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Friday, May 23, 2014

Introduction to COBie

If you are just starting out with COBie and want a really detailed overview of what it is and how it works, check out this article:
practical BIM: to COBie or not to COBie


1 comment:

  1. Hello,

    You mentioned ArchiCAD in your image above.
    I wish to add that much was changed since last year. In this year's COBie Challenge ArchiCAD performed 100% with zero errors (you can see the result in the table towards the end of the following web page):
    By the way, Revit also performed 100% with zero errors.

    I wish to also note that at the moment ArchiCAD is certified for both IFC Import and Export, while Revit is certified for IFC Export, but not for IFC Import:

    For anyone who wonders about last year's results, the following Revit page gave and explanation:

    "Well, although the official press-releases don’t mention it, the initial pilot project that the vendors were require to model was particularly difficult. Apparently, given this was a mock project, many of the parameters were left blank by some participants, and actually marked for completion by the “end-user” as would be the case in a real-world scenario.

    These were then interpreted by the buildingSMART judges as errors, and penalties applied. According to a source, all submissions made this type of error, however in the case of the Graphisoft submission, this error was replicated many times throughout the project file – thus accounting for the large penalty difference."

    Laszlo Nagy
    ArchiCAD-Talk Moderator, Site Admin