ABOUT ARCHLine.XP

ARCHLine.XP is the BIM software that enables you to make 3D architectural, interior design and furniture design with great quality and effectiveness. ARCHLine.XP takes an innovative approach to the reuse and transformation of existing buildings.

ARCHLine.XP is equipped with a fully integrated Open BIM interface and provides the tools to create coordinated and computable building model. You work in one model with many views as floor plan, sections, and elevations. Your BIM project are fully coordinated and don't require any manual updates to keep it synchronized.​

Working with ARCHLine.XP you can create: floor plan views, section views, elevation views, perspective views, construction details, printing layouts, schedules, Excel reports,  renderings, photo inserts, animations.

 



 

Most important features:

  • Stand-alone intelligent BIM/CAD core

  • Working in one model with many views (Floor plan, sections, elevations, etc.)

  • 3D, section, quantity take-off is generated automatically from one single model

  • Import and export:  IFC, SKP, DXF, DWG, PDF, OBJ, 3DS, JPG, TIFF, BMP, PNG and GBXML

  • The project documents are updated when your model changes

  • Intelligent and parametric 2D and 3D object databases

  • Freely definable cross-sections, part models and elevations in 2D, 3D

  • Flexible zone and space management with GEAR connection

  • Automatic sorting of parts lists according to building, story and room.

BIM

BIM is actually a de facto standard design process to create building model that is essentially provides robust and rich data source of information. This information is used internally by the CAD software and exported to the project team to add computations like energy analysis, calculating structural loads, lighting analysis or heating and cooling calculations, etc.
 

Coordinated and computable building model 

You work in one model with many views as floor plan, sections, and elevations. Your BIM project are fully coordinated and don't require any manual updates to keep it synchronized.
 

Components that makes BIM 

3D doesn't mean having automatically BIM. Computations performed by the project team are using the 3D model as data source of information. The project team requires data in standard format. Shared parameters, templates, project parameters, object properties are the data sources we mean by the I in BIM.
 

BIM communication between the project team members

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.

Import & Export CAD Files

Frequently you have to send your project to someone who needs a CAD file. You can save your work as DWG and DXF files even if your project is a multi-storey building in one step. The geometry remains intact through the import and export operation and layers are also preserved.
 

Import & Export PDF

ARCHLine.XP imports multiple-page PDF files as images, so you can use them as a source file for your work when processing existing drawings. The imported PDF is converted into an image file and you can scale it precisely to work with real measurements. PDF export helps to share your design and rendering images with your clients directly or via email.
 

Import & Export 3D models

ARCHLine.XP supports 3D file formats such as 3DS, SKP, OBJ, ATL, C4D, VRML, Indigo, and Autodesk FBX. Using this export feature you can establish a good direct connection with some of the most popular professional rendering software.
 

Import & Export raster images

This tool allows a quick start of the work on a project by making it possible to trace over walls and other elements on an imported image of your floor plan. ARCHLine.XP supports various raster image formats like BMP, TIFF, JPEG and PNG.

MODULES

Architectural Tools

Multi-Storey Structures

ARCHLine.XP comes with a Floor Manager application that can be used to define the level structure of the building and the heights associated with floors. It means that if you activate the floor named Ground Floor in the building structure and start placing walls, slabs, stairs, columns and furniture the elements will automatically get their base elevations and optionally their heights from the Floor Manager settings. To move or copy to another floor, you need to activate that floor and insert the elements—they will be correctly placed at the right elevation of the new current floor. This way you design your building as if you were building it in reality. It works the same way as buildings are constructed in reality. You can modify the height property of any elements if you wish to use a column or a window that needs to cross through multiple floors. The model will automatically be updated to follow the change.

Walls and openings

“How do you create walls in 3D?" This is one of the most frequently asked question we receive. We design walls without limits either in 3D or 2D floor plan. The flexibility of wall structure allows to create complex wall styles with layers, adding any shape of cross-section, automatically connecting doors and windows to the walls including rounded windows, curved arches, etc. 

Build 3D models from 2D drawings

Using the Wall command on DWG drawings allows you to convert lines from imported DXF/DWG drawings into 3D walls. There are also a number of techniques to be used for placing doors and window openings.

Stairs and Balustrades

ARCHLine.XP uses two stair definition methods. You can create and manipulate 3D parametric stairs with either regular or irregular shapes. Irregular or sketched stairs, are created with a step by step method providing a group of boundary curves. Balustrades are associated with stairs and freely editable with any form of handrails, and puppets.

Floors, Ceilings and Foundations

The software allows you to create regular or irregular slabs, sloping slabs, and foundations. A slab can be a single layered or multiple layered one with beams inside. The slab profiles helps to create custom made slabs, such as annular vaults, cross vaults, etc.

Roofs

Automatic roof definition makes it easy to define complex roofs. You only have to select external walls with enclosing rectangle to add a roof over.

Roof Tiling, Rafter and Batten, Gutter and Downspout

Roof Tiling with solid 3D tiles, displayed in 2D and 3D, quantity take-off, visuals, and complex rafter and batten structure definitions together with interactive gutter and downspout designs.

Door/Window custom design

From the basic door types to specialized ones, the door wizard enable the design of new door types as interior, entry, glass and steel doors. You can add producer and product information as well to come up with real quantity take-off later.

Interior Design Tools

The Room Maker

A single platform that integrates your interior design work into one easy to use 3D panel. Starting from any room shape you can complete it with doors, windows, finishes, lights, curtains, sockets, switches, cornices, skirting boards, pictures on wall all by using this smart design method..

Find and collect models on the 3D Warehouse

ARCHLine.XP provides direct access the world's biggest online repository of furniture the 3D Warehouse. It contains every group of furniture what is necessary for the design (e.g.: chairs, tables, kitchen-, living room-, bedroom, bathroom items, accessories). If the library doesn’t contain the suitable object, you can create it with the ARCHLine.XP tools.

Build 3D models from 2D drawings

Using the Wall command on DWG drawings allows you to convert lines from imported DXF/DWG drawings into 3D walls. There are also a number of techniques to be used for placing doors and window openings.

Soft Furnishing

Soft furnishing is at the basis of interior design. Soft furnishing tools of ARCHLine.XP add colour, texture, softness and style to the room. Without soft furnishings, the room would be hard. You can create perfectly realistic curtains just in a few steps! The roman blind wizard is a great tool to create roman blinds by simply setting up some simple parameters.

Tiling

The tiling Styles enables you to set the tiling layout to a wall or any other surface as a One-Click definition. It is easy to select a style from the library or you are free to create your own. If you would like to try another tiling style, with a single click you are able to change the whole tiling of the room, or you can simply modify the tiling styles wall by wall.

Moulding

Moulding adds a sophisticated finishing touch to any room. ARCHLine.XP has effective one-click or path definition tools you need which can be utilized for any moulding you take on aim to design.

Lighting

Lighting is a key element of interior design. It sets the mood for each room. The use of natural or artificial lighting can have a major impact on the overall look of a room. In ARCHLine.XP you can study the effects of artificial lights in real-time 3D.