As part of our efforts to help designers increase productivity through Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflows, we are excited to announce a new partnership with Datacubist Oy, the creators of simplebim, Now, designers who use Vectorworks Architect can export their IFC-STP files and import them into the simplebim application to trim unnecessary data, as well as validate, edit, and add non-geometric data directly within the IFC file. Simplebim is a BIM software platform that enhances IFC data exchange between AECO professionals.
"Our commitment to design flexibility and intent drives our continuous search for technology partners that support Open BIM workflows for improved communication and project coordination,” said Jeremy Powell, product marketing director at Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc. “It’s paramount that we provide designers with innovative technology to help them maintain complete control over their IFC data, and we’re very excited to be a part of solutions like this partnership that will enhance collaboration and improve the quality of data exchanged among project stakeholders.”
By using simplebim, designers, contractors and building owners can review IFC data in a model-centric, user-configurable interface. Simplebim also has the ability to detect data deficiencies and remove any potential issues, as well as edit and match the data structures to the requirements of other IFC compatible applications. Through capturing the IFC data exchange requirements and validating the models against them, teams can provide feedback to the author or edit the IFC data directly in simplebim without having access to the original model, allowing for streamlined communication and utilization of discipline-specific, IFC-based workflows.
"Our goal is to help designers gain a deeper understanding of BIM and everything that surrounds it,” said Jiri Hietanen, CEO and co-founder of Datacubist Oy. “The key to delivering valuable BIM data is to clearly understand the specific requirements of the receiver, and then to use the right workflow and tools for delivering relevant and reliable design information. Through this partnership, we hope to further equip designers to make better BIM decisions and with more precision and reliability than ever before, whether they are a BIM novice or expert.”
To learn more about Vectorworks Architect software and simplebim, visit our website.