leaDE takes care of your project information assists your bim management allows true bim helps you to connect the construction site
Welcome leaDE! The BIM information management tool!
What would BIM be without the I, the center of it all?
This is where our platform leaDEcomes into play. Keep the heart of your BIM projects in your hands and in your environment!
leaDE is a Data Environment built on top of containers (Docker). By means of AIA guidelines (BIMQ, BIM profiles from CAFM-Connect or self-created profiles) it can be controlled. It provides a team environment that runs in web browsers on all major platforms.
leaDE connects to Revit to match model contents (geometries) and their properties with the AIA specifications and provide them in a central data environment.
What makes leaDE unique?
- Align model and office standards with project specifications and guidelines
- Define parameters with units, value ranges and selection lists
- Determine use case, phase, and role-specific LoI schemes
- Define permissions for different user groups down to parameter level
- Trace editing and change histories in a legally secure manner at the parameter level
- Connect other systems to the Data Environment via RESTful API (Swagger)
- Run the hosting in a data center of your choice – it’s your data!
- Take advantage of the Speckle platform
The lean, elastic, agile Data Environment
all relevant information, adapted to each use case.
leaDE grows with your requirements: With the API, you integrate the interface into your IT environment
A piece of cake for leaDE: cross-platform, on the go and runnable on all devices
For whom is leaDE just right?
It can’t be narrowed down that precisely. From the architect to the planners involved, from the companies carrying out the work to the operations: everyone can contribute their information to leaDE. Instead of decentralized databases in Excel or PDF form, the central information model grows like this. If the client requires such a data model, so much the better. But also in your own office and project environment, leaDE can link the many loose data and help to work on a single pool of information.
Where can leaDE best be used?
BIM projects with AIA/BAP specifications and requirements for dedicated parameters on components are the ideal breeding ground for leaDE! Here, certain features are expected on the objects in the model for the individual datadrops.
There are no specifications in the BIM project, but you would like to improve your internal office structure? Bring the departments more together? leaDE can do that too!
A leaDE example
As a central control center, leaDE collects information from all parties involved in the construction project. This is based on the specifications for the component-specific characteristics, which are made in the AIA as a guideline.
Let’s take the example of a door: The planner draws the door in Revit. The geometry and meta information is provided from Revit in leaDE. Rights management can be used to deny, read-only, or write-only information to additional parties. For example, the fire protection planner can access “his” parameters. Continue with the installer and the product data from the manufacturer. All these data are managed on the same data object. Whether using the API, via web viewer or in list view makes no difference.
The most important thing, your data, is centralized in one place. If desired, also in your own data center.
We have more information for you on the individual functions in the leaDE frontend here.
Systems like leaDE are the future!
In professional circles, this is referred to as linked data. In the process, the individual data pots are linked with each other. We also understand this to mean, for example, that not all features have to be forcibly stuffed into a BIM modeling tool just to manage them somewhere. This produces the bottleneck at the BIM workstation of the designer, who becomes a data juggler. Is this the right way to go? We do not think!
The BIM authoring system should take care of modeling and providing the model-based parameters, i.e. room area, door width, etc.
We would like to maintain all other requirements outside of the BIM software so that as many people as possible in the project can collaborate on this data. This is the only way to avoid the sawtooth effect in current data handling.
In simpler terms, keep Revit as plain as possible and maintain the model’s information, the heart of BIM, outside in systems designed for it.