Rob Snyder has started a string of posts at Bentley Colleague Blogs dating all the way back to June 2010 (really? 2010? we’re not jumping up and down about this?) talking about the concept of “Hypermodeling.”
The concept (according to Rob)
“The 3D model is infused on demand, automatically and comprehensively, with the clarifying remarks and graphics of the project’s documentation, the very documentation with which the project team has exerted itself clarifying the project.”In short, attach 2D annotations, callouts, text, dimensions, etc. etc. directly to the 3D model in context. Completely documenting the project in one place. Reducing ambiguity in the Document set, and filling in the information missing from today’s 3D models.
Don’t stop there. Add specs, Finish and Material samples, photos, videos (installation instructions perhaps,) the sky’s the limit.
Check out Rob’s posts.
Watch the YouTube videos
Links to all YouTube videos here.
My favorite video here.
Yes, these examples are Bentley. Personally, I don’t have much experience with Bentley at all. I’ve heard good and bad (but I hear the same about Autodesk products.)
I could do the same with Autodesk products (I think) by Appending 2D CAD docs to a Revit model in Navisworks.
Here’s the kicker. Bentley is testing technology that places these 2D references automatically!!!.
Sign me UP!!!!
Bentley. Marrying the Big Bad BIM and 2D CAD in Hypermodeling bliss.