BIM models and their management can be mentioned as key players in facilities management. We now present an innovative software package that includes all the functions needed to analyse and prepare BIM models for future use. It is BIM Analyser.
For BIM to bring real benefits to operations, it is essential that the data in the model is always up-to-date and complete. Unfortunately, it is very often the case that during the integration of the model, some very important data is found to be missing or out of date. In such cases it is too late to react, so it is very important to work with systems that help to keep the data fresh and complete according to the above-mentioned criteria. The BIM Analyser is therefore equipped with functions that allow you to do just that, ensuring that the necessary data is always available. This way, we can be sure that we can react in time to any disturbance in the data. In addition, the planning function is always ready to update models.
The BIM Analyst can compare different models with each other.
Based on experience, models are updated and modified quite frequently during the design and implementation phases. In order to keep track of these changes, which can affect geometry on the one hand, but also different data on the other, the BIM Analyst compares the different models.
So-called Points of Information (PoI) allow the user to highlight and annotate changes or information directly within the model. These information points are only linked to the model from which they originate via the 3D coordinate. They are therefore independent of the actual model and timeline, allowing continuous documentation.
In a design approach, BIM usually involves a lot of geometry but very little logical relationship between objects However, in order to meet operational requirements and to extract all the information from it, it is essential to convert geometric relationships into logical relationships.
Let’s take a simple example to better understand the process.
Typical examples of such geometric relationships are the doors in a BIM model. Each door is a unique object that just “happens” to be located near a room. This geometric information is used by the analyser and then converted into logical information between the door and the corresponding room.
A further addition to the analyser allows a smooth transition between the design and operational phases. Special transfer protocols ensure that all important data is transferred from the model to the speedikon® C application. This eliminates the need to manually reload existing data.
Notice any deviations between the plans and the execution.
The quality and usability of BIM models depends to a large extent on whether they correspond to reality. Thanks to the BIM Analyser, we can detect at a very early stage if there are any deviations between data and reality. By comparing the model with panoramic and drone images, it is easy to spot any deviations between the plans and the construction. Of course, it is up to the user to decide whether the deviation requires an update of the model. Alternatively, it may be sufficient to annotate the discrepancy in the model and link it to the information in the photograph.