A proper template and BIM standard can make all the difference.
We have all worked in offices where there was no standard, or the standard was not well known or used. We’ve all experienced the confusion and extra effort required to work in an environment like that. While standards have to have some flexibility, a good system can make a world of difference in producing projects smoothly, without confusion or duplication of effort.
With BIM this is even more important.
When the entire project is contained in a single file (or a couple files for large projects) the template is capable of holding much more information. This makes it both more effective and more important than with a traditional CAD system.
CAD standards can be translated.
For the very reasons mentioned above, many offices have worked hard to develop a CAD and graphic standard that works for them. They are reluctant to move to BIM because they don’t know how to translate these standards into the new system. While the systems are different and there isn’t always a 1:1 correlation, most CAD and graphic standards can be translated into Revit to retain the visual fidelity of the drawings.
Whether you are implementing BIM and just looking to develop a standard, or you want to translate your existing standards into a new BIM system, contact Revolution Design today and let our expertise ensure that you get off on the right BIM foot!