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:

  1. Adopting BIM is a difficult and often unrewarding task.
  2. “Open BIM” is what people on the leading edge are aspiring to and solves all your problems.
  3. You’ll be expected to do extra work at a much earlier stage than you would have traditionally at a much lower fee.
  4. BIM is based on a 3D model and therefore requires everything to be modelled as an exact copy of the final manufactured building component.
  5. the quicker your architects can become qualified in structural engineering, the more benefit you’ll gain from BIM.
  6. 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?”
  7. You cannot do BIM if you are a civil engineer, as civil engineers don’t build buildings.
  8. To be safe, always leave an empty space at least 300mm clear of another discipline’s object.
  9. Model as much detail as you can
  10. Add every property that you can to every object

Funny stuff 🙂

Civil 3D is really good at some things.  I use it to perform graphic slope analysis on the site surface, which I then export and import into Revit as an image.  There are various ways to clean up and bring the Civil 3D surface data into Revit.   A simple workflow is described at:
Bringing a Civil 3D Surface into Revit as a Toposurface

There is a nice set of videos at:
Transferring Site Data Between Revit Architecture and AutoCAD Civil 3D

I previously posted about the recent Labs tool that may also assist:
Better coordination between Revit and Civil 3D? Yes please!

BIM Coordinator for AutoCAD® Civil 3D® and Autodesk® Revit® software is a free* technology preview that assists project team members with building and site grids.

Go to:
Autodesk Labs Utilities BIM Coordinator for AutoCAD Civil 3D and Revit

Heads up from BIM Apps: