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Design Freely with BIM using Bentley?s Open-Buildings Designer

When it comes to generating and expressing technical and artistic ideas, professionals in the AEC industry rely mostly on paper and pencil. Since the advent of the first generation of design software, architects and engineers have used 2D CAD to conceptualize and develop their projects. Although it takes a little while to adapt to using a tablet-pointer or mouse, the immense potential is evident immediately.

Designing a component once and printing it as many times as necessary saved significant time and improved the accuracy and fidelity of designs. Initially, design applications aided only in producing 2D drawings. Only after the release of newer generations of CAD software and modeling applications did AEC professionals recognize the potential of 3D modeling.

Why a Flexible BIM Tool Matters

An AEC company usually undertakes a variety of projects of different scales, complexities, and requirements. With tools that allow organizations to align their activities with project needs while making use of their employees' skills and experience, organizations can create more efficient workflows.

Architects, structural designers, ventilation technicians, plumbers, and electrical engineers can all use the software. Bentley Building Electrical Systems replaces Bentley Building Mechanical Systems and Bentley Building Structural Modeler and is the next generation of Bentley BIM products.

The Magic behind Open-Buildings Designer

AEC professionals have always faced the critical challenge of designing anything with unlimited information properties. Open-Buildings Designer, feature-rich, parametric, and object-based design software, breaks down those barriers. Additionally, it can read and write a variety of file formats relevant to a variety of disciplines and industries and provides designers with a broad range of options for exploring geometry and data.

Flexible File Formats

Bentley's approach to Openness is at the core of this flexibility. With Bentley's DGN format, multiple disciplines have access to the geometry from other disciplines' toolkits and can read it. Geometries created by non-Bentley applications such as Rhino, SketchUp, AutoCAD, and IFC can be referenced, opened, and used in Open-Buildings Designer.

Open-Buildings Designer can apply intelligence to objects that do not have intelligence, like information properties, materials, or drawing re-symbolization. This approach allows users to see and enhance the original design intent and repeat the process if the original application continues to design. Once the models have been created, users can distribute them in many different formats, like IFC, to the broader team. Information can share quickly and efficiently between design collaborators, clients, and key stakeholders.

Meeting Complex Information Requirements & Challenging Deadlines

The Open-Buildings Designer can predefine data sets, geometry, and attribute schemas. Organizations can customize the system so that their content matches their requirements and optimize.

Aside from these libraries, Open-Buildings Designer also has a variety of modeling and data management tools to help organizations meet all sorts of design needs, information requirements, and challenging deadlines during all phases of a project.

Wrapping it Up

As BIM continues to grow steadily over time, it will dramatically accelerate the AEC industry's digital transformation. Open-Buildings Designer can contribute significantly to this revolution. AEC professionals can better collaborate with intelligent BIM software that uses a model-based process, which provides better insight into how their work relates to the project.

To get online demonstration, watch the following video tutorial.

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Last but not least, with integrated collaboration across a multidisciplinary team, users have complete flexibility and freedom to make use of any information in the model to enhance their designs and make them publicly available.

Technological advancements have led to the development of smarter, parametric, and scalable software that allows engineers and architects to share data with other project stakeholders, use free forms, and make better decisions. The software fosters innovation and provides total modeling freedom, regardless of the project's size or scope. It became a critical imperative to develop a BIM tool that provides all these advantages.

Design Freely with BIM using Bentley?s Open-Buildings Designer
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