Archive for December 17th, 2008

National Standard Key to BIM Future

Interesting article posted on the Microstation Connections site…

By Staci Matlock, ConnectPress Staff Writer

Building Information Modeling promises to ease data sharing, save money and create better coordination among AECO teams. It is a “digital representation of physical and functional characteristics of a facility,” that fosters collaboration by a broad range of professionals involved with different phases of a building, according to The National Building Information Model Standard Project Committee.

What BIM still lacks, according to experts, is a common foundation, an open language and standard for reliably sharing data and building models.

Read the rest on Microstation Connections – you must be a member to read this – membership is free.

Introduction to the Bentley Revit© Plugin for MicroStation and Bentley Architecture

The Bentley Revit Plugin allows you to save your Revit models in a way that lets you open them up in MicroStation or Bentley Building products, retaining most of the Revit properties information from your Revit model. The Plugin is designed to help teams working in a mixed Revit/Bentley environment to be able to get Revit models into a MicroStation based design workflow for coordination purposes, interference detection and similar.

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