Allplan 2012 Engineering software offers a new powerful 3D modeling functionality with independent parametric Allplan CAD objects. What’s really special about them is that they contain business logic and therefore behave intelligently, and object changes, variations and free-forms can be implemented easily and in real time.
Whether the user inserts SmartParts using Drag and Drop or assembles prefabricated parts in CAD – everything becomes easier to realize. For example, you can model geometrically demanding load-bearing structures more easily, yet still modify them at a later time. With minimal risk of error and in a short space of time, you can attain high-quality and realistic planning documents.
Creating custom and parametric 2D/3D objects
Custom SmartParts can be scripted by you in no time – with Allplan SmartPart Script. The easy-to-learn programming language, as well as special help functions, makes it possible to create SmartParts in 2D and 3D.
Allplan also reliably protects your creative property against unwanted copying and usage by third parties with password protected scripts.
Allplan Connect offers high-quality CAD content
Allplan users will have especially easy access to premium content such as CAD objects, textures and SmartParts with the new version of Allplan 2012. Large volumes of high-quality, quality-assured data is now available for download in Allplan Connect – the new global service portal; the range of objects offered is constantly being expanded.
Optimized workflows for reinforcement planning
The ergonomic navigation uses modern dialog elements such as the tools, property and wizards palettes to make work processes more fluid and intuitive with Allplan. The “Bar Shape” and “Mesh Shape” reinforcement palettes provide an optimized workflow: from definition of the shape and placing right through to labeling. You can even adapt the process to your personal preferences.
Languages and Standards
For international projects, Allplan 2012 Civil Engineering has an extensive range of languages, standards, cross-section series, and reports available. The CAD software for Engineering will offer Portuguese in addition to the existing selection of languages.
All this makes using the program even easier. Other enhancements include the American ACI 318 standard and Brazilian NBR-6118 standard.
For all project phases, Allplan provides clear analysis which have been graphically reworked and unified. Something new in Allplan 2012 is the linking of objects in reports and drawings (Zoom function). This feature significantly improves the transparency and comprehensibility of reports. By clicking on specific objects in the report, the corresponding component is activated and zoomed in on in all views.
The number of reports available in Allplan 2012 has also been significantly expanded.
Seamless data exchange
Allplan 2012 Engineering supports more than 50 file formats, including the current DWG format for AutoCAD 2011. Furthermore, the IFC interface has also been improved. Thanks to extended default settings, it is possible to specify individually which elements should be transferred.
Engineering offices can, for example, import ArchiCAD building models into Allplan and then apply reinforcement in 3D. In addition, the new version of Allplan also supports the STL and SKP file formats. With these formats, 3D models can be produced using 3D printers or directly transferred into Google SketchUp or Google Earth.
Ergonomic reinforcement design
With Allplan Engineering 2012, other powerful reinforcement functions, such as reinforcement mesh shaping and placement, can be quickly and easily used via the Property Palette. With freeform bar shapes, a formwork finder-related entry is now possible. Hence foundations and stairs can be reinforced in just a few work steps and without auxiliary constructions.
Other new developments include automatisms for identification of placement depth and intelligent adaption of the reinforcement to a polygonal formwork contour.
The 2012 version of Allplan Engineering includes an automatic update function. This means you can rest assured that your software will always be up-to-date. Similar to the Windows update function, you can choose between the “fully automatic” or “on request” installation. The automatic update function can be set for a single user or an entire work group.