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2024 Technology Preview Program

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BIMx

Read articles about BIMx (mobile, web, and desktop), connection to BIMcloud, and related technical questions.

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BIMx Web application on BIMcloud

Improvements of the new BIMx Web application In BIMcloud 2024.1, the BIMx Web application has been upgraded to the next-generation version, which is a completely new app. It provides significantly better performance and many new features: Faster load...

3D Model Switch in BIMx

The 3D Model Switch feature is available in BIMx Mobile, Web and Desktop as of the 18th of April, 2024. It enhances the model comparison user experience for architects, designers, and collaborators in Hyper-models including multiple 3D views. This fe...

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Interactive Labels in BIMx

The BIMx updates released on September 27, 2023 introduced several new functions (see BIMx News). This article describes the Interactive Labels function, which further extends the capabilities of BIMx and brings BIM data closer to your fingertips. Al...

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Issue Creation in BIMx

BIMx’s long-awaited markup feature is available on iPhones and iPads as of September 27, 2023. As of the 4th of July 2024, Issue creation is available also on Android.This collaboration tool integrates BIMx into architectural projects’ revisioning wo...

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Upload Hyper-Model Directly to BIMx Model Transfer Site

Direct Hyper-model upload via your web browser is available on BIMx Model Transfer site. You can easily upload a previously exported Hyper-model to your private storage. This option is useful when the publishing process in Archicad is long due to the...

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BIMx Desktop has moved to online stores

As of the 10th of July 2023, BIMx Desktop application is available for download in both the Apple App Store and Microsoft Store. Get the latest update of the next-generation desktop application and access additional features like the Measure tool and...

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How to transfer BIMx models to Android devices

Share the BIMx model on Graphisoft's BIMx Model Transfer Site Use Graphisoft's cloud service to upload, share and distribute BIMx models to your clients and other parties in the AEC workflow. Both the 3D only and the Hyper-model formats can be shared...

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Accurate Sun Positioning in BIMx

Sun positioning by date and time is now available in the sun settings palette on all platforms, with an enhanced, dynamic skybox:    Get the latest BIMx iOS app from the Apple App Store, BIMx Android from Google Play, BIMx Desktop from Microsoft Stor...

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Next-generation BIMx Web and Desktop Apps

This update is a milestone in achieving unified functionality across all platforms, bringing significant performance improvements and new features for architects, clients, and every BIMx user. As of February 15, 2023, the new BIMx Web is available on...

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How to use a Google Cardboard VR device with BIMx mobile

Google Cardboard is a virtual reality (VR) platform developed by Google for use with a head mount for a smartphone. The viewer is used by placing a smartphone into the back of it and viewing through the lenses in the front. Check-out our YouTube vide...

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Performance improvements in BIMx

Download the latest BIMx Desktop Viewer from Graphisoft's revamped download page. An update also arrived in Apple App Store.We highly recommend using Apple silicon computers based on our measurements. This article describes how loading time and 3D pe...

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BIMx: More functional BIMx Web and Desktop Viewer​s

BIMx Desktop Viewer version 2022.4025 was released with Archicad 26 on July 14, 2022. The new product version is part of the Archicad package and it can also be downloaded from here. The updated BIMx Web Viewer version 2022.4026 is already available ...

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Cast shadows in BIMx Mobile

More realistic visuals Realistic visuals are becoming increasingly important in architectural presentations. BIMx presents a visual quality enhancement for a more realistic look: the new Cast Shadows render mode! Explore the virtual building with thi...

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Add hyperlinks for all 3D elements in the Custom Info

From ARCHICAD 19 you can customize what element information is exported to a BIMx Hyper-model. Previously you could add custom information to Library elements only. The real benefit in configuring Custom Info is to control what parameters to show, wh...

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White Models in BIMx

Our customers often ask how they can display their design in black and white in BIMx. There are two ways to achieve this. Use the built-in Shading option In BIMx mobile: go to Settings > Shading > Select Black and White in BIMx Legacy Desktop Viewer:...

