Hotfix Allplan 2020-1-8

Release Notes


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


This hotfix updates WIBU licensing.

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

Basic features

Drawing files, plane model

When you open a drawing file, Allplan detects that, for example, an object is not linked with the default planes. Consequently, Allplan tries to repair this object.

When you export drawing files with resources, the data contains the link with the plane model of the source project. Earlier versions could not link these drawing files with the plane model of the destination project during import. Consequently, the missing planes were marked with “?”. You can now decide during import whether you want to link the drawing files with the plane model of the destination project. When you select “Yes”, Allplan tries to assign as many heights as possible.

Layout editor

You can export and import reinforcement drawings with resources without problems.

User-defined objects, libraries


When the “Place 3D symbols at height of lower plane” option is selected and you lock the z-coordinate, Allplan places the symbol at the correct height in plan view.


PythonParts are easier to program and use.

The PythonParts palette close correctly when you click “Close”.

User interface

Keyboard shortcuts

Allplan correctly imports a “shortcut.shc” file created in an earlier version of Allplan 2020. After you have saved the file, all keyboard shortcuts with the Alt key are available again.


Allplan Share

You can download and upload *.bak backup files without problems.



Allplan correctly modifies associative dimension lines, even if you display and change them in a detailing window in the same drawing file.

Label styles

When you modify an opening that is labeled with a label style, Allplan correctly updates and replaces the label style.



When you modify an opening, the settings for rabbet remain unchanged.

Attributes that you assign later to an opening created by means of “Niche, Recess, Slit, Opening” remain unchanged, even if you open the “Properties” dialog box of this opening.


You can apply a roof covering of the “Fully bounded roof planes (dormers) are ignored” input type to dormers without problems.

Stair modeler

We enhanced the stair modeler in various places.

Views and sections

You can separately move models and sections that do not update automatically without problems.

The “Convert View to 2D” tool works correctly with certain objects (for example, SmartParts, railing).

Allplan correctly identifies associative labels of objects in a view or section as labels and not as views or sections.


Bar reinforcement

You can copy reinforcement across documents without problems.

When you copy elements between documents, the schemas and bending shapes are visible in the legend in the destination drawing file.

You can modify schemas by means of the “Stretch Entities” tool without problems.

Allplan no longer duplicates the placement label when you modify bars in a placement by means of the “Stretch Entities” tool.

Allplan correctly outputs the number of bars when you use the “Stretch Entities” tool to modify a single placement of a bar placed multiple times.

Allplan no longer deletes the label of a different placement when you apply the “Modify Placement Display Mode” tool.

After you have used the “Move Bar Display” tool, any subsequent tools work correctly.

You can rearrange placements per meter without problems.

You can display any bar as folded without problems.

Allplan correctly displays several S-hooks placed one after the other in view.

The “Reinforcement schedule - bending shapes” report correctly outputs bars with couplers.

Allplan no longer changes the placement display mode when you rotate a section that you select by enclosing it in a selection rectangle.

Mesh reinforcement

You can create a linear placement with the “Same mark numbers” option without problems.

When assigning a new mark number, Allplan no longer considers meshes on visible, frozen layers, even if the “Select elements fully bounded and intersected” option is selected.

Allplan correctly updates partial schemas when you use the “Delete Bar Segment” tool.

The “Mesh cutting diagram.rdlc” report correctly outputs the numbers of pieces, even if you create this report in the “Derived from building structure” area and this report analyzes several drawing files.

Visual scripting

We enhanced the user interface and program in various places.

Allplan Bridge

We updated the Allplan Bridge plug-in. Details

Allplan International


aSa export correctly outputs the length of the reinforcing steel grade.

The “Reinforcement schedule - bending shapes” report and the “Bar schedule - bending shapes” legend correctly output the numbers of pieces.