Way of working
More space for your way of working
The CAD program SPIRIT is constantly growing thanks to the feedback from users and the know-how of the SOFTTECH employees who have worked for a long time as architects, planners or engineers. The way of working in SPIRIT is based on known and time-saving processes in construction practice.
2D drawing, 3D modeling or component oriented design
You decide for yourself whether you are drawing in 2D or 3D BIM or a combination of the two. Everything is based on pure graphics and this is why SPIRIT differs from other architectural CAD programs: there are no restrictions.
Planners, architects and engineers know that paper plans will still be in use on construction sites for a long time. Changes to existing drawings or changes in detail are actually more easily resolved in 2D during the construction of a building. The ideal CAD software must therefore be as easy to use as possible. Whether 2D or 3D or BIM objects – SPIRIT drawing elements and objects are organized in clear dialog windows. Simply drag the CAD components you want to create into the drawing area. The rest – like menu selections, parameter settings or saving directories – will be done by SPIRIT for you.
Competitive – in tenders and in your daily work
The current export abilities allow you to work together closely with other companies and systems. Thanks to the optimized DWG / DXF export, you can share your CAD drawings with other construction professionals.
When it comes to feasibility studies or competitions, physical models must often be submitted. SPIRIT saves you the time-consuming task of building manual models because with the STL export you print your models on a 3D printer and impress potential customers.
Is working with IFC models the complete implementation of "open BIM"? For us the optimization of the IFC interface is the only way to go but it is still far from the target result that we want. We are constantly investing a lot of energy in the further development of the IFC interface of our CAD program. The representation of IFC models and the graphics export have already been significantly improved.
CAD and AVA work together
The building costs can already be determined in SPIRIT, bills of quantities are generated from the graphics and transferred to AVANTI – in case of changes in the drawing, all costs will be adjusted immediately. Real-time calculations simplify and speed up the builder's decisions.
CAD and AVA work together
BIM also means communication and management. Models have to be constantly processed by different trades, companies and employees during the BIM process. Sometimes special CAD and AVA software has to be employed to process the data. One key requirement must be that this data exchange works smoothly, transparently and quickly.
closed BIM in 2D and 3D
closed BIM software is the optimal solution because the bidirectional exchange allows you to link drawing elements, drawing styles (2D) and components (3D) with items and unit prices. Our software solutions AVANTI and SPIRIT make AVA and CAD work together without any loss of data due to external interfaces.
What’s new in SPIRIT 2019?
Invest time to save time
Completely new report service
SPIRIT 2019 allows you to generate individual reports from your drawing or 3D model. The report can then be printed directly or exported to Excel, Word or a PDF file.
SPIRIT 2019 supports 4K display technology
SPIRIT 2019 supports the 4K display technology, resulting in a high display resolution for you to use SPIRIT more precisely. The menu overview, icon and navigation bars are displayed in a clear new design. Even if you are not using a 4K monitor, SPIRIT 2019 supports the Windows settings for scaling the display of your monitor.
PSets enrich the model information at the IFC interface
IFC is the standard interface for open BIM projects, therefore important component information must be kept during IFC export. In SPIRIT 2019 the object properties have been extended for this purpose. IFC compliant attributes, so-called PSets, are now integrated in SPIRIT 2019.