3D Modelling

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Developers of 3D modelling software such as Rhino, 3dsMax, Maya, and FormZ, for use in 3 dimensionally informed design and architectural visualization.

Producing presentation images of architectural, object, and automobile design projects, Artlantis Render is a 3D rendering platform for the creation of static images. Equipped with numerous viewpoint, lighting, and background functionalities, and offering user customisation of shadows and lenses, the software ensures that all projects are represented in photorealistic detail.

A clear and intuitive user interface is combined with CAD modelling software (including SketchUp and ArchiCAD) to generate exceptionally resolved rendered scenes and models. The unique ‘Postcards’ feature allows users to archive material settings and views at any stage of the project, with the capability for later retrieval thereof.

In conjunction with extensive view options, a broad catalogue of pre-made 3D models in the program’s Media Catalog makes it simple to enhance 3D scenes and interiors. Texture mapping, people, and landscaping are all fully integrated into the software, alongside an HDRI background capability.

Available for both Mac and PC operating systems, Artlantis Render can be used in tandem with Artlantis Studio to produce panoramic images and project animations. 

For the creation of animations and virtual panoramas, Artlantis Studio is the ideal software solution. Developed in partnership with AXYZ Design, Artlantis Studio animates objects, characters, and scenes.

The powerful software maintains an intuitive, user friendly interface, with 3D people and objects placed using a simple ‘drag’ and drop, and fully customisable in terms of scale, materiality, and colour.

Artlantis Studio’s camera simulation functionality allows navigation of a rendered scene, giving users and clients a feel of the interior atmosphere and character of a space. The programs ‘timeline’ window facilitates precision editing, and a broad range of lighting and lens features ensures high resolution graphics on each project.

In conjunction with iVisit 3D, Artlantis Studio allows for the creation of panoramic views of a project, with these images then exportable to Flash and other presentation platforms. Full 360º navigation means that project images can be viewed smoothly and seamlessly both on desktop computers and mobile devices on which the free iVisit 3D app is installed. 

The latest in Abvent’s range of 3D rendering software, Artlantis 5 is the French company’s most comprehensive and user friendly program to date. Suitable for architects, designers, and students alike, the software generates high quality photorealistic renders for presentations and competitions.

Artlantis 5 incorporates features from earlier versions of the program, streamlining an already user friendly interface to optimise the rendering process. A collated workspace and full screen view capability on both Mac and PC allows for a holistic overview of projects and modelling tools, alongside a real-time, high definition preview functionality.

A multitude of viewpoints and the ability to save and organise each of these allows designers to truly interrogate a structure or object. Light sources, angles, solar shading, and camera lenses are all fully customisable, with numerous adjustable parameters ensuring that renders are optimised to best represent each project.

Though designed for 3D visualisation and rendering, Artlantis 5 also features 2D capabilities, allowing for orthogonal visualisations in plan and section views.

Artlantis 5 is compatible with most 3D modelling software, and can create and process the majority of 3D modelling files types. 

Designers can direct their creativity to deliver innovation inspired, sustainable buildings with GenerativeComponents, by quickly exploring a range of “what-if” alternatives. This unique generative design software creates efficiency between design intent and geometry. Designs can be refined through dynamically modeling, directly manipulating geometry, by applying rules and capturing relationships among building elements, or by defining complex building forms and systems through concisely expressed algorithms.

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Leading firms use information modelling for building success; exceeding objectives for performance, cost, quality, sustainability, aesthetics, and more. Bentley System’s multidisciplinary information modelling for building teams provides the power to model anything, seamlessly integrating disciplines to accelerate teaming on projects for better buildings and projects. This single information modelling software application includes tools for architectural, structural, mechanical, and electrical systems design, construction documentation, and visualization of any type and scale of building.


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Share AutoCAD® drawings easily and accurately among engineers and architects with DWG TrueView™. View and plot DWG and DXF™ files, and then publish them as DWF files for quick and easy review and markup in Autodesk® Design Review.

DWG TrueView™ incorporates all the functionality of DWG TrueConvert™. This means you can translate any AutoCAD® or AutoCAD-based drawing file for compatibility.{Autodesk Design Review FREE- View,Print, Measure, Mark Up}

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Built in to all Autodesk products, DWF publishing helps you enhance collaboration and easily exchange project information with extended teams.

Download the Free Autodesk® DWF™ Writer to securely share 2D and 3D data as DWF files–no matter what design application you’re using.

– Publish portable, secure 2D and 3D DWF files.

– New Plug-ins for SolidWorks, Pro/ENGINEER, and CATIA software applications

– One-click DWF files from Microsoft applications.

