BIM Versus AutoCAD(D) – What’s the Difference?

While today we live in an era of technological advancement, there were times that the design and drafting need to be hand-drawn throughout the project life cycle. It was a tedious task but had no other way around. But with today’s software catering to the needs of the professionals, AutoCAD and BIM are few of the most used and widely popular amongst the construction and design industry professionals.

So what is CAD(D) exactly?

CAD stands for computer-aided design. You can also add an extra D for drafting as well. It is used for design development and optimizing your work. It enables the professionals to design on their computer screen and save it for editing in the future. It is used for preliminary designing, layout, detailing work and also calculations. You can also make a 3D representation of the object in CAD(D).

Professionals whom it caters to –

1. Engineers

2.Architects

3.Designers

With CAD in the background, the professionals are freaking out over BIM and the easy workflow that it offers.

So, what is the hype over BIM?

Well, the hype is real and for some real reasons! Unlike CAD being software, BIM is a process through which generating drawings are much easier and faster. Here is an illustration explaining the many facets of BIM 

It facilitates all the important aspects of designing in the form of digital representation. Not just geometrical, it covers everything from a spatial relationship, light analysis, geographical form, etc.

Professionals whom it caters to –

1.Engineers

2.Architects

3.Designers

4.Constructors

5.Business Owners

Still, confused?

CAD is the software dedicated in design and drafting works, whereas BIM is a process, a methodology by which professionals can work collaboratively to design and build a building, establishing the same details use and computer model. This allows for easier communication and breaks the barriers of time and distance. It does so by acting as a common resource working across multiple disciplines of designing and drafting.

Since both differ in usages, it completely depends on the professionals as to what kind of outcomes they are expecting.

As far as CAD is concerned it is typically used for the industrial design of mechanical and electrical. Whereas, BIM is extensively used in the design and construction industry.

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