More information for your projects: BIM & attributes
Talking about the design and exchange of building models, the term BIM is more relevant than ever. Probably the most important letter in this term, the "I", knowingly stands for information. Models, objects and intelligent building components provide information with their attributes and properties. The more information we already put into a model during the planning phase, the better the usability in the ongoing BIM process. Our highest goal is the smooth and lossless data exchange between project partners, software products and trades. Every information contained in the model early on can then be used by the subsequent stakeholders for a more efficient planning process.
Besides the existing parametric attributes that are automatically derived from the geometrical properties of the model, ELITECAD Architecture 15 provides drastically improved functions to add information as free attributes to objects and construction parts. On the one hand, all known attributes and property sets, specified by the buildingSMART standard, were integrated into the standard configuration of ELITECAD. On the other hand, the improved property manager now provides extensive functionality to add any information to objects using free attributes.
On top of that, countless functions were extended, to seamlessly integrate and make use of the free attributes. This includes the quantities and reports, the possibility to add the new information to 2D plan views using the new attribute-label object, the coloured depiction of models depending on their attribute values and the enhanced information about library parts by using attributes like article numbers and manufacturer details.