Building Information Modeling for Landscape Architecture with Vectorworks
The landscape architecture industry’s contemporary drive to standardize BIM services workflows is a shift similar to its previous move from hand-drawings to CAD drafting. With BIM technology, landscape architects can work closely with all project stakeholders including architects, engineers, and other collaborators on projects with structural & civil requirements.
All landscape-specific software applications are capable of doing BIM, but all BIM software opportunities are not created purposefully for the landscape architect. Landscape architects use a wide array of software programs for appending data to the models. Then, there’s the learning curve for successfully implementing BIM workflows.
Vector works Landmark can be the right solution in this regard. Most of the landscape architecture software solutions currently available haven’t integrated BIM services workflows, but Vector works Landmark has the Data, crucial to the design. So Landmark helps you make informed design decisions with data visualization of slope analysis, solar animations, and water budgets – all in one easy-to-access interface.
Benefits of BIM Landscape Architectural Design
- Facilitating landscape design
- Feasibility Analysis
- Landscape Evaluation
- Visual Impact Analysis
- On-site Construction Planning
- Contract Management
- Project Consultation from Community
Vectorworks Landmark Facilitating BIM Execution Plan
Vectorworks Landmark facilitates the delivery of the BIM execution plan in a project. Landmark accelerates the time required for project drafting & data reporting as the two processes are integrated while providing valuable information for other involved parties.Although there are interfaces with collaborators using various software applications, IFC turns out to be the common denominator and by describing BIM services requirements out of the gate, the firm could state expectations to the IFC models. Drawings can be loaded with intelligent & quantifiable information.
Another time-saving step was setting up classes in the Vector works file for defining object attributes during the initial stages of the project. This accelerates the drafting process taking a lot of the thinking out of it. Templates are also available as a training tool for junior modelers who are newly working with BIM.
Integrated 2D to 3D Functionality of Vectorworks
If you embrace the integrated 2D to 3D functionality of Vectorworks with tools like Hardscape, 3D Polygon and the Plant tool, you can simply draw, regulate, edit and replace model elements as per requirement. You can also edit graphic representation with a simple click of a button, modifying the information attached automatically. Every information gets embedded in the object. If something needs to be changed, it can be easily replaced. The same information can be seamlessly moved to a worksheet.
Easier Import & Export
If you have the plan of including a roof terrace to the project, you can change elevations easily through design layers, and export it as one model with proper elevations. For specifically coordinating with project architects, the ability to specify stories through Vectorworks software is priceless.By using the Object Information palette in Vectorworks, IFC data can be edited to ensure its compatibility with the COBie information as essential by several parties, including Information Managers, architects on the project, and the firm’s landscape architects.
Best BIM is becoming a pioneer in the growing arena of BIM services for landscape architecture. Through several tool sets from Vectorworks Landmark, BIM can enhance the construction project workflow with a singular solution. Be it for conceptual designing and planning, an integrated BIM solution with Vectorworks helps AEC professionals to get their desired results. Call the BIM Modeling experts of Best BIM at 202-465-4830 to discuss your BIM project.
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