BIM technology supports architects throughout the lifecycle of design. Explore how BIM for architecture helps you:
This introductory video goes over the basics of Building Information Modeling, or BIM. Learn what BIM is and how it can help your architecture firm.
Enhancing Profitability With BIM
BIM does more than merely offer 3D models. After all, profitability is tied to a margin, and BIM can help keep building costs from cutting into your margin. Detecting problems early on, increasing collaboration, and enhancing coordination are all ways BIM can save you money. Watch the video now to see how BIM can impact your bottom line.
Working Better Together: Improved Collaboration With BIM
Building projects often require multiple disciplines to work together. That’s just one reason why so many architectural firms rely on BIM. After all, better collaboration helps teams address clashes in the design phase and facilitate good communication before conflicts can arise. Watch the video to find out how.
Using BIM enables structural engineers, detailers, and fabricators to improve multidiscipline coordination of structural design documentation, minimize errors, and streamline collaboration between teams. Integrated structural design software tools support the project delivery process from structural design and engineering to detailing, fabrication, and installation.
Steelway Building Systems streamlines building processes
This leading building systems company now uses a single BIM structure model to perform work that used to require thousands of drawing.
BIM to Fabrication: Rutherford + Chekene
CEO David Bleiman tells how his structural and geotechnical engineering firm uses BIM workflows to streamline structural design to fabrication.
IKERD Consulting enhances precision with BIM
This Texas-based firm explains how BIM helps bring teams together and helps in the communication between teams.
BIM enables MEP engineers, designers, and contractors to work more effectively and win new business. Explore how BIM for MEP helps you to:
Hatch Mott MacDonald helps teams adopt BIM for MEP
This firm responds to client demand by helping them adopt BIM and learn to use tools and models to create optimized MEP designs.
Glumac gains competitive edge by creating renderings quickly in BIM
Glumac creates stunning renderings quickly that clearly communicate the complex MEP design for the Wilshire Grand Tower in Los Angeles, impressing their client.
Dunham Associates gains competitive edge with BIM for MEP
The mechanical and electrical consulting firm uses BIM to design, analyze, and document complex building systems and win projects.
BIM for owners delivers demonstrable value from design, through construction, and into operations. Bring predictability into the design and construction process, reduce building lifecycle costs, and better manage building portfolios.
MaineGeneral saves big on massive expansion using BIM
MaineGeneralMedical Center reduces operations costs, improves patient care and process efficiencies using BIM in the expansion of its health care facility.
Northwestern Memorial Hospital leads with BIM
Learn how the hospital is benefiting from using BIM from design to lifecycle management of their healthcare facilities.
Future of Making Things for Buildings
Watch an animated demonstration showing how BIM is a technology that is delivering on the Future of Making Things.
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Multi-user access is a good choice for companies with multiple teams that need access to the same software deployed through network licenses.
Network licenses aren’t assigned to individual users and can be shared. A subscription with multi-user access supports the use of Autodesk products up to a maximum number of users, or seats, connected to a server network.
The products can be installed on as many computers as you want. However, you can use the software simultaneously only on the number of purchased seats. For example, if you have 6 subscriptions seats and 8 users, all users have access, but only 6 can use the product at any one time. Because you can install the products on more systems than the number of subscription seats purchased, you get true floating licenses across your entire organisation. There is no internet connection required for Multi-user licenses to operate.
Single-user access is a good choice for organisations that need one or more stand-alone licenses.
These licenses are assigned to individual users and can’t be shared. Customers must connect to the internet every 30 days to validate their Autodesk ID.
These subscriptions cost less than subscriptions with multi-user access. You can sign in to your Autodesk Account from anywhere, and download and install the software assigned to you from any device. So, for example, you can use your Autodesk product on your work computer and also on your personal computer at home.