BIMobject® has published Knauf Danogips wall system Multiregel s450 Classic Board on the bimobject.com Portal.
Knauf Danogips is a member of the Knauf group, which is a global family business and one of Europe’s largest manufacturers of building materials. Knauf Danogips's focus is to develop building systems that lower the total amount of costs, without compromising quality, environmental- and/or esthetic values.
The BIM objects of the Knauf Danogips range are available for ArchiCAD and Revit.
Swedish manufacturer Stolab has just released 13 additional BIM objects on the BIMobject® Portal. The BIM objects are available for ArchiCAD and Revit. Additional formats for AutoCAD and Artlantis will be made available in the near future.
Stolab has been producing furniture since 1907. Stolab manufactures and sells its furniture, preferably made from solid wood, to the Nordic home and public interior market. Stolab's aim is to achieve a unique market position through consistent actions in agreement with core values regarding their own manufacturing processes, design, functionality and environmental responsibility.
On Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 2:00 PM EDT, Chris Stringer of Objects Online will be joining Greg Conyngham of ICS for a webinar on rendering BIM models in Artlantis 4.1. In this webinar, we will introduce you to Abvent's Artlantis, the fastest stand-alone 3D rendering application developed especially for architects and designers. Artlantis is ideal for quickly and easily creating high resolution 3D renderings, iVisit 3D Panoramas, QuickTime VR Objects and animations. You'll learn how to:
Export your model from your 3D modeling program and and import into Artlantis
Quickly apply shaders and textures to create photo realistic building materials
Add objects and cutouts to your Artlantis model
Add and manage lighting and atmosphere
Create an iVisit 3D Panorama for client presentations
Direct plug-ins are available for ArchiCAD, Vectorworks, SketchUp, and Revit in order to make Artlantis's rendering more accessible to you. Additionally, Artlantis reads the latest versions of the most common file formats such as .dxf, .dwg, .dwf, .fbx or .obj.
With Artlantis's renowned ease of use you no longer need specialists in your firm to achieve high quality, photo-realistic renderings and animations. Webinar guests will be able to take advantage of a special Artlantis promotion, which will be mentioned during the webinar. Mark your calendar (Wednesday, May 29, 2:00 PM EDT) and register today!
Portuguese manufacturer IBERfibran, from the international Fibran group, has created BIM objects for their insulation systems. FIBRAN SA designs and manufactures products and solutions for thermal insulation, acoustic insulation and fire protection, bringing energy efficiency into building, industrial, and marine applications.
"IBERfibran started this project in collaboration with BIMobject® in order to allow engineers, architects and designers to have an easily accessible tool to develop their insulation projects. We believe that this collaboration will simplify the process of modeling a building. We also believe that to be successful, we have to anticipate our clients' needs, and designers are our first clients in the chain of promoting and selling our high performance isolation FIBRANxps," said Vera Silva, Product and Marketing Manager for IBERfibran.
The range of four IBERfibran xps products are made available as a complete set of library parts, covering main needs for building insulation. The objects are available both in Revit and ArchiCAD. Please follow the link below to see the products on the BIMobject® portal, and while there, register to download them free of charge.
Sovella is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of industrial furniture and workstations. Alongside quality and durability, Sovella workstation solutions are defined by ergonomics, modularity, and human-centered designs.
Sovella wallshelving systems meet the high demands set for storage in public spaces in terms of durability and load capacity. A wide range of wire shelves, pull out baskets, cloth rails and racks as well as perforated panels and hooks are available and compatible with each other. The system also includes a free-standing unit.
The BIM objects of the Sovella wallshelving system range are available for Revit and ArchiCAD, both in Finnish and English language. Please follow the link below to see the products on the BIMobject® portal, and while there, register to download them free of charge.
The products are the first in this range and include facade renders, Leca® Blocks as wall composites, and detailed BIM objects. The ranges are developed both to cover the needs for BIM users in visualization, project work, 3D detailing, and even in advanced construction and production models.
