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What is BIM? Part 1

What is BIM? Part 1

BIM (Building Information Modeling) is a software-based process utilizing intelligent Model elements. This process optimizes Design, Construction and Maintenance of facilities. BIM (Building Information Modeling) is a Software enabled process that has been transforming the Building Industry across the world. BIM encompasses the entire lifecycle of a construction project. Why has it become such a buzzword? Why is being increasingly adopted by all stakeholders in a Construction Project? It is obvious that BIM offers substantial benefits to all the stakeholders in a project.

Understanding Toposurface in Revit

Understanding Toposurface in Revit

Toposurface or Topographical surface is created by using Toposurface Tool located on Massing & Site Tab. This tool allows us to create Site Topography in complete three dimensions. We can study slopes, identify buildable areas, plan out roads and paths. We can identify areas of potential problem as well as areas of opportunity. In a way, we can perform the Site Analysis in a fair amount of detail. In a situation, where you are working on a project, that is on a large piece of land and has great complexities, site planning is done using other software such as Autodesk Civil 3D

Creating Construction Drawings in Revit

Creating Construction Drawings in Revit

Creating Construction Drawings on Revit requires a slightly different approach than AutoCAD. Architectural Construction Documents in Revit helps you develop these documents faster as Elevations and Sections are generated automatically so you do not need to spend time drafting these. Revit also helps you develop your Details Library where all such details can be copied across projects. Creating Architectural Construction Documents in Revit is a process. Use effectively can help you save time
This article describes the process of how to use Revit to develop Architectural Constructions Documents.

Tips on inserting CAD Details to Revit

Tips on inserting CAD Details to Revit

What do you do when you have built up a whole library of standard details in AutoCAD and now you’ve switched to Revit? Do you continue to use AutoCAD and print out sheets from within it? In a situation where you’ve not built up your Revit Details Library, Importing CAD in Revit may be a good starting point. Eventually it is a good idea to do these details in Revit itself using Revit lines and families. To get the best results and save you time, you need to do little setup before you import your DWG files,