BIM Changes Everything
Building information modeling (BIM) is an integrated process for collaboratively exploring a project's key physical and functional characteristics digitallybefore breaking ground or beginning prototype production. BIM is characterized by the early development of information-rich, coordinated, 3D models that remain at the center of the workflow throughout a project lifecyclefrom planning and design through construction and into operations.
Long before breaking ground, architects, engineers, and contractors can use these 3D models to visualize and analyze entire projects, evaluating for a variety of factors, including constructability, schedule, and resource use. As a result, they can identify and resolve problems early in the design phasewhen decisions can have the greatest impact on cost, schedule, and sustainability.
For more information about BIM, visit the Autodesk BIM industry pages.
Unlock the Value in Your Product Models
Growing industry adoption of BIM is driving the migration of architects, engineers, and contractors to 3D CAD platforms where advanced visualization, simulation, and analysis software tools have pushed the product selection process earlier than ever before.
In response, manufacturers have begun to create high-quality, digital product models that contain an array of useful product information and performance characteristics, and are fully compatible with the BIM process. By syndicating these models in the Autodesk® Seek web service, manufacturers have an opportunity to influence the product selection process and increase the odds that design professionals will specify your products into designsa potentially tremendous competitive advantage.
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