What is BIM?
BIM - Building Information Modeling
BIM Is a collaborative process for construction design, building and management, based on a three-dimensional digital model, merged with all the relevant technical information of each and every components of the real construction that it simulates. Among other possible uses, the BIM model allows designing, communicating, prescribing, testing, simulating, constructing, managing, rehabilitating, demolishing, or rehabilitating more efficiently.
What is BIM - Graphisoft
What openBIM Does For You
buildingSMART in Four Minutes
What is BIM? - National BIM Library. The information that matters
What is BIM - DevenneyGroup
CAD e BIM library part objects
What are they?
Digital Replicas of Real Products
We produce digital replicas of real products compatible with different computer design, building and management software.
The time for "Cad blocks" has passed.
Currently, products are digitally distributed in more complete and compact BIM file formats, which in addition to geometry include complete information about the product itself such as the manufacturer, physical and mechanical characteristics, links to websites, installation instructions, manuals, etc.
In BIM software such as Graphisoft's Archicad, libraries may be provided with graphical interfaces designed to help their users select the different characteristics of the actual products.
UK BIM strategy plan
Revista "Materiais de Construção", nº 167 (excerto)