Aspects of BIMBIM v.s. CADBIM Implementation


Building Information Modeling (BIM) is an integrated process crated on coordinated information about a project from design through construction and into operations. By adopting BIM, architecture firms can use this coherent information throughout the process to design and document innovative projects, virtually visualize facilities for better communication, and simulate real-world performance for better understanding of cost, scheduling, and environmental impact. Detailed analysis can be run on the model at all stages to determine the optimum energy usage, the most sustainable and lowest lifecycle cost and the most environmentally friendly facility possible. The model also links to the geospatial world which provides it real world context.

The process is taking place in computer through BIM software application. One of most popular and most technically advanced software application for architectural design is Autodesk Revit Architecture that is built in purpose for Building Information Modeling. The BIM software is built to work naturally the way architects and designers think about design. It is efficient with extended possibilities for project documentation.


 The BIM software provides superior support for sustainable design, clash detection, construction planning, and fabrication, while helping architects to work collaboratively with engineers, contractors, and owners. All model information is stored in a single, coordinated database file and can be shared between team members. When the change is done anywhere in the model the whole documentation is updated automatically.

3D views, renderings, and other presentation documents are by-products of the building model. Architects can now easier communicate their designs to the clients, contractors, or reviewing authorities. They are no longer limited to the old, static, orthogonal views of plans, elevations, and cross sections. BIM software allows architects and their clients to look at their design from many viewpoints, rotate and slice the model, to explore different design options as it is developed. This process can even be animated, allowing the viewer to walk in through and around the building.

The BIM software lets architects work simultaneously with multiple design options in a single model, making it a tool not only for design but for design thinking.

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