BIM 360

Since we were first introduced to the Future of Making Things (FOMT), there has been consistent and understandable hype regarding the develop­ment and future of BIM 360 providing a new lease of life to both the construction and manufacturing sectors

But what exactly does the next generation of BIM collaboration really look like?

The launch of the BIM 360 toolset from Autodesk provides a collaborative design solution that delivers a broad portfolio of software intended to help you accelerate project delivery, enabling construction and stakeholder teams to access design changes and data on the move.

Through FOMT, it is now possible for project contractors to use BIM 360 technologies to measure and maintain their own processes. They can use specialist tools during manufacturing to measure the quality and design of their products, while ensuring that their designs fit correctly with other structural and architectural models. This helps to significantly reduce wasted resources and shorten build project times by developing as-built drawings that will accurately reflect the final model.

The key to unlocking this collaborative and project planning functionality is BIM 360, providing the necessary tools to carry out a range of functionality (for example, automatic clash detection and avoidance), thereby giving project stakeholders a platform to not only manage design information but also automatically update key project data, ensuring everyone is working to the latest version and maintaining a single source of truth.

The General Contractor becomes the keeper of all assembly and design phases, measuring all installation processes, and can also run snag or observation reports, measuring the performance of all installation phases whether subcontractors are on schedule. This highlights issues if they occur and allocates them to the relevant person or team to action and resolve within specified time parameters.

BIM 360 can provide your organisation with a complete workflow process encompassing initial design through to delivery and building operations management, as shown below:

This way of working is becoming popular across both public and private construction sectors as people realise the benefit of operating in such a manner.

How can your organisation benefit through BIM?

The days of BIM being viewed as a simple coordination tool have long since passed. Today, it provides benefits right across the construction process and offers organisational benefits for users in both construction and manufacturing, with the tools representing a natural progression within both industries.

These benefits include:

  • Significantly reduced waste resources as designs are interactive and updated intelligently.
  • Ability to carry out simulations, ensuring the BIM object is suitable and fit for purpose.
  • Greater collaboration between manufacturers and specifiers, offering high quality BIM objects that can be used early in the design stage.
  • Early clash detection and accurate designs that will mirror the end result.

Find out more about BIM 360

Graitec is one of the largest independent CAD, CAE and BIM software authors, consultants and trainers in Europe, with a wealth of experience in BIM implementation. We adopt a consultancy approach with our customers:

“As newcomers to the BIM arena, we relied on Graitec’s expertise to get our products into a downloadable BIM format and they worked with us to get the best result possible. We’ve found the whole experience with Graitec to be first class. From economic pricing through to effective production and on-time delivery.” Nikki Jarvis, Marketing Coordinator, Bott Ltd.

Through our unique partnership with the BRE, we are positioned perfectly to help companies fully benefit from BIM 360, ensuring architects, engineers and construction stakeholders can successfully contribute to the planning and execution of projects.

To find out more about to next generation of BIM 360 or to watch an on-demand webinar explaining how the different BIM360 tools fit together click here.

BIM 360,

To find out more about the next generation of BIM 360 or to watch an on-demand webinar explaining how the different BIM360 tools fit together click through on this link.


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