PARIS, December 1, 2016 -- Abvent S.A., developer of the Artlantis and Twinmotion applications for architects and designers, has announced that it has won 3 out of 10 categories at the first annual Digital Transition Plan for Buildings Awards held in Paris, France on November 29.
Multi Award-winning Twinmotion won the top prize in the "Planning, Visualization and Communication" category. Twinmotion is a visualization and 3D immersion software dedicated to architecture, urban planning and landscaping.
Abvent's ClimaBIM won the award for best "Energy Performance and Environmental Protection" software. ClimaBIM enables RT2012 thermal calculations of BIM projects directly from an architectural model in both Revit and ARCHICAD. RT2012 (Réglementation Thermique 2012) is the national standard of France.
GRAPHISOFT’s ARCHICAD 20, distributed by Abvent in France, took home the top prize in the “Design Tools” category. The award-winning firm’s focus on IFC interoperability, real-time photo-realistic rendering, and an IFC/BCF collaborative platform made it a clear choice for the jury.
Established by the Government of France, the Digital Transition Plan for Buildings (PTNB) awards recognize software innovations that help building design and construction professionals transition to and work within a Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflow. "Our objective is to highlight the digital tools that allow all building professionals to work on digital models using BIM," said Bertrand Delcambre, President of the PTNB. "Of the 93 entries, we selected 30 nominees," he said. The jury then selected 11 winners in 10 categories. Most of the participating software will be listed on the French Government’s PTNB website as a guide for design and construction professionals to consider the best BIM software tools available on the market today.
Since 1985, the Abvent Group has offered innovative image and design solutions for CAD/BIM professionals in the fields of architecture, design, and photography. Abvent's cutting edge approach to digital imagery has resulted in products and services that are innovative, powerful, and easy-to-use. Abvent develops Artlantis, a family of stand-alone 3D rendering applications developed especially for architects and designers; iVisit360 for Panoramas, iVisit360 VR Objects and animations; and Render[in], a powerful, fully-integrated rendering engine developed for SketchUp. Abvent also develops Twinmotion, a visualization and 3D immersion software developed for architects, designers, and engineers.
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