Maximum interoperability in a BIM process is made possible with two elements:
- a collaborative cloud-based BIM platform.
OpenBIM® is a working methodology based on interoperability and collaboration between all disciplines through the IFC standard format created and promoted by buildingSMART international.
The IFC (Industry Foundation Classes) is an open data format, not controlled by any individual operator, created to transmit all building asset related information throughout its entire life cycle.
Through an OpenBIM approach, it's possible to expand the benefits of BIM, making the information model central to the process and not to the software with proprietary formats.
OpenBIM®, therefore, guarantees high standards of collaboration and coordination regardless of the software used, and leaves each professional involved in the BIM process free to work with the software they prefer.
This means that BIM becomes more democratic with open collaboration spaces and tools that can also work with standard open formats.
The amount of information that can be shared within in a BIM process can truly become limitless and the best way to store, manage and exchange such information is through a cloud-based platform.
A collaborative BIM platform enables AEC teams to collaborate in real time and securely, simplifying workflows, centralizing data, making workflows faster and more efficient.
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