Building Information Model
The future of CAD is intelligent drawings. BIM (Building Information Modeling) offers engineers and architects CAD drawings with intelligence, which is easily determined during the design phase. Existing structures with little or no design and/or asbuilt information offer a difficult situation. Existing conditions must be gathered. Scanning offers the BIM modeler the CAD portion of the BIM model and a step in the right direction with the high definition color imagery. The combination of the modeled point cloud, imagery and site visit allows construction professionals, engineers and architects to create BIM’s of existing conditions. BIM’s are no longer just for the design phase. With 3D laser scanning any existing building or structure can be accurately modeled with BIM.