SOLIDWORKS is very popular in the Architectural and Construction industry and integrates into the BIM Methodology.
There are many definitions of Building Information Modelling (BIM), but it is simply the means by which everyone can understand a building through the use of a digital model.
Modelling an asset in digital form enables those who interact with the building to optimise their actions, resulting in a greater whole life value for the asset.
Through BIM the UK construction industry is undergoing its very own digital revolution. Building information modeling (BIM) is a methodology or process involving the creation and management of digital representations of physical and functional characteristics of places.
BIM creates value from the combined efforts of people, process and technology.
Building information models (BIMs) are files which can be exchanged or networked to support decision-making about a place. There is a general misconception that you can purchase a special piece of software for BIM. The reality is that it is a methodology and more about how you integrate with other people in the process.
Various different types of software is available that outputs the correct format, is used by individuals, businesses and government agencies who plan, design, construct, own or operate physical infrastructures. These could involve, water, electricity, gas, refuse and communication utilities such as roads, bridges and ports, houses, apartments, schools, shops, offices, factories, warehouses etc
Many SOLIDWORKS customers are involved in the design of equipment that forms part of physical infrastructure and integrate into the BIM methodology through the Industry Foundation Class ( .IFC ) Format.
Our customers using SOLIDWORKS include those involved in:
- Pumps/ Compressors
- Curtain walling
- Architectural Metalwork (Balustrading/ Staircases / steelwork)
- Partitioning systems
- Kitchen Equipment
- Heating and ventilating equipment
- Mechanical services (Pipework and Ductwork)