BIM-Your Next Step


Vectorworks Architect provides Building Information Modeling (BIM) capabilities that offer a true increase in productivity. With BIM, your 2D drawings, 3D drawings, and project data are linked into a simple, yet flexible design environment. Changes made in one view are updated in all others. 

Unlike other BIM programs, Vectorworks Architect does not limit you to a certain workflow. You can easily work in 2D using your existing CAD standards, design in 3D with free-form surface and solids modeling tools, or merge 2D and 3D in Vectorworks hybrid design.And, with support for IFCs, your BIM projects can be easily moved downstream to others involved in the building process.



Open BIM is a universal approach to the collaborative design, realization and operation of buildings based on open standards and workflows. Open BIM is an initiative of buildingSMART and several leading software vendors using the open buildingSMART Data Model.
Open BIM Programme is a marketing campaign initiated by GRAPHISOFT®, Tekla® and other members of buildingSMART® to urge and facilitate globally coordinated promotion of the Open BIM concept throughout the AEC industry, with aligned communication and common branding available to programme participants.

Open BIM Certification is a technical certification system being developed by buildingSMART® to help AEC software vendors improve, test and certify their data connections to work seamlessly with other Open BIM solutions.

Why is it important?

  1. Open BIM supports a transparent, open workflow, allowing project members to participate regardless of the software tools they use.
  2. Open BIM creates a common language for widely referenced processes, allowing industry and government to procure projects with transparent commercial engagement, comparable service evaluation and assured data quality.
  3. Open BIM provides enduring project data for use throughout the asset life–cycle, avoiding multiple input of the same data and consequential errors.
  4. Small and large (platform) software vendors can participate and compete on system independent, ‘best of breed’ solutions.
  5. Open BIM energizes the online product supply side with more exact user demand searches and delivers the product data directly into the BIM.


SEE-IT-3D offer onsite and online Vectorworks RIBA BIM Seminar -‘BIM -Your Next Step’ to Architectural & Design Practices across the UK. So if you are interested in learning and assessing your current and future business workflow strategies, this seminar is a worthwhile overview of the DesignBIM process as developed by the Vectorworks’ development team as a means to simplifying the adoption of 3D BIM as a work process.

Free Online BIM Demonstrations available- Contact us for more information



Contact us to book your Vectorworks RIBA BIM Seminar entitled ‘BIM -Your Next Step’

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