BIM Content

One of our primary areas of expertise revolves around creating BIM content for manufacturers. Below, you can learn about what BIM is, how we employ it, and whether it might be beneficial for you and your enterprise.
 

 

The BIM team at Kanda is part of our Consulting Division. Specifically, our “data detectives” tend to overlap in their focus, which allows them to widen their areas of expertise. This has the added benefit of furthering their overall experience with your business, and thereby providing them with the knowledge to perfectly tailor their work to your needs.

We create BIM content for manufacturers. Our process begins with our “data detectives”, who both locate and supply data for the BIM files. Then our technical team takes over and creates the BIM model either on the basis of pre-existing CAD drawings or by utilizing pictures and other visual representations.

What Is BIM?
Briefly outlined, BIM (Building Information Modeling) is a versatile 3D model methodology that provides architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) professionals with the most efficient tools for planning, designing, constructing, and managing buildings and infrastructure. The main strength of BIM is that it coordinates workflows from all the AEC disciplines to create a uniform 3D model featuring complete information about every single component and measurement throughout a specific building’s lifecycle. This significantly facilitates collaboration between all AEC parties, and thus increases efficiency across the board. In other words, BIM acts as a highly advanced, digital blueprint that contains the information you will need in order to successfully implement your product into the final plan for a building.

How Do We Use BIM?
Our job at Kanda is to supply your manufacturing business with BIM content in the very beginning of the digitalization process. First, our “data detectives” locate and verify all the relevant information within your own archives. That way, the BIM file contains both the complete geometrical details and product specifications for any given object. Once all the data has been added to the BIM file, it is relayed to our technical team. Based on this data and your computer-aided design and drafting (CAD), our team is able to create a highly accurate 3D model. Should your business not possess any CAD, we instead make use of photographs, images, drawings, and other relevant visual information in order to complete the BIM file you request.

We always employ Autodesk Revit as our BIM authoring tool. Therefore, we have become Revit content creation specialists, so you know your project is in capable hands. In addition, Revit is by far the most popular choice when it comes to BIM, which ensures that the end-result is widely accessible.

Screenshot of Autodesk Revit 2015 featuring a Grundfos pump.

Screenshot of Autodesk Revit 2015 featuring a Grundfos pump.