The main aim of BIM Modeling is to highlight client’s real needs. The concept of BIM has been accepted universally from the building services, engineering and architectural team for due to its need to construct lean buildings and usability for cross disciplines. 3D Modeling has been used for quite a few years now and the industry is also adapting to embrace new workflows of BIM process. But the owners do not have clarity so as to what could be actually achieved at an optimum cost using these models.

We will tell you about how and when to use and to what extent using BIM are beneficial in this article. By using Autodesk Revit Architecture, Revit MEP and Revit Structure, creation of pre-construction planning design data is possible for a diverse range of projects with the same family of software. Alongside Closed BIM approach, an Open BIM environment uses common file formats such as IFC (industry foundation classes) to reduce software interoperability issues and delays. Firstly, it is important to know the difference between parametric BIM models and non-BIM 3D CAD models.

BIM Models are embedded with parametric details which are highly useful from design to management of the environment. Whereas 3D CAD Models are the virtual representation of a building which provides only visual details. Applications such as AutoCAD architecture, AutoCAD MEP are used to create 3D CAD Models that are used for design, development and construction.

One of the main aspects that tells us if BIM is required or no is by getting a deeper knowledge of the models purpose. Many clients request to have a BIM model while all they would need is smart 3D Model which can help us show the construction drawings.

In few other cases, BIM model might be the basis to plan, design, construct and manage the project. These scenarios require project highly experienced stakeholders to access BIM model at different stages in project life. Thus, the most important factor that would talk about the success of any BIM model is the information embedded in the model. Other factors for the success story may include data sharing and inter-operability standards which allows smooth collaboration.

Irrespective of the requirement of BIM Model or Non-BIM CAD model, BIM has been widely spread across the AEC industry forcing to adapt to an approach which is more progressive. This has helped the entire supply chain to embrace virtual planning and intelligent development techniques for architectural and building services.

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