Friday, 24 July 2015

Revit: What are those tools which are important for developing parametric families and models?

In the worldwide Architecture, Engineering and Construction industry, Revit technicians or BIM modelers use Revit Architecture, Revit Structure and Revit MEP for the development of parametric families and 3D, 4D, 5D and 6D parametric models.  When it comes to the advanced features and tools which are required for executing parametric BuildingInformation Modeling Services, there is hardly any software which can compete with Revit. 

Revit Architecture, Revit Structure and Revit MEP are specifically designed by American software manufacturer Autodesk for developing parametric building components and models. The concept of parametric families and 3D parametric models brought huge revolutions in design development as their modification and improvement is very easy. 

Let’s focus on the tools which are contained in Revit for a class development of parametric families and models.  Revit family editor is the most important Revit tool which is needed by technicians for the creation of parametric families.  With the support of this Revit tool, technicians and modelers can develop two different kinds of Revit families for different building disciplines such as architecture, structure and MEP. The two different kinds of families which are created in family editor tool of Revit are standard loadable families and in-place families.  Since loadable families and in-place families are required for all the building disciplines, that the reason Autodesk has included family editor in all the Revit disciplines. 

Now let’s focus on those Revit tools which are essentials for the development of parametric models for architecture, structure and MEP.  For developing parametric models, design and construction professionals first have to develop loadable families and in-place families.  All these families are later on uploaded in conceptual design environment of Revit so that conceptual design for different building disciplines can be created. 

For extensive detailing, the design created in conceptual design environment is then uploaded in project environment.  In this way detailed parametric models can be quickly developed in Revit.

Sunday, 19 July 2015

BIM outsourcing services allow clients to sail safely in competitive market

Design and planning phase remains utmost important for the success of any construction project. On the other hand if we be more specific about it, I believe that the entire construction process revolves around the design documentation created for the project in preconstruction phase. Clients’ expectations in terms of cost efficiency, project delivery and quality are increasing day by day. 


In other words building owners have become very smart these days and they are setting unique benchmarks in terms of quality of the project and cost involved in its completion. 


The truth is that Architecture, Engineering and Construction fraternity across the world is greatly pressurized by owners’ expectations and hence they are trying to find unique techniques and methods to meet their needs. Though it’s true that Architecture, Engineering and Construction firms have to fulfil clients’ requirements but we cannot deny the fact that, these firms also need to remain profitable while doing so. 


In that case BIM and CAD outsourcing services play a very crucial role for clients as well as AEC firms. If Building Information Modeling Services and CAD services are hired by clients from outsourcing firm both the company and their clients can make huge profits. 


If planning for actual construction is carried out on the basis of the information equipped in Building Information Models, clients largely get positive results from that. Planning and design approach based on parametric models help in brining great efficiency during actual on-site construction. 


In fact clients’ (building owners) across the world now believe that BIM based design approach is very important for them as well, because they can get accurate as-built drawings and models which can be used by them in future for the maintenance of the building. The combination of CAD drawings and parametric models provide clients with multiple benefits. BIM services are not only important for the cost reduction of the project but they also help in developing high quality buildings within specified deadlines.

Friday, 17 July 2015

The Demand for BIM services comes largely from USA, UK, Canada and Australia

Building Information Modeling is rapidly becoming the top priority of architects and engineers across the world, since it provides them with great advantages in terms of streamlining project complications. The idea of Building Information Modeling came into existence approximately three decades back, but its actual implementation in Architecture, Engineering and Construction industry started nearly a decade ago.

In the initial stages of Building Information Modeling’s arrival in AEC industry, building professionals found it too expensive. In other words, when Building Information Modeling was new to AEC industry, installation and application of BIM software used to be assumed as very expensive by design and construction professionals.

But when its real potential and advantages were realized by AEC firms, they started to believe that one time investment in BIM software is really not a big deal, as it eventually provides them with tremendous benefits.

When compared to rest of the world Building Information Modeling is still used largely in developed nations such as USA, Canada, UK and Australia etc. That means maximum construction projects in these countries are executed with the support of BIM services.

Building Information Modeling is a highly distinctive design documentation methodology which assist design and construction professionals in effectively organizing or managing design, construction and operations information throughout project life-cycle. This proves really helpful for the smooth execution of construction projects.

For availing Building Information Modeling solutions, countries such as USA, UK, Canada and Australia rely extensively on countries located in Asia such as India, China, and Sri Lanka etc. India has created history, when it comes to supplying architectural and engineering solutions in cost-effective rates to clients across the globe.


Friday, 3 July 2015

BIM: A Brilliant Breakthrough for AEC Industry

Building Information Modeling has proved to be the boon for AEC industry as it has brought much needed evolution inthe modeling process. Initially drawings were made to assist construction work and eventually their quality started becoming much better with the arrival of computer aided design software systems. In other words if we talk about precision of the drawings, it definitely started improving with the application of CAD solutions. But again CAD drawings and CAD models could not provide any additional help to AEC professionals apart from improving the quality of design.

3D parametric modeling came as a brilliant breakthrough which has taken design and quality of models to the next level. 3D BIM has completely eliminated the shortcoming of 2D images. It produces high-quality models which demonstrate the exact replica of the real building.With the support of these models high-quality or photo realistic images can also be produced, thus BIM is also known as the Virtual Construction Software.

Information on length, height and width is what three dimensional BIM conveys which is extremely fastidious, and it allows user to avail every minute detail on a single click. Models which are created by utilizing BIM, comes handy for clientele presentation since they are so fascinating.

4D BIM is an extension of 3D BIM, which is developed with an addition of an exclusive feature or dimension called time. Time element in BIM 4D Services enables its users to effectively forecast the duration which project is going to take. It has made scheduling more relevant and exact.


5D BIM is all about cost, which means it provides absolute information regarding incurring cost in particular processes and so in the entire project. Due to this feature, constructerscan allot the resources in a better way at the right time of their requirement. This feature saves the cost and prevents resources from unnecessary pilling up.