What is OpenBuildings Designer?
OpenBuildings Designer—formerly AECOsim Buildings Designer—is an interdisciplinary BIM software that includes tools for architectural, structural, ventilation, plumbing, and electrical design. It is the evolution of the Bentley BIM offering and replaces older applications: Bentley Architecture, Bentley Structural Modeler, Bentley Building Mechanical Systems, and Bentley Building Electrical Systems.
Who can benefit from OpenBuildings Designer?
AEC professionals such as architectural engineers and civil engineers can use this multi-discipline building design software to process rich information across all stages of the project lifecycle including design, simulation, and documentation. OpenBuildings Designer empowers users with advanced tools, a shared library of building components, and seamless workflows in a single, unified environment to effectively design, construct, document, and visualize buildings of any size, shape, and complexity.
What type of projects can be executed using OpenBuildings Designer?
If you’re a small business looking for a single BIM software that can help you or your team execute an entire building design project—irrespective of its size or complexity— your search ends with OpenBuildings Designer. This all-in-one building design software with comprehensive features is the perfect tool for infrastructure projects of any size and design, due to its ability to break down the model with the help of reference files.
How does OpenBuildings Designer foster ROI?
Open Buildings Designer allows even smaller teams that use BIM workflows to carry a workload of a much larger design team AEC professionals can collaborate effectively with contractors and consultants thanks to the interoperability and uncomplicated data exchange provided by OpenBuildings Designer. Users will be able to reduce construction errors with more accurate models, coordinated drawing sheets, and detailed planning of every phase of the project workflow.
I personally consider OpenBuildings Designer a more robust software with a lot more capabilities than any competitor software. It’s far more suitable for smaller size projects, as there is no additional software required to create a project from scratch.
You can cover multiple disciplines in the same software and use it through your complete planning process from initial estimating and budgeting to post-project analysis. OpenBuildings Designer provides a more comprehensive understanding of the task ahead, a clear picture of the budget, and an in-depth view of the necessary logistics.
In summary, even though other BIM products may be considered as the industry standard due to their seamless interaction with other standard software, OpenBuildings Designer is setting a new industry standard due to its better interoperability with other software thanks to MicroStation, its base platform.
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