All About CAD Conversion

BIM, FM and Outsourcing - the Revolution for Design/Build

Posted by Scott Shuppert on Wed, May 03, 2017 @ 05:23 PM

If BIM is the revolution in Design/Buils then what’s the technology behind the revolution?  Some may say it’s the software, some may say it’s the models, but we think it’s about people, process and collaboration.

From a CAD Service provider’s perspective, one of the most valuable additions that BIM offers is the ability to work more closely with the people who send us their CAD work.  While we may specialize in CAD conversion, the truth is that today, CAD conversion is no longer about someone sending us a file to convert, and more about collaborating with the design team to ensure that they have all the bits and pieces of information in their BIM model.

Invariably, as a design/build project progress, this means that we get to interact with a lot of different players on the team.  There’s no longer the hard-and-fast divide between architects and contractors, engineers and subcontractors and outsource service providers. BIM plays a significant role in promoting collaboration between all project stakeholders, improving efficiency and profitability for all concerned – including clients. However, not every contractor and subcontractor feels yet inclined to assume the responsibility for promoting and championing BIM. 

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Tags: BIM Outsource Services, BIM Conversion, BIM Facilities Management, BIM for FM

Diverse Uses for BIM

Posted by Diane Mitol on Thu, Jun 14, 2012 @ 03:53 PM

Diverse Uses for BIM

One of the benefits of using BIM is improved communication and collaboration between extended design teams. This is true whether BIM is being used to design health care facilities, schools, or energy efficient office buildings.  The suitability of BIM across various industries has been proven.

BIM can be used to detect design problems early in the process, preventing costly mistakes further into the building project.  It helps in displaying exhaustive lists of operational and conceptual ingredients that are involved in the setting and functioning of complex industrial settings.   

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Tags: BIM Conversion, BIM, 3D Design

BIM Conversion – Steps for Turning 2D Drawings into 3D Models

Posted by Diane Mitol on Mon, Nov 07, 2011 @ 03:47 PM

BIM conversion can be a huge undertaking for any organization that has large numbers of drawings.  Yet, more and more, 3D is the way to go, so manufacturers, architects, and others are looking at ways to convert their legacy paper drawings or CAD drawings into 3D BIM Models.    

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Tags: BIM Conversion, 2D to 3D Conversion, Convert 2D Drawings to 3D BIM Models