Allplan 2013

AECbytes Review (April 11, 2013)

AECbytes last reviewed the BIM application, Allplan, from the Germany-based Nemetschek Allplan Systems GmbH in April 2008, just after version 2008 had been released. Subsequently, Allplan was also one of the six BIM applications reviewed and compared in detail in the BIM Study Evaluation Report published in 2010. Nemetschek has recently released version 2013 of the application, and this review looks at the main enhancements including new rendering and visualization options, the availability of parametric content called SmartParts accompanied by a scripting capability to create custom smart objects, native support for 64-bit systems, an improved user interface, and the ability to create and distribute drawing layouts through integration with Allplan Exchange.

About the Author

Lachmi Khemlani is the founder and editor of AECbytes. She has a Ph.D. in Architecture from UC Berkeley, specializing in intelligent building modeling, and consults and writes on AEC technology.