Building Information Modeling (BIM) tools continue to prove efficient and effective in the built environment. This technology allows for buy-in from the designer, contractor and owner to develop a project that is ideal. A 3D model can be manipulated in ways that a 2D drawing cannot. However, submitting drawings for plan/code review requires a flattening of the model to a 2D set for review. This cycle of 3D modeling and 2D flattening can repeat itself several times until the drawings pass the review.
AUTOCodes, a project involving several owners, software partners including Solibri, and sponsored by FIATECH, is on the cutting edge of reducing the repetitive cycle of model flattening for code review. Jonathan Widney discusses how AUTOCodes are leveling the playing field in the review process and paving the way for a streamlined technique.