SPIRIT – BIM CAD software with integrated cost control

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When you work with SPIRIT you are working with a professional CAD program in both worlds: 2D drawing and 3D building model. You have the choice which way of working suits you better. The integrated interfaces allow you to simply import building data. This makes you indepen¬dent of the software systems which your partners are using in the open BIM process.

Take a look at the most important features of SPIRIT 2016:

  • The new Level Manager in SPIRIT 2016 enables you to create and edit your levels (floors) with a clear structure. You can also use the new wall and ceiling components. This makes working with architectural components a lot easier.
  • SPIRIT 2016 offers a new recovery assistant. This gives you an extra in data security.
  • The current version SPIRIT 2016 gives you even more usage-based solutions - such as the new magnetic cursor, the dynamic input options as well as improved handling of references.

And there are still a lot more advantages in SPIRIT 2016 for you!

SPIRIT 2016 stands for a safe, efficient and economical working process, independent of 2D or 3D – set for the future!

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Why you should try SPIRIT

There are of course many reasons but here are some of the most important:

What makes SPIRIT BIM-capable?

  • SPIRIT offers various import and export options.
  • Interfaces for DWG, DXF, IFC, SKP, NAS, Collada, and many more.
  • IFC assignment wizard: IFC files can be imported and directly be assigned to SPIRIT components.
  • CAD to BIM: this function allows you to create object-oriented models from your 2D plans or SketchUp designs.
  • The BIM Cost Manager: evaluate SPIRIT components according to quantities and costs in a structured overview.
  • The architecture system in SPIRIT offers you maximum flexibility by using parameterized and graphical building components.

The BIM Cost Manager

SPIRIT as a BIM CAD software not only covers the service phases 1 - 5, because according to the new HOAI it's no longer sufficient.

Already in the preliminary design phase detailed information by means of a cost framework and cost estimate is required. Quantity evaluation and cost estimates are directly possible in SPIRIT with the Cost Manager.


Architecture begins where engineering ends

Complex architectural components require many parameters for explicit specification. It is extensive and requires the necessary input options in the software. Without flexibility in the components, architecture is limited.

SPIRIT thinks differently: Everything is based upon pure graphics, whether simple 2D/3D drawing or working with complex BIM components. This is what differentiates SPIRIT from other Architectural CAD programs, in that there are no restrictions.


Multi-layered wall system

How does the architect or planner draw a multi-layered wall? As it is formed on-site: layer by layer. The new Wall system in SPIRIT works in the same way and sets the standard. In doing so, wall layers are flexible: individual details are modifiable; you can exchange the material of an individual layer without also changing the entire wall.


Quantity evaluation in architectural construction

Living space, room volume, units and so much more: SPIRIT provides a comprehensive quantity summary for your project.

With the integrated quantity determination you evaluate everything that you have drawn, accurately and clearly.


CAD that is simple - with Drag & Drop

CAD software should be simple to use, regardless of working in 2D, 3D or BIM - all drawing elements in SPIRIT are organized in a clear and concise manner in the Resource Browser.

You simply drag the CAD elements that have been provided to the drawing area, everything else - menu selection, parameter settings and the correct placement - SPIRIT handles this for you.

The intelligent cursor with direct dimension input and the entity grips allow new co-workers to easily and quickly become proficient in SPIRIT.


Print layouts in SPIRIT

Presentations are very competitive and often have extremely tight deadlines. SPIRIT integrates design, drawing and complete layouts in a single application and guarantees a faster and more effective outcome. Time-consuming transfers to other software is not necessary.

With freely definable tiled textures, gradients, infinite transparencies and color palettes - whether your own, Benjamin Moore or Sherwin-Williams, SPIRIT is your ideal partner in competitions.


The Level Manager

When you are working with components, a clear structure of the building is most important. The new level manager in SPIRIT allows you to create, edit and structure your levels (floors).

The new Level dialogue offers many new features and integrates seamlessly into the existing SPIRIT environment. All height references are displayed and can be edited at any time.

Editing of any parameter will always change your entire building model.

 



Extensions for SPIRIT

Even more functions for SPIRIT

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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

 

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SPIRIT - design meets cost

The best solution for many industries

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.

And in conjunction with the AVA software AVANTI, STI offers an integrated system, entirely in the spirit of BIM.

The following industries already use SPIRIT.

Architecture and Interior Design
 

Architecture and Interior Design

Design and Specialized planning
 

Design and Specialized planning

Structural analysis, Formwork and Reinforcement planning
 

Planning for Structural analysis, Formwork and Reinforcement

Excavation, Roadworks and Landscape construction
 

Excavation, Roadworks and Landscape construction

Town and Master planning
 

Town and Master planning

Facility Management Scheduling
 

Facility Management Scheduling

Wood-working
 

Wood-working

Store and Exhibition construction
 

Store and Exhibition construction

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.

Architecture and Interior Design

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.

Design and Specialized 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.

Structural Analysis, Formwork and Reinforcement planning

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.

Excavation, Roadworks and Landscape construction

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.

Town and Master planning

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.

Facility Management Scheduling

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.

Wood-working

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.

Store and Exhibition construction

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

Christian Pacher – Product Management

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