BIM authoring & BIM tools


Discover the software solutions to create the open IFC format BIM model.


BIM (Building Information Modeling) is increasingly becoming a reality that implies collaboration, interoperability and coordination between the different design disciplines of the construction industry.


The BIM process can not disregard the use of software tools ("BIM Authoring" and "BIM Tools") and collaborative platforms capable of creating and managing the digital BIM model.


The IFC certification of buildingSMART is a guarantee of interoperability within the BIM process and is an essential requirement of any BIM authoring and BIM tool.

What are BIM Authoring software and BIM tools?

BIM authoring software are capable of producing virtual models created in relation to the various design disciplines involved in the project (architectural modeling, structural, plant engineering, infrastructural, etc).

In other words, BIM authoring software are applications capable of defining the characteristics and properties for a specific design aspect in the 3D virtual model and accordingto their purpose.

BIM tools are operative tools supplied with BIM authoring software (and/or connected to them) that allow the user to implement specialistic analyzes and/or "aspects" that otherwise would have no way to manage (energy analysis, structural calculations, cost management, time management, health and safety management, etc.).

BIM tools can also be defined as utilities that - for each BIM authoring software - are capable of performing specific processing patterns and return their output data to the relevant reference model.

Edificius
Edificius

Architectural BIM design

Edificius
Edificius LAND

Landscape BIM design

EdiLus CONCRETE
EdiLus CONCRETE

Concrete structural analysis and design

EdiLus STEEL
EdiLus STEEL

Steel structural analysis and design

EdiLus MASONRY
EdiLus MASONRY

Masonry structural analysis and design

PriMus IFC
PriMus IFC

BIM quantity takeoff

buildingSMART Certified Software

What is the IFC format? What is buildingSMART?

The IFC (Industry Foundation Classes) is an open data format created to allow the exchange of data in a BIM process without loss or distortion of data or information.

The IFC format allows full interoperability between BIM tools and applications and the collaboration between the various design disciplines involved in the BIM process because it allows them to exchange - through a standard open format - coherent information during the entire design, construction and asset maintenance phases.

buildingSMART is the international association created to promote the dissemination of open BIM and promote the adoption of open and valid standards all over the world.

The goal of standardizing BIM workflows is pursued through a certification process of software and applications. Certification ensures the correct import and export of IFC data and guarantees compliance with international standards.

Certified Software

Vendor Application Certification Type Date
NEMETSCHEK Scia Scia Engineer CV2.0 import 2013/09/17
GRAPHISOFT ArchiCAD CV2.0 import 2013/09/20
Solideo Systems ArchiBIM Server CV2.0 import 2014/04/22
NEMETSCHEK Allplan GmbH Allplan CV2.0 import 2014/05/07
Autodesk-A AutoCAD Architecture CV2.0-Arch export 2015/02/24
Autodesk-R Autodesk Revit MEP CV2.0-MEP export 2013/07/11
CadLine Ltd ARCHLine.XP CV2.0-Arch export 2016/04/04
Glodon Software Company Limited Glodon Takeoff for Architecture and Structure CV2.0-Struct export 2017/01/06
Glodon Software Company Limited Glodon Takeoff for Architecture and Structure CV2.0-Arch export 2017/01/06
ACCA Software S.p.A EdiLus CV2.0-Struct export 2018/06/05
Data Design System DDS-CAD MEP CV2.0-MEP export 2014/09/10
RIB RIB iTWO CV2.0 import 2013/09/07
Trimble Germany GmbH Plancal nova CV2.0-MEP export 2014/10/31
Autodesk-R Autodesk Revit LT CV2.0 import 2015/07/26
Autodesk-R Autodesk Revit MEP CV2.0 import 2015/07/26
Autodesk-R Autodesk Revit Structure CV2.0 import 2015/07/26
Progman MagiCad CV2.0-MEP export 2016/04/11
CadLine Ltd ARCHLine.XP CV2.0 import 2016/11/08
cadwork Lexocad CV2.0 import 2017/05/23
ACCA Software S.p.A TerMus CV2.0 import 2017/11/21
ACCA Software S.p.A CerTus-PN CV2.0 import 2017/11/21
Teamsystem S.p.A. STR Vision CPM CV2.0 import 2018/02/22
ACCA Software S.p.A usBIM.platform CV2.0 import 2018/06/28
cadwork cadwork 3D CV2.0-Struct export 2018/08/31
Tekla Tekla Structures CV2.0 import 2013/10/09
Solibri Solibri Model Checker CV2.0 import 2013/10/30
NEMETSCHEK Vectorworks, Inc. Vectorworks CV2.0 import 2013/11/11
Autodesk-R Autodesk Revit LT CV2.0-Arch export 2014/07/07
Design Data SDS/2 CV2.0-Struct export 2014/10/10
GRAPHISOFT ArchiCAD CV2.0-Arch export 2013/04/16
NEMETSCHEK Allplan GmbH Allplan CV2.0-Arch export 2013/04/16
Autodesk-R Autodesk Revit Architecture CV2.0-Arch export 2013/04/16
NEMETSCHEK Scia Scia Engineer CV2.0-Struct export 2013/04/16
Autodesk-R Autodesk Revit Structure CV2.0-Struct export 2013/04/16
ACCA Software S.p.A Edificius CV2.0 import 2017/05/31
ACCA Software S.p.A PriMus-IFC CV2.0 import 2018/01/27
ACCA Software S.p.A usBIM.clash CV2.0 import 2018/01/27
ACCA Software S.p.A usBIM.gantt CV2.0 import 2018/01/27
ACCA Software S.p.A usBIM.viewer+ CV2.0 import 2018/01/27
BEXEL Consulting d.o.o. Bexel Manager CV2.0 import 2018/09/04
Tekla Tekla Structures CV2.0-Struct export 2013/06/12
Glodon Software Company Limited Glodon Takeoff for Architecture and Structure CV2.0 import 2015/01/12
Bentley Systems, Incorporated AECOsim Building Designer CV2.0 import 2015/03/22
Bricsys services BricsCAD CV2.0 import 2017/10/11
ACCA Software S.p.A CerTus-IFC CV2.0 import 2018/01/27
ACCA Software S.p.A ManTus-IFC CV2.0 import 2018/01/27
Mc4Software Italia S.r.l. Mc4Suite CV2.0-MEP export 2018/08/06
VenturisIT GmbH TRICAD MS CV2.0-MEP export 2018/09/03
NEMETSCHEK Vectorworks, Inc. Vectorworks CV2.0-Arch export 2013/05/30
Seokyoung Systems Corp. NaviTouch CV2.0 import 2014/01/13
Bentley Systems, Incorporated AECOsim Building Designer CV2.0-Arch export 2015/02/28
Dlubal Software GmbH RFEM/RSTAB CV2.0 import 2015/03/09
Autodesk-R Autodesk Revit Architecture CV2.0 import 2015/07/24
Glodon Software Company Limited Glodon Takeoff for Architecture and Structure CV2.0-Arch export 2015/08/19
ACCA Software S.p.A Edificius CV2.0-Arch export 2016/03/11
Kymdata Oy CADS MEP CV2.0-MEP export 2016/04/11
Bricsys services BricsCAD CV2.0-Arch export 2016/10/14
ACCA Software S.p.A EdiLus CV2.0 import 2017/08/24
DATAflor AG DATAflor BIM-MANAGER CV2.0 import 2018/08/28
Bentley Systems, Incorporated AECOsim Building Designer CV2.0-Struct export 2015/02/28
Bentley Systems, Incorporated AECOsim Building Designer CV2.0-MEP export 2015/12/18
Source: buildingSMART international , 15/11/2018

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