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BIM - Building Information Modeling

The industry is working feverishly toward a new design model with many different names - PEN (Parametric-ENabled), BIM (Building Information Modeling), Virtual Building, Building Lifecycle Management, Building Simulation, even 3D (versus 2D). What ever you want to call it, the benefits are real and it’s about time. The only problem is that they stop too soon in the process. 1ST Pricing takes it the rest of the way.

That’s right – the rest of the way – pricing and fulfillment.

To achieve BIM capabilities, CAD companies must integrate parametric symbols. Parametric symbols (or smart symbols), essentially, means that physical parameters or attributes are attached to each drawing element making it an object. Rather than “pictures” each element in a drawing is attached to a database that houses the details of that element. When an architect or designer inserts a window into a parametrically enabled drawing, he would then make a unique identification along with height, width, color, grids, glass type, etc. The detailed information would then be stored in a database that can be shared with downstream services – most likely through web services. Think about sharing construction documents as easily as sending email or accessing a website.

Whatever the acronym, whatever the process, 1ST Pricing offers the most complete, multi-platform solution in the industry. These industry changes reflect the promise of CAD and will transform the building industry.

Read more about BIM in the following articles…

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