With progeCAD Architecture you can design directly on the 3D building model, by manipulating the architectural objects and elements just like "plastic" objects, freely shaped in real time. This is possible not only in the simple building objects but also in the composite ones, since their structure follows a synergistic BIM logic. This allows even the most complicated design ideas to be realized very easily and fast.
High Quality Rendering
With PhotoPRO you can create high quality photorealistic images thanks to the OpenGL fast algorithms and the state-of-the-art ray-tracing technology. Given that every object embeds materials and textures within its editable attributes, the only you have to do to get a high-quality real representation, is to click on the mouse.
With WalkPRO you can take a real-time virtual tour walkthrough of the photorealistic 3D model, walking indoor and outdoor while using several options (staircases to ascend, doors to open etc). In addition you can also create avi video files, by just clicking on the “record” button.
Composite Elements & Structures
progeCAD Architecture includes a set of sophisticated dialogs and modelers to create slabs, staircases, roofs, rails and vertical or horizontal elements of any type and shape. Dynamic shaping and editing of any composite element is performed through the parametric dialogs of progeCAD Architecture which practically cover every construction case. The parametric behavior of all these structures enables changing most of their properties at any time in the design process.
Through use of these BIM tools the user can quickly analyze alternative design solutions to discover the most desirable ones.
Among others, progeCAD Architecture provides:
• Dialog boxes to define and shape beams, columns, slabs and other structural elements
• Staircase modeler to generate even the most complex shapes, along with their parts and accessories.
• Roof modeler with unlimited options to design any type of roof structure and add components such as attics, lofts, skylights, inclined openings and others.
• Dialogs for vertical elements, gables, ramps, rails andmany other more specific building entities such as chimneys and pergolas.
Further to the Parametric Library Generators wherever required (i.e. openings, shutters etc), progeCAD Architecture also includes a large number of items (objects, accessories, symbols etc) properly grouped into thematic libraries (Living Room Furniture, Dining Room Furniture, Kitchen Furniture, Office Furniture, Equipment, Plants etc). In addition, through the Dynamic Library Editor, the user can define and create new libraries, edit existing items, or even insert any dwg drawings and convert them into library items.
progeCAD Architecture embeds a complete Topographical component including a group of smart commands for the quick and precise creation of the topographical drawings and the automatic generation of the 3D ground model.