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Compare: CAD for architecture and construction - Computer-Aided Design
Characteristics
Geodetic surveys
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  • Import measurement data from instruments
  • Automated field coding processing
  • Traverse levelling
  • Leveling networks
  • Export of design data for loading into devices (removal to nature)
  • Existence of the updated library of conventional topographic signs
  • Forming plans and statements in accordance with Russian standards
Geological survey
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  • Manually filling data on productivity in tabular form
  • Importing data on productivity from external files/databases
  • Automated drawing productivity on the plan
  • Automated well field formation in 3D
  • Automated construction of surfaces by geological layers
  • Availability of tools for editing constructed surfaces (lenses, pinching out)
  • Automated application of geology data (wells, hatching of geological layers) on profiles and sections
Working with laser scanning data
  • Import data from scanners
  • Scan data analysis with visualization of results
  • Measurement from point cloud data
  • Exporting models to 3D formats
  • Import data from scanners
  • Automated data processing (noise removal, filters)
  • Constructing surfaces according to scan data
  • Scan data analysis with visualization of results
  • Measurement from point cloud data
  • Automated acquisition of models and point clouds from digital photography
  • Exporting models to 3D formats
  • Import data from scanners
  • Automated data processing (noise removal, filters)
  • Constructing surfaces according to scan data
  • Scan data analysis with visualization of results
  • Measurement from point cloud data
  • Automated acquisition of models and point clouds from digital photography
  • Exporting models to 3D formats
  • Import data from scanners
  • Automated data processing (noise removal, filters)
  • Constructing surfaces according to scan data
  • Scan data analysis with visualization of results
  • Measurement from point cloud data
  • Automated acquisition of models and point clouds from digital photography
  • Exporting models to 3D formats
Working with scanned (paper) materials
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  • Importing images in raster formats
  • Geometric distortion tools
  • Monochrome (black and white) vectorization tools
  • Monochrome (color) image vectoring tools
  • Hybrid tools for editing bitmap objects in image
  • Export of processed images with format and quality settings
  • Symbols recognition
  • Text Recognition
  • Bitmap merging
  • Importing images in raster formats
  • Geometric distortion tools
  • Monochrome (black and white) vectorization tools
  • Monochrome (color) image vectoring tools
  • Hybrid tools for editing bitmap objects in image
  • Export of processed images with format and quality settings
  • Symbols recognition
  • Text Recognition
  • Bitmap merging
  • Importing images in raster formats
  • Geometric distortion tools
  • Monochrome (black and white) vectorization tools
  • Monochrome (color) image vectoring tools
  • Hybrid tools for editing bitmap objects in image
  • Export of processed images with format and quality settings
  • Symbols recognition
  • Text Recognition
  • Bitmap merging
Conceptual design
  • Import of 3D models, point clouds, rasters and GIS/CAD data
  • Building a realistic 3D model of existing infrastructure
  • Preparation of options for project concepts in a 3D model environment
  • Quantitative comparison and evaluation of project options
  • Preparation of high-quality visualization (renders, videos)
  • Organizing of the project discussion with the addition of georeferenced comments in the model
  • Projects publishing on the Internet
  • Access project data from mobile devices
  • Conceptual road design
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  • Import of 3D models, point clouds, rasters and GIS/CAD data
  • Building a realistic 3D model of existing infrastructure
  • Preparation of options for project concepts in a 3D model environment
  • Quantitative comparison and evaluation of project options
  • Preparation of high-quality visualization (renders, videos)
  • Organizing of the project discussion with the addition of georeferenced comments in the model
  • Projects publishing on the Internet
  • Access project data from mobile devices
  • Conceptual road design
  • Import of 3D models, point clouds, rasters and GIS/CAD data
  • Building a realistic 3D model of existing infrastructure
  • Preparation of options for project concepts in a 3D model environment
  • Quantitative comparison and evaluation of project options
  • Preparation of high-quality visualization (renders, videos)
  • Organizing of the project discussion with the addition of georeferenced comments in the model
  • Projects publishing on the Internet
  • Access project data from mobile devices
  • Conceptual road design
Plot plan
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  • Use of conceptual design data
  • Automated calculating the volume of excavation work on a model
  • Recalculation of volumes in model editing
  • Calculating and designing cartograms
  • Dynamic connection between cartogram and a model
  • Designing streets and driveways in the form of dynamic 3D models
  • Calculation of areas and volumes of materials according to a model
  • Registration of the plan of improvement with receipt of statements
  • Making a master plan for engineering networks
  • Grid layout plan
  • Plan of the relief organizat
