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SPIRIT – BIM CAD software with integrated cost control

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Architects, engineers and architectural draftsman need tools that are specifically tailored to their work practices. With SPIRIT, you can use professional CAD software for construction planning – from design through construction to cost planning.

Draw in 2D, create models in 3D or use the predefined 3D components to save time (walls, windows, stairs, etc.). In the course of BIM, communication and cooperation is becoming increasingly important – SPIRIT is object-oriented and BIM ready thanks to the interfaces between software from SOFTTECH and other manufacturers.

Successful projects are those that offer cost-effectiveness and are completed at the planned date. You want success in planning? Test SPIRIT ten days free of charge!

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Work successfully with your CAD software SPIRIT

  • individual software training
     

    Training

    Start being successful with our software now – enhance your existing skills with professional training.
  • Present your models with the ST 3D-Viewer
     

    Video: ST 3D-Viewer

    Learn about the ST 3D-Viewer in SPIRIT. The ST 3D-Viewer allows you to show your model from all sides and pass through it.
  • Watch video Create a drawing copy
     

    Video: Create a drawing copy

    Learn about the new feature "Create a copy with date key" in SPIRIT.
  • Layer Manager in SPIRIT
     

    Video: Layer Manager

    In this video we'll show you how to use the layer manager in SPIRIT efficiently.

Freedom in operation – user-friendly adaptation to your own way of working.


Create 2D and 3D constructions intuitively and save time with 3D components.


Think BIM! Teamwork thanks to open interfaces and compatibility with other software.


Fast processing of orders – free support from SOFTTECH when starting with SPIRIT.


Way of working

More space for your way of working
More space for your way of working

More space for your way of working

From practice
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.

Drag-and-drop
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.


Interface

Competitive – in tenders and in your daily work

DWG/DXF export
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.

STL export
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.

IFC models
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.

Competitive – in tenders and in your daily work
Competitive – in tenders and in your daily work

Closed BIM

CAD and AVA work together
CAD and AVA work together

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.


New in SPIRIT 2017

Invest time to save time

Optimized working in 3D
The world coordinate system and the user coordinate system enable you to construct in the virtual 3D space comprehensibly, simply and quickly. The line grid plane is the basis for your drawings. Set it in a way to get best use of it for your model and requirements. You can also rotate the drawing area to always work orthogonally – just like you would do on a paper plan.

Present your models
Builders and other customers rarely have a strong spatial understanding. As a planner or architect you therefore have the task to present the model to the customer in a comprehensible manner with a minimum time effort. The ST 3D-Viewer allows you to show your model from all sides, pass through it and convince your customers much faster.

Convince customers
In order to speed up acceptance by the customer, you have to get the most out of your models. Rendered 3D models and pictures help the client to imagine the finished building. Transfer your files to the SimLab Composer rendering software with a simple click, or quickly and easily model your drawing in SketchUp.

Invest time to save time
Invest time to save time

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Christian Pacher – Product Management
A qualified architect with special interest and extensive experience in electronic delivery of effective presentation and documentation of buildings.

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Extensions for SPIRIT

SPIRIT GAEB Browser

SPIRIT GAEB Browser

The GAEB Browser is used for the display and editing of bills of quantities with itemized description, quantity entry and cost estimation.

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ST component Editors

ST component Editors

The ST component Editors are integrated in the SPIRIT Architectural System and allow you to create doors and windows by simply entering the required parameters.

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GAEB-Browser

You can link Positions and Costs of imported GAEB-Files with SPIRIT Drawing styles and Components with the help of the GAEB-Browser.

With the GAEB-Browser, Specifications can automatically be generated directly from the drawing via Auto-Spec and exported as GAEB-Files.

GAEB-Browser

ST component Editors

ST component Editors for Windows & Doors

The ST component Editors are integrated in the SPIRIT Architectural System and allow you to create doors and windows by simply entering the required parameters.

Der Fensterdialog im bauteilEditor
Schnellzugriff im bauteilEditor

ST component Editors

Parametric components for SPIRIT. Building components can be defined as BIM components, i.e. they are provided with information from the manufacturer. This changes the demands on modern CAD systems. Therefore we have developed the ST component Editors to offer you a system-independent platform which completely integrates into your existing SPIRIT Architectural System. You can now create parametric components for complex 3D models. The component dialogs support you.

