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March 23, 2015

Full BIM and IWMS integration around the corner

~ Planon and the Cadac Group are developing an add-on which will make data exchange between Autodesk Revit and the Planon software a reality ~

March 23rd, 2015 - In partnership with the Cadac Group, Planon is developing a bidirectional add-on between the Planon software and Autodesk Revit—a Building Information Modeling (BIM) software. Data exchange between a BIM and an IWMS can help save money in running and maintaining a building throughout its life cycle. 


The add-on will enable the export of data from the BIM into Planon’s software. Subsequently, edits can be made in Planon’s software, after which the updated information can be imported back into the BIM.

Together with the Cadac Group, Planon is also offering  trade show visitors a unique experience in 2015 using an Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. With the Oculus Rift, visitors can virtually explore a BIM system. Earlier this year, visitors of the Dutch trade show Facilitair 2015 were able to experience it. Planon will also be exhibiting at FM Messe 2015 in Frankfurt and BIM World in Paris showcasing the Oculus Rift.

A BIM is often only used during the construction phase of a building. However, it has added value during the entire lifecycle of the building including the design, build, maintenance, operation and demolishment phases. Using a BIM throughout the entire lifecycle prevents data loss and saves time, money and effort.  

The model keeps essential information for Facility and Real Estate managers, such as  details about the composition of the building, the properties of specific parts, or even planned maintenance activities. The integration prevents the manual input of data and subsequent errors from the BIM into the IWMS, which makes the re-use of information saved in the BIM system during the maintenance and operations phase, a lot easier.