BIM

by GRAPHISOFT and Katalin Götz · updated: 08.31.2012
“Building information modeling (BIM) is the process of generating and managing building data during its life cycle.” (Wikipedia about Building Information Modeling)

Virtual Building was the first implementation of BIM by GRAPHISOFT’s ArchiCAD, in 1987.


What is BIM?

What is BIM used for and who should use it?Is this a type of software, the 3D model itself, a process or the collection of building data?
BIM is all of these and more:
3D visualization - realistic visualization
Change Management - automatic replication
Building Simulation - more than architectural information
Data Management - project schedule

Open BIM Concept

Open BIM is a universal approach to the collaborative design, realization and operation of buildings based on open standards and workflows.

Open BIM project provides transparent workflow, allowing project members to participate regardless of the software tools they use.

See also:
• Open BIM Workflow on GRAPHISOFT site
• The Story of Open BIM Featuring Joe, Martha and Don

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