How to BIMify SketchUp: Collaborative editing works for building programming, too!

Collaborative programming with SketchUp and 3D Warehouse
Collaborative programming with SketchUp and 3D Warehouse

Since we now have the capability to use Google’s 3D Warehouse as an online collaboration tool, it just makes sense to use this functionality for building programming, too.

Programming is an exercise that occurs at the beginning of any building planning process. Space requirements are being defined and variations of space relationships are being evaluated. Due to the nature of this process, it involves a large number of interested parties including owners, future occupants and architects. Hence, collaboration is an absolutely necessary activity.

To do this in SketchUp, Create something similar to my demonstration model. Create floor planes at the appropriate heights and lock them in place. Then create your spaces as components. You should label these components appropriately and make them glue to any horizontal surface. After that, arrange spaces, upload to 3D Warehouse and start collaborating.

  • You can use Sketchup to provide 3d + 2d graphical support for the building process like this:

    http://sites.google.com/site/namesets/sketchup

    Sorry I just found out what this site is all about and would like to share some things I have discovered about Sketchup.

    Chris

  • Biswaoop Todi

    Google Sketchup is a very popular tool with designers during the early phases of a project (and they are darn good at it), but the lines blur when to stop modeling in Sketchup and start designing in Building Information Modeling.
    http://www.sketchup4architect.com/service.htm

  • You can find great SketchUp learning videos at http://www.aidanchopra.com

  • PRAPHA BILES

    I WANT TO LEARNING SOME MORE THIS 3CD CAD AND BUILDING HOUSE OR OTHER