Two dimensional construction plans are now an everyday occurrence for many planners. The two dimensional planning is similar to drawing by hand. For BIM, information is entered in the central data model again and again. In doing so, 2D representations can reach their limits - but 2D planning is important. It can be the first step in the digitisation.

Digital BIM representation: 2D planning

Switch your information up a level - from 2D to 3D.

Especially in large-scale projects, planning with 3D models makes more sense. The two dimensional information level is no longer sufficient for complex building products. Since in addition to geometric information, 3D models also offers other information, such as materials and properties. As such, it is easy to keep track of building projects.

With BIM, planning and work can be started once the 3D data model has been created.

Tradition and future: Working with BIM and 2D

The two dimensional, technical drawings predominantly include geometric information. With a rudimentary representation of lines, strokes and curves, an initial construction drawing is discarded.

Planning is performed primarily in the 2D version and worked in this too. Technical drawers use 2D CAD software, for which you help during the first creation of construction plans, approval drawings, building surreys and landscape planning.

The 2D drawing creation is particularly suitable for creating designs faster with greater precision for technical drawings. Labelling and documentation is also possible - in the form of text, dimensions, guidelines and tables.

Although 2D is also practised in the CAD program, it sometimes calls for drawings by hand. Individual objects need to be drawn in great detail from the single strokes in the CAD system. The benefit being: The vector-based file format does not need a great deal of storage space - although that would not play a significant role for waya by BIMsystems.

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Building applications are still submitted in 2D today. One needs the two dimensional representation for this, otherwise the building cannot proceed without approval. The difference in effort between 2D and 3D planning is minimal.

As with BIM, in at least 3D models more information can be collected at an earlier point in time. This results in your building planning being more precise and efficient.

waya combines the advantages of both versions. It enables detailed and modular models to be developed and all the advantages of BIM to be utilised: simple communication, transparency and cost security.

waya is able to extract 2D information from the 3D model. This makes the use of 3D a wise choice. Common formats such as PDF can be exported from the centrally accessible data model in 3D and without experiencing any problems on the known routes.

Instead of relying on e-mail and PDF, put your trust in direct communication in realtime via waya. This is simple and saves you time and money.

Switch to 3D planning with waya and BIMsystems.

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Building Information Modelling is the future-oriented planning method for the construction sector - which will make lasting changes to it. We are an innovative pioneer of this planning process with our globally unique corma technology. Together with manufacturers and users, we are working on a digital and efficient future.

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