Procore BIM – A New Revolution In Construction Design

Procore BIM effectively bridges the gap between VDC teams and field teams through intuitive design and functionality, making BIM accessible to everyone in construction. Before Procore usage of 2d drawings didn’t reveal problems until equipment was being installed.

Procore BIM unlocks the potential of Building Information Modelling (BIM) by providing field teams with performant access to 3D models on their iOS devices. Procore BIM simplified the 3D model use case, by making it easy to access anywhere, so that the users can take accurate and effective decisions.

Two Key Features of Procore BIM which made it more user friendly in the Construction industry are:

1. Dynamic Wall Elevation
2. Follow Me

These key features give field teams better access to models and greater visibility to see exactly where each user is within the model which enhances better communication amongst the team members.

Dynamic Wall Elevations

Every wall within a building – concrete, masonry, framed, etc. – requires builders to understand the location of block outs, backing, embeds, penetrations, and surface mounted objects prior to its construction. The specific dimensions of these objects exist within the model, but project teams were previously forced to spend hours recreating lift drawings in separate authoring solutions to convey those dimensions to the field. Dynamic Wall Elevations can change the way construction professionals build.

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Arka Roy

Modeling Software Battle – Revit Vs SketchUp

Autodesk Revit and Trimble SketchUp are both immensely powerful software in their own way. Both are extremely popular with architects, but both are very different. Today, we will pit Revit vs SketchUp and see which is the 3D design software you really need.

To clear the air at the very beginning – Revit and SketchUp fall into two technically different categories of modelling programs. Revit is a BIM software, focused more on building information management. SketchUp, however, is entirely dedicated to modeling.

Overview of SketchUp and Revit

SketchUp created back in 2000 by @Last Software, and was later acquired by Google in 2006, and in 2012 it went under Trimble. It gained a lot of popularity with amateurs at the very beginning for it being free at the time, and for its easy user interface.

On the other hand, Revit was created even earlier than that, in 1997, by Leonid Raiz. It was intended for professionals at the get-go, and is intended for the all-encompassing tool for architectural projects. It is not only a design tool – it is also a medium of visualizing and coordinating the whole project.

System Requirements of Revit vs SketchUp

SketchUp 2020 will run on either a PC or a Mac with at least 8 GB RAM. A dedicated GPU with 1 GB VRAM is recommended. SketchUp is relatively much lighter and will fit in about 700MB of space on your hard disk.

However, Revit is a much more cumbersome software and requires much more to run smoothly. It needs at least 5 GB of space on your PC or Mac (larger than the operating system, in fact), and needs 16 GB RAM at least to properly load. A dedicated 2 GB graphics card is required to render the screen properly.

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Arka Roy

Why Should You Use Mobile Mapping For BIM

That the mobile mapping is arguably a better choice than the traditional TLS (terrestrial laser scanner) systems, is already a given in the mapping and scanning sector in the construction industry. Still, many vendors today hesitate to provide mobile mapping solutions for BIM, which they absolutely need not. Today, we will discuss why should we use mobile mapping for BIM.

It is true, there are still a lot of second guessing going on about the quality of data the mobile mapping systems for BIM can provide. Also, there is the issue of transitioning from the traditional TLS to CAD or to BIM system to a modified mobile to BIM framework.

Thereby, most survey and scanning professionals wonder, would they lose valuable work-time downstream preparing the BIM deliverables? Today, we will discuss this issue.

3D Modelling of As-built Conditions in BIM

The demand for BIM is growing fast even though 2D CAD is still mainstream. This is especially true for large governmental public or military projects. Large corporations as well are demanding BIM model deliveries as a part of their project plan.

BIM is great for building a BIM model from a point cloud, but this requires some preparation. Before you start building a BIM model from a point cloud, you have to clean up the point cloud data first. This involves removing irrelevant points, such as plants or trees, parts of other buildings, non-building objects in the way etc. This is called ‘noise’ in the data. Next you have to import the clean data into a good BIM software that you find most useful.

