What Is Building Information Modeling?
BIM essentially takes traditional drawings to the next level. Previously, architecture and design was limited to a single set of drawings, first on paper and then generated by 2D computer software - a limited process where only a single person could make modifications at any given time. Passing drawings from person to person or machine to machine is far from efficient.
Unlike the traditional process, BIM is collaborative. With a comprehensive system of high- and low-resolution computer models accessible by multiple users/ designers, architects and engineers can work together on the same document. Consequently, BIM construction and design projects are far more cohesive.
Why Is BIM Good for Perforated Metal?
Perforated metal designs are unique in that they combine both functionality and aesthetics. As such, it's important to get it right. BIM gives you the tools to plan your perforated metal project while also considering such details as light flow, shadowing, screening, transparency, privacy, aesthetics and much more. With BIM, you know exactly what you're getting so you can plan for the best possible configuration.
Benefits of BIM Design
Perforated metal BIM design has the potential to streamline the design process, perhaps revealing possibilities you hadn't considered. Here are a few reasons BIM is a game-changer for the construction industry:
As noted previously, BIM is ideal for projects involving multiple professionals. The traditional back-and-forth of the design process is grueling, time-consuming and leaves your concept vulnerable to oversights. BIM gives the entire team a chance to work together and communicate more effectively.
As a system with comprehensive features, BIM provides an unprecedented level of control over projects from start to finish. That means an entire history of the project is saved, allowing designers to view multiple design options and previous versions simultaneously, all while minimizing the possibility of file corruption.
BIM inspires creativity in many ways. For starters, the increased collaboration opens new lines of communication at every level. It also provides tools to simulate and visualize any given project idea. Say you prefer a specific perforated copper panel but you need context; BIM can immediately display how it would actually appear. As a result, the designer can make more informed decisions.
Offering Building Information Modeling (BIM)
BIM opens a world of possibility for anyone hoping to incorporate perforated metals. Always a leader in innovation, Accurate Perforating was the first perforated metal manufacturer to embrace BIM technology for the construction industry. Offering perforated metal BIM objects gives architects a far more efficient and accurate way to visualize building structures with perforated metal inside and out.
Accurate Perforating offers perforated metal building information modeling (BIM) objects to leverage data for the most commonly used perforated metal patterns. These BIM objects allow architects, designers and contractors to visualize the true nature of perforated metal components in a virtual environment, permitting them to see how objects and scenery appear through the perforated material and how light flows through the components.