Moving from CAD to BIM: How engineering firms are working smarter to achieve better business outcomes

Moving from CAD to BIM

Moving from CAD to BIM

The industry is evolving rapidly. Clients are increasingly demanding higher quality, more complex designs, delivered faster, using more sustainable methods and resources. 

To stay ahead, firms are leaning into digital engineering capabilities to make this possible. 

How? The first step is moving from CAD-based processes to working in a Building Information Modeling (BIM) environment. 

Why? Because manual, disconnected production workflows are prone to errors and omissions, leading to major budget, schedule and cost overruns. In a BIM environment, multiple design disciplines can closely collaborate to better coordinate work. 


With BIM teams can: 

  • Identify errors earlier to avoid costly rework, saving time and money. 
  • Better coordinate and detect clashes, reducing risk and constructability issues down the line. 
  • Share data to deliver better designs, faster. 


But this is only the beginning. 

Firms are now building upon this BIM foundation to unlock its power in even smarter ways. 

Using data-rich Autodesk Revit models connected via the cloud, design teams are further integrating their engineering processes. These integrated workflows support even greater collaboration and communication across the entire project lifecycle. 

By streamlining the way they work, integrated engineering workflows help teams free up their talent to focus on problem-solving and innovation, ultimately leading to shorter timeframes and more profitable projects. 

Download the Connected tools, Connected teams eBook to discover how moving from CAD to BIM processes can help achieve the business outcomes your clients are demanding. 

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