BIM Architectural Design


BIM software for Architectural Design - Edificius - ACCA software

How much time do you waste to bring all the various design aspects together in your architectural project?

Discover the BIM software for "all in one" architectural design

View the entire project immediately with the first solution that integrates 2D and 3D architectural design with Rendering, Scene Photomontages and Photo editing, Real-Time rendering, Video editing, Immersive Virtual Reality

With Edificius you can address all of these aspects in a highly productive workflow, faster and with increased quality of work and above all with just one software that integrates all the features and tools that you need to:

  • create an architectural project
  • design the interior spaces, the furnishings and the lighting
  • integrate MEP systems into the model
  • model the terrain
  • design gardens and outdoor spaces
  • produce all relevant construction documents, the cost estimate, project time schedules and sequencing
  • insert the project in its surrounding context to assess environmental impact aspects
  • create professional presentations with renderings, videos and virtual tours even with immersive virtual reality

Much more than any other BIM architectural design software!

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Why Edificius?

Edificius is the simple and complete BIM technology, easy to use and learn.
Address the various architectural design aspects, present your projects with great visual impact, and remain continuously up to date with the latest technologies and solutions...

Architectural design interior design - Edificius - ACCA software

Architectural design and interior design

Garden Landscape design - Edificius - ACCA software

Garden and landscape design

Remodellings and Demolish Build tools - Edificius - ACCA software

Remodellings with Phasing and Demolish and Build tools

MEP systems modeling - Edificius - ACCA software

MEP systems modeling

Integration with Google Maps - Edificius - ACCA software

Integration with Google MapsTM for terrain modeling

Integration with SketchUp - Edificius - ACCA software

Integration with SketchUpTM and BlenderTM for 3D solid modeling

Project Time schedules management (GANTT) - Edificius - ACCA software

Project Time schedules management (GANTT)

Automatic Quantity Take offs and Cost Estimating - Edificius - ACCA software

Automatic Quantity Take offs and Cost Estimating directly from the model

Photorealistic renderings - Edificius - ACCA software

Photorealistic renderings

Photo retouching and scene photo-montages - Edificius - ACCA software

Photo retouching and scene photo-montages

Real-Time Rendering - Edificius - ACCA software

Real-Time Rendering

Video Editing - Edificius - ACCA software

Video Editing

Immersive Virtual Reality - Edificius - ACCA software

Immersive Virtual Reality

Project documentation - Edificius - ACCA software

Project documentation

Integration into the BIM process - Edificius - ACCA software

Integration into the BIM process

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Edificius is also available in Chinese | Edificius是也可以在中

3D architectural design A simple and complete 3D BIM for improved design...

5 different working environments to address all aspects of BIM design.
A unique 2D or 3D input and an integrated BIM Objects Library to create the BIM model and dynamically generate detailed floor plans, elevation views, cross-sections, axonometric and isometric cutaway views.

Architectural and Interior Design

Architecture and interior design

Edificius allows you to deal with the design of all types buildings with great simplicity and speed. You can complete and enrich the project with furniture and environment characterization that you can download for free directly from the Online BIM Objects Library. From simple object oriented modelling you automatically get all the relevant project drawings.

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Landscape Design

Garden and landscape design

Edificius is the simple and effective tool for integrating architecture and landscape design. Projects gardens, parks, landscape and outdoor spaces with easy-to-use tools for drawing walls, pools, fences, flowerbeds, courtyards and many other landscaping related objects. Get detailed floor plans, complete them with legends and customize them freely ready for export in the DXF, DWG and PDF formats.

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MEP Design

MEP systems modeling

Edificius allows you to model the building's technical installations while defining the architectural model, get an overview of the building-plant system, evaluate spatial coherence of the plant system networks in order to avoid that they interfere with room functionalities or aesthetics.

Remodeling Design

Remodellings and renovation projects

Edificius offers a dedicated environment for addressing building remodellings and work variations. In a single environment, manage two BIM models (the surveyed stage and design stage) and automatically produce a comparative table and the relating cost estimate of the planned interventions.

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Terrain Modeling

Terrain modelling

Edificius offers a specific working environment for terrain modeling, ideal for construction, urban planning and landscape design work. Easily acquire DWG and DXF land survey files with typical contour line or contour plan data, from raster images or directly from Google Maps® satellite imagery; simulate earthwork operations by comparing the various solutions (design levels) and even get dynamically updated bill of quantities and volume data; integrate the model with landscaping details: trees, bushes, plants, roads, yards, furniture, etc.

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Working drawings, reports, schedules and import/export in standard formats

With Edificius compose your drawing models with great freedom using simple drag & drop operations that automatically generate architectural project reports, tables and schedules. Export the complete construction documents set in DXF/DWG/DWF file formats and technical reports in the RTF format.

