Hotfix Allplan 2020-1-4

Release Notes


We edited and corrected various messages of Quality Reporter. As a result, Allplan is more stable and reliable.

Allplan runs faster due to various means.


Allplan 2020 correctly converts project-specific plane models to Allplan 2019. Components and planes do not lose their connections. To start the conversion, open the Services application, select the “File” menu, and click “Convert drawing files to earlier versions”.

Note: Workgroup online will no longer be available in Allplan 2021 and later. Instead, you can purchase Allplan Share, which has been available since Allplan 2018.

Basic features

User-defined objects

When you moved or copied elements in drawing files with instances of smart symbols, you might have reached the document size selected. We solved this problem.

Projects and drawing files

After you have copied data in ProjectPilot, ProjectPilot correctly closes, even if the preview is turned off.

Default settings

The “Keyboard Shortcuts” dialog box correctly displays the shortcut for “Position context toolbar”: Ctrl+Spacebar.



PythonParts are easier to program and use.


Bimplus interface

The layer names of 3D objects (for example, cylinders) will be exported to Bimplus and displayed in BIM Explorer.



When you create associative dimension lines for a window or door, the dimensions for the sill height or opening height will not be lost, even if you undo the second point of the opening and then click this point again.


Text in the “Enter Text” dialog box will not be lost when you switch to another application or monitor, return to Allplan, and close the “Enter Text” dialog box by selecting Esc.


“Modify Attributes” creates new user-defined attributes more quickly, particularly when there are many user-defined attributes.

Views and sections

You can create a clipping path by matching a clipping path created with the basic input method.

The preview is correct when you create a section by selecting the “Create Section” tool on the shortcut menu of a clipping path.

Modified section surface elements of 3D objects and hidden surfaces are immediately visible.

The preview of the clipping line is correct, even if the reference scale is not 1:100.

The format properties (pen, line, color) of section edges are correct when you select the “from layer” setting.

When you update views and sections by selecting “Update calculation result” on the shortcut menu in the “Derived from building structure” area, the updated elements appear correctly in the views and sections.

Like animation, views and sections display special surfaces, even if the “Printable” setting is not selected in the options when you create special surfaces.

The shortcut menu of 3D objects in views and sections provides the “Label Associatively” tool, even if the drawing file with the 3D object is open in edit mode.

Associative dimension lines of a floor surface in a section will not be lost when you change the height definition of the floor surface.

In a workgroup environment, two users can simultaneously edit the model drawing files of views and sections and layout windows with these views and sections without problems.


Bar reinforcement

You can immediately place bending shapes that you created by means of the “Convert, Match Elements” tool.

When you created placements in polygon, nonassociative legends might have output too small a total length. We solved this problem.

When you move some bars of a placement in polygon, you can modify the placement afterward.

When you change the schema by using the “Stretch Entities” tool, the placement and the bar length in the schema label will correctly be updated.

You can use the clipboard to paste placements multiple times without problems.

After having moved a reinforcement section by means of the clipboard, you undo the move. When you then select an edit tool, elements are no longer preselected.

After you have deleted a mark by using “Delete Mark”, Allplan correctly updates views and sections of which the “Update automatically” option is not selected.

You can copy reinforcement sections with a legend but without the model data in ProjectPilot without problems.


You can move meshes with visible mesh-edge marks without problems.

Spacers in closed drawing files are no longer included in the “Mesh cutting diagram” report when these spacers are visible in views and sections of the current drawing file.

Scalypso plug-in

When you have installed the Scalypso plug-in, this hotfix updates the Scalypso plug-in to version 2020.0.812.

Allplan Bridge

We updated the Allplan Bridge plug-in. Details

Visual scripting

We enhanced the user interface and program in various places.