As always with live demonstrations, it's always a good idea to take screenshots in case the technology doesn't work on the day - so I thought I'd blog these screenshots here as they may be of interest to others.
(All images can be clicked on to make them bigger).
Figures 1 and 2 below show how an NBS specification can be linked to a Revit model so that the user can quickly view the specification for a system or a product without taking up an NBS licence. Within the NBS viewer all hyperlinks to clauses and external standards may be clicked and sub-sections can be expanded and collapsed.
|Fig 1 - Select an object to view the specification|
|Fig 2 - The specification is accessed in the viewer|
|Fig 3 - Report on incorrect annotations|
|Fig 4 - Correct the annotations by selecting the appropriate clause from the specification|
|Fig 5 - NBS design guidance from the context of the model|
Following the demonstration on specification and model linkage we then looked at the standardised content that is available free from the National BIM Library. The screenshots below show how objects can be dragged and dropped directly from the National BIM Library into a model and how the objects synchronise with the guidance and notes on the web.
In addition to the development of generic objects to manufacturer and the specification linkage, the other big benefit of using National BIM Library is the consistency and quality of the information within the objects. The screenshots below show how the IFC, COBie and NBS properties are consistently authored to the NBS BIM Object Standard. This gives assurances of quality to any end-user or manufacturer using the library.
|Fig 6 - Technical guidance on the web for the objects in your model|
|Fig 7 - Consistent IFC properties authored to the NBS BIM Object Standard|
|Fig 8 - Content from almost 200 manufacturers all authored to the same standard|
|Fig 9 - Property sets showing standard international definitions|
|Fig 10 - Pragmatic levels of geometric detail in the objects to keep the file sizes to an acceptable level.|
|Fig 11 - NBS BIM Object Standard|
|Fig 12 - Free-to-use standard and associated guidance|