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Free textures, CAD blocks and 3D models

The online BIM object library contains tens of thousands of free resources already optimized for Edificius (Texture HD, CAD Blocks, 3D Models, etc.) to help you design better and faster. You can download all the resources you need. Publish and share your items too.

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Integrated CAD

Edificius also includes Edificius-CAD, a professional 2D and 3D DWG CAD software, with interface, drawing modality and commands similar to the most popular professional CAD systems on the market. With Edificius-CAD integrated in Edificius you import DXF / DWG files and you can edit them directly in Edificius with lines, polylines, arcs, circles, blocks, screens, splines, 3D polylines, mesh, face, 3D face solids, helix, point cloud, revision cartoon.

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BIM integration with Sketchup®

Edificius provides a dynamic integration feature with Sketchup® to satisfy creativity needs even for the most demanding design tasks. Create 3D solid models of any type and shape for maximum freedom of expression.

Google Maps® Importer

With the Edificius Google Maps® Importer, terrain modeling becomes simple and immediate. Locate the area to be surveyed and with a simple click rebuild the terrain's digital elevation map directly from Google Maps® satellite imagery acquiring the area's precise altitude data.

BIM integration with BLENDER®

Edificius can also integrate the BIM model with BLENDER® too, one of the best solid modeling solutions. Enrich your Edificius project with additional objects modeled using BLENDER® and use its specific features that are comparable to other well-known 3D modeling programs such as 3D Studio Max® and Maya®.

All the advantages of integration You always have full control over your project, from every point of view...

Project timing, costs, other interdisciplinary aspects of the project (structural, energy performance, MEP installations). Only with Edificius you have an overall and integrated vision of the entire project.

4D BIM / VDC Virtual Design and Construction

4D BIM (gantt): project time management

Edificius offers a "4D-GANTT" environment for integrated project time and sequencing management. By building up a WBS (Work Breakdown Structure), easily break down the project into elementary parts (periods) and connect them to the objects used in the 3D model. Get a complete simulated overview of project progression by enabling the Gantt chart's timeline.

5D BIM Cost Estimating

5D BIM: construction cost estimate directly from the model

With Edificius, construction estimating aspects are fully covered in the most dynamic and flexible way with our PriMus cost estimating solution that reads the metric data directly from the model. Each variation of the architectural model corresponds to a seamless variation in project material quantities and the relating project cost.

BIM and Integrated Design

Integration with other ACCA software solutions

Edificius supports full integration with our ACCA software solutions for structural calculations (EdiLus) and construction cost estimating (PriMus). Compose your suite of programs in the most appropriate combination according to your skills and your needs. Manage the various interdisciplinary aspects of the project and collaborate with other members of the ACCA community.

Architectural visualization The most advanced features to amaze, communicate, convince...

A dedicated environment to prepare visually impressive presentations and communicate your project to clients and customers effectively and clearly.

Automatic rendering - Edificius - ACCA software

AIrBIM: Artificial Intelligence Rendering for super fast photorealistic and highly professional results

Thanks to the integration with the AMD Radeon™ ProRender Rendering Ray Tracing engine, Edificius uses Artificial Intelligence (Machine Learning Denoiser) to produce maximum quality renders at maximum speed, without wasting time making adjustments and above all without doing any post-processing operations with other dedicated software.

The use of PBR (Physically Based Rendering) materials and IBL (Image-based lighting) technology guarantees superb highly photorealistic quality images and extraordinary light and reflection effects.

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Scene photo-montage and photo editing - Edificius - ACCA software

Advanced scene photo-montages and photo retouching functions

Edificius has extremely advanced features for scene photo-montages and photo retouching.

Just upload a photo and the software allows you to reconstruct the perspective, identify the orthogonal planes, set the vanishing lines and position the 3D model in the photo by applying different visibility options, transparencies and shadows to obtain an even more integrated and realistic effect.

The rendered image, obtained with the scene photo-montage tool, can then be fine-tuned with further photo editing operations.

Real Time Rendering - Edificius - ACCA software

RTBIM: with Real-Time Rendering projects, simulate and present the project in real time

Thanks to the RTBIM environment, Edificius integrates Real-Time Rendering with the BIM model to:

  • design and visually check your architectural and material choices in real time;
  • obtain photorealistic static renderings in real time;
  • generate and publish 360° panorama images on Facebook for immersive representations.

RTBIM can be integrated into Edificius with a specific subscription.

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BIM Video Studio - Edificius - ACCA software

BIM video studio: a real video editing tool for creating professional multimedia presentations of the project.

