3D imaging, also known as laser scan or point clouds, is the process of recording existing conditions into 3D point data.
File Structure & Organization
When creating new BIM data, how this data is divided and structured is important in ensuring project collaboration and in establishing the foundation for the building information life-cycle.
Grouping & Relationship
For BIMs to be useful as more than a basic 3D model, they must contain an inherent hierarchical relationship structure.
MEP Color Mapping
In an effort to achieve consistency across files, GSA has developed color assignments for MEP systems.
At an absolute minimum, the following non-visual data must be attached to model data.
There are two distinct ways in which BIM design software platforms manage files.
Parametric components are dynamically changed instance-based objects. These standards are applicable to all forms of these objects.
Referencing & Linking
An external reference is any data that is viable yet does not reside within a particular file. The practice of referencing external data exists within all major BIM platforms.
To ensure that all team members across BIM-enabled projects are able to have access to the model, here's a list of what versions of software are currently approved for use on BIM projects.