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Sunday, September 11, 2011

BIM...it's about 3p, not 3d - A rant about parametric vs polylines



One day, I was with a client and wrote 'd d d' on my iPad in discussing 2d vs 3d.  I turned it around to let them see what I wrote and since it was upside down,  I saw 'p p p'.  That really got my brain going.  

From that, I came up with 'People, Planning and Process'.  That led to a lot of thoughts about what's important about BIM and I realized  "it's not about 2d vs 3d, it's all about 3p.  

There are many more p's, but here's a simple analogy for you:

A frying pan, piano and a paintbrush are all useless without the proper and practiced person who knows how to use them.  ~ Gregory Arkin (C)  
I've decided to share with you my list of positive and palpable possibilities.

Here's my list.  Don't ask how long it took to go through an online dictionary to get all of these.

The column on the left is for BIM firms.
       The column on the right is for CAD firms
Please note, that a lot of these are serious and very applicable and some are a little improper.  

Choose any of these for your daily conversations about BIM.  So, the next time someone tells you that they "only do 2D and not 3D", you can paraphrase this phenomenal post.

Which will you choose, parametric or polylines, profitability or perish, passion or perturbed, perfection or penalties, paradigm shift or prehistoric, paradise or penance, polished or primitive, preparation or problematic, proactive or promises, pleasant or painful and you can match up the rest.


                                 
BIM
panacea
CAD
pain
panoramic
pallbearer
paradigm shift
pandemic
paradise
panic
parametric
paper
parity
parsimony
partcipation
partial
partners
passed over
passion
patchwork
paying attention
pathetic
payroll
pauper
peace of mind
pedantry
perceptive
pedestrian
perennnial
penal
perfection
penalties
performance
penance
permanent
pencil
permutable
penniless
persevere
penny pinching
personalities
pensive
personnel
penury
perspective
perilous
persuasive
perish
pertinent
perjury
phasing
pernicious
phenomenon
perplexing
photometrics
perturbed
photorealistic
pessimist
pipeline
pettiness
piping
phrenetic
Piquant
pitfalls
pivotal
placate
planet
plight
platinum LEED
plodding
plausable
policies
pleasent
politics
plentitude
polylines
pliant
pompous
poised
poorly
polished
precarious
positive
precipitous
possibilities
predicament
potent
prehistoric
potential
pressure
poweful
presumptuous
practical
primitive
practiced
prisoner
praiseworthy
pro bono
precast
problematic
precedent
procrastinate
precious time
prohibit
precise
promises
precognitive
protest
Preconcerted
protruding
preconstruction
punishment
predictability
punitive
predominate
puzzling
preeminent
pyramids
prefabrication
the past
preference

premium

premptive

preparation

prepared

prerequisites

prescient

presentations

preserver

prestige

prevention

priceless

pride

principals

principles

private-public-partnerships

prize winning

proactive

problem-solving

productivity

products

professional

proficiency

profitability

profound

programs

progress

progressive

projects

prolific

promising

promptness

proper

prosperous

purpose

purveyance

the present






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1 comments:

Vincent Cadoret September 12, 2011 at 1:44 PM  

Thanks for all those words I can now use to describe the mediocrity of CAD.

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