BIM is a process – not a tool. Revit, Bentley Architecture, ArchiCAD and others are BIM tools. This is fairly common knowledge now. Most of those that embrace BIM realize that the change is not just the adoption of a new software platform. It is a change to the fabric of a practice. The promise of BIM is that the models become more and more intelligent as they move through the design process.
With that in mind – why aren’t we sharing BIM models as the promise of BIM expands. There are many who actually fear the concept of someone taking their model files. What might they do with them? What might they find out about our ability in BIM?
Would you be open to just passing your model file around? Would you send it to others without a disclaimer? What are the issues holding you back?
Let me know by making a comment below.