DDS-CAD: Supporting Open BIM workflows using IFC and BCF

An introduction to the benefits of using IFC models for your MEP system designs, coordination and calculations. Moreover, the use of BCF (BIM Collaboration Format) is addressed; the perfect way to communicate and coordinate multidisciplinary model issues in an Open BIM workflow.

 

Open BIM is a universal approach to the collaborative design, realization and operation of buildings based on open standards and workflows. Open BIM is an initiative of buildingSMART and several leading software vendors using the open buildingSMART Data Model.

Open BIM Program is a marketing campaign initiated by GRAPHISOFT®, Tekla®, DDS and other members of buildingSMART® to urge and facilitate globally coordinated promotion of the Open BIM concept throughout the AEC industry, with aligned communication and common branding available to program participants.

Open BIM Certification is a technical certification system being developed by buildingSMART® to help AEC software vendors improve, test and certify their data connections to work seamlessly with other Open BIM solutions.

Why is it important?

Open BIM supports a transparent, open workflow, allowing project members to participate regardless of the software tools they use.

Open BIM creates a common language for widely referenced processes, allowing industry and government to procure projects with transparent commercial engagement, comparable service evaluation and assured data quality.

Open BIM provides enduring project data for use throughout the asset life--cycle, avoiding multiple input of the same data and consequential errors.

Small and large (platform) software vendors can participate and compete on system independent, ‘best of breed’ solutions.

Open BIM energizes the online product supply side with more exact user demand searches and delivers the product data directly into the BIM.

Partners

Open BIM Program is a marketing campaign initiated by members of buildingSMART® to urge and facilitate globally coordinated promotion of the Open BIM concept.

 Read more about the partners


FAQ

What is the official definition of Open BIM and what is the goal of the Open BIM movement?

 Read more about model-based collaboration and discover the benefits of it.


IFC Product Libraries

Ifc is an ideal format to make product information accessible for users of Open BIM compliant software throughout a facility’s life cycle.

 Learn more about how Ifc should be used for such purpose