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Automation of the Building Information Model Breakdown Structure Using Navisworks

Instructional Demo  ·  Las Vegas  ·  2017

Automation of the Building Information Model Breakdown Structure Using Navisworks

Instructional Demo  ·  Las Vegas  ·  2017

The Center for Integrated Facility Engineering (CIFE) at Stanford University has developed a method that allows to group digital model files reflecting different breakdown structures. The CIFE MBS automation tool was developed accordingly. The tool can convert model files created using almost all of the most commonly used BIM authoring tools (including Autodesk Revit®, Tekla®, Microstation®, AutoCAD, etc.) into Autodesk Navisworks® NWD-format files. These NWD files are then automatically nested into a family tree of NWD files using some project breakdown structure (e.g., area, sector, level, discipline, system, etc.). The project breakdown structure categories and the hierarchical order in which these categories will be displayed in every MBS created using the CIFE MBS automation tool, are arranged in a table within a Microsoft Excel® file. From this file the CIFE MBS automation tool pulls the relevant information to create a single Autodesk Navisworks® NWD model, which shows on the 'Selection Tree' window the MBSs corresponding to each arrangement of the breakdown categories. The CIFE MBS automation tool can create as many different NWD files with different MBS just by varying the hierarchical categories grouping criteria included in the Excel file. Theapproaches presented in this class introduces a novel mechanism that can be added to any BIM implementation effort providing a feedback loop from downstream project execution that shall contribute to pull innovative, more simple and effective BIM management approaches.

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Managing BIM Projects Without Going CRAZY

Lecture  ·  Las Vegas  ·  2014
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Managing BIM Projects Without Going CRAZY

Lecture  ·  Las Vegas  ·  2014

The Center for Integrated Facility Engineering (CIFE) at Stanford University has developed a method that allows to group digital model files reflecting different breakdown structures. The CIFE MBS automation tool was developed accordingly. The tool can convert model files created using almost all of the most commonly used BIM authoring tools (including Autodesk Revit®, Tekla®, Microstation®, AutoCAD, etc.) into Autodesk Navisworks® NWD-format files. These NWD files are then automatically nested into a family tree of NWD files using some project breakdown structure (e.g., area, sector, level, discipline, system, etc.). The project breakdown structure categories and the hierarchical order in which these categories will be displayed in every MBS created using the CIFE MBS automation tool, are arranged in a table within a Microsoft Excel® file. From this file the CIFE MBS automation tool pulls the relevant information to create a single Autodesk Navisworks® NWD model, which shows on the 'Selection Tree' window the MBSs corresponding to each arrangement of the breakdown categories. The CIFE MBS automation tool can create as many different NWD files with different MBS just by varying the hierarchical categories grouping criteria included in the Excel file. Theapproaches presented in this class introduces a novel mechanism that can be added to any BIM implementation effort providing a feedback loop from downstream project execution that shall contribute to pull innovative, more simple and effective BIM management approaches.

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