Virtual Building from Graphisoft Offers New Direction in Architecture Modeling
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 16, 2003 -- At this week’s COFES2003, Cyon Research Corporation, a leading provider of analysis and consulting for engineering technology markets, issued a white paper analyzing the use of Graphisoft’s Virtual Building modeling software; a platform that stores all the documentation for a building project in one location.
The paper, titled "The Building Information Model: A Look at Graphisoft’s Virtual Building Concept," studies the usefulness and implementation of software that allows all documents associated with a construction plan to be kept in one computer-based location. The advantage of this type of implementation is that changes to one document can instantly be incorporated to all documents pertaining to the project; ensuring all plans, schedules and communications are consistent with each other.
In addition, the platform incorporates powerful modeling software. The software enables designers to create functional 3D models in which each object (like doors, window, etc.) has the same parameters and physical properties it would if it were built to scale.
"Success in the implementation of a single building model is achievable, as Graphisoft’s Virtual Building has demonstrated," stated Dr. Joel Orr, vice president and chief visionary, Cyon Research. "But it demands careful planning, and a significant amount of education and training for all project participants."
This white paper is available free-of-charge at: http://www.cadwire.net/whitepapers/?Id=4 .
Held in Scottsdale, Ariz., COFES has proved itself as a mainstay of the industry as attendees work together to determine, define, and clarify the business issues concerning users and vendors that rely on MCAD, AEC, and design and engineering technologies.
About Cyon Research
Cyon Research Corporation is a provider of analysis and consulting for engineering technology markets. Cyon Research provides key information, research, analysis, and consulting to its clients worldwide. COFES: The Congress on the Future of Engineering Software, is Cyon Research’s primary event, and explores investments necessary today to take advantage and profit from future technologies. CADwire.net™ is Cyon Research’s Web-based, centralized research resource for market information, news, and industry commentary. Other Cyon Research publications include Engineering Automation Report, a subscription newsletter providing insight, analysis, and reviews on technology specific to manufacturing disciplines; A-E-C Automation Newsletter, a subscription newsletter delivering information on trends, new technologies, and market information for design technologies that address architecture and construction; and Extranet News, a Web-based resource for the burgeoning engineering collaboration market.
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