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Accelerate design, building, and manufacturing projects with Autodesk® Design Review software, the free,* all-digital way to review, mark up, and track changes to AutoCAD®, Revit®, and Autodesk® Inventor® models and drawings without the original creation software. Accurately measure, redline, and annotate DWFTM, DWGTM, DXFTM, and PDF files. Quickly review designs, add comments, track status, and drag information of any type–photos, timelines, specifications, change orders, or estimates–into one file. Import comments from DWF files into an Autodesk design application, overlaying digital markups onto the original file for fast revisions. Download Autodesk Design Review software today.

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Make the most of raster images, maps, aerial photos, satellite imagery, and digital elevation models. With powerful raster editing and raster-to-vector conversion tools, AutoCAD® Raster Design software helps you to easily clean up, edit, enhance, and maintain scanned drawings and plans in a familiar AutoCAD® software environment for use in AutoCAD, AutoCAD® Architecture, AutoCAD® Civil 3D®, AutoCAD® Electrical, AutoCAD® Map 3D, AutoCAD® Mechanical, AutoCAD® MEP, AutoCAD® and P&ID.

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The Indispensable Time-Savers for the Autodesk Revit Platform

IMAGINiT Utilities for Revit 2013 supports only Revit 2013 products. We do also offer versions for Revit 2010, 2011 and 2012. The IMAGINiT Utilities are available in either Standalone or Named-User versions.

Free to IMAGINiT’s Autodesk Subscription clients via the Client Portal.

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Historically scan to BIM technology has posed logistical hurdles when it came to getting point cloud data into Autodesk Revit in a workable format. With the release of Autodesk’s Revit 2011 product, IMAGINiT’s Scan to BIM add-on for Revit was the first software to provide the ability to view and interact with point clouds inside of Revit.

You can now view point clouds directly inside Revit. Scan to BIM™ takes this one step further, enabling you to not only visualize point clouds in Revit, but also to interact with them, assisting with automated recognition and placement of architectural elements such as walls, as well as MEP elements such as pipes and ducts.

View a Demo or try it yourself for free. Download a 30-day trial of Scan to BIM, compatible with Revit 2012 or Revit 2013.

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Autodesk® Revit® Structure software is the purpose-built Building Information Modeling (BIM) solution for structural engineering firms, providing tools for structural design and analysis. Revit Structure integrates a multimaterial physical model and an independently editable analytical model for more efficient structural analysis while providing bidirectional links to popular structural analysis software. Make better decisions earlier in the design process by more accurately visualizing a structure before it is built. Revit Structure helps provide the advantage of BIM to improve multidiscipline coordination of structural design documentation, minimize errors, and enhance collaboration between engineering and architecture teams.

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AutoCAD® Structural Detailing software, built on the familiar AutoCAD® platform, helps structural engineers, detailers, and fabricators create more precise detailing and fabrication shop drawings. AutoCAD Structural Detailing helps improve design accuracy by providing tools that automate the generation of more complete and comprehensive details, drawings, schedules, and material takeoffs. The software provides tools that help with the creation of concrete reinforcement drawings and enable efficient modeling of steel connections and shop drawings. AutoCAD Structural Detailing supports the Building Information Modeling (BIM) process for structural engineering by extending structural design workflows to fabrication, enabling a more efficient and accurate process for creating fabrication details and drawings.

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Autodesk® Revit® MEP software for Building Information Modeling (BIM) supports mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) engineers with integrated design, analysis, and documentation tools. The intelligent 3D models the s software provides helps keep designs accurate, coordinated, and consistent throughout the design process. Integrated analysis capabilities and support for complementary Autodesk and partner solutions help deliver more energy-efficient building systems designs. Communicate design intent more clearly with 3D visualizations and 2D documentation. Documentation remains coordinated no matter how many iterations, and built-in interference detection features help reduce costs in the field. Revit models can be shared across project teams using Autodesk® Revit® platform products to support consistency.

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AutoCAD® MEP software is the discipline-specific version of AutoCAD® software for mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) designers and drafters. The software’s intuitive systems and design tools provide greater drafting productivity with the flexibility to make last-minute design changes more quickly and easily. AutoCAD MEP automates tedious drafting tasks, enabling designers and drafters to create more accurate construction documentation, faster. Sharing, collaborating, and coordinating with architects, structural engineers, and contractors is easier using the software’s widely used authentic, reliable DWG™ technology.

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Autodesk® Factory Design Suite is an integrated factory layout and optimization solution build specifically to help you design and communicate the most efficient layout by creating a digital model of your factory. It includes tools for optimizing 2D layouts, integrating 2D layout data with 3D models of machine and facility components, creating 3D layout models with bidirectional 2D/3D, as well as cloud-based factory asset resources and secure mobile and online sharing of 3D layouts. It combines unique layout-specific functionality in AutoCAD® and Autodesk® Inventor® software with powerful visualization and analysis tools that can help increase innovation, design efficiency, and communication when responding to changing business requirements.

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