Top 5 Reasons Why BIM Is Great For Subcontractors

As a subcontractor, you are responsible for only a small part of a construction project. For example, a mechanical contractor will only be needed to design, supply and deploy the HVAC system of a building, or thereby. For this reason, you need to coordinate with the other subcontractors and the client obviously in a very efficient manner. This is where BIM comes in.

Ever since BIM has become the AEC tool for the present generation, modules of the construction team have been able to work more closely together than ever. BIM provide a kind of “central brain” to deal with most types of construction projects – especially the big ones.

And now that many large construction partners have integrated BIM into their business process, they are looking for “excellence” partners who are able to follow the BIM-driven workflow and coordinate with the whole project, not just their own small part. Indeed, when you design and drive something using BIM, that kind of pushes you to make other people use it too.

Therefore, it is easy to see that BIM is the future for anybody connected to the construction process, especially for the larger projects. Let’s look at why it is great for subcontractors too.

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Arka Roy

What’s New in Revit 2021

First of all, kudos to Autodesk to keep up the development and release of Revit amidst this worldwide pandemic – it couldn’t have been easy. Maintaining a sense of normality in these troubled times is crucial. However, in spite of all the roadblock, Autodesk has recently rolled out the all-new Revit 2021, and oh boy is it a wonder!

Today, we will take a brief look at the new features and upgrades in Revit 2021, covering platform, architecture, MEP, and structure.

Link PDF Files and Raster Images: Previously, you had to reload if either changed. But now one will update automatically if the other is updated, when you use the new “Link PDF” feature. This is handy when you are producing documents.

Geometric Void Cuts: Void elements now have a new parameter called “Cuts Geometry”, which is useful when the void is cutting into a geometry of the same family.

View Filter Toggle: It is now much easier and non-destructive to turn view filters on or off. Now when you decide to not see a particular view with filters, that will still retain its visibility, line styles, transparency etc. For later use.

Better Tags: When you instruct tags to rotate with components, they will now behave properly from now on. No more gritting your teeth and manually update the naughty tags!

Better Stripped Rows: Now stripped rows are seen on screen in the schedules, and they can also be printed. Yay!

US Survey Feet: Now the unit “US Survey Feet” have been added to the list of units. Though it doesn’t make too much of a difference in case of small project, many large or government projects may use this unit only.

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Arka Roy