BIM Show Live this year was a company called Bluebeam. One feature of their software is to perform 3D extracts from a model and put these into interactive PDFs. Sasha Reed (@alohasasha) from Bluebeam and I were chatting about how this could work in terms of exporting information from a specification and model and combining into a single PDF. The result would be a single output interactively showing the data that you wish to express in 3D. The big advantage being that the end user would be able to view all of this in a PDF viewer without installing any other specialist BIM software.
I could imagine that this would be useful in a number of situations, for example when demonstrating design and specification intent to a client or when issuing Architects Instructions where you clearly want to show what has been revised in an interactive format.
Anyway - some pictures and a PDF download below...
- Download the PDF and have a play
(note - requires either the Bluebeam PDF viewer or Adobe Reader - it doesn't work in the native Google Chrome PDF viewer or hand held device)
|A single PDF with extract from specification and model|
|The system outline clause from NBS Create|
|Rotate, spin, pan and zoom the model extract without additional software|
|Embed pre-defined views to communicate your message|
|Interrogate the data in the model|
|Change the visualisation options|