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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Texas Facilities Commission recommends Autodesk products for its BIM standards - BuildingTeam360 | Blog on Building Design & Construction

http://www.bdcnetwork.com/blog/BuildingTeam360/30249-Texas_Facilities_Commission_recommends_Autodesk_products_for_its_BIM_standards.php

January 25, 2010
BIMBoy’s Blog reported that the Texas Facilities Commission would be requiring BIM models for all its projects last summer. Since then we’ve anxiously awaited the TFC’s new BIM standards. This week they were published on its website (#23 PSP guidelines). Notice this particular section:
“All BIM Models are required to be created using BIM authoring software in native file formats readable by the current software versions in use by TFC as indicated below:
1. Autodesk Civil 3D 2010
2. Autodesk Navisworks 2010
3. Autodesk Revit Architecture 2010
4. Autodesk Revit MEP 2010
5. Autodesk Revit Structure 2010
B. PSPs are responsible for providing proper software training for their staff members assigned to TFC projects.
· Civil 3D
· Navisworks
· Revit Architecture
· Revit MEP
· Revit Structure”
That’s right, the TFC has standardized on Autodesk products.
“That is our preferred method based on our central BIM server process and these guidelines are geared toward that method,” said Chris Tisdel, director of Building Information Modeling for the Texas Facilities Commission. “However, we may also work with the IFC format on a project by project and case by case basis. The data loss associated with the IFC format is still too great to holistically adopt the format. We are very concerned with getting correct and valid data for our use as an owner and until the IFC format is found to be more capable than in its present form, we have internally adopted the Autodesk suite of BIM authoring software titles. As a rule then, we would require that all files presented to us be in the Autodesk format.”
Tisdel also said that when the TFC’s central BIM server is online that format will not be as much of an issue, and the central BIM server will be the TFC’s preferred method. Until that time, he said, the TFC will work with the AEC community in a traditional manner of accepting discipline models based both in IFC and Autodesk methods.
Posted by Jeffrey Yoders on January 25, 2010

Texas Facilities Commission recommends Autodesk products for its BIM standards - BuildingTeam360 | Blog on Building Design & Construction


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