Building Information Modeling (BIM) is the process of generating and managing building data during its life-cycle. Typically it uses three-dimensional, real-time, dynamic building modeling software to increase productivity in building design and construction. The AEC industry expects BIM to transform new business processes to improve productivity and efficiency. However many AEC customers still use 2D documents because some governments do not accept 3D models applications for applications for building permission. Also, other stakeholders require 2D documents. In general, 60% of AEC industry IT investment is still in 2D CAD software and maintenance costs. This is a huge obstacle to migrating to the Building Information Modeling business process.
To address the above challenges, Dassault Systèmes deploys a free 2D professional CAD to free up budget allowing for reinvestment in sophisticated 3D modeling and a systematic project backbone.