2nd June 2020

The World According to BIM

Campus Admin

Vectorworks are launching a three-part LI webinar series. Here, Adrian Slatter, UK Director of Sales, unpacks their plans for the programme, which will focus on BIM for the first instalment.

By now, we imagine that you’ve probably had a chance to scroll through the new LI Campus catch-up platform. This is such an exciting initiative and Vectorworks are very excited to be able to contribute to Campus through the LI Webinar series.

Vectorworks has been working with the Landscape Institute and providing solutions for landscape design professionals for over 35 years. The launch of the LI Campus provides a fantastic medium for sharing knowledge and best practice and Vectorworks UK is delighted to be a sponsor of this initiative.

Having been involved with the BIM Working group and more latterly with the Digital Working Practice group, we are eager to engage with LI members and community. We hope that this new initiative will help advance awareness of landscape design, including sustainable site design and collaboration to help drive better landscape performance.

Our aim for our 3-part webinar series is to give you a Vectorworks’ view on the World According to BIM – a roadmap to make your journey a bit straighter.

The first webinar will focus on what you should think of before you start on your first BIM project. If you invest some time and thought into your studio’s systems – templates, classes, naming conventions and content libraries to mention a few – you’ll avoid many of the pitfalls on your BIM journey.

Another important aspect which we’ll cover, is how you’re dealing with project datum, National Grid coordinates and georeferencing. As you very rarely are the only player in a BIM project, you must ensure that your design is slotting in correctly with architects, civil engineers and city planners.

We will also look at how to speed up your work process by setting up libraries for content – everything from hatches and line types to landscape areas and hardscapes.

As BIM, at the heart of it, is data, we’ll also look at how Vectorworks makes it easy for you to supply the correct information, at the right time, in the correct format. We will cover export of ifc and CoBie and how to make collaboration as streamlined as possible.

We hope that this webinar will ease some of the concerns surrounding BIM projects and boil it down to what it is all about; collaboration and exchange of data. In the two following webinars, we’ll be looking more at the design development process in Vectorworks and how to develop a 3D workflow.

We hope you can join us for our first webinar on 16 June! Register for your free place here.

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