Why Open BIM?

Why Open BIM? It is a simple question 😉

Open BIM is a universal approach to the collaborative design, realization and operation of buildings based on open standards and workflows. Open BIM is an initiative of buildingSMART and several leading software vendors using the open buildingSMART Data Model.

Why is it important?
Open BIM supports a transparent, open workflow, allowing project members to participate regardless of the software tools they use.

Open BIM creates a common language for widely referenced processes, allowing industry and government to procure projects with transparent commercial engagement, comparable service evaluation and assured data quality.

Open BIM provides enduring project data for use throughout the asset life–cycle, avoiding multiple input of the same data and consequential errors.

Small and large (platform) software vendors can participate and compete on system independent, ‘best of breed’ solutions.

Open BIM energizes the online product supply side with more exact user demand searches and delivers the product data directly into the BIM.

More Info:
http://buildingsmart.com/openbim/partners

Open BIM Program for Improved AEC Collaboration

March 13, 2012 — buildingSMART® International, members of the Nemetschek Group, Tekla® and other leading software vendors joined forces to launch a global program to help promote Open BIM collaboration workflows throughout the AEC industry.

Open BIM is a universal approach to the collaborative design, realization and operation of buildings based on open standards and workflows. Open BIM is an initiative of buildingSMART and several leading software vendors using the open buildingSMART Data Model.

The Open BIM approach offers key benefits to the stakeholders of building projects…

Contact points
BuildingSMART International: Chris Groome (cg@buildingsmart.org.uk)

Full press release can be found on www.openbim.com | http://buildingsmart.com/openbim/Open_BIM_Joint%20Announcement.pdf

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year | 2012 the BIM year

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Prettige kerstdagen en een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar!
Veselé vánoce a šťastný nový rok
Frohe Weihnachten und ein gutes neues Jahr
Froue Weihnåcht’n, und a guad’s nei’s Joah
Gleðileg jól og farsælt komandi ár
Buon Natale e felice anno nuovo
Hyvää joulua ja onnellista uutta vuotta
God jul og godt nytt år
Glæd Geol and Gesælig Niw Gear
Boas Festas e Feliz Ano Novo
¡Feliz Navidad y próspero año nuevo!
Wesołych świąt i szczęśliwego Nowego Roku

BIM Collaboration Format (BCF) – buildingSMART BIM-based Collaboration

The BIM Collaboration Format (BCF) is an open file format that introduces a workflow communication capability connected to IFC models.

BCF format is currently supported by Tekla Structures version 17.0 onwards (with Commenting tool – extension), Tekla BIMsight, Solibri Model Checker, Solibri Model Viewer, Elvis, Kymdata’s CADS Planner softwares, DDS-CAD Viewer and DDS-CAD MEP.

More information on the BCF format can be found here:
http://www.buildingsmart-tech.org
http://iug.buildingsmart.com/resources/abu-dhabi-iug-meeting/IDMC_017_1.pdf/view

by TheProfdrraw