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By Thomas VH
#298169
Just a question as we plan to go forward with BIM (meaning we work already with archicad in bimcloud) :
What would be a good suite for 4D, 5D and 6D, starting from Archicad ?
I've heard of Bexel manager, CostX, or BimOffice ?
Does anybody know a good suite to investigate or use ?
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By Christophe Fortineau
#298170
The first question is what do you need exactly ?

In France I have never encountered a "global BIM" solution that is relevant in practice
I work personally to develop a solution that is as relevant as it is easy to use
I will nevertheless follow this post carefully
Last edited by Christophe Fortineau on Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:25 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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By Barry Kelly
#298178
Christophe Fortineau wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:59 pm
In France je n'ai encore jamais rencontré de solution "BIM global" sui soit pertinente dans la pratique
Je travaille personnellement au développement d'une solution qui soit aussi pertinente que facile à utiliser
Je vais néanmoins suivre ce post avec attention
I am sorry but this is an English language forum.
Please be sure to post in English only.
In France I have never encountered a "global BIM" solution that is relevant in practice
I work personally to develop a solution that is as relevant as it is easy to use
I will nevertheless follow this post carefully
Barry.
By Thomas VH
#298193
Christophe, use /www.deepl.com for your FR>EN translation ;)
It's working very well !

Ok, I would need a global BIM solution as we use this following workflow :
- we modelize into archicad (3D, BIM, schedules, etc etc)
- for now, we export schedules to our budget team, who use a homemade calculation system, using filemaker and databases.
- we work with contractors with Excell to export our lists and recovering their prices.

What we would use is something more "global" to read the information from archicad or IFC, and can handle quotations with contractors.
The reason is, with our amount of small and fast projects, our filemaker (local and homemade databases) system becomes a gaz-industry..
We are starting to loose time to maintain the database instead of working properly...

That's the main reason why we search another solutions.