Design in BIM
BIM or Building Information Modeling is a highly collaborative process allowing architects, engineers, contractors, and other industry professionals to design, document, visualize, and construct buildings ideally from a single digital model.
The base of BIM (Building Information Model) is a digital 3D model of the building. It consists of walls, slabs, roofs, doors, windows and such, just like the real building.
In BIM we also assign invisible data (metadata) to the digital elements of the model, such as structural function, fire resistance value, acoustic performance value, thermal transmittance, price, weight, product information, etc.
The model and the metadata together build a complex database we call BIM.
What is BIM?
Building Information Modeling
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Gone are the days of designing in one software, visualizing in another, documenting in another, and creating takeoffs in another.
Back in the 80’s Graphisoft called this “Virtual Building” and has been at the core of Archicad’s development ever since.