Mies’ Existential Need for Simplification vs. BricsCAD BIM

Mies would have loved BricsCAD® BIM

“There is an existential need for simplification.”Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

The man known as “The Father of Less is More” said it quite clearly, a century ago. Long before the days of Building Information Modeling, for sure. As a director of the Bauhaus, Mies sought to establish an architectural style that could serve as the Modern alternative to Classic or Gothic styles. His focus was on clarity and simplicity. He expressed his intent with simple structure and free-flowing open spaces. His favorite sayings? First, of course – “less is more”. Secondly, “God is in the details”. He was truly a pioneer of Modern architecture.

Photo credit: Werner Blaser

Simplicity with reference to BIM is not a contradiction

With BricsCAD® BIM V19, Bricsys delivers a simple user interface that enables faster and more continuous development of your Building Information Model. Sounds like a bit of a contradiction, right? It’s actually not a contradiction, at all. 

BricsCAD® BIM V19 delivers an efficient, full 3D workflow that starts in 3D and stays in 3D. It leverages machine learning to connect layered compositions: quickly, consistently and correctly. This allows for a continuity in level of development that no other BIM workflow can match. And when LOD is continuous, the underlying accuracy of the BIM promises highly accurate quantity take-offs. And what about construction documents? You’ll get truly accurate detailing across the entire model. BricsCAD® BIM also sits on a platform that features a world-class mechanical modeler. Now, you can deliver fabrication drawings for the most complex façades you can imagine.

All of this in a single, simplified, unified user interface. Use advanced AI to solve once and use time and time again. Show detail only when required; yet be accurate from the start. The concept of “visual control’ – making design decisions from what you see in your BIM – is only possible with BricsCAD® BIM.

Our design-centric workflow leverages Machine Intelligence

Now in its fourth major release, BricsCAD® BIM proves the viability of .dwg as a core format for real 3D Building Information Modeling. A new, simplified UI takes advantage of the lessons we’ve learned from BricsCAD® Shape. PANELIZE and the new curtain wall command make short work of designing facades. The ability to create BIM components via importing & parameterizing RFA files streamlines the development of your BIM. Add the components you create directly to your model with drag-and-drop.

The PROPAGATE command works with new live building grids and reflected ceiling plans to help you consistently raise the development level of your building model. It automates tedious and repetitive tasks. Want to create an entire 3D floor plan in less than a minute? You need to see QUICKDRAW with the Magneto cursor. HVAC modeling takes on a solid foundation with new profile libraries. The new SITE object understands volumetric grading and lets you shape the terrain for your building model. There’s too much more to list here – go to bricsys.com to find out more about BricsCAD® BIM V19.

Are you going to be a leader, or a follower?

We’re here to tell you that Building Information Modeling can happen in .dwg, in a familiar workflow, without prolonged, “advanced training”. If you know how to design a building in BricsCAD® or AutoCAD®, you’re 80% of the way to the BricsCAD® BIM workflow. We have a process that will make you feel right at home. Why not give us a try?

You can try BricsCAD® BIM V19 for 30 days, free of charge. Just go to bricsys.com, create a Bricsys account, and download the trial. No obligation. And when you’re ready to buy, just look into the options offer that make BricsCAD® BIM easy to learn and easy to own. “There is an existential need for simplification“. Now that we’re a part of Hexagon, you know that we’ll be here for you. What are you waiting for? BricsCAD® BIM is waiting for you.

Don Strimbu

Don is our VP of Communications at Bricsys. He has spent 2/3rds of his life in the CAD industry. Don is a huge fan of (truly usable) technology, high fidelity audio and (really) well-designed machines.

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