Release notes

  • release date: 2017-10-10
  • improvements to measure mode (measurement now can be done on any tab)
  • measure are remembered by plugins that save view state (Gallery and IFC Comments)
  • ability to hide inactive elements in objects list window
  • changes are merged in object list window when comparing models
  • faster generation of geometry through the use of multiple processor cores

  • release date: 2017-08-21
  • multiple cutting planes, moving cutting planes by mouse
  • ability to sort types, layers and groups by name

  • release date: 2017-06-12
  • ability to change field of view for perspective projection
  • orthogonal and oblique projections
  • options to rotate current view by 90 degrees
  • ability to measure total area of an object(s)

  • release date: 2017-04-26
  • ability to take measurements in Imperial and US customary units
  • option to change zoom for minimap
  • inactive elements cannot be selected
  • menu “Export to BVF” is replaced by “Save” and “Save as…” options
  • displaying properties for door/window type and style

  • release date: 2017-03-16
  • introducing partial support for IFC4 file format
  • ability to save and load all opened IFC files with plugin data, into one BIM Vision File (file extension *.BVF)
  • improvements for module Multifile (multiple file viewing)
  • new IFC Structure merge modes – you can now merge storeys also by name and elevation
  • ability to unload projects (unloaded projects are not visible in viewer and will be not saved into BVF file)
  • “Fly mode” option that allows to navigate through the model from first-person perspective
  • removed edges that are inside planar surfaces
  • ability to set up measurement precision
  • access for plugin help files from main menu

  • release date: 2016-11-10
  • displaying information from IFC file header in Project’s properties
  • new view option “Active selection”, which is default and allows to preview selection and measurement, while mouse cursor is over an element
  • “Advanced options” in main menu – ability to change parameters for geometry generation
  • displaying graphic card name and OpenGL version in “About” window

  • release date: 2016-09-27
  • added location bar
  • minimap improvements – now draws storey that contains selected elements and draws selection
  • support for reading compressed IFC files (*.ifcZIP)
  • option to regenerate geometry for viewing projects, which have large distances
  • new navigation mode with Alt key pressed – it does not change camera control point

  • release date: 2016-09-02
  • displaying groups and systems defined in IFC file
  • new color theme: “Graphite Gray” with two background colors - gray and dark gray
  • minimap option
  • improvements for multiple file viewing (module Multifile)
  • new option for IFC Structure object list – merge storeys
  • storey slide always operates on merged storeys

  • release date: 2016-06-23
  • ability to load multiple IFC files in one view
  • new measure and selection modes
  • displaying more object’s properties and units
  • bug fixes and stability improvements

  • release date: 2015-10-23
  • added “Element Specific” properties which contain additional object’s informations that are provided in IFC file
  • included 64 bit version of application which is faster and handles very large models

  • release date: 2015-09-03
  • buttons of plugins added to quick access toolbar are remembered
  • new languages, api functions and plugins

  • release date: 2015-06-19
  • new projection views and options
  • ability to get volume and weight of selection
  • storey slide improvments

  • release date: 2015-05-19
  • displaying objects’ colors defined in IFC file
  • drawing optimizations for work with large models
  • full support for Unicode characters

  • release date: 2015-04-01
  • support for touch screen and gestures
  • touch mode option (enlarge GUI for tablets)
  • “Fill slice” option now works on AMD / ATI graphics cards

  • release date: 2015-03-23
  • new area measure options
  • added ribbon collapse and full screen mode options

  • release date: 2015-01-19
  • plugins are now avaliable to end users
  • integration with BIM Vision Plugin Store