BIM Technical Standards: Software Versions

To ensure that all team members across BIM-enabled projects are able to have access to the model, it is necessary to standardize on versions of BIM software. Below is a table listing what versions of software are currently approved for use on BIM projects. If a platform is not listed, you should request guidance from a GSA BIM Champion before modeling.

The specific version of software to be used must be agreed upon by the project team as part of the BEP.

Platform Version(s) Permitted Notes
Autodesk Revit Architecture 2012 / 2013 / 2014 Templates are available in 2013 and 2014 versions.
Autodesk Revit Structural 2012 / 2013 / 2014 Templates are available in 2013 and 2014 versions.
Autodesk Revit MEP 2012 / 2013 / 2014 Templates are available in 2013 and 2014 versions.
Autodesk Navisworks Up to 2014 Files must be saved back to 2012 format for submittal to GSA
Industry Foundation Class (IFC) IFC2x3 Other IFC formats may be acceptable to GSA - if you would like to submit a format other than IFC2x3 contact a Region 5 BIM Champion

Note: Upgrading the version during the project duration should be determined and agreed upon by the project team, and be done at no additional cost to GSA.

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