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BIM Technology for Architects

Are you an architect and do not know BIM technology? Do not worry, here we tell you what it is.

BIM technology has been a breakthrough that allows us to manage and direct more efficient works of great magnitude.

BIM Technology


    BIM Technology for Architects

    On this occasion we will talk in this article about BIM technology and its importance in the world of architecture and construction today. But first we begin by knowing what the abbreviations BIM mean, the abbreviations BIM come from the Anglo-Saxon words «Building Information Modeling» which in Spanish means «Modeling with information for construction», this means that this software in addition to helping us to perform a modeling in 3D you can also help us with parametric data that can be useful in the work itself.

    But not only BIM technology can help us in that, but they also facilitate interaction with collaborators (in the case of large-scale works) and with this we can share specific information of each specialty in the same model.


    The advantages of designing or creating a modeling in a BIM system are many and they start from the drawing itself since, when drawing and «building» in 3D the project under this interface at the same time all the views are elaborated (at least those of the elevations) and you can pass the cuts that are necessary for the entire project and the views are generated automatically.

    With this we saved a few hours of sitting while drawing from drawing to drawing when the same 3D model we can extract the necessary sections and elevations. Another advantage of this software is that usually all come with a default view in 3D, with it we can design more detail and make sketches or screen captures in three dimensions and it facilitates its visualization as well as corrections in case of exist.

    Work at Work

    In the case of works of great magnitude, the design and the archive can be subdivided so that each contractor works only and exclusively in its corresponding section but under the same design, thereby avoiding confusion and the construction process is much more dynamic and efficient. You can also configure the file so that it can be edited and you can add or write corrections that can be practically checked in real time from the general office.

    As already mentioned at the beginning in a BIM design platform, the project is created in 3D and parametric values ​​can be added to each element, for example: Walls are created as volume and parametric values ​​can be added to this volume, such as type of material from which the wall is built as well as its painting and coating, with which with a single click we can know the amount of brick and paint that will be needed already on site to build that wall.

    3D visualization

    And if that were not enough, in addition to all these advantages, some types of software (such as the Revit case of the Autodesk brand) contain quantifiers and a work scheduling system which makes the execution of the work as well as its different processes even easier. Constructive, another great advantage that BIM systems give us is that of the presentation in 3D since they have a motor and rendering system so that we can present the projects in a photo-realistic way. Virtual tours can also be carried out. renders can be exported to other platforms or software where you can improve their quality if required.

    Well, friends, as you can see there are many benefits that we can have both in drawing and in planning and interaction on site when using a system of these characteristics. Personally I think the future of construction goes in this direction although I would dare say it is the present because this type of software has already been implemented and used in large works with satisfactory results. Well friends here this post waiting to be of your liking, I invite you as always to join the blog community on Facebook, we continue reading in future posts. Remember that for more content like this you have to visit and recommend