I was writing a little report about how to set up the BIM Server and how to prepare BIM models coming from different native software.
The open BIM Server is an open-source online platform which allows project management to merge IFC models and to provide insight into the models’ accuracy. Additional, diverse plug-in packages can be used, for example, model walk-throughs, queries, checkers and many more.
The goal of this report was to create a use case when having three different models:
- the structural model in Revit.
- the architectural model in ArchiCAD.
- the landscape model from AutoCAD.
One of the main focus was it to prepare the IFC exports so that when merging all models on the BIM Server all elements are allocated as supposed.
By doing so I have noticed that for example the project base point in all three software is interpreted differently.
Further, the properties of the elements have obtained special attention. Especially for the non-structural elements created in ArchiCAD and the structural elements created in Revit.
Read more about it and other findings which you should mind when merging IFCs on the BIMServer. Find the full report here.
Thankful and proud we are presenting our next Mentor for the very first BILT Academy Summit 2018 in Ljubljana.
Well known as openBIM expert specialized in Archicad and many other openBIM software solutions, he is coming from the other side of the world only to attend and share his knowledge with the future experts of the AEC industry.
We are welcoming on board …
Director at Fulton Trotter Architects ARCHICAD and openBIM expert firstname.lastname@example.org
Nathan Hildebrandt is a Director at Fulton Trotter Architects in Australia. He is a Registered Architect and has worked on over 60 projects in the Aged Care, Education, Community and Sport and Recreation sectors. He also leads the Fulton Trotter Digital brand that assists in the briefing, specification, documentation and information management services for asset owners. A highly regarded expert in using ARCHICAD and openBIM processes, Nathan has presented at over 30 events across Australia, North America and Europe. He is Stream Lead for BILT ANZ, Chair of BrisBIM, Chair of ACA QLD | NT / AIA QLD BIM Taskforce, and as a member for buildingSMART Australasia. Nathan has also won the BIMshow Live, Rob Jackson openBIM award in 2018.
BILT Academy facilitates the sharing of knowledge from world leading BIM experts with students. The students are the future of our industry and will become the drivers of BIM processes over the coming decades. I have been involved in my organisation since I was a student and valued the learning opportunities that I have gained learning from people within my practice. I want to give back to the community and share my knowledge with students, the future leaders of our industry.
At BILT Academy I will provide you with “The openBIM Architect Experience,” where I will take you through a series of processes that you will encounter in your Architectural career. The learning objectives for my sessions will be as follows.
Key Learning Objectives
- Learn how to create compliant IFC files using ARCHICAD 22
- Learn about the openBIM coordination process using Solibri Model Checker and BIMcollab
- Learn about preparing your design models to meet your client’s information deliverable requirements.