Still planning in 2D and think you're miles away from BIM? Or, despite 3D planning, do you still have concerns about the resources getting started with BIM would tie up? The subject of Building Information Modelling is not new, but it is still an element of uncertainty for many. The possibilities are enormous, but getting started often seems complicated and costly.
We have made it our task to make everyday planning easier with our products and services. Of course, this also includes working in BIM projects. In order not to distract this article from the topic, here is a link to the summary of BIM with ELITECAD
. In addition, we have developed our own free lecture series entitled 'BIM Klartext
', which quickly and easily gives interested planners a good insight into BIM. As diverse as the BIM options are, everything starts with the basics and the first step. No matter how or with what you are currently planning, BIM is also within reach for you. We've never had a case where ELITECAD wasn't up and running quickly - and once you create an ELITECAD model, you've already laid the foundation for a BIM project!
Because the starting point for Building Information Modelling is a 3D model that is used by all those involved as the heart of the project. Whether you start with BIM planning right away or only consider it in the future, the way you work with ELITECAD remains the same. You can even continue to plan in 2D and your 3D model will be generated by the system. However, our experience shows that even steadfast 2D enthusiasts will quickly switch to 3D planning thanks to the easy handling of ELITECAD. The resulting model can then be easily shared in (BIM) projects. A large number of import and export formats, including the standardised IFC interface for openBIM projects, always ensures smooth cooperation and the continuous flow of information with those involved in BIM planning as well as all other disciplines and trades. Furthermore, ELITECAD makes it possible to include common and individual information as details in the architectural planning with just a few clicks. You can read more about this in the section attributes of our BIM page
as well as on the plan depiction
Does all this sound like extra work for you? BIM planning requires more information and coordination in the project, that's true. But modern software solutions such as ELITECAD Architecture relieve you of numerous manual and tiresome planning steps, automate and simplify them, so that you gain more time for other activities such as incorporating important details. So you swap tedious detail work for important planning steps in your projects.