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Convince your customers with detailed room planning: articles can be placed quickly and easily. 3D walls can be created from 2D drawings from the architect, windows, doors or stairs are also easily placed in the correct position. Lights, plants, and many other accessories make the appearance of the room complete.

With the new version of CAD iX imos is also announcing the launch of PLAN 2.0

Incredibly simple to use, PLAN 2.0 takes your production data and allows your sales designers to spaceplan designs quickly, simply and safe in the knowledge that the designs presented are using the most up to date production data. 

Impressive room planning

iX PLAN 2.0 Room planning tools
iX PLAN 2.0 Room planning tools

imos PLAN 2.0 uses simple but powerful room planning tools to represent real world environments

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iX PLAN 2.0 Ceiling detail tools
iX PLAN 2.0 Ceiling detail tools

Ceiling details with integrated lighting can easily be made.

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iX PLAN 2.0 Room planning tools
iX PLAN 2.0 Room planning tools

imos PLAN 2.0 uses simple but powerful room planning tools to represent real world environments

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Convince your customers with detailed room planning: Architectural details can be placed quickly and easily. 3D walls can be created from 2D drawings from the architect, windows, doors or stairs are also easily placed in the correct position. Lights, plants, and many other accessories make the appearance of the room complete.

Live Search for Article insertion and planning

iX PLAN 2.0 Live Search
iX PLAN 2.0 Live Search

Live search the included catalogue or create your own with the XML generator from imos CAD iX

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iX PLAN 2.0 Auto Placement and rotation
iX PLAN 2.0 Auto Placement and rotation

Place cabinets easily by hovering over walls, forcing cabinets to orientate correctly.

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iX PLAN 2.0 Global Settings
iX PLAN 2.0 Global Settings

Global settings allow for quick and easy customisation of the production data.

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iX PLAN 2.0 Live Search
iX PLAN 2.0 Live Search

Live search the included catalogue or create your own with the XML generator from imos CAD iX

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Then the selected article is positioned in the 3D-room planning using some easy but powerful positioning tools.  

Cabinet design and construction

Articles use real world materials and fittings and have all the associated manufacturing and purchasing data associated to ensure accurate production designs are created from the initial 3D space plans.

iX PLAN 2.0 Custom front styles and fittings
iX PLAN 2.0 Custom front styles and fittings

Create designs with realistic materials, fittings and lighting data.

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iX PLAN 2.0 Control cabinet construction, fitings and materials
iX PLAN 2.0 Control cabinet construction, fitings and materials

Allow cabinets to be customised to suit your production set up. Any aspect can be altered.

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iX PLAN 2.0 Custom front styles and fittings
iX PLAN 2.0 Custom front styles and fittings

Create designs with realistic materials, fittings and lighting data.

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3D Designs and Space planning in realtime

iX PLAN 2.0 Space plan and create persepective views
iX PLAN 2.0 Space plan and create persepective views

Create perspective views to show your customers in realtime how your design works

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iX PLAN 2.0 Space plan and create views
iX PLAN 2.0 Space plan and create views

Create Elevation views.

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iX PLAN 2.0 Space plan and create persepective views2
iX PLAN 2.0 Space plan and create persepective views2

Use unique views to ensure customers have a full understanding of your designs.

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iX PLAN 2.0 Space plan and create persepective views
iX PLAN 2.0 Space plan and create persepective views

Create perspective views to show your customers in realtime how your design works

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Designs can be viewed from all angles allowing potential customers to see aspects of the design, ensuring every detail is covered and because imos PLAN 2.0 uses live CAD data supplied from imos CAD iX with all relevant finishes, edge treatments and fittings you can be confident that what you present is what the customer will receive. 

CAD drawings: Plans, elevations and sections

Plan above units
Plan above units

Create plan views quickly and easily that will automatically dimension furniture and artictectural features (Click link for PDF)

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Plan below worktops
Plan below worktops

Use selection tools to hide items to provide greater levels of detail (Click link for PDF)

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View 2 and Section A-A
View 2 and Section A-A

Use annotation principles to overlay key text and symbols (Click link for PDF)

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Plan above units
Plan above units

Create plan views quickly and easily that will automatically dimension furniture and artictectural features (Click link for PDF)

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With CAD iX technical plan views, elevations sections and details have never been easier. With the new dimensioning and annotation principles marking up technical drawings can be completed instantly based on custom pre-set configurations. 
Provide very detailed technical drawings for customers and project partners to document your designs safe in the knowledge that drawings will update to reflect the current design iteration, or any changes made.

