Designers working with AutoCAD software may need to convert those AutoCAD drawings into a BIM model. According to AutoDesk, the leader in technical design software, “BIM is an intelligent model-based process that provides insight to help you plan, design, construct, and manage buildings and infrastructure.”
As for AutoCAD, designs using this method are usually less reliant on 3D shapes and instead focus on the use 2D sketches that can be interpolated into parts or other structures. While both of these tools are useful when standing alone, they are even more powerful when put together.
Converting from AutoCAD to BIM is extremely simple. These are the steps you need to take:
Gather all your 3D models. Without them, you won’t have any drawings to convert into BIM models!
Choose a program or service to convert your CAD drawings to BIM models. It’s as simple as that. Once you have all the drawings collected from step one, the process is extremely straightforward. Gather your CAD drawings and then contact us to discuss how to best convert them into BIM models.
Once you have your BIM models, you can distribute them to clients, use them to analyze parts, or even design new products that complement existing designs.
It is very important to have representations of your model that portray the proper form and function of a product you design. While CAD is great for designing, it is not always the best for viewing. In order to get the best of both, converting from CAD to BIM is essential.