How ARCHIBUS is using NavVis tech to visualize BIM for Facilities Management:
Computer aided facilities management (CAFM) systems have significantly improved the way building information is stored and managed. But when it comes to virtually visualizing this data, CAFM providers such as ARCHIBUS usually have to rely on Building Information Modeling (BIM) software to connect the information to 3D building models.
BIM is not, however, the easiest way to visualize information, especially if modeling was not part of the building design process before construction. Given that BIM is a relatively new technology, many buildings do not have models. The challenges of introducing BIM models in existing buildings are well known, especially the costs and complexity of producing and maintaining the model.