It should be clear by now that uniform parameter specifications are part of the successful implementation of a building designed with BIM. An Open-BIM interface without wording and expression errors, ensures straightforward communication and effectiveness in every transaction. To clear up any misconceptions, this article will now keep an eye on exact parameter assignments and sources for guidelines!
Parameter value is not equal to parameter value!
Unlike in verbal communication, expressive errors in written exchanges often come into conflict. Imagine a conversation between a designer and manufacturer:
It is about the fire resistance class for the building designed in Revit. During the conversation, you agree on a fire resistance class EI-90. You store this data on each door, thus expanding its model. Now the project has progressed to the point where project statuses from several trades are coordinating their services. The parameter specifications that were communicated so simply in the conversation now become a massive problem when the trades are aligned.
That EI90 ≠ EI-90 ≠ EI_90 applies is something everyone sees on paper, but verbal and inaccurate collusion provides a perfect jumping off point for problems like this! But how can we prevent such implementation problems?
Through the AIA.Editor you have the possibility to read in the parameter specifications and guidelines assigned by the building owners and to apply them to your individual Revit project across all service phases. The notations of each parameter, which are stored in the directive, the AIA.Editor does not allow any errors at all and thus neutralizes one of the biggest problems right at the beginning.
Open-BIM for everyone, from all systems!
Of course, the client information requirements of each project do not always have the same source. Each planner has a wide range of sources from which to create, read, or edit policies. AIA.Editor does not see itself as the source of such a system, but as a way to provide it across trades. This is exactly why it is important to be able to process many sources. As one of the vendor systems, AIA.Editor can read in the large guideline system BIMQ. All data exported from this system can be processed and linked to by AIA.Editor. It is also possible to read in and provide the classification libraries BIM profiles of CAFM-Connect.
Theoretically, it is possible to read in all policy formats that follow a certain standard. If you don’t recognize your policy source here, it’s best to just testthe system to be sure.
Seamlessly edit, add to, or create guidelines on the fly.
A highlight of the AIA.Editor is the connection to the AIA.Guideliner. This allows policy files from many sources such as BIMQ, BIM profiles and Excel to be read in, expanded, edited and then exported again in an adapted form. These features are valuable and ensure maximum agility in the process flow. If you are not using any of the policy sources listed above, you can also use this feature to create your own policies from scratch and share them with process participants in many common file formats.
Is it possible to test the AIA.Editor and AIA.Liner?
All our tools are available for direct download! In Revit, you can then request a 10-day demo version, which includes the full functionality of the AIA.Editor. If you are interested in commercial licenses, feel free to look here.