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Building Information Modeling (BIM)
Building Information Modeling (BIM)
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BIM, or Building Information Modeling, serves as a digital representation capturing both the physical and functional aspects of buildings or infrastructure. It facilitates collaboration among architects, engineers, and construction professionals, enabling the creation and management of detailed 3D models encompassing a structure's components and systems. Beyond geometry, BIM integrates crucial data such as materials, costs, and scheduling. This collaborative approach streamlines decision-making throughout a project's entire lifecycle—spanning design, construction, and ongoing operation and maintenance. Notably, BIM enhances communication, minimizes errors, and optimizes processes within the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry.

Within ConstructN's apps, BIM functions as a reference for comparing reality captures. It can also be utilized independently for navigation and comprehensive data gathering.

This resource is designed to assist you in overcoming common challenges associated with BIM on our platform. Expect regular updates to this article, so feel free to bookmark it for future reference.

FAQs

How do I view the properties of a selected object?

In straight forward scenarios you have to do the following

  1. Choose an object and initiate the 'Show Properties' option by right-clicking, or alternatively, click on the 'Properties' icon situated in the toolbar.

Occasionally, when attempting to access an object's properties, you may encounter inaccuracies. Instead of finding details like GUID and other pertinent information, you might encounter generic labels such as "line" or "circle." To obtain the precise information you require, please follow the steps outlined below.

  1. Choose an object and initiate the 'Show Properties' option by right-clicking, or alternatively, click on the 'Properties' icon situated in the toolbar.

  2. Next, click on the 'Model Browser' icon within the toolbar.

  3. Upon doing so, a Model Browser pop-up will appear, with the title of the initially selected object automatically highlighted. In this example, the highlighted title is 'FP-Red.'

  4. Continue clicking to ascend the hierarchy levels and access detailed information about the object.

How to toggle or Gravity on/off?

  1. Click on the Settings icon.

  2. Click on the Navigation tab.

  3. Scroll down to see 'Enable Gravity'.

  4. Toggle to enable or disable gravity.

How to Select/ Deselect an element?

  1. Click on an element to select it.

  2. Right click to see 'Clear Selection' option.

  3. Click on 'Clear Selection' to deselect.

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