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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

MythBusted? BIM/CAD is no panacea for lacking experience - Fear and Loathing In a CAD vs. BIM World:

I'll start by saying I'll have a follow up to a post I wrote a few months ago that's very related to this. There's a huge problem with Revit and BIM. Yup. You heard me correctly. There's a bug in the technology that Autodesk can't do anything about. It's called lack of construction knowledge. CAD Operators who don't know how building go together are going to have a huge problem as Revit use continues it's growth. If you don't know how building go together, you may want to consider a job in a different field. Drawing lines on a screen doesn't get buildings built. Now you know why the contractors have won the war on BIM, because they know exactly how buildings go together. I guess IPD isn't going to make it any easier either.

>http://cad-vs-bim.blogspot.com/2009/09/tools-are-to-use-not-be.html

BIM/CAD tools just do what we tell them and if we don't have experience and know-how to guide us then it will surely show... I have heard some say that is "the problem" with Revit (and other BIM tools -that "users need to know construction methods" before being able to model correctly, furthermore junior, inexperienced staff can't be simply thrown into all levels of the BIM... PROBLEM??? I think that's one of the best things. If an "Architect" doesn't know how to build a building or at least the fundamentals of construction methodologies then I question the term Architect being appropriate I think they should not necessarily have primary project development/input responsibilities without the foundation of know-how, experience, etc... if a person needs to learn then great let them and help them learn -but don't think that just because they can draw pretty pictures that "look like" buildings that what you'll get out the other side "is" a good building; if they are in BIM with lacking know-how and experience that lacking can surely rear it's head.

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