements
  • Increase transparency, communication, and coordination through open data exchange and BIM



Planbar and Tim - the professional BIM solutions for precast construction

ALLPLAN offers openBIM solutions for the successful design and implementation of precast projects. Planbar is one of the world’s leading BIM solutions for industrialized construction and takes your precast design to a new level of efficiency and precision. Tim provides precast plants with clear work planning in 3D, direct access to all relevant project information, and sophisticated quality assurance.

Increase the efficiency of your precast projects:

  • Powerful complete solution for prefabrication
  • User-friendly working in 2D or 3D
  • openBIM workflows for seamless collaboration with other disciplines and products

Allianz Stadion, Austria

Score: Rapid’s new precast stadium

In 2016, the tradition-steeped Viennese soccer club SK Rapid Wien moved into its new home, the Allianz Stadium. Oberndorfer Betonwerke, one of Austria's leading precast construction companies, played a major role in the construction. Among other things, Oberndorfer was responsible for the technical design and detailing, production and assembly of 880 grandstand elements, 150 precast staircases and up to 18-meter high external supports with a total weight of more than 40 tons. Oberndorfer uses PLANBAR as the planning software. © Foto SK Rapid Wien

OPP Vejle Psyk, Denmark

New hospital wing made of high-quality precast elements

For the construction of the new wing, Vejle Clinic relied on precast concrete construction. All concrete elements were supplied by Contiga Tinglev A/S, such as the support piers for the walkway and the circular piers in the interior. A total of 14,000 square meters of concrete walls and 24,000 square meters of hollow were delivered. Contiga Tinglev is considered a pioneer in its field, is the precast concrete market leader in Denmark and relies on PLANBAR for the design and detailing. © Foto Contiga Tinglev

At the top of the Puy de Dôme volcano, France

Rock solid at the lava dome: the station made of precast concrete elements

The underground mountain railway station made of precast concrete elements provides shelter from the extreme weather conditions for 380,000 visitors every year. Prefabricated double walls from Rector Lesage were the solution for simplified logistics and maximum precision. Placed in a slight circular shape, almost 3,600 square meters of double walls form the reception and circulation area as well as the outer walls and the station platform. For the design of all precast elements Rector Lesage relies on PLANBAR. © Foto Rector Lesage

Advantages of Planbar at a glance

Create shop drawings automatically

Create shop drawings including reinforcement, fixtures, and dimensions with just one click thanks to intelligent templates. For each precast element type, Planbar automatically creates an individual plan layout.

Precise design of precast elements

Planbar allows you to efficiently model all types of precast elements. Design walls, slabs, or structural precast elements such as stairs or columns quicker and easier than ever before.

Flexible design in 2D or 3D

Our unique shop drawing technology combines the clarity of the 3D model with the simplicity of the 2D plan. Technically speaking, the plans are views of the model, so that the plan, model, and all views are 100% consistent every second. This allows you to make necessary changes quickly and easily either in the model or in the plan.

Residential building Talards

"Thanks to Planbar, I can quickly and easily model all kinds of buildings in 3D. Planbar allows me to handle more projects in less time and produce higher quality thanks designs thanks to numerous automated processes.“

Bauvin Aymeric, SPL

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Tesla Gigafactory Berlin

Tesla Gigafactory Berlin

"For me, there is no way around Planbar. With no other CAD software can I work as quickly and efficiently as with Planbar. I particularly appreciate the integrated quality control, the fast output and data exchange of 3D data via IFC, as well as the immense time savings thanks to well thought-out automated processes.“

Tim Karczewski, A-Steps GmbH & Co. KG

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Curved noise barrier

"What we particularly appreciate about Planbar is the fast and easy 3D modeling. While we are working on the 3D model, Planpar automatically creates the associated shop drawings. This means we can be sure that the plans and the model are always 100% consistent.“

Grabmayr, Leube Betonteile GmbH & Co KG

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High-rise Aglaya

"We managed to design all the precast elements very efficiently and precisely thanks to our experience and our Planbar software. What we find particularly great about Planbar is the 1-click reinforcement and the automatic generation of the shop drawings."

Raphaela Breu, Nägele Betonfertigteil- und Transportbetonwerk GmbH

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The Allplan solution portfolio for Precast fabrication

Allplan is the ultimate BIM solution to meet the challenges of the construction industry and benefit from the digital transformation. BIM software and ALLPLAN's industry-leading collaboration and integration tools form the ideal combination.

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Tim|work is Allplan Precast's tool for work preparation and BIM-Management. Each work preparation step can be planned easily in 3D and the execution can be simulated in 3D, ensuring delivery of all parts on time and in quality.

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Allplan Bimplus is the ultimate open BIM platform for all disciplines to collaborate efficiently in building projects. BIM model data, information, documents and tasks are managed centrally over the complete building life cycle.

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Precast factories that want to take their work preparation to a new level of efficiency rely on Tim|flow. The data hub automates the information flows between the IT systems involved in the precast process, ensuring fast, secure and mobile workflows.

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Planbar is the world's leading CAD software for industrialized construction. Automated workflows specifically developed for precast designers ensure maximum efficiency and precision. The 1-click reinforcement and the automated creation of shop drawings make this openBIM solution unique.

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Customer Excellence

The Customer Excellence team accompanies you on your way to success in precast projects. With many years of know-how, the experts support you in digitizing your processes and fully exploiting the productivity benefits of your software tools.

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