Frequently Asked Questions

  • 4D simulation examples?

    Please provide us your details and we will share our examples.

  • How much would it be for a project to carry out 4D BIM?

    We charge based on fixed project price, lump sum as well as hourly basis. Kindly share your details through contact us. Our representative will get in touch with you.

  • What are the limitations when using Primavera, MSP and BIM?

    MSP, primavera can have seam less integration with Navisworks. The number of activities you can add in a MSP project are far less than what Primavera allows. Hence there is a vast difference in output through Navisworks depending upon you link primavera or MSP for 4D.

  • What is 4D BIM modeling?

    4D (BIM) adds a time dimension to a 3D model, enabling teams to analyse the sequence of events on a time-line and visualize the time it takes to complete tasks within the construction process.

  • What is 5D BIM in construction?

    5D BIM technology provides ways of determining and analyzing the resources required to complete a project. At the same time, it provides means of evaluating the impacts of the changes in scope, equipment, materials and labor.

  • What is “risk management” in a BIM construction?

    There are various type of risk management, one of them is budget.

  • What is quantity takeoff?

    Amount of materials required to construct the project is called takeoff for materials.

  • In what way can 5D reduce construction costs?

    With 5D simulation cost are connected to design changes. Hence with each design change cost sheet gets updated and engineers, architects can keep eye on budget. So multiple options of materials, construction methods etc could be simulated in order to achieve project goals.

  • How can green buildings function as a sustainable design?

    A green building uses considerably less energy and water than a conventional building, has fewer site impacts and generally higher levels of indoor air quality, and with the green building functioned sustainable design within the building environment.

  • What is the significance of Green buildings?

    Environment friendly construction saves nature. It reduces carbon footprint.

  • What is ‘green building’?

    Building created with environmentally responsible methods of construction, operation, maintenance, renovation and deconstructions are called green building.

  • What is BIM for operational integrated asset management?

    Using bim technology our team collaborates with yours to provide complete management of existing assets, from day-to-day production operations, planning and the delivery, and other services.

  • What roll BIM play in lean construction?

    Integrated disciplines, better iterations, smaller recursions can be achieved using BIM technology.

  • Why is technical drawing important to architecture?

    Technical drawings are required for construction. These drawings have all required information of dimensions, material details, assembly details etc.

  • What challenges do 3D CAD models solve?

    Complex designs which are difficult to visualize in 2D could be easily read with 3D cad models. Creation of sections, elevations are far accurate and fast once you have 3D model. 3D models are required for 3D printing and CNC.

  • What are the best woodworking software programs?

    Wood working is best done with AutoCAD and Autodesk Revit.

  • Want to know Process of Design: Construction Documents

    Once design drawings are approved, construction documentation stage begins. All components, materials, systems, tagging, views, schedules are represented in construction drawings.

  • Do You provide detailing for both types of Curtain Wall System?

    Yes, we provide detailing for both stick curtain wall system and unitized curtain wall system.

  • Can you prepare building approval plans?

    Yes we can prepare building approval plans.

  • Can furniture be 3D printed?

    Definitely yes. If you need your furniture design to be 3d printed you have to first create 3d print model. Various 3d print materials are available for you to choose.

  • What is the outsourcing for MEP coordination services?

    General contractors, fabricators outsource design drawings to INDBIM for MEP co-ordination. All design drawings are converted into LOD 500 BIM model and reports are extracted with clash test, and later resolved. Virtually all clashes between MEP, architecture and structure disciplines are removed.

  • What is the difference between mep and hvac?

    MEP stands for mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems. HVAC stands for heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems.

  • What is the definition of MEP shop drawing?

    MEP shop drawings include annotations, schedules, and other details needed to construct, analyses, lift, move, and put up a range of mechanical elements.

  • What is Revit MEP?

    Revit MEP is a software made by Autodesk.

  • What is MEP Coordination Services about?

    MEP coordination services has many advances for general contractors and fabricators. They don’t have to invest efforts into costly software and infrastructures, nor they need to develop skills for using technology. They can focus on there core tasks and get MEP coordinated drawings from INDBIM.

  • What are MEP modeling services? What is their importance?

    MEP modeling services means converting 2D design drawings into fully enabled 3D BIM MEP model. Once 3D model is generated with proper BIM methodology, it can be used for clash detection, material report generation and fabrication documentation.

  • How important are plumbing shop drawings?

    Plumbing drawings helps pipe fitters to understand pipework. Spatial relations with other systems, equipment assemblage, hence reducing errors and field mistakes.

  • How does MEP BIM help the construction process?

    As per reports only 75% of the budget is utilized and 25% is wasted during construction. MEP bim solves this problem, it saves money and time during construction. Virtually every mep related activity is simulated to avoid any costly mistakes.

  • How do engineers use BIM to overcome MEP design challenges?

    Today all MEP design analysis could be done using BIM technology. Heat load calculations, CFM calculations, solar study, wind study etc. Latest BIM software’s perform these calculation on cloud. Just by putting location information the building virtually gets located into the place and various scenarios are simulated. It’s a very accurate and hi-technology tool. There are many more benefits also, please contact us to know more.

