Architectural design and drafting professionals handle restoration/ renovation projects more efficiently by using BIM to produce an accurate interior design documentation set by seamlessly integrating the existing spaces with the newly added ones.
BIM should not be mistaken as just another highly publicized software used to create a more complex building model; it provides a more comprehensive overview of a building project besides creating detailed 3-D models and thus, enabling you to extract accurate design and construction documents.
Integrating existing and proposed structures:
Architectural design and drafting companies must work systemically using BIM to simplify the complex process of remodeling or refurbishment of an existing structure.
You need to create two different models for the existing and proposed structures for this, and then seamlessly integrate them using all the features available.
The architectural objects of the existing structure like walls, floors, doors/ windows, etc can be labeled as “existing entities”, while the newly designed architectural objects should be assigned the label of “new build entities”.
BIM allows you to do a dynamic comparison between the two models; you can use special tools to quickly demolish or rebuild architectural objects.
Revit facilitates efficient preparation of interior design documentation.
You would often have found an interior job like a relay race with every contractor waiting for the other to finish and start his own work.
Dropping batons in this relay race is common, important information is thus lost and precious time wasted. BIM makes it more like the integrated effort of a team of rowers who work together in unison to achieve expected results.
A compact schedule is generated allowing everyone to work together for ensuring an efficient building with high-performing units.
Benefits of using BIM for interior design documentation:
- Better visualization
BIM tools enable you to easily communicate ideas, analyze and evaluate different spaces, and assess the future performance of the structure.
You can study and accurately compare various design alternatives reflected in related views, drawings, and schedules, saving time and increasing your credibility.
- Close collaboration
BIM helps architectural design and drafting firms facilitate better collaboration among all the stakeholders involved with the project.
Individual models are created by different stakeholders which are linked together, allowing an interior designer to see every minute detail to carry out their work efficiently and with the minimum interruptions.
You can always provide a viable design if you know precisely where articles like an electrical junction box or a plumbing line is laid.
A closer collaboration helps you save time and money.
- Forming accurate databases
Finalizing the placement and documentation of articles like furniture and equipment etc. is always a tough job for interior designers.
BIM makes this job much easier. Revit helps you accurately sort, count and filter all databases, giving parameters to every object, like model number and cost.
The schedules can thus pull their information and remain updated all the time.
Producing interior design documentation for renovation projects can be a challenging job for architectural design and drafting service providers.
BIM helps you visualize and communicate your design in a better way, facilitates better collaboration among all stakeholders involved, and enables you to sort and filter all databases to produce architectural masterpieces time and again.