Exploded views and details

Create Exploded views
Create Exploded views

Use the Quick Explode feature to create exploded views of complex cabinety showing construction and fittings.

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Obit and reposition
Obit and reposition

Inspect the construction of your designs down to the last fitting.

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iX Exploded View 3
iX Exploded View 3

Use AutoCAD drafting and documentation tools to create technical illustrations in seconds.

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Create Exploded views
Create Exploded views

Use the Quick Explode feature to create exploded views of complex cabinety showing construction and fittings.

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Document Manager 2.0

Combining the parametric power of imos and the design documentation tools of imos allows you to create technical exploded views of cabinetry in seconds making design decisions and presentations simple and quick

Document Manager 2.0
Document Manager 2.0

Furniture can be automatically sheeted up with custom layouts and dimensioning.

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Document Manager 2.0
Document Manager 2.0

Once a project is saved Document Manager can be configured and set to create all your submittal drawings. Plans, Elevations and exploded views.

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Part Drawing with in CAD
Part Drawing with in CAD

This process can also be done manually for custom drawing creation.

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Document Manager 2.0
Document Manager 2.0

Furniture can be automatically sheeted up with custom layouts and dimensioning.

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Documenting your completed designs ready for sign of or manufacture has never been easier with the new Document manager 2.0

A fully customisable wizard that allows user to create automatic part, assembly and exploded view drawings at the click of a button. 

Save drawings in native DWG format for further editing/processing by third parties or as pdf files to send securely.  

Rendered Visualisations

Render example from imos iX CAD
Render example from imos iX CAD

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Render example from imos iX CAD
Render example from imos iX CAD

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Rust and Black Kitchen: View 3
Rust and Black Kitchen: View 3

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Render example from imos iX CAD
Render example from imos iX CAD

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Use the power of the AutoCAD internal rendering engine to create photorealistic visuals of your designs to present to clients. When combined with the accurate 3D production models of your furniture designs, lights and the new iX materials creating renders like these take a few minutes. 

Parametric furniture design made easy

Article variations based on size
Article variations based on size

Users can create custom furniture with ease that has the ability to be stretched in height width and depth to create endless variations.

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Article variations
Article variations

By using the Article designer various constructions and changes to the style can also be achieved very easily. Additional shelves and partitions can be inserted with quickly and simply.

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Article Designer 2
Article Designer 2

Make changes on the fly to show customer stake holders and colleagues how the design will change. Copy and paste to increase efficiency

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Article variations based on size
Article variations based on size

Users can create custom furniture with ease that has the ability to be stretched in height width and depth to create endless variations.

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Integrated within imos CAD iX is the Article Designer tool.  This intuitive tool is used to create new (or change existing) products in your library.

 

You can divide the product you want to create in multiple sections or ‘zones.’  You then select parts from your library to place into the product.  These parts have rules, and connections, so when say a cam & dowelled unit base with adjustable legs is placed into the product, the system knows exactly where to place the hardware, and automatically applies associated drillings into the side panels.

 

The result is shown in a 3D preview which can be rotated in all directions to verify details.

 

All design rules in the library and in the Article Designer can be parametric and related to cabinet dimensions (for example number of adjustable shelves -additional connectors and so on).

Usability improvements

Collision Detection
Collision Detection

imos CAD iX can scan your design to ensure that your parts do not collide with other parts or hardware.

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Collision Detection2
Collision Detection2

Parts causing the warning are automatically highlighted to make design decisions easier

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Collision Detection3
Collision Detection3

By creating bound box masses users can create custom interference models to ensure suitable tolerances are maintained.

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Collision Detection
Collision Detection

imos CAD iX can scan your design to ensure that your parts do not collide with other parts or hardware.

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Additional usability features have been introduced into iX in latest version. Tools such as collision detection make it easier than ever to validate and check design construction of furniture items ensuring your designs work the first time. Usage reporting ensures that data is created and maintained in the most efficient way possible and the new parametric descriptors found in article designer make your models work harder and with great flexibility than before. 

 

Parametric hardware insertion and selection

IF
IF
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cebi
cebi
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rehau
rehau
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lockdowel
lockdowel
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lamello
lamello
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hafele
hafele
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ifurn
ifurn
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hettich
hettich
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blum
blum
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egger
egger
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formed
formed
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grass
grass
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Support of all common connections in furniture and interior design

Connection situations in the design are automatically analysed, suitable connector elements selected and fittings positioned on the basis of parametrical rules. If the designer inserts a connector, imos detects all independencies and generates necessary workings like drilling or grooving. Adjacent parts, drawings, BoM, order lists and CNC programs are automatically updated, the consistency is guaranteed in full extent.