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Arka Roy

BIM Software Market Growth Forecast 2027

All around the world, the BIM (Building Information Modelling) software usage is growing by multitudes. A lot of companies are using BIM software for architecture, engineering, and construction purposes. And in the present pandemic situation, new windows are opening due to the closeted work scenarios.

Companies are encouraging cloud-driven centrally controlled, connected platforms that most BIM software provide these days, for every stakeholder in the projects. Seeing this trend of changes, Market Research Intellect has published a global BIM software market growth forecast 2027 report. Today, we will see what they cover in the report.

A competitive landscape for key players in BIM software market

The rules of the game, the competitive track, and the turnkey attributes of the product – all three are mandatory to be understood if you are a BIM software creator at this time. The report reveals the secrets behind every major player’s key to success at meeting the client needs in the BIM field today, and how that will shape up tomorrow.

Not only that, using the facts and figures in the investigative report, you may set them up as alerts for the upcoming threats to the market. Evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of each factor in the BIM software market is crucial if you want to progress in this competitive landscape.

To facilitate tis, the Global BIM Software Market Report has a dedicated section in it that lists and discusses all the major facets of the business, from finance to law, that you must incorporate in your business plan and then go to the production line. The report analyzes the apparent strategies of the key players in the field as well, which can be particularly useful for you.

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Arka Roy

Usage Of BIM To Promote And Facilitate Prefabrication

Definition: The term ‘prefabrication’ describes assemblies that are manufactured under factory conditions and then transported to construction sites for incorporation into building or civil engineering works.

Offsite construction is closely related, but a little different. The term involves the broader aspect of planning and manufacturing buildings in another place.

Offsite construction is agnostic as to how the components produced there eventually come together. They may be modular or manufactured. For instance, manufactured housing refers to homes built elsewhere and delivered to a site.

Modular housing refers to pieces of buildings manufactured offsite, then delivered for final installation and connection. Prefabrication can refer to both of these, as well as the manufacture of repeatable components (steel and timber frames or glass panels, for instance).

Benefits of Prefabrication

Prefabricated construction is becoming more common, improving in quality and has become available in a variety of budgets. Despite the perception of prefabrication, there are numerous benefits to this type of construction. Some of them are specified below:

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Arka Roy

Top 8 Best Practices For Creating Revit Families

Creating custom Revit families are one of the most important tasks in a firm that uses Revit extensively. Whether you are in charge of creating them in-house, or whether you are publishing them online changing the Revit landscape – you will quickly see that there are some tricks to this matter. And for that, today, we will talk about top 8 best practices for creating Revit families.

Best practices to create Revit Families:

1. Keep it simple

Staying minimal is the key to your speed of creating Revit families. Whether you want to detail the level for elevations or represent a plan – this is a very handy way, because in these kinds of matters unnecessary complications can boomerang, impacting your performance in a bad way. Utilizing symbolic lines and masking regions will help keep your map simple and minimal. Combine this with visibility settings to create Revit families that look simple and minimal but are incredibly powerful.

2. Know where to stop

Over-modeling is often what kills a 3D model – not a healthy practice at all. You can minimize that using limits while creating assemblies and parts. This will help you to avoid overloading the model with all kinds of unnecessary junk. It is key to your best interests that you consider only the assemblies that you need and discard all else. This practice compliments the above “keep it simple” rule beautifully.

3. Try not to use complicated families

While creating customized families, it is vital to understand how complex families work. They are very useful indeed. However, every good thing has a dark side and, in this case, it is performance impact and unnecessary complications. Overuse of the following types of families can easily kill your model:

1. Nested
2. Detailed
3. Parameterized

Overuse of the above types of families in your model or family will complicate the product as you keep adding them; and at one point you may have to discard the whole thing out of sheer frustration It would be better to remain very frugal while using these types of families.

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Arka Roy