BIM Software – Bringing New Life to Innovative Facade Design
BIM software (business information modelling) is becoming the industry standard modelling tool for architects when designing their building projects as the advanced tools enable them to fully visualise each individual product within a virtual 3D design. This way they can see what the final project will look like before construction has even begun!
Unlike the previously popular CAD system, which used software tools to generate digital 2D and 3D drawings, BIM construction tools take the design experience to a whole new level by letting architects create designs using intelligent objects. It also has the additional benefit that no matter how many times the building design changes, or who changes it, the design will remain consistent and accurate and be stored and saved in a structured data repository.
Fairview’s BIM catalogue created using Revit, allows architects to choose from a range of façade cladding solutions to suit their project design. With these BIM files architects are able to try a few options before selecting the right product for their current project and adding the appropriate file to their design.
With Fairview’s BIM, adding and adjusting panels is quick and easy and additional information has been included for installation and detailing aspects as well as other technical data which is useful when deciding which product is right for a project. The catalogue is available to download here.
Andrew Gillies, CEO of Fairview, commented: “We are committed to providing architects with any tools and information that they need to assist them in making their façade cladding choice. With BIM becoming widely used by the industry, it was important that we had our own content that architects could use within their existing BIM library”.