Monday, November 7, 2011

Free BIM application – view, clash check, measure, markup…

Tekla BIMsight version 1.3 is the current version and if you haven’t tried it, now might be a good time. Tekla BIMsight was first released in February 2011 and has improved since.

Here’s what Tekla says: "Tekla now offers the missing link BIM application for building information model-based project communication and management to everyone in the construction industry for free."

With Tekla BIMsight you can:

  • Add and remove projects and models

  • View, navigate and search in the models

  • Change color and visibility of the objects and the models

  • Check for conflicts visually and with conflict checking tools

  • Measure in the models

  • Add notes in the projects

  • Add relevant project documentation and link it to model objects

  • Add markups in the model view to highlight items

Currently supported model file formats:

  • IFC (.ifc)
  • IFC XML (.ifcXML)
  • IFC ZIP (.ifcZIP)
  • DWG (.dwg)
  • DGN (.dgn)
  • Tekla Web Viewer (.xml)

AEC Magazine reviewed version 1.2

Have you tried it? What are the limitations? Will you try it? What pressure does this put on other vendors with similar products?

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