From eliminating challenges early on to nurturing a collaborative environment for contractors and designers, BIM is a proven solution for the construction industry. BIM systems that collaborate with engineering design software provide an enhanced level of efficiency for design. This allows the different sections of the process (tilt-up panels, steel framing etc) to do what they do best. Each section can gain benefits from the other which will lead to the development of a more complete BIM system and continue the core idea behind BIM of a centralized location for ALL the building data.
At Tilt-Up Design Systems, BIM is an integral part of our approach. In fact, the Tilt-Werks® software solution was designed to enable subscribers to easily and efficiently develop a complete tilt-up project design and construction package including the BIM data. This approach ensures that architects, structural engineers and designers can plan and design tilt-up projects using intuitive real-time on-screen entry of wall geometry, loading and design details. The completed design information and drawings are then available to designers, contractors and material suppliers.
This information can be exported using customized interfaces within the Tilt-Werks® application created for manufacturers and suppliers, which enables them to quickly respond to customer requests and project schedules. Rather than duplicating documents, project information and drawings can be shared in real time among the project team. These features can literally cut weeks of time from the project design and construction schedule.
Tilt-Werks® is the only tilt-up application that integrates structural engineering design with the generation of drawings, BIM data, material quantities and cost estimates in one package. Learn more here about the general features for this collaborative community.
BIM data and Tilt-Werks
Export of BIM data from Tilt-Werks® is made easy for any user. The data required to create the IFC file is compiled from the previously entered user geometric and design data. The only additional information needed is the plan start and end coordinates of each wall. The resulting output includes all the panel features such as openings, reveals, etc.
A tilt-up BIM sub-model is a great addition to your work flow. The generated file can be merged with models of the other building components to help provide a complete building package. With the robust model viewers, such as Tekla BIMsight, now available users get a better visual of what their project will look like which can help to identify any possible issues that may arise during construction.