We will survey all accessible floors in the property and provide plans showing all visible walls, windows, doors, spot height levels, ceiling/roof heights, window sill/head heights.
As every ArchiCAD user knows, it’s a great program for 2D and 3D architects’ work as it brings together technical and aesthetics into one model and uses the ever-more popular BIM (Building Information Modelling) framework. Unlike most other architectural design software, the ArchiCAD program was built for architecture from the start, rather than being an off-shoot of the engineering and computer-aided manufacturing sectors.
However, most UK surveyors use laser Point-Cloud scanning software that is designed to work with other developers’ software such as Revit. This leaves a point of friction, as the architect using ArchiCAD cannot simply import the survey data and must find a workaround for getting the correct file types.
The native file types ArchiCAD uses are .xyz and .e57 extension formats.
XP Surveys, specialists in providing Measured and Topographical surveys to architects and planners, can supply scan data straight from Point Cloud to ArchiCAD. Having the scan data in the correct format to import straight into ArchiCAD makes the simplest and most assured workflow. Simply let us know you are using ArchiCAD, and we’ll scan and provide a CAD output directly to its native file format, saving you time, cost and worry.
For architects who are receiving Point Cloud files in the Revit format of .rvt, .rfa, .rte or .rft, we now provide a professional conversion to ArchiCAD file formats of .xyz and .e57
This service enables a smooth and fast flow for BIM interoperability throughout the survey, design and build phases of architectural practice.
So if you are one of the many ArchiCAD users needing either a new laser scan to BIM, or a conversion of BIM files into ArchiCAD, speak to XP Surveys today.
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We use Area data from your property's EPC certificate and the UK Ordnance Survey database to calculate your quote estimate. If there is not enough data in the UK database we cannot provide an instant quote, but one of our team will be able to provide a formal written quote by email within 48 working hours. If the database holds incorrect data on your property you will still be provided an estimate, but our fee is subject to change to suit the actual size of your property
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