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- From: "Garner, Robert" <rgarner(--nospam--at)moffattnichol.com>
- Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2010 13:46:12 -0700
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The problems I had with BIM was the incompatibility of the various programs making up the Building Model. I wanted to use SAP structural analysis program but it wasn’t compatible with Revit. So I used RISA structural analysis program which was supposed to be compatible with Revit. But only if you have the correct version. The architect didn’t have a compatible version of his architectural Revit so he couldn’t work on the model.
The various “applications” that are to be used in making up the Building Model just don’t yet have enough compatibility. And Revit itself is not compatible with other BIM programs (unless something new has happened) so you get locked in to a proprietary product, just like we are currently locked in to AutoCAD and Microsoft.
I love the IDEA of BIM, but that wine just has to stay in the bottle a few more years to age a little.
Bob Garner, S.E.
Eric, Drew, Joe, thanks for all your feedback. I'm eager to hear other opinions.
Moreover, I will come up later with an executive summary of what was discussed in the Russian-speaking community on this issue.
Civil/Structural design & inspection engineer, CAD professional
MSc Structural engineering, Ph.C. Engineering
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