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BIMcollab supports the Open BIM workflow, provide with you a cloud based comprehensive issue tracking system for your BIM projects. Helps you to consolidate and handle issues all through the design and construction stage.

 

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Webinar Details

Master your Open BIM Issue Management workflow with BIMcollab

Usually different BIM software are using in the building and construction project, and handling issues from different BIM software would not be easily. BIMcollab is a cloud based comprehensive issue tracking system that helps you to consolidate and handles issues at one single place through the design and construction stage.

Looking for BIM issue management in Hong Kong and Macau? The first BIMcollab webinar for the local users in Cantonese.

Seminar Details

  • Date: 28 Aug 2020 (Fri)
  • Time: 11 am - 12 pm
  • Language: Cantonese (廣東話) supplemented with English materials
  • Nature: Live webinar

Agenda & Highlights

  • Open BIM and Its Open Standards (IFC & BCF)
  • Issue Management using IFC &BCF
  • BIMcollab as Issue Data Management Centre
  • Issue Management Workflow using BIMcollab
  • Live Demo (Using BIMCollab for handling issues in Revit, Solibri and Trimble Connect)

Audience

Suitable for everyone in Building and Construction industry - interested on a digital tool to consolidate and handle all BIM coordination issues in one place.

 

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AGACAD Cut opening can help you automatically insert opening.  In a drawing, there are many openings are required to create for ducts, pipes, cable trays and conduits intersect walls, floors, roofs, ceilings, beams or columns etc.  How can we quickly extract the information of all those opening after we have used AGACAD Cut opening to insert the openings.

The following step will show you how to make it visible in the tag.

1. In opening editor, click shared parameter and create a new shared parameter file.

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2. In opening editor, find the parameter you want to display in the tag (in this case, use “diameter” as example) in the family type and edit the parameter.

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3. Export the shared parameter.

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4. Go the label editor, in the Edit Label dialog box, add new parameter and select the shared parament you want to display.

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5. Find the parameter you just added and add it into the label.

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Finally, based on your drawing requirement, you can now extract the information of opening like diameter, opening type and level offset and display it using the tagging shown as below capture.

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Want to learn more about AGACAD? Visit our product page: 
http://www.forida.com.hk/index.php/products/agacad

AGACAD Cut Opening is under the pre-approved BIM software list of The Construction Innovation and Technology Fund (CITF), check out about more information:
http://www.forida.com.hk/index.php/solutions/bim-fundings

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Monday, 20 April 2020 10:10

BIM Model Checking and Quality Assurance

Webinar on BIM Model Checking and Quality Assurance

CITAC is striving for the improvement of the productivity, safety and sustainability of the Hong Kong construction industry by promoting innovation adoption. Webinars on construction technologies are organised to promulgate technology solutions to the industry via our online platform.

Manual checking of the BIM model is a time-consuming and cost-consuming process as it always requires an experienced professional to do repetitive work. In this webinar, which is jointly organised by CIC and CITAC, Forida will present how digital tools such as Solibri Model Checker can help practitioners to do quality checking automatically to meet the BIM project requirements. 

Building Information Modeling BIM

Webinar Details

Topic : BIM Model Checking and Quality Assurance
Date :  21 April 2020 (Tuesday)
Time : 10:00 am 
Language : Cantonese
Fee : Free of Charge
Format : Webinar
Speaker : Ms Helen CHEUNG, Application Consultant of Forida Limited

Webinar Highlights

  • Digital Solution for BIM Model Checking and Quality Assurance
  • Open BIM and Model Checking Workflow
  • Real-time demonstration on BIM Model Checking & Quantity Takeoff

webinar replay

 

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Do you ever think of how to ensure Quality Assurance for your BIM projects?  Do the BIM models produced following the BIM standard you have set?

Without a proper tool, you would need to check the model manually for the Clash Detection but also the correct Naming Convention and Required Properties.  That is time-consuming and requires an experienced professional to do so.

Here we introduce Solibri Model Checker that allows users to define how QA/ QC tasks are performed.  It is a software developed by a Finnish company and fully adopted to the Open BIM methodology, which refers to IFC models and BCF format.

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It is also available with a free viewer called Solibri Anywhere (previously named Solibri Model Viewer)

 

Quick Overview

Let’s start with the User Interface.

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There are 5 tab

  • FILE: for document operation, such as open file, save file and setting
  • MODEL: for models reviewing, such as IFC, DWG or SMC file and visualizing the model in different views
  • CHECKING: checking a model/ design by a collection of Rulesets  (the core feature of Solibri)
  • COMMUNICATION: generate a slideshow to present the checking result and issue list
  • INFORMATION TAKEOFF: full information quantity takeoff

 

The Three Core Concepts

Before we go into the functions of Solibri, we should first understand some basic concepts in Solibri.

