Opinion

Why BIM Libraries Are an Architect’s Best Friend

 

With building information modeling (BIM) quickly establishing itself as a key component in the planning and execution stages of construction projects, companies are busy expanding on the premise of BIM.

One way to speed up design time with BIM model creation involves the use of BIM libraries. These archives feature a building designer’s dream: all kinds of real-world construction components in an easily accessible cloud-based catalog.

Renderings of objects such as windows, doors, furnishings, brick patterns, fixtures and more can be pulled out and used to create 2D and 3D models. This is useful in two ways. First, it provides designers with a clear list of needed components. Second, it reduces the need for designers to create generic elements.

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