Automated BIM and CAD (without Revit/AutoCad)

Posted 9/27/2023 inEducation

Modelado en BIM y CAD (sin Revit ni Autocad)

Generating BIM and CAD usually is a huge part of the building design process and can take many hours of work. At Architechtures you can get your project in BIM or CAD in around half an hour most of the times. Also, all our files are created using the exact same criteria, this enforces consistency and can be extremely important. Read on to find out how Architechtures can help you jumpstart the documentation process for your project.

How to get your project into BIM and CAD without using Revit or AutoCad?

Once we are satisfied with the project and we have finished our work within the platform we can generate downloadable documents. This way we can download BIM and CAD models with all the geometric and analytical information to continue working in our local environment.

The generation of these downloadable documents entails a cost calculated based on the file type (.XLS, .DXF, .IFC) and the above-ground square meters of the project. Depending on the user's subscription type, a certain amount of square meters will be available to generate downloads (more information here).

There are 3 types of downloadable documents that we can generate in the platform:

xls-bim-cad

Once the document is generated, the user will be notified that the file is ready for download, and the project will automatically switch to view mode. The downloads will be available in the project as long as there is no change of mode; that is, if any changes to the project are needed after the document is generated, a new download must be requested with the corresponding square meter cost.


BIM

The BIM model is an .IFC file importable into any BIM editor or viewer.

It is important to note that the thicknesses of the construction elements will be exactly those that have been set by the user within the platform in the corresponding sections.

Therefore, if we want to use the downloaded BIM model as a starting point to progress to higher levels of development, replacing the default families with other families including more information such as layers or maybe more analytical information, it is important to generate the BIM model with the exact construction thicknesses of the families with which we are going to replace them.

It is also important to highlight that the rooms are generated in the model, which are usually used as a starting point to generate take offs and estimates.

CAD

When downloading CAD documents, a .DXF file is generated for each floor of each building, for each basement floor in the project, and a general floor corresponding to the ground floor..

XLS

The .XLSX spreadsheet file contains a report in DIN.A4 format ready to print. In it we find all the project metrics that are normally shown in the Data panel to the right.

The report includes:

All Area Schedulesfor the project as a whole and for each of the buildings within it.

The Housing Mix for the project as a whole and for each of the buildings within it.

A summary of the Below Grade Areas and Ratios including the basement area schedule, and a count of parking spaces and storage rooms.

Area Schedules for each of the dwellings, with their total metrics, common areas allocations, efficiency ratios, etc…

Complete Estimate with direct costs of construction, indirect costs of construction and ratios including the average cost per dwelling or the average cost of the indoor m², among others.

Demo Project

In all accounts, including FREE accounts, the Demo project is included along with the downloadable files. We offer these downloadable documents free of charge so that users can evaluate implementing them in their workflows.

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