BIM module now works more closely with cost estimation for ‘affordable’ 5D digital construction planning

The third incarnation of Asta Powerproject BIM, the optional BIM module for the construction scheduling software Asta Powerproject, features a number of enhancements. These include improvements in 4D planning and cost estimation and tighter integration with Bidcon cost estimation that is designed to enable contractors to build a 5D integrated project view.

Asta Powerproject BIM enables users to drag and drop objects into the 3D view as well as split 3D elements related to new sub-tasks, to meet changing demands on individual construction projects. It also allows for quick comparisons with planned and actual schedule plans detailing the complete visual impact in 3D.

Among the many new features added, this release will allow users to:

Federate and overlay IFC models enabling users to work on multiple related models concurrently

Display and compare alternative IFC model views in the new IFC Comparison Model pane

Create videos of timeline simulations and fly pasts for sharing with non Asta Powerproject BIM users

Support the use of larger IFC data models for multiple concurrent project plans using a native 64-bit application

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