BIM Questions

I'm starting to hear a lot of noise from our users about Graphisoft's tablet based BIMx tool?How many people a

Could you please help me in completing my Dissertation survey? Its only one question and should take you no lo...

I m currently a year 12 student and I want to become part of the BIM Sorry for bad English thank you

ilia-khouri, Architect

I'm an Architecture student, and I spend most of my time working on BIM. Hope this helps.

I'm already at 390mb and I need to know how to reduce my file size, any suggestions?

revitus, Designer

I once came across a project file that was 330 Mb (2-Story 15,000 s.f. Public Library Renovation with a 12,000 s.f. addition)

I would like to find out what is a good frame per second figure to produce good quality animation but not take

It takes like 5 minutes to render every frame, at least in Revit it can, so I guess work from there you don’t want to wait

Hi, could anyone tell me the best render software (and that is not to expensive), as I would really like to do

Artlantis is the best in my opinion.

I know rendering normally takes a bit of time so does anyone have tips for reducing rendering time?

Really also depends on the software you are using, if you do rendering often it is probably worth buying a good rendering sof

Standing Seam roofs drive me nuts. I have read a lot of forums. Nowhere can I find accurate information on tha

revitus, Designer

I guess it depends on how specific you want it to look. I use a material called Roofing - Metal Standing Seam that I set to

I would like to put some 3ds Max objects into my Revit projects, for example, is this possible?

I would't try to import 3ds you'll be disappointed by the results as it just ends up becoming a real hassle.

I'm a little bit worried about my current file size, I'm at 350mb and not even finished yet! What is an accep

revitus, Designer

There are many variables to consider with respect to file size - complexity of the design, size of the building, number of le

Currently working on a project with multiple people and just curious if there is a great way to communicate th

werner.pereira, Architect

I would suggest creating a template that maybe everyone fills out, e.g. stating all the changes, but not sure if that would g

Legal issues around BIM?

3 Answers 27th November 2012

As the adoption of BIM (Building Information Modeling) is happening faster and faster, what legal issues have

oldtexas, Other

with all this talk about sharing models... the sale pitch for bim... i find that no one wants to share due to liability...thu

I'm currently using an ArchiCAD trial version, if I decide to buy the 'full' version will I be able to convert

I haven't done this but I have heard that when you buy the actual ArchiCAD the trial version automatically switches to 'full'

What is Open BIM?

astronotbumi, Engineer
4 Answers 8th November 2012

Could someone please explain to me what 'Open BIM' is please? Is it just one type of company using it?

marcelvo, Other

Hi, Check out and for details on Open BIM. Google is a great resource!

Just wanting to have a read about BIM, how it’s best implemented, used etc. Could anyone recommend any good

Daniel.Lang, Designer

For more the implementation side take a look at Building Information Modeling: A Strategic Implementation Guide for Engineers

Workshops for ArchiCAD?

t_charles_t, Architect
5 Answers 28th October 2012

Like my previous question, but this time for ArchiCAD, are there any workshops, seminars or webinars available

You could start by looking at the Graphisoft website where they have many resources that can point you in the correct directi

I have seen BIMx used or mentioned, but what is the actual difference between BIMx and BIM?

marcelvo, Other

Hi, You mean xBIM -go to eXtensible Building Information Modelling - although my personal interpretati

Difference between CAD and B

dc2012, Architect
4 Answers 24th October 2012

Just starting out and am wanting to know what the difference between CAD and BIM is.

3D CAD describes buildings by 3D views such as elevations, plans and sections.

I am looking at the ROI of BIM and would really like to know the costs involved with BIM, as not many business

As an example Revit displays its prices on the Autodesk website, see

New to BIM, so just really interested in knowing what’s the difference between 3D, 4D, 5D and 6D.

rosenoda, Other

The differences between the different levels is really the amount of information present. You start with 3D and then add leve