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Making BIM Civil

The Civil industry never stands still! Years ago only alignments and cross sections were used for design. Next string design was introduced to model the complex geometries that cross sections couldn’t handle. Then eighteen months ago in 12d Model 11, 12d led the world in introducing Civil solids in the form of intelligent trimeshes to model the remaining 3D Civil objects such as pavement layers, tunnels, mines, caves, kerbs, etc. that a full Civil BIM requires.

Image of a Bim

Now using the International Open BIM interchange format, IFC’s, all the data in 12d Model including attributes, super strings, tins, drainage and sewer networks and trimeshes, can be written out for seamless transfer to other BIM packages.

Simultaneously 12d Model 11 uses trimeshes to capture data from Architecture packages, and by using the power of 12d Model this localised data can be transformed so that it accurately fits in with civil data in real world coordinates such as MGA.

Image of a Bim

This revolutionary approach means that 12d Model can display, perform clash detection, set out for construction and do conformance checks, for data in projects ranging from building sites that cover hundreds of square metres, to roads, rail and other linear structures that extend over tens or hundreds of kilometres.

Using their unique knowledge, 12d Solutions has worked on the Precinct Information Modelling project as part of the CRC for Low Carbon Living. And as a founding member of the Open BIM Alliance, 12d Solutions is also involved in the BuildingSMART development of the coming IFC’s and Civil BIM standards for Alignments, Roads, Rail, Bridges and Tunnels.