In the AEC industry we tend to rely on visual communication to share our ideas and designs. People strive to create that perfect image. Far less effort is often put into the visuals used to communicate the issues found while evaluating our BIM models. Although there is no one-size-fits-all solution for creating the perfect viewpoint, there are some tips we can share which should help you get close.
Validation and clash detection is becoming more and more integrated in BIM
construction project worldwide. Several applications are available that can detect and document these conflicts. Navisworks is one of those validation tools and is used to manage and share model clashes. It provides two separate methods to perform these tasks. In this blog we will explain them and help you decide which one is best for you.
An effective BIM process results in a higher quality BIM model. It also saves time, cost and frustration during the design and construction phase. An important part of the BIM process is the solving of model checking results (problems and clashes) of software like Navisworks
or Solibri. Subsequently, there is a small variety of software on the market that helps to organize, monitor and solve these found clashes and problems.
Working with different disciplines on different BIM models can be challenging. You have to find an efficient way to share IFC files among team members and make sure everybody can use the most recent versions. One of our clients came up with an interesting solution we would like to share, using BIMcollab ZOOM as an effective tool to always have up-to-date IFC files in the federated model.
When managing a project, you will need to deal with issues which will come up. These issues can originate from anywhere such while performing a visual inspection in a model viewer like BIMcollab ZOOM or a clash detected using a model checker such as Navisworks or Solibri. You will need a way to make sure that each of these issues has been assigned, has been addressed and when necessary solved.
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