Building Information Modeling (BIM)

BIM - Building Information Modeling
It describes a process for parametrical building planning and is collectively used by architects, specialist planners, cost planners as well as operators in project development and in facility management.

Due to the automatic update of all processes, projects can be planned and unrolled faster and more efficiently. The performed changes are available instantly to all participants. Building models is realised faster with all relevant disciplines and the effort of coordination and work is reduced dramatically.

How is BIM technology beneficial for you?
IFC - Industry Foundation Classes
The IFC standard is registered under ISO 16739.
IFC is an open standard in the building and construction industry for digital description of building models during the BIM process. The IFC interface has proved itself as a basis for data exchange, as it guarantees a high-quality, parametric data exchange. In practice the parametric data exchange of BIM projects is currently performed on the basis of IFC 2x3. Mapped are the logical building layers (buildings, storey, wall, openings, windows), belonging properties as well as optional geometry. Precise model informations, attributes and identifications are therefore available in high-quality to all specialist planners and operators.


What is buildingSMART?

What is buildingSMART?
The buildingSMART initiative was started to establish a standard approach for optimizing the planning, execution and management processes for the building and construction industry. In context of this initiative IFC has prevailed as open standard for building models.

Who is behind buildingSMART?
Universities, planning offices, construction companies, engineering companies, construction supply industry, building services, building managers, trade organisations, real estate companies and software companies.


Graphic quantity surveying

Graphic quantity surveying
The graphic quantity surveying in EliteCAD is based on a database and is set in relation to the model. Evaluation data is bidirectionally linked to the model and represented graphically in the model.
By touching one element in the model the related value will be displayed highlighted in the database. If you choose the value in the database in return, the related element in the model will be highlighted. For this reason an optimum overview and plausibility of the evaluated objects is reached and at the same time there is a good visual control.


Reports with illustrations

Reports with illustrations
Quantity surveying reports are structured logically, have flexible layouts based on Microsoft Excel and optional graphical depictions of doors and windows.