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BIM Uses

3D Control and Planning

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A process that utilizes a model to layout the building assemblies and produce lift drawings. Lift drawings are 2D/3D component drawings used by foremen during on site construction.

Potential Value:

  • Decrease layout error by producing control directly from the 3D Construction Model
  • Increase communication between office and field personal
  • Decrease/Eliminate language barriers


Resources Required:

  • 3D Model manipulation


Team Competencies Required:

  • Ability to manipulate, navigate, and review a 3D model
  • Ability to understand and interpret lift drawings

Selected Resources:



Penn State