When is a model not a model

Be very precise in what you ask for when asking for a model as part of your BIM level 2 methodology, otherwise you might see the following:

  1. When it’s a series of 2d images imported and arranged like the set from blazing saddles to give the impression there are different views of the 3D data set. 
  2. As above but using 2d cad data instead. 
  3. Where objects are in fact imported “dumb” geometry and are limited to making easy 2d coordinated (still better) information. But limited in use. 
  4. When there are objects laid out in plans but the heights are not considered so it’s “intelligent” 2d cad with ambiguous use. 
  5. All this is before you start looking at how models are configured internally with regards to data. 

About Shaun Farrell

I have been involved in the construction sector since 1986 and over the years I have seen things change dramatically. Much of the change has been directly as a result of technology. This blog will be about the key combinations of People, Process and Technology. Any views expressed here are strictly my own.
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