28 Mar 2019

TIGERFLOW’s systems are typically one component of a larger project and we can provide engineering models to greatly accelerate any BIM project. To get the most useful information from our team, it’s important to know what kind of ‘CAD’ file you are looking for. Here is everything you need to know about file types for your BIM project from TIGERFLOW:

Building Information Modeling (BIM) Software Terms

BIM (Building Information Modeling) is an intelligent 3D model-based process that gives architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) professionals the insight and tools to more efficiently plan, design, construct and manage buildings and infrastructure.  BIM is generally created with Autodesk Revit or AutoCAD Architecture or AutoCAD MEP. When a TIGERFLOW system is used in a BIM project, we can use Autodesk Inventor to deliver an intelligent model for use in your design complete with connection points in the form of an ADSK model.

BIM is not used by everyone, so sometimes our customers only need a drawing to copy and paste into their design. Frequently these terms are misused and the wrong type of information is sent, so knowing which type you need for your project helps us deliver you the correct information.   If you need 3D geometry then ask for a MODEL and if you need the 2D geometry, ask for a DRAWING.

Getting into the Details of BIM File Types

If you are requesting a 2D drawing of the information to be used in your design documentation, then you are probably looking for the data to be in ModelSpace. On the other hand, if you are looking for a drawing to put into a proposal packet then you most likely need a PaperSpace layout. It all depends on your final use of the engineering information, and it helps us to know exactly what you need so you can get the most useful information.

Getting Your Project Done Quickly with the Right File Type

The key to getting the information you need is using the correct terminology. We know how to export our engineering designs to get you the most intelligent and useful information for your design as long as we know what you need. When you’ve got the right file type for your BIM project, designing the final outcome is a much more simple and accurate process. They can help cut down your design time and minimize errors, so you can get the job done on time and move on to the next project.

Here at TIGERFLOW, we are driven to help our customers along every step of their journey. Providing 3D models and 2D drawings are only one way we can help make your project easier and more efficient. Our products are always on time with our on-time shipments taskforce so you can finish the project the right way on or before the deadline. Find the right file type for your project and have the confidence of accurate and on-time information from TIGERFLOW.

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Author: Erik Kurek, Mechanical Engineer

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