Hi, I'm a seniour Civil Engineering student and I'm writing my thesis on integration of BIM and FM programs. Right now I'm working on the sensors and the data transfer from sensors to FM systems. Other than using BIM in 3D modelling programs, it is possbile to find... Read More
How are IFC files actually used? Are they editable? I've been put in charge of BIM because I have 30 years CAD experience. But the people in charge don't really understand BIM and I'm not getting the training! Anyway, what i want to know is: How if an IFC file ACTUA... Read More
Hey Alan, editting an IFC element doesn't imply meyhem... you can move them around to your hearts content, and if they are composed of a typical archicad object, you can edit to the heart is content. Where you run into trouble is if the object is a particular manufacturers product and you change it, well, it'snot really their product anymore... 8 More Answers
There are so many options available and cost effectiveness is my priority, so I want to make sure I make the right choice.
A bit tricky but I need to build a railway bridge in Autodesk Revit. Has anyone done this before or know of an easy way or pre-made Revit family?
The question is impossible to answer without knowing more about the design of the bridge. There is almost no such thing as a pre-made bridge (except maybe in the military.) Every bridge is unique. Revit can model almost anything you want from it. I have been using Revit since 2003 and have never found anything it can't do if you put your mind... 14 More Answers
I'm starting to hear a lot of noise from our users about Graphisoft's tablet based BIMx tool?How many people are actively using it and do you find it useful?
I have recently started to involve some my clients with BIMx. And, they love it. At this stage I am using it in the concept stages of the design. When I get the confidence, I'll eventually use it for the final drawings too.
Could you please help me in completing my Dissertation survey? Its only one question and should take you no longer than a minute, and is completely confidential.I'm very keen to understand the general view of the industry on BIM and the certainty as to how it progre... Read More
I m currently a year 12 student and I want to become part of the BIM Sorry for bad English thank you
Now, I'm on a junction. I want to move from AutoCad to a BIM program. I know the 2 most popular BIM programs today are ArchiCad and Revit.I confused to make a decision to pick up one op them to study and improve my career .I'm in VietNam. Here, Revit seems to be use... Read More
So which software? Try both out and chose the one that will make you most excited to explore and absorb BIM. Because in the end what firms need are people who understand BIM. If your way into BIM is through ArchiCAD, go with ArchiCAD. If it''s through Revit, go with that program. But remember it''s about the path to BIM. That''s paramount. So... 9 More Answers
I'm already at 390mb and I need to know how to reduce my file size, any suggestions?
I would like to find out what is a good frame per second figure to produce good quality animation but not take hours and hours to render!
I know rendering normally takes a bit of time so does anyone have tips for reducing rendering time?
Standing Seam roofs drive me nuts. I have read a lot of forums. Nowhere can I find accurate information on that. Any help will be appreciated.
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 use an ootb Relief Pattern called Standing.Seam.png to control the Render Appearance, and a simple Model Surface Pattern called Standing Seam - 16" (etc.) to control it's graphics for Plans and Elevations, and it wo...
I'm a little bit worried about my current file size, I'm at 350mb and not even finished yet! What is an acceptable file size to have?
There are many variables to consider with respect to file size - complexity of the design, size of the building, number of levels, source of the content loaded, end-user methodologies, and certainly L.O.D. To answer your question, any file size is acceptable as long as it still performs well. In my 7+ years with Revit, I've never had a projec... 5 More Answers
Currently working on a project with multiple people and just curious if there is a great way to communicate the changes made by each person?
I would suggest creating a template that maybe everyone fills out, e.g. stating all the changes, but not sure if that would get to complicated especially because that's quite dependant upon the number of changes and the number of people involved. 1 More Answer
As the adoption of BIM (Building Information Modeling) is happening faster and faster, what legal issues have people found around it? For example: -Who owns the model? -Who takes ultimate (legal) responsibility for its accuracy?
with all this talk about sharing models... the sale pitch for bim... i find that no one wants to share due to liability...thus unless you can find a legal way around your sharing of your model.... don't count on others wanting to take on that liability....i find bim useful strictly as an inhouse tool.... the give the paper to the rest of the... 2 More Answers
I'm currently using an ArchiCAD trial version, if I decide to buy the 'full' version will I be able to convert/transfer my files?
I haven't done this but I have heard that when you buy the actual ArchiCAD the trial version automatically switches to 'full' version and the files you created in the trial version will be converted to your new 'full' ArchiCAD files. But this only works if you are using the same computer for both the trial and full version. Hope that helps! 3 More Answers
Could someone please explain to me what 'Open BIM' is please? Is it just one type of company using it?
Just wanting to have a read about BIM, how it’s best implemented, used etc. Could anyone recommend any good books, ebooks, whitepapers.
Like my previous question, but this time for ArchiCAD, are there any workshops, seminars or webinars available? Maybe even ones run by independents?
You could start by looking at the Graphisoft website where they have many resources that can point you in the correct direction regarding education and training for ArchiCAD. The tutorials that they have are step by step with accompanying videos that teach as you go and are excellent. Beyond that if you want more, Eric Bobrow is an excellent... 4 More Answers
I have seen BIMx used or mentioned, but what is the actual difference between BIMx and BIM?
I am looking at the ROI of BIM and would really like to know the costs involved with BIM, as not many businesses reveal the costs straight out.
New to BIM, so just really interested in knowing what’s the difference between 3D, 4D, 5D and 6D.