16 August 2023
If you’ve been involved in the architectural design and construction sectors in the past few years, you’ve likely heard of BIM (building information modeling). BIM provides designers and builders with the tools they need to develop projects, from ideas to physical structures.
At its core, BIM provides a model-centric approach to the design and management of buildings that transcend traditional construction drawings.
In this article, we’ll take a look at what BIM is and then take a deep dive into how XYZ Reality is pushing technological boundaries with one of the best, most advanced BIM software platforms on the market.
Before we go further into the high-tech details and capabilities of BIM software, let’s review what it is.
Essentially, BIM is a model-based process that facilitates collaboration among architects, engineers, and contractors in the design, construction, and operation of a building. By unifying professionals from each sector, the process brings projects to life faster and more efficiently.
BIM software helps to generate a lifelike representation of a structure and its physical and functional properties. This model is infused with detailed, accurate data about the project’s attributes that can help construction managers make wise decisions and stick to project timelines.
For example, imagine this: an architect incorporates a curved design element into the facade of the building. However, the software analysis reveals that this modification could result in structural complications due to its materials.
The project’s engineer can then make instant adjustments or suggestions within the same model.
Better collaboration means increased efficiency and quicker turnarounds. This way, each stakeholder is up-to-date on the design and progress of the project as a whole.
The best software – of any kind – is the one that helps you focus on delivering quality results to your clients on time and within budget.
BIM has taken the construction industry by storm, reshaping how teams collaborate and improving overall efficiency. Now imagine a platform that streamlines BIM one step further – introducing XYZ BIM.
At XYZ Reality, we don’t just want to provide functional BIM software; we want to revolutionize the way construction is done. From mission-critical to general large-scale construction, XYZ’s tools have the potential to change construction for the better.
With the integration of augmented reality, XYZ Reality is helping teams bring their designs to life. The Atom™, our Engineering Grade AR™ headset, enables the precise visualization and development of 3D design models to scale.
The Atom is advanced engineering equipment that integrates construction safety headgear, augmented reality displays, and built-in processing power. The world’s first augmented reality device with engineering-grade capabilities enables construction workers to map their designs over the construction site with 5-millimeter precision.
Say goodbye to the inefficiencies of 2D drawings and the limitations of traditional 3D BIM modeling software. XYZ enhances your 3D model so you and your team can see it before you see it.
Here are some of the advantages of XYZ Reality’s XYZ BIM:
One of the top advantages of our solution in comparison to traditional Computer-Aided Design (CAD) is its capacity to enhance collaboration. XYZ BIM enables various departments to view and work on a project simultaneously, whether onsite or remotely.
Real-time updates keep stakeholders on the same page, reducing the likelihood of conflicts and misunderstandings and ultimately enhancing the overall outcomes of the project.
Whether onsite or at the office, all updates are stored in the cloud for easy access at any time. No WiFi on the job site? No problem. Data and updates will instantly sync once the WiFi connection is restored.
XYZ BIM integrates data directly into the modeling process. Not only does the solution enable teams to work better together, but XYZ’s tools themselves are specially designed to integrate with one another.
XYZ Platform, XYZ BIM and the Atom headset all fully integrate with one another for seamless connectivity. Instead of juggling multiple platforms at once, construction managers can operate from a single platform so teams only have to learn to read one set of data.
Teams can also make use of our Autodesk BIM 360 integration, including integrations with Revit and Navisworks. Through it teams can harness the power of our Engineering Grade AR technology in conjunction with Autodesk Construction Cloud.
With data located in one central location, managers and business owners can easily view issues, track KPIs and make better decisions on design changes.
Rework is one of the biggest issues in the construction industry today. One of our main goals at XYZ Reality is to shift the construction industry from building reactively to building proactively.
With conventional CAD modeling, it’s difficult to detect potential clashes and design issues beforehand. XYZ BIM, conversely, heightens clash detection by allowing designers to spot and fix issues before the building stage.
The proactive approach boosts efficiency and cost-effectiveness by minimizing errors and the need for expensive rework.
XYZ BIM serves the purpose of identifying conflicts and eliminating project risks.
While CAD primarily focuses on graphical representation, XYZ’s tools let teams tag multiple layers of data to individual components within the design.
Project scheduling information – like time, date and departments – are easily added so teams can track progress from the same platform. The construction management solution enables managers to predict the cause of delays weeks in advance.
Detailed data informs managers of the specific department having issues so teams can come up with a solution, such as hiring more personnel or adjusting expectations, before potential setbacks start affecting the timeline.
This allows current projects to stick to the set timelines while helping teams decide which contractors to work with in future projects.
At XYZ Reality, our primary focus is delivering projects on time and taking rework out of the construction process. Our cutting-edge tools supplement BIM technology through the integration of augmented reality (AR) so construction teams can see more and do more.
Our Engineering Grade AR headset, the Atom, utilizes advanced technology to project a three-dimensional holographic representation onto the construction site, enabling users to view their designs as they imagined them.
With millimeter precision and real-time cloud updates, there’s never been a better way to equip teams with the necessary tools for the best project outcomes from the outset.
Book a demo with XYZ today!