Doc.dr.techn.arch. Iva Kovacic, dipl.ing. Lars Oberwinter
Vienna University of Technology
Evolving capabilities of CAD software solutions for the building industry have led to a considerable gain of importance of Building Information Modeling techniques over the last years. Being connected by parametric data interfaces such as the IFC standard, all disciplines begin to make use of the evolving opportunities of bidirectional data exchange. However, merging the multitude of complex geometrical and factual Information contributed by the individual stakeholders into an integrated digital building model obviously leads to a variety of challenges concerning the file sizes, structural organization and file handling, especially in large-scale-projects.
Proposing enhanced 3D-pdfs as an interdisciplinary communication interface, we aim to offer any stakeholder of a buildings planning and construction process a slim and easy to use tool to access, visualize, comment and communicate even the most complex BIM content. Throughout the building’s life cycle, it also empowers both building owners and facility managers to inquire any desired building information by simply opening a single pdf file in Acrobat Reader.