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  • Use of conceptual design data
  • Automated calculating the volume of excavation work on a model
  • Recalculation of volumes in model editing
  • Calculating and designing cartograms
  • Dynamic connection between cartogram and a model
  • Designing streets and driveways in the form of dynamic 3D models
  • Calculation of areas and volumes of materials according to a model
  • Registration of the plan of improvement with receipt of statements
  • Making a master plan for engineering networks
  • Grid layout plan
Car roads
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  • Using conceptual design data
  • Tracing in automated mode (based on predefined constraints and standards)
  • Tracing in manual mode (element by element)
  • Construction and design of the longitudinal profile of a road
  • Construction and design of transverse profiles
  • Creating a project profile of a road in automated mode (based on the specified restrictions and standards)
  • Creating a project profile of a road in manual mode (elementwise)
External engineering communications
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  • Using conceptual design data
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  • Using conceptual design data
  • Network tracing in plan
  • Network tracing in 3D
  • Availability of a replenished library of pipes and equipment
  • Automated receiving of a longitudinal profile on a network
  • Automated receipt of tables and statements on a network in accordance with Russian standards
  • Calculation of volume of earthworks for laying network
  • Dynamic recalculation and updating of tables and statements in a network editing
  • Checking networks for violation of regulatory distances (collisions)
Railways
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  • Tracing in manual mode (element by element)
  • Construction and design of a longitudinal railway profile
  • Construction and design of transverse profiles
  • Creating a project profile of a road in manual mode (elementwise)
  • Development of a railway structure based on a library of standard elements
  • Presence of a library of finished structures
  • Building a dynamic 3D model of a railway
  • Automated calculation of volume of earthworks and materials based on a dynamic model
Bridges
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  • Using conceptual design data
  • Detailed design of a bridge structure
  • Receiving a set of design documentation
Artificial constructions
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  • Calculation of volume of surface runoff by a model
  • Automatic selection of culverts diameters
  • Dynamic connection between projected culverts and road model
  • Detailed design of structures
  • Automated release of design documentation for a model
Construction preparation and planning
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  • Creating a summary model of an object using 3D-models of related specialties (architecture, structures and engineering networks, etc.)
  • Drawing up a detailed construction schedule
  • Verification of a consolidated project for collisions
  • Visualization of a construction process
  • Integration with Microsoft Project / Primavera
Professional visualization
  • Using infrastructure project data
  • Using texture libraries
  • Arrangement and adjustment of light sources
  • Creating animation objects
  • Creation of professional renders
  • Creating professional videos
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  • Using infrastructure project data
  • Using texture libraries
  • Arrangement and adjustment of light sources
  • Creating animation objects
  • Creation of professional renders
  • Creating professional videos
Architectural modeling
  • Walls, stained glass, floors, roofs, ceilings and columns
  • Downloadable family components (doors, windows, etc.)
  • Variants of a project
  • Premises and zones
  • Platform modeling
  • Stairs and ramps
  • Fencing
  • Structural modeling
  • Details
  • Assembly
  • Walls, stained glass, floors, roofs, ceilings and columns
  • Downloadable family components (doors, windows, etc.)
  • Variants of a project
  • Premises and zones
  • Platform modeling
  • Stairs and ramps
  • Fencing
  • Structural modeling
  • Details
  • Assembly
  • Walls, stained glass, floors, roofs, ceilings and columns
  • Downloadable family components (doors, windows, etc.)
  • Variants of a project
  • Premises and zones
  • Platform modeling
  • Stairs and ramps
  • Fencing
  • Structural modeling
  • Details
  • Assembly
  • Walls, stained glass, floors, roofs, ceilings and columns
  • Downloadable family components (doors, windows, etc.)
  • Variants of a project
  • Premises and zones
  • Platform modeling
  • Stairs and ramps
  • Fencing
  • Structural modeling
  • Details
  • Assembly
Simulation of building structures
  • Bearing walls, floor slab
  • Bearing columns, beams and braces
  • Sloping columns
  • Farms
  • Reinforcement, armature bar modeling
  • Bearing walls, floor slab
  • Bearing columns, beams and braces
  • Sloping columns
  • Farms
  • Reinforcement, armature bar modeling
  • Bearing walls, floor slab
  • Bearing columns, beams and braces
  • Sloping columns
  • Farms
  • Reinforcement, armature bar modeling
  • Bearing walls, floor slab
  • Bearing columns, beams and braces
  • Sloping columns
  • Farms
  • Reinforcement, armature bar modeling
Simulation of internal engineering systems
  • HVAC systems
  • Mechanical equipment
  • Pipeline and sanitary systems
  • Manufacturer database items
  • Power and lighting systems
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  • HVAC systems