The Weber BIM objects are available for various 3D visualization systems, as system families for Revit, Composite wall structures in ArchiCAD, but also as individual parametric objects and wall systems. The Leca® Blocks can used in a very advanced way for construction analysis and quantity take offs.
Multi-language support will greatly enhance the experience for many users and make it easier to access and use the BIM objects published on the portal. This further supports the BIMobject mission, of being the primary global BIM object content provider for the building industry, by attracting more BIM users across the world.
The version released provides the BIM object catalogue in English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and German. More languages will be added during 2013.
All search, filter and integrated functions are available in the different languages so users can use the portal in their native language or the language required for the project. All the language features are available immediately in the highly popular BIMobject APP for Autodesk Revit and AutoCAD.
The integrated support for languages in the BIMobject portal also benefits international component manufacturers with a much reduced maintenance on making available country specific BIM objects. And where manufacturers have their own private clouds to publish BIMobject catalogues, they can also choose the most appropriate language.
Artlantis 4.1 has a different file format than that of version 4.0. Therefore, the exporters have been updated. We are pleased to announce the availability of the following export plug-ins for Artlantis 4.1:
ArchiCAD 16 installs Artlantis 4.1 export plug-in by default! ArchiCAD 15 or SE 2012 plug-in to Artlantis 4.1 is available to download here! ArchiCAD 14 or SE 2011 plug-in to Artlantis 4.1 is available to download here!
Vectorworks 2012 plug-in to Artlantis 4.1 is available to download here!
Revit 2013 64-bit plug-in to Artlantis 4.1 is available to download here! Revit 2013 32-bit plug-in to Artlantis 4.1 is available to download here! Revit 2012 64-bit plug-in to Artlantis 4.1 is available to download here! Revit 2012 32-bit plug-in to Artlantis 4.1 is available to download here!
SketchUp 8 plug-in to Artlantis 4.1 is available to download here!
Artlantis 4.1 can open all .atl files belonging to the previous versions. As a result, users owning an earlier version of their CAD software can also choose Artlantis 4.1 for their visualization tasks. The Artlantis settings can easily be updated in case they need to change the CAD model by using the reference file feature from inside Artlantis: File menu > Use Reference File....
Artlantis 4.1 continues to dazzle and amaze with a rich set of excellent new features, including the new HDRI Background environments option. We're going to break down exactly what an HDR image is, and how you can start using them today to help create an immersive, detailed environment with realistic ambient lighting effects in your renderings.
High Dynamic Range Image (or Imaging) is a method of capturing a higher range of lighting intensities in an image by taking multiple photographs of the exact same view at a variety of different exposures. Through the use of software, the photographs are merged into a single HDR image file, which can then be manipulated in different ways through the use of tone mapping. Tone mapping enables the full range of intensities in the image to be utilized at will, creating anything from a subdued effect that simply better balances the contrast between light & dark areas of the image, to an extremely exaggerated effect where the high contrast creates an otherworldly atmosphere.
In 3D rendering applications like Artlantis, HDR images tends toward the more subdued, balanced use of background imagery to create realistic-looking immersive 360-degree environments. But, because the full range of lighting exposures are embedded into an HDR image, that same image can also serve as a light source for the scene, creating highly convincing ambient lighting on the surfaces of the 3D model.
What does all this mean, then? Simplicity! Select your HDR image in the Perspective Inspector: Environment settings: Background settings, then click on the HDRI button to turn on HDR lighting and adjust the intensity. Optionally, you can still add a heliodon (with or without shadows and lens flare) to create additional daylighting effects in an HDRI-lit scene. Now, it's your turn to download the free HDRI samples and try it out on your model in Artlantis 4.1!
Artlantis is a powerful, easy-to-use 3D rendering application developed especially for architects and designers, ideal for quickly and easily creating high resolution 3D renderings, iVisit 3D Panoramas, iVisit 3D VR Objects and animations. A recognized leader in preview window technology, Artlantis is the rendering software used by architects, designers and urban design professionals in more than 80 countries.