Budapest, Hungary (PressExposure) June 01, 2009 -- New versions have just been released from the OrthoGraphâ¢ graphical products. The company OrthoGraph, listening to the user requests focused its development to extending the on-site capabilities of the graphical products, and to the compatibility with popular CAD systems.
The new OrthoGraph Survey and Architect versions are now capable of creating a report of measured areas, perimeters, and wall, door and window surfaces on-site. The report can be run on one particular room, on a selection of rooms or on a whole story. The results can be extremely useful for calculating e.g. offers for paintings, flooring installations, door/window replacement costs even on the spot.
Leica has released its new Distoâ¢ D8 model that has many new functionality (e.g. Â± 1 mm/ Â± 0.04 in accuracy, digital camera based pointfinder) for on-site building surveys. The OrthoGraph 1.1 version works with the new Leica laser distance meter keeping the support of the Leica Distoâ¢ A6 model as well.
The output of OrthoGraph graphical versions were extended with many new popular formats (besides the existing DWG format):
- Google SketchUp native SKP file output, - ArchiCAD native import file Add-On, - JPG/GIF/PNG/BMP and other bitmap formats.
The new Google SkechUp format creates 3D wall surfaces with windows and doors within them. Each surface can be selected by itself which allows users to easily measure areas or change floor/wall finishes. These drawings can be good basis of interior design works or for real estate agencies showing more than just a floor plan.
The ArchiCAD integration is built up as an import Add-On of ArchiCAD capable of loading OrthoGraph SRV files. The Add-On allows the user to prepare a specific matching setup for OrthoGraph object representation. When a particular ArchiCAD object matched with an OrthoGraph Object has a parameter named similarly in both systems, then the measured data is transferred into the ArchiCAD BIM model. This way the ArchiCAD integration is not just about the floor-plan, but it generates a real BIM model with doors/windows and parameterized objects as well.
Another new feature is the raster image JPG/PNG/GIF/BMP output of OrthoGraph. These formats are required by on-line real-estate agent websites. This way our users can get the on-site measured floor plan with just one click into a format that can be easily uploaded onto any kind of property websites.
The OrthoGraph 1.1 version can be tried out even on Windows XP/Vista by downloading our PDA Emulator preinstalled version from our website. This way OrthoGraph can be tried out even without having a PDA/Windows Mobile Phone.
Besides the many new features of OrthoGraphâ¢ 1.1. the professional Survey version is available with a discount till September 2009, on a price lower than the half of its original price. Now the software together with a Windows Mobile device costs less than OrthoGraph on its normal price.