Posts from "BIMAXON ICS" category

September 15, 2022

BIM & Classification in the AEC Industry

Structuring data – classifying it – is key to unlocking the full value of BIM. It’s about clearly communicating design intent in order to more accurately budget, plan and build an asset (and then more efficiently manage it over its lifetime). Without classification, data is easily misunderstood and sometimes just not usable. Well-classified data has increasing value.

In the past, the classification of building information was both less important and more difficult. It cost a lot of time and effort but often yielded little value. That has changed. Classification is becoming ever more important. More valuable. And easier.

Projects today generate more data. And AEC increasingly relies on that data to automate processes, make better decisions and operate devices. Look at all the add-ons for Revit and other platforms, the CNC machines, robots and VR/AR devices. The Internet of Things.

Moreover, the teams that undertake building projects are becoming more complex. Architects and engineers are creating models for use by cost estimators, consultants, contractors, fabricators and so on in multiple other organizations and countries.

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In each case, all the actors – people, software, equipment – need a common language, an agreed-upon data structure. It could be international standards. Or national classification systems. Or custom ones. That depends on the project. But if BIM managers don’t decide on classifications and model creators don’t implement them, everyone suffers. In fact, today many projects do suffer from mistakes and delays due to a lack of classification. Instead of a valuable “common data environment” they have a costly “chaotic data environment”.

We’re talking about effective data exchange. Harmonization. Interoperability.

So what’s the value created by classifying BIM data?

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September 9, 2022

Classify BIM data like a Pro [WEBINAR]

What do you do when your client or project partners request that BIM project content should be classified? Do you know the most efficient way to classify all BIM objects?
And what if you need to create custom classifiers, share them, store them in the cloud, and compare different classification systems to each other?

If you want to efficiently classify BIM project content, we’ll show you how all that and more can be done in Revit®, Navisworks®, and Tekla® using our BIMAXON ICS (Integrated Classification System) cloud-based system. Sign up down below for our free webinar on September 22!

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October 30, 2019

BIM Content Management & Classification: the case for classifying BIM data. #AU2019

Classifying data means structuring it in an agreed way so that different actors can easily find what they need and understand it. A classification system is like a common language. In BIM, classification lets people, software and machines share and use building information efficiently and accurately.

The importance of classification is growing as teams for building projects get more complex and international, and as projects themselves generate more and more data which is then relied on to automate processes, make better decisions and operate devices.

So what’s the value created by classifying BIM data? Clarity / Integration / Efficiency / Competition for various BIM stakeholders.

The various classification management tools really make life easier for architects, engineers, contractors, and fabricators. For example, there’s Smart Browser, BIM software that puts batch Revit parameter management and quick family browsing at the fingertips of offices of any size, from a single user to teams of hundreds.

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