  • Mechanical equipment
  • Pipeline and sanitary systems
  • Manufacturer database items
  • Power and lighting systems
Advanced Modeling
  • Creating groups for duplicate items
  • Families editor
  • Modeling in context
  • Roofs with edited form
  • Global options
  • Conceptual forms, adaptive components
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  • Creating groups for duplicate items
  • Families editor
  • Modeling in context
  • Roofs with edited form
  • Global options
  • Conceptual forms, adaptive components
Presentations and visualizations
  • Sketch lines
  • Shadows, natural shadows
  • Architectural dimming
  • Moved items
  • Realistic display styles
  • Orthogonal and perspective views, rounds
  • Line smoothing
  • Eliminating invisible items
  • Cloud visualization
  • Photorealistic materials
  • Built-in visualization
  • Decal
  • Ray tracing (visualization in an active window)
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  • Sketch lines
  • Shadows, natural shadows
  • Architectural dimming
  • Moved items
  • Realistic display styles
  • Orthogonal and perspective views, rounds
  • Line smoothing
  • Eliminating invisible items
  • Cloud visualization
  • Photorealistic materials
  • Built-in visualization
  • Decal
  • Ray tracing (visualization in an active window)
Calculations and analysis
  • Energy calculations
  • Squares analysis
  • Analytical model
  • Structural loads and boundary conditions
  • Heating and cooling loads
  • Form calculations
  • Insolation calculations
  • Energy calculations
  • Squares analysis
  • Analytical model
  • Structural loads and boundary conditions
  • Heating and cooling loads
  • Form calculations
  • Insolation calculations
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  • Energy calculations
  • Squares analysis
  • Analytical model
  • Structural loads and boundary conditions
  • Heating and cooling loads
  • Form calculations
  • Insolation calculations
Documentation
  • 2D node lines, 2D node components
  • Change tracking
  • Dimensioning, marking, annotation and text
  • Stages
  • Specifications, bill of materials
  • Embedded specifications
  • Panel specifications, pipe and duct loss reports
  • Filters of view
  • Graphic specifications of columns
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  • 2D node lines, 2D node components
  • 2D node lines, 2D node components
  • Change tracking
  • Dimensioning, marking, annotation and text
  • Stages
  • Specifications, bill of materials
  • Embedded specifications
  • Panel specifications, pipe and duct loss reports
  • Filters of view
  • Graphic specifications of columns
Collaboration
  • Check for intersections, copying/monitoring
  • Collaboration (multi-user environment)
  • General coordinates in projects
  • Creating file links from other Revit applications
  • Stamps and specification items in related files
  • Copying and pasting items from links
  • Setting visibility of related models
  • Check for intersections, copying/monitoring
  • Collaboration (multi-user environment)
  • General coordinates in projects
  • Creating file links from other Revit applications
  • Stamps and specification items in related files
  • Copying and pasting items from links
  • Setting visibility of related models
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  • Check for intersections, copying/monitoring
  • Collaboration (multi-user environment)
  • General coordinates in projects
  • Creating file links from other Revit applications
  • Stamps and specification items in related files
  • Copying and pasting items from links
  • Setting visibility of related models
Application Programming Interface (API)
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  • SDK of API
  • Third Party API Add-ins
  • Macroses
Technological design
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  • Automatic pipeline tracing
  • Parametric equipment modeling
  • Simulation of building structures
  • Calculation of weight and center of gravity
  • Fixed Pipeline Modeling
  • P&ID data verification
  • 2D pipeline drawings
  • Isometric drawings of pipelines
  • Import Inventor hardware models
  • Specifications
Project Data Management
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Archival Design Support
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  • AutoCAD 2013 format drawing (* .dwg)
  • AutoCAD 2010/LT2010 format drawing (* .dwg)
  • AutoCAD 2007/LT2007 format drawing (* .dwg)
  • AutoCAD 2004/LT2004 format drawing (* .dwg)
  • AutoCAD 2000/LT2000 format drawing (* .dwg)
  • AutoCAD R14/LT98/LT97 format drawing (* .dwg)
  • AutoCAD Design Standards (* .dws)
  • AutoCAD drawing template (* .dwt)
  • AutoCAD 2013 DXF Format Drawing (* .dxf)
  • Drawing format 2010/LT2010 DXF (* .dxf)
  • Drawing format 2007/LT2007 DXF (* .dxf)
  • Drawing format 2004/LT2004 DXF (* .dxf)
File formats
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  • Autodesk DWG (*.dwg)
  • Autodesk DXF (*.dxf)
  • Adobe PDF (*.pdf)
  • Rhino (*.3dm)
  • SketchUp (*.skp)
  • STL (*.stl)
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  • Navisworks (*.nwd,*.nwf,*.nwc)
  • 3D Studio (*.3ds,*.prj)
  • PDS Design Review (*.dri)
  • ASCII Laser (*.asc,*.txt)
  • CATIA (*.model,*.session,*.exp,*.dlv3,*.CATPart,*.CATProduct)
  • CIS/2 (*.stp)
  • MicroStation Design (*.dgn,*.prp,*.prw)
  • DWF (*.dwf,*.dwfx,*.w2d)
  • Autodesk DWG (*.dwg)
  • Autodesk DXF (*.dxf)
  • Faro (*.fls, *.fws, *.iQscan, *.iQmod, *.iQwsp)
  • FBX (*.fbx)
  • IFC (*ifc)
  • IGES (*.igs,*.iges)
  • Inventor (*.ipt,*.iam,*.ipj)
  • JTOpen (*.jt)
  • Leica (*.pts,*.ptx)
  • Informatix MAN (*.man,*.cv7)
  • NX (*.prt)
  • Parasolid Binary (*.x_b)