BIM Level 2 is distinguished by collaborative working, with all parties using their own 3D model, although not necessarily working on a single, shared model. At Edge, we have experience of both individual and collaborative working.
To create our 3D structural model, our proposals would include a combination of Tekla Structural Designer and Autodesk Revit to create a fully co-ordinated BIM model that can be used by the rest of the design team. Tekla Structural Designer includes all the critical information needed to provide a fully automated design. Regardless of complexity, all members can be designed and the overall 3D building design considered in one seamless process. Tekla’s unique functionality enables the designer to integrate the physical design model seamlessly with Autodesk Revit, building design software which has been specifically built for Building Information Modelling (BIM).
Structural Drawings / Model
Once completed, the Revit model can be exported to one of the common file formats such as IFC (Industry Foundation Class) or COBie (Construction Operations Building Information Exchange), and shared with all parties, enabling them to combine that data with their own in order to make a unified BIM model, and to carry out interrogative checks on it.
Along with our capability to provide a working BIM model for the structural aspects of a scheme, we are also able to provide an intelligent 3D model for the drainage design using XP Solutions MicroDrainage software, and all civil engineering aspects of the scheme using Causeway’s Professional Design Suite (PDS) software. PDS delivers all of the benefits of BIM to the civil engineer and can produce highway design, volumetrics, alignment design, overlay design and drainage design.
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