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Hi we started to adopt bricscad bim on our architectural office in two small projects.
It's not a nightmare but it's also not beeing very fun. The main problem for us is the lack of workflow guidelines for architecture use.
Since there isn't much information from bricsys on the best drawing practices I would like to ask all bim users out there your workflow:
1- Do you start modelling on the same layer or not? When the model becames complex it's much more dificult to model... (Bim preset hides layers so we were assuming layers were not important … until the model becomes big...)
2- How do you model your terrain from the topographic curves? We were making polylines and then using loft. But sometimes we get errors or too complex surfaces with this aproach. How do you deal with natural terrains?
3- How do you customize section callouts? We tried to edit the dwg in .../support/bim/sections but sometimes they don't update…
4- How do you automatically tag floor heights on plans? Do you use dynamic blocks? We tried but texts seems to disappear on plans...
Please share your opinion.
Thanks in advance for any comments or suggestions.
Bricscad tutorials are very well written and commands are very well documented. But imho a project file example to download with step by step instructions would be much appreciated to promote bricscad and help bim learning.
Something like this would be perfect:
Part 1 "From sketch to permit" Describing how you reuse models abnd adapt them to municipality 2d presentation rules
Part 2 " From permit to shop drawings" Describing how do you reuse model drawing from municipality and detail them to be used on a bid and on 2d drawing by contractors on the construction site.