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GRAPHISOFT’s Native BIM Formats Are Now Accepted for Architectural Building Submission in Singapore

The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) of Singapore has recently launched the Code of Practice (CoP) for BIM e-submissions and voluntary submission of architectural plans in native BIM formats, which includes GRAPHISOFT’s .PLA file format.


GRAPHISOFT has made significant market share advances in Asian AEC markets with its industry-leading BIM software solutions, including agreements with key industry players in Singapore. Now this latest announcement signals a milestone for the Hungarian-based software firm in an important advanced country.

Code of Practice for BIM Submissions

The CoP sets out the minimum modeling standards and regulatory information required to be provided in the BIM model

The GRAPHISOFT Singapore team worked closely with BCA to develop standard template and associated guidelines to help and guide ARCHICAD users in their architectural plan submissions in native BIM format. Relevant links regarding detailed submission requirements are listed below.

01 - The Code of Practice (CoP) for BIM e-submissions in Singapore now accepts native .PLA file format for ArchiCAD.

01 – The Code of Practice (CoP) for BIM e-submissions in Singapore now accepts native .PLA file format for ArchiCAD.

Chidambaram Chidambaram, Director, BIM Implementation at GRAPHISOFT Singapore, hailed the announcement as a significant step forward for BIM in Singapore, as the new requirements demonstrate how the industry’s focus is moving towards the ‘I’ (information) in BIM.

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About Graphisoft

GRAPHISOFT® ignited the BIM revolution in 1984 with ARCHICAD®, the industry first BIM software for architects.  GRAPHISOFT continues to lead the industry with innovative solutions such as its revolutionary BIMcloud®, the world’s first real-time BIM collaboration environment; EcoDesigner™, the world’s first fully BIM-integrated “GREEN” design solution; and BIMx®, the world’s leading mobile app for BIM visualization.  GRAPHISOFT is part of the Nemetschek Group.