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Unity for Architectural Visualization by Stefan Boeykens

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Building Information Modeling (BIM) Software

Building Information Modeling or BIM is a methodology of organizing the building process by using digital building models, containing both geometry and information about the entities which comprise a building. The designer creates a three-dimensional model of the building, which embeds information about objects, properties, and relations.

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The BIM process is inherently tied to BIM authoring tools, which in the context of this book are typically architectural 3D modeling systems. The best known BIM authoring applications are Graphisoft ArchiCAD and Autodesk Revit and both have been created for this purpose from the beginning. There is also a version of AutoCAD, called AutoCAD Architecture that adheres ...

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