  • What is structure steel detailing process?

    Steel detailers take up structural design drawings made by structural engineers and start detailing of each member in form of general arrangement drawings, assembly drawings and single part drawings including CNC reports, material lists and CAD files.

  • What is steel fabrication?

    Based on the structural steel shop drawings, steel is processed by cutting, bending, forming, welding, bolting and assembling etc.

  • What is Steel Detailing? What are some examples?

    Steel detailing is a job of creating CAD drawings or 3D structural BIM model for structural steel fabricators and steel erectors. INDBIM prepares detailed GA drawings, Assembly drawings and other reports for the manufacturing and erection of steel members. Our Steel detailers have done detailing jobs for variety of structures like hotel buildings, bridges, industrial plants, and non building structures.

  • What is meant by RCC detail drawing?

    RCC detail drawing stand for reinforced cement concrete detail drawing. RCC detail drawing includes the detail of steel reinforcement bars with diameter, spacing and bending, these information are shown in bar bending schedules.

  • What is an IFC drawing?

    IFC drawings means issued for construction drawings. These drawings are prepared once drawing are approved by the approver.

  • What is “pre-cast concrete”?

    Pre-fabricators cast concrete in a controlled environment, and with reusable molds to finally transport and place into position. This type of concrete is called pre-cast concrete.

  • What are shop drawings?

    Shop drawings are the drawings created by the manufacturers or fabricators for the pre-fabricated components. At INDBIM we prepare shop drawings for steel erectors, contractors and fabricators. Shop drawings should have all information regarding size, material specifications, dimensions, surface preparation, bolting, welding, painting, manufacturing and installations.

  • What are pre-engineered buildings? What are their functions?

    Pre-engineered buildings or pre-fab buildings are the building which are fabricated in a controlled environment and then transported to the site for erection. These buildings save lot of time and labor requirement on site. Overall it gives good amount of cost reduction. Building like – warehouses, factories, workshops, offices, gas stations, vehicle parking sheds, showrooms, aircraft hangars, metro stations, schools, recreational, indoor stadium roofs, outdoor stadium canopies, bridges, railway platform shelters can be made with PEB technology.

  • How to calculate steel quantity?

    Structural steel quantity can be calculated with automation using BIM model. Advance bill of material list contains detailed information of structural grades of steel, phase detail, dimension, weight, location mark etc.

  • How to calculate steel for rcc slab, footing, column?

    Revit structures is a BIM software. All quantity calculations regarding rebars are done automatically.

  • Which software is better for HVAC Design, AutoCAD or Revit?

    AutoCAD is generally preferred software for HVAC design drawings, but with advent of Revit we hope Revit becomes first choice.

  • Which all industries are in need of sheet metal fabrication?

    Sheet metal fabrication are used for automobile, Duct modeling, ship building, door window, elevators and kitchen equipment’s etc.

  • What is the meaning of a 1:75 scale in an HVAC drawing?

    Scale means 1 unit is equal to 75 units. For eg 1cm shown in drawing is equal to 75 cm in real scale.

  • What is spatial coordination in BIM modeling?

    Spatial coordination means coordination of different AEC disciplines with respect to the working space availability for installation, maintenance and repair.

  • What is sheet metal fabrication?

    Sheet metal fabrication is a process of making structures, machine parts, etc. by sawing, drilling, shearing, stamping to sheet metal.

  • What is HVAC validation?

    The heating, ventilation and air conditioning system is extremely important concern for pharma industry, which aids to enhance and maintain the quality of drug products. The American society of Heating, refrigerating and air-conditioning engineers defines air HVAC system as a “ a system that must accomplish four objectives simultaneously, namely, control of air, temperature, control of air humidity, control of air circulation, and control of quality. This standard are called hvac validation.

  • What is HVAC design?

    HVAC system design is a sub discipline of mechanical engineering, based on the principles of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer.

  • What is a ventilation system?

    Ventilation systems can be categorized as one of four types: exhaust, supply, balanced, and heat-recovery.

  • Why do most architects and engineers use freehand drawing?

    Free hand drawings are easy to make. It can be made using a small piece of paper or can be made using a computer. Many architects and engineers are well trained to express there ideas intently using free hand sketch. Many computer programs are available for free hand sketching.

  • Why is technical drawing important in engineering?

    There are various types of technical drawings like 3d drawings (isometric, perspective), exploded 3d view, working drawings, detail drawings, schematic drawings etc. All these types of drawings are made at different stages of construction, showing different level of details.

  • What is the role of drawing in civil engineering?

    Civil engineering drawings such as excavation drawings, form work drawings, road layout and utility drawings are extremely important for civil engineers to execute project. Special structures like bridges, chimneys, roads have highly complex drawings for execution.

  • What is a red-line drawing?

    Red line drawings are change markups made on construction drawings showing actual on site conditions.

  • What BIM can do in constructions?

    BIM can help change management during construction. Every instructions for on site change from the construction drawing set could be recorded and analyzed using BIM. BIM 360 Field is an cloud based application where all scan data to field changes could be managed. Field and design office comes on same platform using BIM.

