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How to Incorporate BIMx into your Business over your Lunch Hour

This article has been updated here!

By now you should know how awesome BIMx PRO is. As the marketing material says, it’s “the ultimate BIM project presentation application — featuring the BIMx Hyper-model, a unique technology for integrated 2D and 3D building project navigation.”

And it’s more than just a novelty app used to show clients their new home. BIMx is used by contractors, on site, for real projects. Big projects. Like $500 million projects. It’s the real deal, a huge differentiator and you need to start using it ASAP.

Because it is so cool and offers so much, many newcomers tend to think that it must take a lot of work to set up and implement into their workflows. This couldn’t be further from the truth. And this post will show you how to start utilizing this revolutionary technology in your business. Once and for all. And you can set it up in your lunch hour. But before we get started, let’s make some things clear.

BIMx comes in two flavors: BIMx and BIMx PRO. In a nutshell, BIMx is simply the 3D model in which you can navigate and explore. BIMx PRO contains the same 3D model that BIMx does, but also contains hyperlinked documents. These are linked together by blue markers that appear in the documentation and in the model. You can view both flavors on the Desktop BIMx viewer that is installed with ARCHICAD, but the hyperlinked documents in BIMx PRO files can only be viewed on a mobile device such as an iPhone, iPad or Android device. Don’t worry, we’ll discuss this more later, but we’ll focus on learning to create BIMx PRO presentations, because those will cover BIMx also.