A recent post from Eat Your CAD that has been getting some interest on Twitter … I think more than a bit of it is tongue-in-cheek:
EYC – Addressing the 5 most important BIM questions
Here are a few quotes that tickled me:
- Adopting BIM is a difficult and often unrewarding task.
- “Open BIM” is what people on the leading edge are aspiring to and solves all your problems.
- You’ll be expected to do extra work at a much earlier stage than you would have traditionally at a much lower fee.
- BIM is based on a 3D model and therefore requires everything to be modelled as an exact copy of the final manufactured building component.
- the quicker your architects can become qualified in structural engineering, the more benefit you’ll gain from BIM.
- Mention that your closest competitors have all migrated to Revit and within a short space of time you’ll be promoted and your bosses will be able to smile smugly over their 5-iron and confidently state “We do BIM. What do you think about them apples?”
- You cannot do BIM if you are a civil engineer, as civil engineers don’t build buildings.
- To be safe, always leave an empty space at least 300mm clear of another discipline’s object.
- Model as much detail as you can
- Add every property that you can to every object
Funny stuff 🙂