Architects, designers and draftsmen are increasingly using building information modelling or BIM tools to visualise various products within their designs.

Considered an extremely handy tool for the digital age, BIM allows the user to visualise a design in its entirety before it comes to fruition. Architectural drawings can be created in a more efficient and time-effective way with various elements added to a building model, and their location and properties stored in a structured data repository to create a treasure trove of information for the resourceful architect.

One of the major advantages of BIM is that it creates drawings that can be easily deciphered by anyone. Using 3D with Revit helps clients visualise what their final project will look like before it is built.

For instance, when selecting flooring products, it’s important to determine the right materials to suit the design and also meet the client’s preferences. BIM helps designers give their clients a virtual test run with various flooring options before finalising the most suitable solution.

The Modlar site offers architects inspiration, advice, techniques and the ability to download BIM/CAD files. The BIM file for a chosen object will contain comprehensive data with the technology providing architects a wealth of information streamlined to the production process and simplifying decision making.

Polyflor’s resilient and safe vinyl floor coverings provide the ideal flooring solution for a wide variety of healthcare, aged care, education, retail, office, mining, commercial and domestic installations. Polyflor’s BIM files provide swatch images of their flooring ranges, which can be downloaded and used to create 3D building models on ArchiCAD or Revit. Swatches are offered for a wide range of flooring products from luxury vinyl tiles to acoustic flooring and commercial vinyl flooring. Architects can simply select the most appropriate swatch to add the finishing touch to their design.