The ever-evolving construction industry faces a significant challenge: the effective management of Building Information Modeling (BIM) objects. These objects, crucial for modeling, planning, and project management in construction, have become indispensable in the field.
However, the tedious search for BIM objects can quickly become a bottleneck in the workflow for professionals like you. In this article, we will delve into the importance of effective BIM object management for productivity and construction projects.
The Puzzle of Scattered BIM Libraries
Managing BIM objects poses a major daily challenge, especially for architects and engineering offices. The dispersion of BIM objects across different platforms creates a chaotic environment, making their location and use not only tedious but also inefficient. This situation results in a considerable loss of time, with professionals spending an average of 7.5 hours per week searching for objects without finding them, according to the Association Information et Management (AIM).
This chaos extends beyond the simple search for objects; it has a direct impact on project timelines and costs. Teams often have to start from scratch for each new project due to the lack of a centralized and coherent database. This unnecessary repetition of work prevents capitalizing on past experiences and hinders the overall quality of projects.
Faced with this puzzle, it becomes essential to adopt more structured and centralized tools for managing and searching for BIM objects. Such an approach would not only save time but also significantly improve the organization and quality of construction projects.
Customer Testimonial with KARDHAM: From the Maze of BIM Objects to Efficient Management
Amelia Hicks, BIM Coordinator at KARDHAM, shares her experience with Onfly:
Onfly is a huge advantage for the mass management of our Revit family files. Adding elements to the database is simple and can be done in several ways. The Smart version we use allows us to rename parameters directly in the family without opening it and in bulk. This enables standardization quickly and easily.
We can also respond to user questions and requests via the online platform, a tool that will provide additional comfort when Onfly is fully deployed in our agency. So far, most content creation requests go through the BIM Manager, who allocates tasks. He will be relieved of this burden thanks to the messaging feature.
Adding objects to the platform in “unpublished” mode by default allows the management of these elements without a user being able to use them; they must be published by the administrator. Moreover, several moderation levels can be assigned to avoid unwanted modifications. These two features save us a significant amount of corrective actions.”
Onfly – Intuitive BIM Object Management
Onfly, an innovative platform for managing BIM content and data, represents the long-awaited solution to the time-consuming challenge of searching for BIM objects. This solution stands out, especially for its advanced features designed to simplify the BIM object management process, saving precious time and optimizing productivity.
Simplified Organization of Contents
Onfly offers an intuitive classification that allows construction professionals to store and organize their BIM objects logically. Users can assign custom tags to their objects, facilitating quick search and filtering. Whether you’re looking for a specific type of door, a model of an electrical system, or specific construction elements, Onfly simplifies this task by providing advanced search tools.
BIM designers often work in silos, without communication with other stakeholders. This leads to insufficient dissemination of best practices and low capitalization from one project to another, reducing overall productivity. To address these challenges, one of Onfly’s key features is its project-based organization. Explore how a project space in object libraries could solve these problems in this webinar replay.
This feature allows users to create distinct projects and group relevant BIM objects, collaborating seamlessly with their teams. Projects can be customized based on the specific needs of each construction project, ensuring optimal resource organization.
A Tool Facilitating Teamwork
Furthermore, collaboration is an essential element in the construction industry, where many stakeholders interact to complete a project. Onfly not only simplifies the search and management of BIM objects but also promotes collaboration within construction teams.
Collaborative approach is crucial to ensure that all parties work in harmony, sharing essential information and working together towards a common goal.
The final word
Effective management of BIM objects is essential to ensure productivity and performance in the construction industry. The tedious search for BIM objects is a major obstacle that can lead to costly delays and compromise project quality.
It’s time to adopt innovative solutions like Onfly to optimize BIM object management, ensuring that every snap of the fingers quickly leads to the discovery of necessary objects. By investing in effective BIM content management tools, construction professionals can ensure that their projects move forward smoothly, maximizing efficiency and minimizing frustrations.
If you want to find your BIM objects quickly and accelerate your digital construction projects, contact us for a personalized demo and a free trial of the Onfly solution. You can then take advantage of our special offer: a free 2-month trial!