Allplan AEC

the ultimate BIM solution
for architecture, engineering and construction

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What is Allplan AEC?

Allplan AEC is the most powerful BIM solution from ALLPLAN that supports the complete process of design and construction in architectural and engineering consultancies as well as construction companies.

  • Precision 3D modeling of buildings and complex civil structures
  • Outstanding performance in modeling reinforcement and precast elements
  • Tools for visualization, quantity take off and automated element plan generation
  • Groundworks and excavation tools
  • Workflows with structural analysis solutions
  • Cloud based model coordination/collaboration
  • Interfaces for smooth data exchange

 Workflows for architects
Workflows for structural engineers Workflows for civil engineers

Benefits of ALLPLAN AEC

  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 Allplan Cloud services for optimized cloud-based collaboration, project and office teamworking, and drawing and plan distribution. 

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

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

Powerful and easy-to-use modeling functions for the integration of road designs in your building and infrastructure projects.

Automated solutions for the rapid design and detailing of reinforcement requirements, saving significant time and ensuring quality.

Advanced workflows with AutoConverter to efficiently exchange structural models with structural analysis solutions via SAF.

Easily incorporate site terrain requirements, design access roads, model utilities, and plan construction equipment placement, also groundworks including excavation modeling and shoring.

Effective tools to swiftly plan and detail precast components for fabrication and construction.

  1. Connect model data with construction planning tools to visually simulate and plan construction through project tasks or milestones.

Easily coordinate and communicate the detailed design intent visually with construction teams using the cloud-based platform, Bimplus.

Features Allplan AEC
Functionality At a glance



All relevant file interfaces for smooth data exchange, including ifc, bcf, pdf, rvt, 3dm, skp, obj, LandXML, dwg, dgn, c4d, stl, wrl, saf and many others. Software interfaces (e.g. Python API and Visual Scripting) enable automated workflows.

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External Data Sources

GIS Connector and Content Connector to import GIS information, 3D content and textures.

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3D Modeling

High performance 3D modeling, even for the most complex and challenging geometry. The modeling functionality is powered by the Siemens Parasolid modeling kernel.

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2D Drafting

Comprehensive functionality for precise 2D drafting for attractive, concise and detailed drawings.

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Wide variety of visualization capabilities based on latest technologies like Vulkan. Includes the Real-time Render, Maxon’s Redshift and CineRender, live links to Lumion and Twinmotion.


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Clash detection

Tool to identify soft and hard collisions.

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Predefined yet customizable company standard. Ensures a consistent way of working when creating models and drawings through comprehensive wizards. Eases getting started, increases productivity and ensures well-structured data exchange, especially in openBIM projects.

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Building Components

Flexible building components such as walls, slabs, beams, columns, foundations, stairs, roofs, windows, doors and facades.

Terrain Model

Powerful terrain modeling based on survey points or point clouds.

Urban and Landscape Design

Functions for mass models, urban and site design as well as planting plans.

Sewerage and Utilities

Routing of services such as water, sewage, electricity, internet, natural gas or district heating.

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Quantity Take-Off and Costing

Precise, verifiable quantity takeoff and costing of modeled and non modeled objects.

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Extremely powerful reinforcement functionality, including bar reinforcement, mesh reinforcement and BAMTEC carpets.

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Steel Connections

Tools for bolted and welded steel connections.

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Fully parametric road design, including intersections, traffic circles and vehicle swept path analysis.

Construction Site Preparation

Cranes, containers, site fences and other equipment for planning the construction site layout.

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Intelligent excavation shoring such as bored pile, soldier pile walls and ground anchors.


Tools to model excavations and create excavation drawings.

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Precast Design and Detailing

Intelligent precast concrete components such as beams, columns, stairs etc.

Element Plan

Automated, template-based generation of detailed drawings of individual elements.


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Cloud-based Collaboration

Bimplus Pro cloud-based BIM collaboration platform.

Project Teamworking

Allplan Share enables teamwork across a company network, ideal also for team members working remotely.

Drawing and Plan Distribution

Web-based plan distribution tool, Allplan Exchange, specifically designed to manage the creation and distribution of various plan formats and provide automatic change notifications via email groups.

Analytical Model Generation

Smart conversion, via AutoConverter, of geometrical models to analytical models that can directly be used by structural analysis solutions like Frilo Statics, Scia Engineer and many others.

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Design Checking

Solibri Inside can run checks in Allplan models as and when the user wishes – using palette like functionality, from within the BIM Explorer in Allplan.

Office Teamworking

Through Allplan Workgroup Manager facilitate efficient teamwork within a local company network.

Cloud-enabled Project Resources

Cloud office resources allow full cloud based distribution of Allplan project resources.

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Benefit from instant access to tools boosting your collaboration to the next level.

Allplan Cloud Services

* 12 months Solibri Inside subscription is included with new Allplan Subscriptions | Subscription terms and FAQS


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BIM²form Add On - Formwork

Tools to place formwork.

License Server

Facilitates optimal use of existing licenses by multiple users. License usage outside the office is possible.

Bimplus Pro

Additional Bimplus Pro licenses to expand your cloud collaboration capacity.

Allplan Cloud Storage

Additional storage to enable your projects to continue without interruption.

Success Stories

Read more in the Allplan Blog

Urban Bliss: Westfield Hamburg-Überseequartier

Westfield Hamburg-Überseequartier, realised by investor and project developer Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, is an extraordinary urban district located in Hamburg’s vibrant HafenCity. A fusion of residential, commercial (incl. retail, gastronomy, medical services and offices), cultural, and leisure spaces, in combination with a cruise terminal, it has become one of the most remarkable inner-city construction projects in Europe.

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How the Puskás Aréna Changed a Company

KÖZTI Architects & Engineers is one of the oldest design firms in Hungary yet has been using digital solutions since the mid-1990s. For the construction of the iconic Puskás Aréna in Budapest, Hungary in 2013, KÖZTI took the next step towards digital design with open BIM software solutions, including Allplan.

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Visualizing a New Viaduct with BIM

To the west of Paris, a new train line is in development to serve both Parisians and the surrounding area. As part of the Eole project, the new RER E line will introduce 55km of new rail track, as well as new stations along the route. Set to open to passengers in 2024, the terminus of the new line is in the Mantes-la-Jolie triangle.

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BIM2FIELD is the logical step from BIM-based design to construction with BIM. Thanks to Bimplus and robust equipment, KIBAG is already successfully using BIM models on the construction site.

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