What does BIM actually do?
Building Information Modeling, or BIM, is not software but a methodology that has been in use for several years worldwide for planning and operating a building over its entire lifecycle. The digital model accompanies the actual building over its entire lifecycle, starting from the initial idea to planning, constructing, and operating the building, up to and including teardown and disposal. The methodology is used by architects and engineers, and also by facility managers.
With BIM, planning documentation can be better visualized and collaboration between project participants can be optimized. A growing number of people from the construction sector are also recognizing the benefits of BIM, which primarily include planning, cost, and deadline certainty, along with process transparency. Errors can be identified and avoided at an early stage with simulations and interference detection. This protects the environment and the pocketbook. NUSSER has picked up on this trend and will competently support you in these efforts.
BIM is designed to more closely network architects and trade planners. Many, if not all, planners involved in the project should have access to the model to interact in coordinating meetings and to make changes while planning their construction disciplines.
CAD and BIM
CAD and BIM are two different things. A significant practical difference lies in their operating methods. While CAD typically works with 2D or 3D object drawings that are further refined in detailed planning documentation and are not used for operating and dismantling purposes, BIM immediately works with information-rich 3D BIM objects that show dependencies among each other and that can continue to be enriched with information. This additional information can for example include material composition, procurement sources, spare parts list, for maintenance planning documentation.
Free of charge BIM objects for architects and planners
NUSSER will supply free of charge 2D, 3D and BIM objects for many of your products in maximum data quality and in native data formats for a wide range of software. All planners and architects therefore have the opportunity to integrate these directly and without additional effort into their models using plug-ins from our partner CADENAS for all commercially available BIM software. This will give anyone access to planning data to meet their needs. In some cases, this even includes the correct tender texts, assembly/installation instructions, and maintenance & care instructions.