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Access model elements in BIMx Mobile Apps via hyperlinks

Easy data access is essential on construction sites and with facility management. BIMx offers a feature for locating 3D elements in the Virtual Building easily which greatly helps with checking and marking up these elements on site. To be able to acc...

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How to optimize BIMx Hyper-models

Large, complex BIMx models can be difficult to open on mobile devices as these platforms don’t always have the sufficient hardware resources to handle the same files that work fine on desktop or laptop machines. This is one of the reasons we've devel...

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Unlimited 3D model size in BIMx

BIMx mobile applications have been rebuild from scratch based on a new 3D engine. This article describes the most significant improvement: the Data Streaming technology, emphasizing its benefits to your BIMx experience. You can follow the latest BIMx...

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How to use the Smart Measure tool in BIMx

The Smart Measure tool will allow you to make precise measurements either in 2D or in 3D. It is available in the BIMx Mobile applications, and already part of the free function pack on both iOS and Android. Using the measure tool in 2D Open any 2D la...

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BIMx Known Issues

Compatibility of the BIMcloud integrated BIMx Web app BIMcloud still has an older version of BIMx Web compared to BIMx Model Transfer (where you can access the latest version). Before we update the BIMcloud version of BIMx within a few months, we str...

BIMx News

BIMx Updates 2024 Customizable Cut Color, Issue creation on Android, easier licensing 2024. July 04. - BIMx iOS 2024.5867, BIMx Android 2024.5890, BIMx Desktop (Windows&macOS) 2024.5910, BIMx Web 2024.5930 on BIMx Model Transfer New features on mobil...

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BIMx Licensing

BIMx is Graphisoft's multiplatform design presentation and collaboration solution. In this article, you can find out which functionalities are available in BIMx on different platforms, with or without a license, and what's needed to host your models ...

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How to Transfer Hyper-Models between BIMx Android Applications

The release of the next-generation BIMx brought many changes, so you might want to transfer your Hyper-models between BIMx Android applications. If you have your Hyper-models already stored either in cloud storage (such as BIMx Model Transfer site, G...

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About BIMx

BIMx by Graphisoft is a professional BIM project viewer and collaboration product featuring BIMx Hyper-model, a unique technology for integrated 2D & 3D building project navigation and easy access to embedded BIM data such as project&element informat...

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How to Change the Sky Image in BIMx Desktop Viewer Legacy

Important Note The next-generation BIMx Desktop Viewer is already available here, and also included in the package of Archicad 25. This new version lets architects and their clients access the full content of a Hyper-model, including 3D models, 2D do...

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BIMx Frequently Asked Questions

Why BIMx? From the architect’s desk to onsite coordination, take your design with you wherever you go! Here are just a few examples of how BIMx can support your everyday BIM communication workflow. Access everywhere Synced Updates Smart measure Team ...

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Print from BIMx (Android)

BIMx Hyper-models can contain Documentation for the entire Project. It can come in handy to print out portions of this Documentation for the Client, a Contractor, or other parties in the AEC workflow. BIMx allows wireless printing from your Android p...

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How to Present with BIMx

Architects can present their designs in an easy way that will surely astonish their clients. BIMx supports Favorite saving and Presentation on all platforms: iOS, Android, Windows, macOS, and the web (BIMx Model Transfer). Table of ContentIntroductio...

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BIMx Application Settings

Location of BIMx Settings Click the "..." icon shown in the top-right corner of the screen while you have a model open in BIMx Mobile. On BIMx Web and Desktop, you can find the "..." more options menu in the top-left corner. In the drop-down menu sel...

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BIMx Uploader folder location

All the Hyper-model uploads you initiated from Archicad to BIMx Model Transfer are automatically logged on your computer. Windows: C:\Users\\GRAPHISOFT\BIMxUploader\ macOS:System drive/Users//Library/Application Support/GRAPHISOFT/BIMxUploader/to fin...

