Graebert iSurvey has just launched a 3D version of its popular SIteMaster software for building information modelling.
SiteMaster BIM 2013 enables users to create fully object-oriented 3D models using only a handheld laser distance meter. Furthermore, the 3D models and 2D representations can be exported in multiple formats so that architects and engineers can add materials, objects and other component information.
The new software continues to use Graebert’s ARES CAD engine; this is the same engine used in the well-known CAD software DraftSight from Dassault Systems, which has been downloaded over four million times to date.
The Graebert software is designed to be used by surveyors with varying capabilities and CAD knowledge. SiteMaster BIM 2013 provides the optimum solution for BIM users, allowing surveyors to select just the right level of survey data to satisfy an architect’s brief. It is flexible enough to be configured to suit individual surveyors and has a survey-oriented user interface that allows surveyors to select the features they are working on; selecting a wall, for example, brings up different types of wall features – rectangular, arched, inclined walls, gabled, etc. SiteMaster BIM 2013 can be used to create additional categories of feature if they are a recurring feature within a building.