  • What is Point Cloud Modelling?

    Point cloud modeling means creating 3d model using 3d point data.

  • How does 3D laser scanning work?

    3D Laser Scanning is a non-contact, non-destructive technology that digitally captures the shape of physical objects using a line of laser light. … In other words, 3D Laser Scanning is a way to capture a physical object’s exact size and shape into the computer world as a digital 3-dimensional representation.

  • What should you expect from your BIM model?

    BIM model has various level of details possible. It starts from LOD 300 and is up to LOD 600. So depending on LOD you can expect detailing.

  • What is the importance or advantages of scan to BIM?

    Construction errors or onsite changes lead to may issues . 3D scanning technology is used for documenting these changes. Instead of measuring manually, 3d scan collects all information in form of 3d point cloud. It is then used for 3d bim model generation, hence creating actual view of what exists on site.

  • How can we create Revit models from point clouds?

    First point cloud should be imported in Revit. After the import is done, using various modeling tools of revit modeling is carried out.

  • How does BIM benefit surveyors?

    Platforms like BIM 360 glue which are integrated with the survey data taken by surveyor could speed up the design process and help change management.

  • What are the uses of a total station in surveying?

    Total station is used for surveying and leveling.

  • How can drones be better utilized in construction work?

    Drones with a 3d camera attached is a common site now a days. Drones are used for 3D scanning of the building or construction site area. This is a very fast and accurate process to generate point could and further process it for BIM.

  • How important is the Autodesk Civil 3D for a civil engineer?

    Civil 3d is absolutely important and high end software for civil engineers. It has lot many features regarding roads, storm water and sewage, topography, gis etc. All of these are important for a civil engineer, and could be helpful.

  • What is use of 3D BIM modeling?

    3D BIM modeling is used for documentation, integration, coordination, construction, management, operation and implementation in AEC.

  • What is IFC-based clash detection for the open-source?

    There are chances different companies use different BIM software. So to standardize there output international federation class has been created. (IFC) . All BIM software should have valid IFC data output. So if the architect is using x software and structural engineer is using y software both can be checked for clashes using there IFC outputs.

  • Please explain root cause of clashes in buildings?

    Clashes can occur during design phase as well as construction phase of construction. Causes during design phase are related to design issues. Integrated drawings need to be created before using them for construction. Errors in construction can lead to clashes.

  • How is using rules for clash detection with revit models?

    Search sets created in Navisworks are basically rules applied to model search. These rules could be exported and imported into new project, so they may be applied and used for clash detection.

  • Can clash detection protect budget and timeline?

    Of course yes! Clash detection can avoid costly mistakes and delays in time line. Its obvious.

  • How is modern clash detection with BIM 360 Glue and Navisworks?

    BIM 360 Glue is a cloud-based platform for Navisworks. All our files stay on cloud for live updates, review and commenting for team as well as our clients. Revit files stay on BIM 360 docs and Navis files are connected to bim 360 glue.

  • Explain clash detection and reporting?

    We check models using Autodesk Navisworks, all reports are produced in. nwf files with commenting, xml files, html files and jpeg.

  • What are BIM Based Clash Detection Applications?

    We are using Revit, Tekla and Navis works for clash detection process.

  • Types of Clash detection and their importance?

    For AEC disciplines there are many types of clash detection required. For architecture, door, windows, finished floor, curtain walls, architectural wall. Etc. For structure, beams, columns, foundation, reinforcements, lift shafts etc. For MEP heating systems, cooling systems, equipment’s, sprinklers etc. For Electrical panels, wires, cable trays, etc. Second is interdisciplinary clash checks like Arch vs struct, Arch vs MEP so on and so forth. So in totality there are many types of clash detections required in order to have fully integrated clash free model. Clashes can lead to costly errors and delay.

  • What makes for high quality BIM content?

    BIM content showing accurate size of object, shape information, materials, hosting information with very less file size and parametric capabilities can be considered high quality.

  • What are Revit families?

    Parametric bim objects are called revit families.

  • How should manufacturers work with BIM content?

    Manufacturers create bim content for easy access to there customers. They should create bim content with standard details and information. These content should have less file size and correct materials as well as shape. Online download should be available.

  • Which product manufacturers create BIM objects?

    Virtually all product manufactures can create BIM object. BIM objects could be used by architects, fabricators, engineers in to live projects. This makes approval process and design process simpler. Also this can highly boost sales for the manufacturer, as consumers can see product information easily.

  • What exactly is logistics?

    Our BIM models are extensively used to extract quantities and 4D sequencing / phasing outputs. We incorporate parameters of construction activity according to the bar-chart, which are added to BIM models to study and document sequencing, phasing, site management. We build these models differently – using visual scheduling layering. BIM models built this way can be used to extract IFC exports that can be integrated with various cost estimating and project management software’s.

  • Is IPD best during predesign / schematic phase?

    IPD should be used from concept phase of design.

  • What is integrated project delivery for construction?

    IPD basically links owners, designers and contractors at an early stage of a project to ensure the mutuality of goals and objectives, and the steady and timely giving of information for improved decision-making.