Would you like to take the planning and design of your new home into your own hands? Then we have good news for you. Because with the ArCADia BIM 3D Architect you can draw the construction plan in all its facets and representations. This also has several advantages. Because with our software you don’t just draw the floor plans. In addition, you can plan the interior in 3D mode right down to the last detail. At the same time, the created drawings can also be passed on to the architect in their format, who then improves and adapts them. Because the plans, which were created with the ArCADia BIM 3D architect, also fully comply with German building standards, they are ideal for submitting the building application. You kill several birds with one stone and you can simply take the architectural planning into your own hands.

The best news of all of this? You do not need any further previous knowledge! Because the ArCADia BIM 3D Architect is suitable on the one hand for laypeople and builders who want to be actively involved in the planning and drawing of their own home. On the other hand, you can also fall back on the professional program as an architect. Because with the extensive functions, the numerous tools and the various representations, working with the software is easy and still offers professional results. The way to the new construction plan is child’s play and the program can be operated intuitively by you as a layperson. While you are planning all the details and letting your creativity run free, simply switch views again and again and examine your visualized dream house in 3D mode.

The flexibility within the ArCADia BIM 3D Architect has several advantages.
1. Thanks to the professional results in accordance with German building standards, the drawn plan can also be integrated into other professional software and processed from there. This point is particularly important when working with architects or planners. Because even if you do the visual design, the professional still has to change a few details of your drawing and adapt them.
2. The plans that you create with the ArCADia BIM 3D Architect are therefore entirely in line with the latest German building standards. This has the advantage that you can also submit your drawing directly with the building application. Despite these high-quality and professional results, the operation is still very easy.

But despite all the advantages, the question arises why you should plan your house yourself. On the one hand, you save money by using our software. Because the more work you do on your own, the less the architect can offset. Accordingly, you save the work of a professional. At the same time, the time component also plays a role. Because planning on your own saves you numerous meetings with the architect. On the other hand, you are also effectively involved in the design in this way, which is why you can implement your wildest dreams directly.

Create your own construction plans for house construction in compliance with all applicable standards – the ArCADia BIM 3D Architect makes it possible

With the software for creating buildings and construction plans, you can plan your new home simply and easily at the click of a mouse. The numerous options, tools and co. Offer you enough scope for design. Accordingly, they draw both simple bungalows and buildings with several floors. Easily draw the floor plan with the wall editor and watch your visualized dream of your own home assemble in front of you. Because the individual planning goes far beyond the floor plan and the walls. In order for the plan to be used later in the building application, all elements must be drawn in. These include doors, windows and stairs. At the end of the day, the roof must also be produced, which you can easily do with the ArCADia BIM 3D architect using the roof editor.

The advantage of the 3D model – real representation down to the last detail

With the ArCADia BIM 3D Architect, your dream homes are finally taking shape – at least virtually. Because after you have drawn the floor plan, you can also easily individualize and adapt the walls. To do this, drag the construction in width, height or length, for example, and also select the structure of the individual constructions. While you are making the drawing, switch to the 3D mode again and again in order to examine the progress in detail.

But designing your home is not just about construction. Because the later furnishing style and the arrangement of the furniture also determine the lifestyle created. Conversely, you might also want to orient the construction planning towards specific furnishing ideas. Since your new home cannot do without the individual inner workings, the ArCADia BIM 3D architect doesn’t do it either. Instead, equip your project with numerous objects from the associated catalog. This opens up unimagined possibilities. Because from over 500,000 objects, you simply look for the furniture that suits your taste. This gives you a concrete and realistic picture of your planned home. Do you have special interior requirements? Then simply integrate them into the software! Because the ArCADia BIM 3D Architect also offers you the option of simply importing 3D objects from other databases.

Our highlight: The kitchen is always in focus in terms of modern living concepts. That is why you will also find numerous items for furnishing your kitchen within the software. Alternatively, various kitchen manufacturers support the function of simply importing their visualized objects into our software. In this way, you can make your individual kitchen dreams come true on the screen.

