BIMserver.center incorporates a new application to highlight issues in BIM models
- Open BIM Model Checker facilitates the detection of project errors and informs all project members through detailed notifications that incorporate text and images.
- The program also informs users of the elements or areas of the project that may be affected by the inaccuracies detected.
The BIMserver.center platform has incorporated a new program which allows for the detection and reporting of issues found in a BIM model. Under the name Open BIM Model Checker, this software developed by the company CYPE Software makes it easy for users to quickly identify existing errors in virtual models, and send notifications to project members, both with text and images, to inform of problems and solve them faster.
This new software is an excellent tool to improve the collaborative, multidisciplinary and multi-user workflow provided by Open BIM technology, by informing all project particpants in real time through the BIMserver.center warning tab or through the specialist program that generated the object to which the issue is assigned. Through these tools, users find all the information and requirements provided about the issue.
Another advantage offered by Open BIM Model Checker is that the issues provided by the technicians automatically select and mention the elements (pillars, floors, pipes, ducts, equipment, …) or different areas of the project that can be affected by the inaccuracies detected and generated by the warnings.
To work with Open BIM Model Checker, the user simply connects the program with a BIM model which has been generated through applications that support the BIMserver.center workflow. From that moment on, the technician has the ability to mark and write down the detected issue directly on the model, making it very easy for the rest of the project contributors to identify the problem.
To achieve this, a red graphic element can be assigned to each “issue” and clicking on it gives access to the data registered from any program that, when updating your Open BIM project, includes the IFC file generated by Open BIM Model Checker. The data from the issues can be viewed on any platform through the web viewer incorporated in the dashboard of the project, with the mobile applications for Android and iOS or in Augmented Reality with BIMserver.center AR.
This solution offered by the program speeds up the review of errors and their correction by improving communication between all members of the project, as technicians do not have to send emails, call by phone, take screenshots or sketches to inform collaborators of the failures or inaccuracies detected.
The BIMserver.center Team is a group of specialists dedicated to different areas of the architecture, engineering and construction sector. Together, they discuss, promote and disseminate the technology Open BIM around the world.