They are Role, Rules and Rulesets, and Classification. Most of the BIM workflow applies to this concept as well.

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What is a Role in Solibri?

  • A Role (or professional function) is essentially to call on a grouping of resources.
  • An example of Role is BIM Validation could be Architectural or Quantity Takeoff.
  • Grouping of resources refers to Rulesets, Classifications, and Information Takeoff Definitions (ITO)
  • It helps users to perform their tasks by focusing on their Role only.

What are Rules and Rulesets?

  • Rules and Rulesets are the criteria (of a requirement or regulation) used for checking the BIM model or Information Takeoff.
  • It should include all required checkpoints, such as the information contained in the BIM model, for both geometry and non-geometry components.
  • Solibri comes with more than 50 out-of-the Rulesets that are ready for use.
  • Users can create their own custom Rulesets as well, either from scratch or by adding to, removing from, and/or modifying the parameters of an existing Rulesets.

What is Classification?

  • Classification in Solibri allows users to classify or categorize elements or spaces.
  • Model checking and Information Takeoff would be performed based on the Classification

 

Model Checking

Finally, let’s see how Solibri checks your model.

  • Firstly, open the model
  • And then, select the Discipline such as Architectural (it is important to choose the Discipline right, as the Ruleset in Solibri is classified by Discipline)
  • Next, select the Rulesets (Ruleset is another important concept in Solibri that is the “standard” used for the model checking. It can be easier setup and created by medication from the sample Rulesets provided.)
  • The Issue report will be easily generated and categorized into different Severity (Critical, Moderate, Low) and the user can review and decide the issues if they are Rejected Results or Accepted Results.

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  • Lastly, the users can create a report into a PDF or Excel file.

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Solibri Model Checker is now a pre-approved CITF product.

 

Solibri 5 min demonstration video: https://youtu.be/pUMsElKEKZ4

Want to learn more about Solibri? Visit our product page: http://www.forida.com.hk/index.php/products/solibri

Check out about The Construction Innovation and Technology Fund (CITF)? http://www.forida.com.hk/index.php/solutions/bim-fundings

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Do you found it is tough to performing Quantity Takeoff on numerous PDF drawings?

And it is also not easy to measure the objects with shapes of curves and twists?

Here we have a case study from a Consultancy firm called KCI Management Consultancy Limited, sharing how Bluebeam Revu can help on their daily jobs on Quantity Takeoff.

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Quantity Takeoff

With a complex drawing, performing quantity takeoffs requires high level of accuracy. KCL mentioned several tools provided by Bluebeam® Revu® that were particularly useful for their daily workflow, including calibration, snapping, multiple scale viewports, conversion of lines to arcs, counting, markup list and export function.

The calibrating function allowed KCI to determine the scale of the drawing in PDF, enabling accurate measurements. In addition, Revu® allowed KCI to store multiple scales in the same document, including storing X and Y scales separately, which reduced error in calculations and measurements.

Snapping is favorable to making precise and accurate measurements. The Grid and snap-to-grid functionality aided precise placement and calculation of markups.

With their project and large drawing sets, KCI was able to effectively use the counting tool to tally up different items within the drawings with ease, including windows, doors, lights, etc.

Benefits

30% time savings in Quantity Takeoff

Easy tracking locations of markups

Increase efficiency and accuracy with precise tools

Implementation

The implementation for Bluebeam® Revu® was relatively seamless for KCI. The simple installation allows KCI to get started right away after acquiring the licenses. They also mentioned that the learning curve for Revu® was relatively low, and the extensive resources provided online also assisted them in their early adoption.

Right now, all the new on-boarding members of KCI have started using Revu® from day 1 with ease. The new members of KCI were particularly impressed how easy it was to find all the functions that Revu® has to offer from their tool chest once they get used to the interface.

KCI has purchased licenses of Revu® over 2 years ago. Since then, they have continually used Revu® with no plans to seek out other solutions.

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Implementation

The implementation for Bluebeam® Revu® was relatively seamless for KCI. The simple installation allows KCI to get started right away after acquiring the licenses. They also mentioned that the learning curve for Revu® was relatively low, and the extensive resources provided online also assisted them in their early adoption.

Right now, all the new on-boarding members of KCI have started using Revu® from day 1 with ease. The new members of KCI were particularly impressed how easy it was to find all the functions that Revu® has to offer from their tool chest once they get used to the interface.

KCI has purchased licenses of Revu® over 2 years ago. Since then, they have continually used Revu® with no plans to seek out other solutions.

Want to learn more about Bluebeam? Visit our product page: http://www.forida.com.hk/index.php/products/bluebeam

Check out about The Construction Innovation and Technology Fund (CITF)? http://www.forida.com.hk/index.php/solutions/bim-fundings

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