What is BIM?
BIM (Building Information Modeling, Building Information System) is a 3D information sharing process commonly used by professionals working in the design and construction processes of architectural projects.
Until now, technical drawings of structures could be drawn in 2D CAD programs. With BIM, it is now possible to build a prototype of the structure that includes all stakeholder processes in the digital environment. With 2D CAD programs, two-dimensional images can be produced independently of each other in different environments and each of which can only be updated within another, while plans, sections, appearances and even feature tables are included in the model in its most up-to-date form at any time.
Only by updating the model, all the information needed can be taken out of the model at any time.
The importance of BIM files in the building materials industry
BIM, which is mandatory in various countries of the world, especially in the UK, has an increasing usage rate in Turkey every day due to its clear advantages. The proliferation of BIM has created a new need for the creation, up-to-date and effective sharing of BIM files of products involved in architectural processes in the building sector, introducing architects and engineers into use. Bim files are now included in the technical documents that need to be provided quickly and up-to-date, which is the most important component of B2B marketing.
The access of BIM files on materials used in project drawing processes to architects and engineers allows the relevant material to find its place within the project with brand and necessary detail analysis in the design phase, increases the possibility of integration and sales to the market and provides a competitive advantage. While the need for BIM files, which is a very important leverage in sales and marketing processes, is clear, brands often have difficulty creating or keeping them up to date.
Brands often create BIM files once, upload them to websites, but have difficulty taking quick action within the daily workflow when it is necessary to add new products, make changes to the existing product, or remove products.
Services provided by August Technology:
August Technology is completing another ring in the digital transformation processes of institutions with BIM Project, of which it is a representative. First of all, we are doing a preliminary study on optimizing the database of materials produced by your brand.
Using this database, we ensure that your BIM library is installed and managed over the cloud at a speed that is not possible through conventional processes.
If you want to make changes to bim files produced through the database on the back, you will only need to make changes to the relevant field from the database. With this method, fast, reliable and up-to-date BIM files will be available continuously.
BIM Project principle of operation
Bim Project creates BIM files by placing data from the database on the basic generic geometric form (your product detail can also be studied as an additional service) instead of the replica of the product concerned, in the detail that will be needed in the design process.
The library, which will be prepared exclusively for your brand through the cloud, occurs very quickly in this way and always stays up to date. BIM files consisting of product replicas, which are usually used in visualization processes, must be created as a plus for each product.
Brands often have difficulty creating bim libraries and keeping libraries up to date because they always aim for this stage. However, accurate data on generic geometries are more demanded and widely used by designers.
Geometry of BIM Files
LOD 100: Closed Box
Only basic geometric forms suitable for natural materials. It is not possible to use for products.
LOD 200: Generic Geometry
The appearance of all products of a similar type is the same. Designers prefer to use this level of geometry, where they can define specificity-related needs in design processes. This level of automated BIM file is produced using the BIM Project database.
LOD 400: Detailed Geometry
Products in detailed geometry, which is a complete replica of the product, are usually required for visualization. There is no need for this level of visuality in BIM Specifications. These objects must be produced individually. Because all brands aim for this level, they have difficulty creating and keeping a BIM library up to date.
How does BIM Project work?
- We support you to create a database file for your products.
- We match your product data with the right BIM geometry.
- Users can use the products by plugining the cloud link specially prepared for your brand in their own software or downloading them from your website.
With the support of August Technology;
- You can quickly create your brand-specific BIM Library and update it at any time.
- You can create a private address for your web-based BIM library or make it available through your own website.
- By converting your brand-specific BIM library into a Revit, Archicad, or Allplan-compatible plug-inn, you can gain easier access to designers.
- As bim project turkey representative, we are conducting this process together with you.