ST SPIRIT 2016

Flexible creation and construction of components based on pure graphics is one of the special characteristics of the SPIRIT Architectural System. This distinguishes SPIRIT from other BIM CAD systems. The ST component Editors make it possible to create parametric components. Thus SPIRIT works much faster, more flexible and user-friendly.

Features

  • Door and window components can be adapted and modified in the drawing or in the model at any time.
  • The real-time preview makes it easy to create and modify the components in the editor dialog.
  • Creation of individual door databases including quick access.
  • ZAC components are automatically embedded in the drawing.
  • Different levels of detail for the Architectural System are generated automatically.

The ST component Editor is exclusively available for Circle maintenance customers

 

SPIRIT - design meets cost

The CAD software SPIRIT is more than capable of handling all phases of the design process, be it schematic design, design development or construction documentation.

  • Architecture and Interior Design

    Architecture and Interior Design

    Spirit suports you in the Conceptual Design, Design Development and Construction Documentation phases, as well as for Feasibility and Design studies, Tender documentation and Proposals, no matter if you work in 2D, 3D or with Components.

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  • Design and Specialized planning

    Design and Specialized planning

    SPIRIT offers you a Comprehensive set of Tools, such as Object styles and Symbols for Building services and Fire-protection planning (Technical Building Services, Air -Conditioning, Sanitation). Through established interfaces such as DWG/DXF or IFC, you can transfer the Data you want for an effortless Data exchange.

  • Structural Analysis, Formwork and Reinforcement planning

    Structural Analysis, Formwork and Reinforcement planning

    The OEM-version SPIRIT FT from bauBit offers planning and production scheduling of pre-cast floors/-walls/-stairs and other reinforced prefabricated-sections, such as Structural Insulated panels, Columns and beams. SPIRIT FT is a modern Industry leading, capable tool for all functions related to prefabricated production, that is simple, fast, familiar and very popular.

  • Excavation, Roadworks and Landscape construction

    Excavation, Roadworks and Landscape construction

    There is no planning task with SPIRIT that cannot be successfully resolved. The ease of operation supports You in your method of operation. Print output can be displayed directly in the Drawing area and SPIRIT tools like the dynamic Cursor with it's Snap and Help functions provide you with the optimal requirements.

  • Town and Master planning

    Town and Master planning

    Generate town and master plans, zoning plans and land-use plans, culminating in preliminary research of the urban development framework, remediation and development schemes. Present your Zoning and Development concepts and remain a team player thanks to the numerous interfaces to other CAD-Systems, such as SketchUP, AVA-Systems and Cadastral data.

  • Facility Management Scheduling

    Facility Management Scheduling

    SPIRIT is ideal for the preparation of Facility Management-Services. Through the subsequent use of SPIRIT data in CAFM-System facility (24), you have all the necessary IT-Components to generate long-lasting Customer loyalty and stable revenue.

  • Store and Exhibition construction

    Store and Exhibition construction

    With the industry-specific software solution for SPIRIT from the company OS-Data Systems for Carpenters, Cabinet-makers, Interior Designers and Store and Exhibit Contractors, you can now cope with the ever increasing demand placed upon you in the Interior Construction field.

    OEM-Versions of SPIRIT include OSD-SPIRIT-Draw, OSD-SPIRIT-Design and OSD-SPIRIT-Professional with the OSD-Corpus+ or OSD-CNC_Generator extensions. With OSD corpus+, you can generate parametric furniture that can be dragged and dropped into SPIRIT to perfectly present a visualisation of the design and make your clients purchasing decision less daunting.

  • Wood-working

    Wood-working

    With the industry-specific software solution for SPIRIT from the company OS-Data Systems for Carpenters, Cabinet-makers, Interior Designers and Store and Exhibit Contractors, you can now cope with the ever increasing demand placed upon you in the Interior Construction field.

    OEM-Versions of SPIRIT include OSD-SPIRIT-Draw, OSD-SPIRIT-Design and OSD-SPIRIT-Professional with the OSD-Corpus+ or OSD-CNC_Generator extensions. With OSD corpus+, you can generate parametric furniture that can be dragged and dropped into SPIRIT to perfectly present a visualisation of the design and make your clients purchasing decision less daunting.

 

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System requirements

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