Import and export

Working with the ArCADia BIM 3D Architect is flexible and changeable in many ways. Because the goal is always simple procedures and uncomplicated planning of your new home. This is why the software is also compatible with other programs from numerous perspectives. If, for example, a construction plan already exists and you just want to change it, optimize it or set it up with our 3D objects, you can scan it in in no time at all. The scanned version can then be easily integrated into the software and processed further. The construction plan created can also be exported and opened in other programs. This point is particularly beneficial when working with architects.

Not only in the house – the ArCADia BIM 3D architect can perfect your planning around it and present it from your desired perspective at any time

The quality of life in your new home is not only based on the building itself. The surrounding landscape is just as important, which has a decisive influence on the feeling. This is why this should not be missing from the ArCADia BIM 3D Architect. You can design your garden and property in next to no time with numerous elements that enliven the appearance of your dream home. This includes grass, trees, bushes and more. You can also design your garden with ponds, sinks and more. Constructive elements should not be missing here either. So plan carports, garden houses and more for your visualized dream house.

The long way from a building project to building a house: from the blueprint drawing to the building permit

It doesn’t stop with the design of your dream home. Because so that your dream can actually take shape outside of the screen, the building project must first be approved by the building authorities. You will need numerous documents that must be submitted with the building application. You can find out what these are in the building site or building procedure regulations for your federal state. And when it comes to conversions, you should always obtain a permit in the interests of safety in order to avoid unpleasant surprises later on.

Authorization to submit a building template to the responsible building authority

If it comes to the building application, you have to submit numerous documents. For you as a layperson, it is almost impossible to maintain an overview. For this reason, the person authorized to submit a building plan is used at this point, who takes over the compilation of all documents. You don’t have to look for a specific provider for this. Because your architect or the responsible civil engineer is usually on duty for this. Both are listed as authorized persons and are therefore generally able to submit a building template. This is the so-called large building submission authorization. In addition, in some federal states it is also possible for people from other industries to also submit the building template. In Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg, Berlin, Hamburg, Bremen, Hesse, Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein, for example, it is legally permissible for construction technicians, master craftsmen and graduates of individual courses to be entitled to submit the construction plan. However, this only applies within the living area and in compliance with certain limits in terms of living space and size of the property.

Which documents does a formally correct building application contain?

Are you ready and can you already submit the building application? Then some documents still have to be collected! The good news: the drawings made with the ArCADia BIM 3D architect can also be used here. Which documents must be attached regardless of the construction drawing, however, is also based on the regulations in the respective federal state in which the building is to be carried out. At the same time, some documents can also be requested in multiple versions and, among other things, with certification.

Although the specifications for the building application can vary, it should definitely contain the following documents:

  • Form for the building application
  • Blueprints
  • Site plans
  • Calculations for area and costs
  • Proof of statics and thermal and sound insulation

What guidelines are placed on the building plan so that it meets the standards of the building application?

The planning of your building project with the ArCADia BIM 3D Architect always takes place in view of the German building standards. Nevertheless, there are clear guidelines that you may have to set individually within the software. Among other things, it is legally stipulated that the plans must be displayed on a scale of 1: 1000. In addition, all information must be carried out precisely down to the last detail. This applies to the marking of lines and co., Whereby symbols of the currently applicable standard are used. If there are different elements and constructions, such as stairs and other floors, their cross-section must also be specified. Finally, it must also be precisely marked which room is valid for which purpose.

What are the costs of a building application?

On the way to your dream home, you will quickly notice: everything costs something here! Because you also have to pay a certain percentage of the total planning costs of your building for the application to the building authority. However, this rate cannot be given across the board. Instead, it varies between the different authorities, but mostly corresponds to around 0.5% of the construction costs. Much more expensive is the provision of all the documents that the authorized person for the building template, i.e. your architect or civil engineer, must present. Around ten percent of the total construction costs are calculated here.

At this point, it is therefore advisable to ensure that the documents are free of errors and are of high quality when applying. Because regardless of whether the application is accepted or rejected, the fee for the application must be paid. In order to avoid higher expenses, it is important to be free of errors right from the start. To achieve this, check the various documents several times and have them checked several times by other people. Because once the building application has been accepted, you can start realizing your dream of owning your own home. However, if the application is unsatisfactory, processing will be delayed or the application will be rejected outright.