How to Transfer Hyper-Models between BIMx iOS Applications

The release of the next-generation BIMx brought many changes, so you might want to transfer your Hyper-models between BIMx, BIMx Lab, and BIMx PRO. If you have your Hyper-models already stored either in cloud storage (such as BIMx Model Transfer site...

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How to set up Architect credits for BIMx

Users are able to add Architect Credits to their BIMx Hyper-models. This feature allows architects to display their company logo and website in the BIMx Hyper-model, it will be visible for users when opening a 3D view and while navigating in the virt...

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Presenting multiple models in one BIMx Hyper-model

Have you ever thought about what would be the best way to present design alternatives to Clients? Or did you have a Renovation project where you struggled with presenting different stages of the reconstruction? Search no more because BIMx Hyper-model...

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How to set up the BIMx model sharing environment

BIMx Model Transfer is a “cloud-service” offered to every BIMx user with a Commercial, Educational or Trial license. Besides the public upload possibility, users with an active Software Services Agreement are entitled to 5 GB of private storage space...

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Graphisoft BIMcloud: Integrated Team Messaging from BIMx Mobile

Building-related communication between the designer/builder team can be fragmented. Using email or phone to make comments is cumbersome and separates the information from the model. That is why Graphisoft developed a solution to involve the builder t...

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How to Collect Logs from BIMx Mobile Application

Sometimes you may encounter difficulties signing in with your Graphisoft ID or connecting to a BIMcloud or a BIMcloud as a Service tenant in your BIMx application. In this case, if you ask your support team for help, your BIMx log files will make it ...

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BIMx Web on BIMx Model Transfer Service

Introduction The BIMx Web application allows clients and other project stakeholders to view BIMx Hyper-models directly in their browsers, enjoying various intuitive, game-like navigation options. It lets you access the full content of any uploaded BI...

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How to add camera views to the BIMx Hyper-model

Did you know that you can predefine different navigation options for your BIMx model? By placing camera views into the Archicad project you can add movies to help your client explore the BIMx model. It is also possible to limit the navigation only to...

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How to transfer BIMx models to iOS devices

Share the BIMx Hyper-model on GRAPHISOFT's BIMx Model Transfer Site Use GRAPHISOFT's cloud service to upload, share and distribute BIMx models to your clients and other parties in the AEC workflow. Both the legacy 3D only and the Hyper-model formats ...

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Global Illumination, Background and Gallery Options for BIMx Export

When publishing your BIMx Hyper-model you can set various options: Global illumination Background Saving camera positions as gallery items Movie creation Limiting navigation See more details about these options here. In ARCHICAD 19 these options are ...

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How to define custom preview image for a BIMx Hyper-model

Did you know that you can control the preview image displayed for your BIMx Hyper-model? You can either use the image of any 3D view or layout sheet of your project or You can set a different image to be displayed as the preview image. This picture w...

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Navigation in BIMx mobile

Exploring the building on a mobile device is designed to be easy and intuitive. The best way to learn these methods is to try them out. Orbit If you are outside the building, use one finger to Orbit the model as a whole. (Slide one finger across the ...

Restore In-App Purchase in BIMx

In the free BIMx App you can purchase the BIMx PRO functionality with the "BIMx PRO license" option. This license can be used on four other devices (having the same Apple ID) by restoring the purchase. If the App was deleted from the device accidenta...

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Print from BIMx (iOS)

BIMx Hyper-models can contain Documentation for the entire Project. It can come in handy to print out portions of this Documentation for the Client, a Contractor or other parties in the AEC workflow. BIMx on iOS introduces AirPrint that allows wirele...

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How to delete BIMx models from your iOS device

When your iPhone or iPad device is filled up with BIMx models you might want to clean up a bit by erasing the old, unused ones. You have two options to delete models from your BIMx app: Method 1 - Use swipe-delete in BIMx In the Models List swipe to ...

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