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    3D Visualization

    Hello all,

    In our office we have some 3D projects in Revit, ArchiCAD, AutoCAD and Allplan.
    We would like to have a way to present the 3D models in our clients outside of the office (that means that we will not have access in our program licences).

    What software do you use in this case?
    We would like also to have the ability to navigate into the 3D model..

    Thank you in advance!

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    We use Enscape, it has support for Revit and ArchiCAD, I don't think it supports AutoCAD or Allplan.

    It works very well for our uses, and you can easily export a .exe file that can be sent or displayed without having the program on the computer.
    There are several alternatives, so far I've found Enscape to be the easiest to use, and more than enough visually speaking to display and navigate around the model.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoamRo View Post
    We use Enscape, it has support for Revit and ArchiCAD, I don't think it supports AutoCAD or Allplan.

    It works very well for our uses, and you can easily export a .exe file that can be sent or displayed without having the program on the computer.
    There are several alternatives, so far I've found Enscape to be the easiest to use, and more than enough visually speaking to display and navigate around the model.

    We have also Enscape. I exported an.exe format. I tried to open it in another computer but I had an error message that the graphics are not supported.



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    Prefer Enscape as you get realtime updates if you modify the model in Revit, no need to export the model. Unfortunately it will only work with Revit and ArchiCAD. If you have SketchUp or Rhino it will work for that too if you can export your Autocad and Allplan to those. Another option is Lumion which you have to export your model to a certain format or using an add-in. I'm not familiar enough with AllPlan to know if it will work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MARIA1993 View Post
    We have also Enscape. I exported an.exe format. I tried to open it in another computer but I had an error message that the graphics are not supported.


    Unsupported video card...was it a machine with an intel HD graphics card by chance?

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    Yep Intel GPU will not work with the .exe file. It will work when you export to an online version, but depending on the size of your project that will be slooooow and not as pretty as the offline .exe file.

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    Another Enscape user here; have not found anything better as of yet and the built-in VR capabilities are nice. It will be unlikely you will find this type of tool with cross-platform support of all the above mentioned products albeit Enscape comes close offering plug-ins for at least two if not three of those programs. And yes, you need a fairly competent graphics card to run Enscape exports.

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    Thank you for your answers..

    As I checked you can not create sections directly in Enscape. You can only navigate through the building, right?
    In order to create sections you need firstly to create them in revit and after export in Enscape.

    What graphic cards requirements do you have?

    Thank you in advance!

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    You could export the models as IFC and there are plenty of free IFC viewers out there to choose from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MARIA1993 View Post
    What graphic cards requirements do you have?
    About 90% of us have GTX 1080 ti's...getting some new machines in soon and hoping they have RTX 2080's.

    Not on the list for a new machine...there are a few folk that have older machines than I do. One of the architects is still running a i7-2600k and a GTX 760 ti and I have a i7-3820.

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