BIM Made Simple and Affordable
Did you know that less than 50% of architectural firms use BIM? Of the ones that do, did you know that under 13% of those use it on a daily basis*? Do those number surprise you?
We constantly hear about the massive benefits of BIM modeling in the design world, but it’s not translating to practical, everyday use. Why is that? It’s because of the ridiculous expense, time, and difficulty of working in systems like Autodesk Revit that put many users off. Many firms can’t afford to buy, maintain, and train staff on multiple software platforms. Plus, 3D BIM may be great for some jobs, but it can be overkill on others.
There’s a better answer - BricsCAD BIM
This single system handles all your 2D drafting and 3D BIM needs in a single package, that works completely in native DWG files so you have only one set of tools you can use on every job. Not just that, but it’s a BIM system that’s far simpler to learn and use than any other on the market. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could simply convert all your 2D layout to BIM Walls, doors, etc., and incorporate all your structural elements in 3D with a few clicks? What if you could do that and still maintain your 2D data, in the same file, for easy modifications and construction document creation? What if you could do all that and pay far less than you would for Revit and its multiple file types and segregated work systems? BricsCAD BIM gives you all that and far more.
Still not convinced 3D BIM is ever going to be effective for you, even with BricsCAD BIM? How about we spell out the top reasons most firms haven’t made the jump to regular 3D BIM work, and you can see if they meet your own concerns:
3D BIM modeling is just too time consuming for most of my projects. Some jobs will always need just 2D design, while others work better in full 3D BIM, and some are a mix. BricsCAD lets you work the way that fits your project best, in one, affordable system. With BricsCAD BIM, you can easily build 3D from your 2D layouts, while maintaining your 2D design, with just a few clicks of the mouse.
3D Modeling software takes too long to learn. BricsCAD BIM doubles as your 2D design system, so all your basic drafting tools and commands you know so well are always available to you. Not only that, but BricsCAD BIM has a very simple, intuitive set of 3D tools and advanced A.I. controls to help automate all your BIM modeling.
BIM systems like Revit are far too expensive. BricsCAD BIM costs far less than Revit does, and it also gives you the option of perpetual licensing so you don’t have to pay and/or upgrade every year. You can wait until the tools and feature updates provide actual benefit to your firm and upgrade only when you choose.
I need 2D -printed- construction plans and details for real world work, not fancy models. BricsCAD BIM can automatically generate plans, elevations, sections, details, and callouts from your 3D Models. Or you can simply draft them and use BIM for presentations, interference checking, and system integrations when you need it.
Designing in BIM requires too much work and design information up front to make it effective. With BricsCAD BIM, you can use simple and fast 3D modeling tools to build walls, doors, windows, columns, roofs, etc., as simply as drafting them in 2D (it might even be easier!) and then convert them to fully developed BIM objects with a single mouse click. You can even assign/adjust the Level-Of-Development (LOD) of your modeled objects when - and if - you need to using A.I. and Machine Learning features built right into BricsCAD BIM
The reality of the design/build world that large scale software companies, like Autodesk, often ignore is that most architectural firms out there aren’t big enough to afford the extensive downtime, training, and crazy price tags on their flagship BIM packages. Not only that, but systems like Revit require you to run separate 2D & 3D systems, doubling your costs and making your staff learn two completely separate sets of tools. BricsCAD BIM eliminates all those concerns, at a far more reasonable price and it won’t require you to pay every year for updates you don’t want, need, or even understand.
Want to know more about BricsCAD BIM and the benefits it can provide for your firm? Reach out to us today and we’ll be happy to start a conversation or set up a demonstration for you!
* “The BIM That Binds”, June 13, 2019