BIMAnywhere by The Vault Inc (Universal)
Released: Jul 20, 2012
Version: 1.10.3
Size: 13 MB
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Unlike other 3D viewer applications, BIMAnywhere is designed from the ground up for performance and compatibility with specific applications.✝ It is intended for use in the field over presentation. Uses the Autodesk DWF* format and supports metadata.

Buy once use anywhere! Now a universal app for iPhone/iPod users. Due to the small screen, the iPhone interface does NOT have measuring, object properties and a joystick.

Rendering Features:
❋Dynamic Lights
❋Texturing (Experimental)
❋Phong Shading

Object Features:
❋Measurement (2 interfaces)
❋Object and Node Visibility
❋Real World Units

❋One finger (look)
❋Two finger (pan, fly)
❋Gyroscope look
❋View cube (reorient)
❋Plan HUD Map (know where you are)

DWF Features:
❋Object Properties
❋Views and View Folders
❋Object Hierarchy
❋Registered File Type for opening from safari, mail, et cetera
❋Dropbox integration
❋iTunes File Transfer

System Features:
❋Built with custom libraries for small footprint
❋Heavily multithreaded (dual core support)
❋Ability to load large, complex files (still limited by device memory)
❋Dynamic object rendering for navigating complex files
❋iPad Retina Display

❋Per file options
❋Look mode (floating axis, or heads up)
❋Navigation speed and acceleration
❋Performance tweaks
❋Selection options

Support for opening Autodesk DWF* files with a 3D section only. There is currently no 2D support. This gives it a streamlined design for exclusive 3D model designs, while keeping the flexibility and portability of DWF(design web format).

Recommended iPad 2 minimum. iPad 3 for large models.

Known Issues:
☞Non power of two textures may not map on objects as expected. (jpeg)

✝ Tested with real world designs made with Navisworks, 3D Studio, and Revit. YOUR RESULTS MAY VARY as NOT ALL FEATURES in the W3D specification are supported yet. If your file is not displaying correctly, please send it to us so we can update the loader to support it.

* Supports DWF Version >= 6.0,

What's new in version 1.10.3
Remembers that object definitions were read after opening options dialog

idle timer disabled for long loads

iOS 5.0 minimum enforced

removed unused libraries
Our verdict: Meh!
  • BIMAnywhere is a poorly rated app (2.5-star).
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