Monday, January 17, 2011
Picture book documenting: a good way to ease into BIM!
Traditional working drawing methods were based on the idea that the designer has developed a solution to a problem and that needed to be turned into a reality by people of varying skills and most not party to the initial brief or the reasons that were behind the solution.
The basic principles of A3 based ‘picture book documenting’ are not that different from traditional drafting, the aim being to achieve:
1. An accurate and complete record of the designer’s intentions
2. Easily understood by all concerned
3. Comprehensive and sufficiently detailed for its purpose (LOD)
4. Easily retrievable and searchable
5. Technically sound (buildable)
There are differences though:
1/ Scale – everything is scalable within LOD limits; views are set up to be easily read at A3 size (if A1s are needed the entire book is enlarged)
2/ 3D views are used ahead of 2D projections
3/ Ease of navigation is highest priority, misleading and ‘stuffing up’ of documentation is prohibited;
So, reading this, you can say, what is new in this? Remarkably little in principle but a significant advantage is gained when applied;
Check the file provided;
With one press of a button a user can access information that complies with all 5 points described.
Paper copies may be needed for contractual and approval processes ‘sheets’ from the book can be printed, bookmarked, referenced;