Allplan enhances viz workflow with Lumion

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Allplan 2022-1 introduces LiveSync with Lumion and improvements in parametric road design

Allplan has expanded the visualisation options for its users, with a new ‘LiveSync’ integration with real time visualisation software Lumion.

Available as a technical preview in the Allplan 2022-1 release, LiveSync point-of-view synchronization means changes to the model or viewing direction in Allplan are immediately applied in Lumion.

According to Allplan, this allows users to easily generate visualisations with Lumion in a short time, especially for realistic representations of vegetation, interior design or moving objects such as people or vehicles.

Similar Lumion LiveSync integrations are available for SketchUp, Revit, Archicad, AutoCAD, Rhino, Vectorworks, BricsCAD and Autodesk FormIt.

Allplan 2022-1 also offers enhanced functionality for parametric road design. Within Allplan, a road model is calculated based on assigned cross-section templates. All plans and reports can be automatically derived directly from the model. The parametric concept allows the gradient of a road axis to be subsequently changed or, for example, the terrain base data to be easily adjusted.

According to Allplan, the new 2022-1  release features additional components for automated plan output, improved input of vertical axis geometry, and ‘significantly accelerated’ graphical display of the terrain model.

Allplan has also improved interoperability for civil and bridge designers. Bimplus, the company’s collaborative BIM platform, now supports new road alignment workflows between Allplan Bridge and other road and civil engineering solutions. Allplan Bridge users can now create dedicated parametric bridge models based on alignments from other solutions, and via Bimplus, synchronize alignment amends within the bridge model.