In this blog, we will see how to access and extract the information of BIM projects imported in ARES Commander.
The principal analyst of consulting firm Consilia Vektor, Randall Newton has devoted decades to analysis, reporting, and education about design and engineering software — yet there’s always something new to learn.
With one foot in architecture and one in journalism, the founder of Architosh, Anthony Frausto-Robledo has built a successful career that straddles both worlds — and gives him a unique perspective on digital transformation.
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Robert Graebert, CTO of Graebert GmbH presented the ARES CAD Software at the ODA Summit 2021. Graebert GmbH is a founding member of the Open Design Alliance. Graebert develops DWG based CAD products under the ARES brand and has the second-largest DWG CAD user base. We are uniquely positioned in the market with our focus on providing our CAD solutions on desktop, mobile and cloud with a consistent set of APIs for our development partners.
While BIM software is increasingly used to design buildings and their systems in 3D, the DWG format used by CAD software such as ARES Commander remains the lingua franca to document such projects with 2D drawings. As a result, it is estimated that 80% of the users in the AEC (Architecture, Engineering and Construction) industry keep using CAD software.
With BIM Drawings Features in ARES Commander, you can leverage the intelligence of BIM to automate CAD drawings production. Technical information is becoming more and more complex and vast in construction projects with the deployment of 3D, BIM, and simulation. DWG CAD drawings can be used to document these projects in detail with focus on specific views and entities.
Graebert sees that much BIM work is also done in DWG — 3D modeling in BIM, 2D drawings in DWG. Drawings are useful in organizing the complexity of BIM models, and for focusing on the details that are needed to carry out building projects — never mind the legal weight that signed drawings carry.
ARES Commander speeds up 2D DWG drawings production from a BIM project. We can import BIM files in RVT format of Revit, or IFC format. Most interestingly the BIM drawings created with ARES Commander retain all the BIM information and can be updated when a new version of the BIM model is loaded.
‘Graebert is approaching this “broken workflow” with a three-pronged strategy: enabling CAD users to access a broader scope of BIM project information, accelerating and automating drawing production, and minimizing the effort needed to update CAD drawings when BIM projects are modified. To that end, the Graebert team is expanding capabilities in ARES Commander that can help CAD users work more efficiently on construction projects with BIM users, especially during the documentation phase.’