Edificius is also an extraordinary video editing tool for creating impressive multimedia presentations.

In the "BIM Video Studio" environment you can easily assemble texts, static and dynamic photos, floor plans, area plans, cross-sections, elevations, axonometric views and working drawings in a time-line, set cameras in the model, simulate atmospheric effects or solar lighting and record videos.

The video tracks are directly linked to the BIM model so that at every change in the model even the video tracks will update dynamically.

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Immersive virtual reality - Edificius - ACCA software

VRiBIM: dynamic immersive virtual reality integrated with the BIM model

With the VRiBIM work environment Edificius offers the first immersive virtual reality technology to navigate in BIM models and modify them in real time.

With VRiBIM, immersive virtual reality is integrated and dynamically connected to the BIM model: navigate in an immersive virtual reality environment directly from Edificius and even modify the BIM model while navigating in real time, from the immersive virtual reality environment or from the software.

VRiBIM can be integrated into Edificius with a specific subscription.

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BIM voyager: publish and share your 3D project on the web

With Edificius you can publish your 3D models online on BIM voyager and share them with everyone.

The software saves the BIM file on cloud and creates a link for you to share access to the 3D BIM model. All you need is an internet connection and a browser to easily view the project using your PC, smartphone or tablet.

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A technology certified by buildingSMART to be able to collaborate in the BIM process in complete safety with the best BIM Authoring and Tools.

Import/Export in IFC format for sharing on collaborative platforms - Edificius - ACCA software

Import/Export in IFC format for sharing on collaborative platforms

Edificius can import and export in the IFC standard format. The IFC is the "common" file format, an information model, which allows all team designers (architectural, structural, plant engineering, etc.) to exchange their BIM models, regardless of the software they use. The Edificius IFC 2x3 import and export feature compliant with Coordination View vers. 2.0, is fully certified by buildingSMART International.

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Sharing project on the usBIM collaborative platform - Edificius - ACCA software

Sharing the project on the usBIM collaborative platform

You can use usBIM to share the project with other IFC certified BIM software. usBIM is the first visual system for BIM management supporting creation and management of the BIM model in open formats implementing full integration of open digital platforms, plug-ins and software (BIM authoring/BIM tools) which able to create and manage the digital BIM model during the entire lifecycle of the building, from design to construction leading through to maintenance and disposal.

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  • BIM technical installation systems modeling
  • Garden design, External spaces and Terrain Modelling
  • Rendering with Artificial Intelligence (AIrBIM)

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  • Architectural BIM Design
  • BIM technical installation systems modeling
  • Garden design, External spaces and Terrain Modelling
  • Rendering with Artificial Intelligence (AIrBIM)
  • Real Time Rendering (RTBIM)

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  • Architectural BIM Design
  • BIM technical installation systems modeling
  • Garden design, External spaces and Terrain Modelling
  • Rendering with Artificial Intelligence (AIrBIM)
  • Real Time Rendering (RTBIM)
  • Immersive Virtual Reality (VRiBIM)

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FAQ

Terrain and land modeling, together with outdoor spaces and gardens design aspects, are specific Edificius functions available:

  • in a dedicated environment integrated in the software
  • in the specific software Edificius LAND (available separately).

The modeling of MEP systems (mechanical, electronic and hydraulic) are specific Edificius functions available:

  • in a dedicated environment integrated in the software
  • in the specific software Edificius MEP (available separately).

You can integrate Edificius with a wide range of ACCA software solutions (see the full comparison table for details).

You have dynamic integration features with Sketchup® and Blender® for modeling free-form solids.

Also use the full power of a native 2D and 3D DWG CAD software, Edificius CAD, included for free in Edificius.

Import and export the architectural BIM model in the IFC format. Get topographic and land survey data directly from Google Maps satellite imagery.

Yes, AIrBIM rendering technology with Artificial Intelligence (AI) is already integrated in Edificius, Edificius LAND and Edificius MEP.

Yes, the RTBIM Real-Time Rendering (RT) technology - which includes the BIM Video Studio environment - can be integrated in Edificius, Edificius LAND and Edificius MEP with the optional RTBIM module.

Yes, the VRiBIM immersive Virtual Reality (VR) technology can be integrated in Edificius, Edificius LAND and Edificius MEP with the optional VRiBIM module.

YES. With Edificius you can collaborate in the BIM process in complete safety because it has obtained certification by buildingSMART.

BIM (Building Information Modeling) is increasingly a reality that involves collaboration, interoperability and coordination between the various stakeholders of the construction industry. With Edificius you can collaborate securely with all the best Authoring and BIM Tools certified by Building Smart International.

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