Afraid of not being able to communicate
with everyone and to create an effective BIM model? Use the

openBIM® standard 

OpenBIM Standard | ACCA software Antonio Cianciulli | Marketing Director ACCA software
Only the use of open standards, tools and services can lead to 100% openBIM workflows, with huge benefits for stakeholders.

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DEFINITIONS

What are openBIM® standards ?

OpenBIM® standards are common open data standards: neutral and open rules, not controlled by individual vendors, that aim to promote interoperability between the construction sector disciplines and the stakeholders of a specific service, process or product to improve collaboration and sharing.

Which ones are openBIM® standards?

The main openBIM® standards are classified into:

  • Data Standards;
  • Workflow Standards;
  • openBIM services.

The following belong to the Data Standards category:

  • IFC (Industry Foundation Classes), is a standardized, digital description of the built environment, including buildings and civil infrastructures.
  • MDV (Model View Definition), defines which of these data descriptions need to be exchanged during a communication process and represents a property filter for an IFC file.

Process standards, on the other hand, include:

  • BCF (BIM Collaboration Format), created to streamline communications and allow the exchange of feedback between professionals.
  • The IDM (Information Delivery Manual), allows you to standardize the exchange processes between professionals.
  • The IDS (Information Delivery Specification), is the document that defines the Information Requirement (Exchange Requirement) within an exchange of information based on the use of a BIM model.
  • The OpenCDE APIs, is the project that aims to improve interoperability within the AEC software ecosystem through tightly connected and domain-specific APIs.

The buildingSMART Data Dictionary (bSDD) belongs to the bSI services, an online service created to map technical data in a standard manner.

So, why choose the openBIM® standard ? What advantages do they offer?

OpenBIM® standards improve and standardize the communication processes between all stakeholders in a project.

We can summarize the main advantages guaranteed by the standard openBIM in:

  • more transparent, collaborative and open workflows;
  • greater certainty of information thanks to a shared vocabulary of sector terms;
  • more open procurement processes;
  • inclusive processes for large and small companies;
  • greater reuse of data;
  • easier integration with linked data created and shared in related industries.

The use of openBIM® standards allows all process operators to:

  • specify and exchange data requirements and the level of information in an open format readable by any software;
  • have a seamless exchange between common data environments and clients, so that you can use different tools while remaining connected;
  • share information and enrich IFC models with a standardized workflow that ensures and maintains high data quality.

Only thanks to the openBIM® standard, the BIM model is not a static snapshot of the built asset, but a dynamic and interdisciplinary model that evolves over time!

VIDEO INTERVIEW
Why choose the openBIM standard | ACCA software
 

Léon Van Berlo, Technical Director of buildingSMART International, and Michelangelo Cianciulli, IFC & openBIM expert of ACCA software, show how the interaction between open standards, tools and services can lead to workflows using exclusively open formats

 
SOLUTION

openBIM® Standards: how to choose the BIM process and platform?

Does your software only manage its proprietary file formats? Finding it difficult to collaborate with colleagues that typically use other software tools and can't manage your data with other software?

When choosing your BIM collaboration platform, don't get rapped into making the same mistakes as made in the past!

Choose to work with open file formats and not with proprietary formats, only with openBIM ® you can truly communicate freely with others and manage your data regardless of the software used.

Choose an openBIM® platform. Choose the only CDE platform with IFC certification by buildingSMART International.

Get free access to usBIM and manage IFC, point clouds and other BIM files (DWG, RVT, DXF, EDF, SKP, etc.) even large sized, complex models with 13 free applications and 10 GB of cloud storage space
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