Renga is part of ASCON's RENGABIM product family. Its interface provides an unrestricted 3D space in which to design comfortably, with all tools available in 3D mode. Renga Architectural allows the freedom to handle any number of levels and floors and access the most popular element types effortlessly, along with the tools to modify them. With each command is a variety of views, types, and styles for solving serious issues in the design of buildings made of complex architectural forms.
A 2D design mode is available in showing the plan view of any level, yet does not restrict users in terms of functionality. While working in plan mode, you continue to build the 3D model of the project.
Creating a Sketch Conceptual design
At the first stage of design, the project architect needs a tool to create a quick and easy conceptual prototype of a future building.
The Renga BIM system is based on two general principles: designing in 3D space (for enhanced visualization) and using intuitive, context-based interface (for simplicity of interaction with the 3D model. more
An architect can create a building in the 3D view, using object tools like walls, beams, windows, etc. You can also switch to the 2D drawing plan at any moment and continue the creation of 3D modeling in that view.
Detailed Architectural and Space Planning
For more detailed model architecture Renga provides tools for fast object creation and editing in a Styles, Assembly and Profile Editor.
In only minutes you can create your own customized window style or door style, place in horizontal or vertical mullions, assign structural material, define the type of frame opening, as well as set dimension of window frame, mullions and frames. You can assign the customized style to door openings of any forms and sizes.
Worksharing in Renga
In the Renga BIM system, the architects and structural engineers work in a single environment with the same 3D model. Each member of the project team can track the changes their colleagues have made. This feature reduces the chance for discrepancies between architectural, structural and MEP models, validating the accuracy and consistency of the model. It also shortens the approval cycle
Automatic Recalculation of Schedules and Work Sheets
To perform accurate labor volume calculations and material quantity calculations, use the Schedule tool. It automatically collects object data and generates reports in a table format. In the event of changes to the 3D model, schedule recalculates automatically.
An architect can create their own customized schedules or use predefined templates. Standard templates are already defined in compliance with the Russian State Standards (GOST) – such as room schedule and window and door schedule. Architects can modify schedule views, group schedules by properties, apply filters, and add custom properties.
Impressive Project Presentation
If you want to impress your clients, you can easily create high-quality images of the model (renderings) by using a texture map and assigning materials. For this purpose, Pictorex Company developed the Artisan Rendering app which can be installed with Renga.
Additionally, you can export any information model to 3D graphics formats such as OBJ, DAE, or STL to perform rendering in popular products like 3Ds Max, Blender, Lumion, etc. Export your model in STL format and use a 3D printer to get an architectural 3D model to scale.
Document The Project
The built-in Drawing Editor allows to create project documentation. Editor is designed to take drawings generation automation to the maximum. Main views of the building (floor plans, elevations, sections) are checked out automatically right from the 3D model.
Production tools will help to create drawings in accordance with both Russian System of Design Documentation for Construction (SPDS) and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
Quick Project Modification
Changes may occur during any design development phase of a design project. The Renga BIM system provides architects with tools that can significantly reduce the cost of modifications.
Dimensions added by user would track changes made in the 3D model, whether it be a floor plan or a smaller element. If a user moves a partition or modifies the window height, any corresponding dimensions will recalculate automatically.
Data Export For Analysis and Calculation
A BIM model created in Renga software contains not only 3D geometry, but also physical properties of construction materials (type of material, thickness, conductivity), interior finish types and elevation finish types.
This data along with a 3D model can be exported to analytical software solutions, where you can perform thermo-technical calculations of outer walls or daylight factor calculations.