What is a BIM model?

What is a BIM model?

BIM is short for Building Information Modelling. There is a number of similar definitions of BIM which you can find on the internet. On bimU.io, a model is a proprietary data format that was designed to be consumed by our online BIM viewer and can be exported from BIM/CAD/3D authoring tools.

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