Powerful Opportunities in Design
Powerful Opportunities in Design
ARCHLine.XP® 2016 newest tools: support in 3D printing ARCHLine.XP files, powerful BIM solutions, parametric beam and column extensions, easy niche design tool, new tiling with predefined patterns makes the design process quicker, easier and smoother. Last but not least: you should check out the brand new rendering module!
During the development of ARCHLine.XP 2016 the goal was to have an easy-to-use interface & workflow not only for the experienced users but beginners in computer design as well.
ARCHLine.XP 2016 comes with an integrated interface joining the two Architectural and Interior user interface.
The new DirectX11 graphic update provides a smoothing design experience in 3D. Directx11 exploits the latest in video hardware features.
The new developments expedite daily work, and help to understand the handling of unused tools. The Beta release is coming soon, with the new features listed below.
It is up to the designer – use it all of them or just some?
Professional Rendering quality
ARCHLine.XP 2016 comes with a new, easy to use rendering module.
Quick preview image, excellent light effects, the use of multi-core processors are all characterized to create photo realistic images just in a few minutes.
BIM That Works for You
ARCHLine.XP 2016 provides powerful BIM solutions to fit your workflow and address your BIM needs.
ARCHLine.XP is equipped with a fully integrated Open BIM interface and provides the ideal basis for an intelligent and multi-disciplinary data exchange with architects, structural engineers and other project stakeholders.ct.
The standard BIM file format is the IFC, which contains all building information data gathered from or added to the project and this same format can be used during the whole life-span of the building.
IFC is a universal and manufacturer-independent industry standard file format for data exchange.
ARCHLine.XP 2016 support the IFC 2×3 standard file format, which guarantees an efficient and good quality data and model exchange between CAD/BIM applications.
One of the biggest values of the IFC format is that the architectural items keep their types and properties in it. The walls, slabs, and other architectural items remain walls, slabs, etc. with the same properties when you open them in another BIM software – there might be little differences because of technological reasons.
The IFC-based data exchange exceeds the nowadays widely used DXF or DWG based data exchange and this means you can export and import a lot more information using IFC than using the regular drawing file formats.
Woodwork framing design
You can set up detailed settings for the wall structure when designing the woodwork wall framing. You can work with specific layouts defining the distribution rules within the wall and of course you can use any kind of (even custom designed) cross sections.
Setting up the header and sill for the foors and windows is just as easy as defining othere structural items. Changing the size of a door or window will automatically update the inner structure of the wall based on the rules defined.
You can easily store these settings into the so-called styles which makes it very easy to use them in other projects or even share with other designers.
Cutout – Recess – Attachment – Niche
Recess or niche is a void element hosted in the wall, slab, column and beam, where the thickness of the recess is smaller or equal to the thickness of the wall, slab, column and beam. Recess in wall works similar to window or door when you place it into the wall. You can edit its profile, sill height, texture and distances from the wall endpoints.
You can freely edit the contours on the plan. You can easily change the depth of the recess or the attachment or you can create a cutout into the slab.
Beam and Column features
Column and Beam with parametric recess and cutouts
Column and Beam has been greatly improved with a completely parametric implementation of recess and cut-out. Using the subtraction operations you can have greater control over your wooden or reinforced concrete structures.
3D printing from ARCHLine.XP
3D printing or additive manufacturing is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file.
- Click File menu > Export.
- In the Export Files dialog box, type the file name.
- Select StereoLithography (*.stl). in the Save as Type combo box and Click Save.
Tiling with predefined patterns
- Herringbone: each rectangular tile is laid at 90 degrees to the one next to it, creating a “fish bone” pattern
- Hexagon: three hexagons meet at each vertex.
- Four square finger parquet
- Five square finger parquet.
Manage Project information
- Issue Date
- Project Name
- Project Number
- Client Name
- Project Address
- Postal Code
- Project Location
- Building Type
- Project Phase
A new look for Showroom
You’ll also find a completely rebuilt Showroom, the online repository containing high-quality fabrics, 3D models from leading product manufacturers and retailers. The new viewer displays and enables to select on one webpage the whole collection of Product types, Brands and Product families.
The Margin value is editable in case of printing a PDF file.
Open and Close Furnitures
- Slightly open
- Without front
Glass wall - new properties
The glass, the frame and latticework parameterization has been further redefined, the relative position of the components (a direction perpendicular to the wall) can be adjusted.
Ramp by cross section profile
New option was oncluded for the ramp, the cross-sectional profile defined and the possibility to edite.
New Design Center options
The Design Centre (DC) is where content is available to be selected and dragged into your design.
- Easy to navigate category layout
- Search field to browse by name, brands, product name and product categories.
New Section tool properties
The size range is displayed behind the section line can be adjusted.
3D views: real time mirroring and soft shadow
- Soft shadow
- Hard shadow