Converting a CAD model to BIM can hurt your business.
We often hear the question: "Isn't BIM just CAD for buildings?"
The way a building is designed and constructed is vastly different from how products are designed and manufactured.
This difference places unique requirements on how BIM models behave when they are inserted into the virtual building model.
Thomas Enterprise's new white paper, The Pitfalls of Converting CAD to BIM, shows manufacturers why they should avoid converting CAD files.
The white paper explains what can be affected when trying to convert CAD files, such as:
- The effects on model size
- How material types and surfaces are lost in translation
- How end users miss performance characteristics and selection attributes
- And more...
All of these drawbacks translate to missed opportunities for specification, which hurts your business.