Creating DWG Drawings from Revit and IFC BIM Projects with ARES Commander
October 20, 20233 min read
As the construction industry continues to embrace BIM (Building Information Modeling) technology, professionals grapple with the challenge of efficiently converting BIM projects into DWG drawings. ARES Commander, a robust CAD software solution, offers a streamlined approach to this task.
ARES Commander simplifies the process of creating 2D DWG drawings from BIM models. It allows for the importation of BIM files in both Revit RVT and IFC formats. By leveraging ARES Commander, you can unify BIM information from various sources, apply filters to isolate specific content, and seamlessly generate detailed 2D drawings.
Within the ARES Commander interface, an easily accessible Navigator enables you to view various aspects of your model, from section views and floor plans to elevations. ARES Commander offers flexibility in terms of organizing your project, automatically creating a project folder where each BIM drawing is stored as an external reference.
BIM Drawings with ARES Commander
BIM drawings are essentially 2D representations derived from the 3D geometry of BIM projects. Once these views are extracted, they can be inserted into layouts as viewports. The ARES Commander’s CAD features can be utilized to add additional content to BIM drawings. The software preserves links with the BIM project, enabling you to update your drawings to reflect changes in the BIM project without having to redo all your drawings.
Creating DWG Drawings
ARES Commander makes creating DWG drawings from BIM models an effortless process. For instance, you can create a section view of a building in just a few steps. After defining the section plane with two points, you select the side of the building you want to keep in your section view. This new section view appears in the Drawings list within the Navigator. ARES Commander then uses a thick line to represent the BIM entities crossing the section, with entities in the back represented with a thinner line.
Moreover, ARES Commander offers a CAD feature that allows you to draw details of the roof structure. This way, you can add annotations, dimensions, blocks, title blocks and virtually anything else that you can expect in a DWG drawing.
Efficient Sheet and Viewport Management
ARES Commander stands out with its efficient sheet and viewport management capability. The BIM Navigator palette neatly organizes your BIM drawings into categories such as Plans, Sections, Details, and Elevations. You can easily add a BIM drawing to an existing sheet by selecting it from the "Drawings" tree and choosing "Place on Sheet".
Importantly, the link between the BIM model and DWG drawings remains active. If you receive a new version of the BIM project, you can easily reload it in ARES Commander and update your drawings accordingly.
ARES Commander offers an efficient solution to create and update DWG drawings from BIM projects, bridging the gap between BIM and CAD processes. For more information about the newest and most advanced design software technology, contact our sales team at NOVEDGE.
Whether you work in the construction industry or any other sector that requires CAD solutions, ARES Commander is your go-to solution. Sign up for a free 30-day trial of ARES Commander today and experience firsthand the range of features this impressive software has to offer.
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