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3-D CAD Model Import (gbXML)
DesignBuilder v.2 provides interoperability with BIM models through its gbXML import capability. This allows you to import 3-D architectural models created in Revit, ArchiCAD or Microstation (and other 3-D CAD systems supporting gbXML data exchange) to provide heating and cooling system sizes and environmental performance data in the most efficient way possible.
A unique feature of DesignBuilder gbXML import is the removal and repair of gaps between zone inner volumes, which means that models lose very little geometric information in the transfer from CAD to DesignBuilder. In fact, the imported and rendered DesignBuilder model may look more realistic than it did in the CAD software! An example of a rendered image imported from ArchiCAD is shown below.