NEWS: RIB and Autodesk collaborate on 5D BIM solution

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Solution will combine 3D construction modelling (spatial) with schedule (4D) and project cost-estimating information (5D)

Autodesk and RIB Software AG are working on a joint project to deliver an integrated, interoperable 5D building information modelling solution.

The software will combine real-time 3D construction modelling (spatial) with schedule (4D) and project cost-estimating information (5D). Autodesk explains that a 5D solution provides all the necessary design data from Revit, schedule and cost information in a single environment to become a single source of truth for construction project teams. It enables construction firms, project owners and stakeholders across the building, civil infrastructure, and industrial sectors to more confidently understand the critical business drivers of a project and predict outcomes through the entire project lifecycle.

“Working with RIB creates an extraordinary opportunity for the construction industry to visualize all aspects of a project in a single 5D environment in a highly integrated offering,” said Amar Hanspal, senior vice president, Autodesk. “Together we will work to deliver a 5D model enabling project stakeholders to put all their individual cards on the table to make more informed business decisions. This will result in reduced project risk and increased productivity for the construction industry. This is BIM at its very best.”

Under this agreement, RIB will invest in an international iTWO 5D BIM research, development and support team. Autodesk will provide support for the integration of the Revit BIM technology into iTWO. The iTWO BIM 5D user interface and 3D functions will reach a high level of integration with Autodesk’s building information modelling technology. The new solution will lead to real-time integration of cost and time into the design process by iTWO users, and creates a simple means for integrating Autodesk Revit model workflows into iTWO construction processes.

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