Building Information Modeling (BIM)

is a process used to plan, design, construct and maintain buildings.

The centerpiece of BIM is the use of 3D modeling and 3D visualization to execute a range of tasks, including to detect clashes (e.g., where one part of the building may interfere with the other), determine energy efficiency, and others. It is also critical in enabling collaboration.

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Why Building Information Modeling is Important:

BIM is an established industry standard and increasingly adopted regulatory requirement. In a number of places, such as the UK, one’s bid for public infrastructure projects must include BIM.

Whichever way you cut it (industry best practice or government requirement), the point is that a growing number of AEC companies are taking on BIM.

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How Does Building Information Modeling Work?

It’s important to start with the understanding that BIM is, fundamentally, a process. It’s more of a way of managing a construction process than any single software suite.

By employing BIM, your end-user is seeking a set of capabilities, notably the ability to identify Collision Detection, interoperate with other stakeholders, document and view information about the building, accelerate time to market and reduce costs, and visualize in 3D.

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Leverage The Benefits Of Building Information Modeling With The Following:

We’ve taken care to ensure that our building information modeling 3D software solution is fast and easy to use while giving you the power and accuracy that you need. 

Our 3D Modeler (CGM Core Modeler and 3D ACIS Modeler) and 3D InterOp SDKs provide all of the data libraries you need to cover every end-user 3D modeling requirement. We’ll handle the maintenance and upgrades so that you maintain a faster development cadence as well as cut you development costs and risks. 

The BIM data programming software toolkit we’ve developed allows you to easily and quickly make changes to your planned structures and other projects. 

We’ve created a simple and intuitive portfolio of APIs in our BIM interoperability tools that your engineers can use to access the information they need quickly (e.g., model checker configurator and classification manager model checker). 

You’ll equip your end-users with the ability to review and edit a diverse range of 3D modeling data by leveraging Spatial’s 3D Data Translation, 3D Modeler, and 3D Visualization SDKs all out-of-the-box. We’ll maintain and update these core technologies so that you can deliver fast and timely feature updates to your end-users. 

We’ve taken special care when designing our building information modeling 3D software to ensure that it works with major industry formats used. This includes, but is not limited to:

By leveraging Spatial’s SDKs, you can create BIM applications for a wide range of users and workflows, giving you access to a much larger market than compared to competing solutions.

In addition, you’ll give your end-users the ability to work with any team or workflow (no matter what BIM suites they’re using), but without the costs of licensing from the leading BIM vendors.

Equip your applications to import a range of 3D modeling formats as well as create and edit geometry in those formats (including Autodesk Revit® and CAD).

Provide a robust BIM experience to your end-users with an Automatic Feature Recognition system that streamlines your mesh generation and structural, thermal and fluid simulations.

You can also enable Topology Editing and Optimal Mesh Generation.

Your application end-users will have complete Read and Write capabilities for Revit, thus enabling specified end-users to track changes, status developments and changes during the construction phase. In addition, the ability to publish 2D and 3D views at an appropriate Level of Detail allow for mobile distribution of only the requisite data and detail.

Equip your end-users to document changes in BIM formats as well as STEP and PDF. You can also enable them to view BIM information on the web and through mobile applications.

Spatial also enables for Augmented Reality through an integrated Visualization Toolkit.

You can also develop BIM applications for facilities management. This can include applications aimed at identifying and removing sources of waste in process, increase efficencies, cut risks to safety, and other risk-factors for maintaining and renovating facilities. 

Support the Full BIM Process Lifecycle

BIM-Wheel_FINAL3D models are one of the primary data sources in BIM processes. You must ensure that your software is able to support different 3D modeling file formats and workflows, which is common given the collaborative, multi-stakeholder nature of BIM.

Spatial’s 3D InterOperability provides a simple interface to access 3D data from different file types for use in geometric applications. Be it from architectural applications such as Revit® or Bentley MicroStation®, standard formats like IFC or detailed design models from traditional CAD systems, 3D BIM InterOp will provide high quality geometry through a single programming interface.

The use of geometry in software applications varies from discipline to discipline and Spatial’s geometry kernels offer a wide range of operations to satisfy every requirement.  

From operations like clash detection, generating 3D visualization and levels of detail, or generating inputs to analysis packages, our geometry kernels can do them all.

We combine our industry-leading expertise with powerful solutions that empower your business to manage construction projects of all shapes and sizes.

Our BIM solutions have been carefully designed to meet your needs. Contact us to start with a BIM component that’s been purpose-built to power your BIM application.

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