About BIMx

by GRAPHISOFT, Marton Kiss, Csaba Kézér and Tamás Erős · updated: 01.21.2015


bimx--bimxdocslogo The GRAPHISOFT BIMx is a professional BIM project viewer featuring BIMx Hyper-model, a unique technology for integrated 2D & 3D building project navigation. BIMx Hyper-models offer extremely smooth handling and outstanding performance even for projects with complex/large 3D building models and excessive 2D documentation.

BIMx Features

GRAPHISOFT BIMcloud: now with integrated team messaging from your iPhone and iPad

Send screen captures with free hand redlining from BIMx Docs to other Team Members in the Project with BIMcloud. Now ArchiCAD users and BIMx Docs users with iOS devices can message each other right inside the applications, keeping the project and the communication at the same place to make this workflow as easy as possible.

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BIMx Hyper-model

BIMx hyper-models are models published in the new BIMx model format containing the full scope of the BIM project including any number of 3D models as well as the full documentation defined by the layout book. The 2D layouts are intelligently hyperlinked to the 3D model based on the ArchiCAD markers.


{i} Hyper-models can be fully exploited on iOS and Android devices. From BIMx Desktop version 18 the 3D content of these files can be viewed on Desktop platforms as well.

Real-time 3D Cutaway function with vertical plane too

With the 3D Cutaway function, you can dynamically cut the BIMx model with a horizontal or vertical cutting plane. The cut surfaces are highlighted with an orange color and the cutting plane can be moved along in the vertical/horizontal direction. This way, you can get a floor plan-like overview of the entire model and locate internal model parts that are hard to find with the explore method. So the 3D Cutaway provides an easy-to-understand view also for non-professional viewers.

Trace 2D drawings on 3D

2D drawings can be traced over the 3D model helping to understand the BIM project better.


Increased performance

Shorter model loading time BIMx models can be loaded faster as in the previous BIMx versions. Significantly better user experience As a result of an increased FPS (frame per second) rate, model navigation is two to three times faster on average. Less memory usage BIMx uses slightly less memory, which means that a bigger model can be opened. Give feedback with an ease To give us feedback, the easiest and best way is now to use the built in message sender tool. The feedback button is available from the upper right corner of the BIMx model list.


BIMx provides 3D environment to explore full BIM models with game-like navigation on mobile devices or on desktop computers.

BIMx on Mobile Platforms

iOS: iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch

The latest versions of BIMx and BIMx Docs are available from the App Store. See the Downloads section for further details.


The compatible version of BIMx is available as a free download at the Play Store and at the Amazon Appstore for Kindle Fire (2nd generation and HD) devices.

BIMx Desktop/ Laptop Viewer

The GRAPHISOFT BIM Explorer (BIMx) package is included in ArchiCAD 17 for free. The BIMx Desktop Viewer can be downloaded separately from our website.


Before downloading BIMx, please read the System Requirements and the recommended video cards for BIMx. iOS See also: About BIMx license types

BIMx for iOS devices in the App Store

  • BIMx Docs: Fully functional application – purchase at download
  • BIMx: Free application offering in-app purchase options

BIMx for Android devices in the Google Play Store


  • BIMx: Free application with the in-app purchase option for full functionality

BIMx Desktop/ Laptop Viewer



AC-BIMx Create an interactive, 3D presentation package at any stage of your ArchiCAD project, check out the tips to export ArchiCAD Models for BIMx.


BIMx Shortcuts The interactive 3D building models can be shared on the BIMx Model Transfer Site. Upload your BIMx Hyper-model from ArchiCAD, or share it through the BIMx Desktop App with an ease. The uploaded model can be sent to the Client with a simple link.


In this article you can find a collection about the discovered known issues with BIMx: BIMx Known Issues

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