It offers an integrated design platform with advanced tools for architectural design, structural engineering, MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing), and construction. This software is not just for the big players; it caters to the needs of medium and large design companies, development corporations, individual users, and small-sized design teams participating in collaborative large-scale projects.
Architectural Design Made Easy
Architects using it have the advantage of creating conceptual prototypes effortlessly. The software allows for easy modifications based on client preferences. The 3D visualization capabilities enable architects to make informed decisions about space planning, structural concepts, apartment floor plans, and material calculations. Assigning textures to architectural elements speeds up the generation of photorealistic illustrations, providing a comprehensive view of the future building.
Structural Engineering Integration
It doesn't stop at architectural design; it seamlessly integrates with structural analysis software. Models contain all the necessary data that can be transferred to structural analysis tools. This integration facilitates a quicker calculation of building models and serves as the foundation for detailing structural elements. Compared to the Renga Standard, the Professional edition supports a broader range of structural analysis software, enhancing collaboration through data exchange in IFC format.
MEP Systems Design
Ensuring human comfort and efficiency within a building is crucial. It equips designers with efficient tools for designing MEP building systems, including water supply and sewerage systems, heating, ventilation, electrical, and low current networks. The software offers ready-to-use BIM catalogs, simplifying the design process. The STDL scripting language, unique to it, opens up possibilities for creating new categories of engineering equipment.
Streamlined Documentation Workflow
Making the right decisions in space planning and structural concepts is reflected in the automatically generated drawing documentation. This feature not only saves time but also enhances the overall design experience. It acts as a time-saver, uncovering and rectifying errors in the documentation workflow.
Interoperability and Collaboration
lt acknowledges the diverse software environment in the AEC industry. It supports formats such as C3D, DWG/DXF, Stereolithography, OBJ, 3Ds Max, LightWave, COLLADA, FBX, VRML, CSV, RTB, RTS, PDF, and OXPS. The software supports the IFC exchange data format for seamless collaboration among project team members, allowing real-time adjustments to the digital building information model. This collaboration functionality, exclusive to it, significantly reduces design approval cycles and minimizes the chances of human error.