Glossary

BIM GuideX

SpecifiedBy vs Product Directories vs BIM Libraries

It seems like there is a growing number of platforms that manufacturers are being asked to consider for promoting products to specifiers. These include the traditional product directory and a growing number of BIM libraries.

BIM Environment

A BIM environment is the functional capability embedded in a BIM Server.

BIM Platform

A BIM design application that generates data for multiple uses and incorporates multiple tools directly or through interfaces with varying levels of integration. 

BIM application

A very broad category of any software that can be used with a BIM platform or BIM environment to support Building Information Modeling. 

Building Information Modeling (BIM)

We use BIM as a verb or an adjective phrase to describe tools, processes and technologies