EliteCAD AR14 - Innovations

Description

Virtual Reality

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You can expect real-time visualisation of BIM models like you have never seen before with impressive effects (real-time reflections, real-time bump maps, animated grass, animated water, 360° skyboxes etc).

Virtual reality enables possibilities beyond imagination for presenting your models to your customers. EliteCAD supports countless input devices like gamepads, 3D mice, VR headsets (Oculus Rift), which are easy to handle and guaranteed to leave a lasting impression.

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Real-time rendering

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All of these functions don’t require any exports or additional software, the model can be manipulated at all times. All plans remain up-to-date and you have full control at any given point. Changes can be performed instantly and interactively, eliminating waiting times for external rendering.

One click lets you create high resolution images - of up to 16K! - within seconds. 360° panorama pictures are no problem as well. Your virtual walkthroughs can be saved as intelligent camera paths and be exported as videos (even 360°) with all graphical effects available.

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Renovation planning

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EliteCAD AR14 introduces consistent and intelligent renovation planning in 2D as well as 3D. Visualisation of the states demolition, existing and construction can be freely configured from the 3D model all the way to the plans. All project states exist at all times and can be displayed simply with a mouse click. Classification is based on components, therefore avoiding the use of layers for instance.

Numerous construction functions make use of these states and automatically complete previously manual tasks (e.g. closing of a wall opening after marking a window for demolition), saving precious working time. More information in the model leads to more security. Automatic dimensioning for instance is only concerned with meaningful combinations of renovation states.

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Plan views, views and sections naturally take those states into consideration as well and therefore provide standardized representation of renovation projects without any additional effort. The fully integrated renovation planning in EliteCAD not only supports the user in 3D modelling and layouting, but also in the calculation of dimensions and quantities as well as the creation of reports from the various project states.

The BIM process ensures correct passing of status information via interfaces. Visualisation in a VR environment shows the life cycle of a building in an impressive way.

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Usability

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Usability, features ...
  • Native support of HiDPI screens with perfect image quality
  • BCF manager for import and export of BCF data – a new milestone in the BIM process
  • Infill hatches with textures from the material library
  • Interactive manipulation of the clipping planes
  • New multistorey doors and wall openings, parametric height section lines of roofs
  • Facelift of the terrain module, automatically displaying the original shape of the terrain in section views
  • And more than 100 further new functions and improvements ...

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Hardware recommendations

Minimum and recommended system requirements for EliteCAD AR14