Automating the extraction of quantities

Drogemuller, Robin and Tucker, Selwyn N. (2003) Automating the extraction of quantities. [Conference Paper]


The Automated Estimator and LCADesign are two early examples of nD modelling software which both rely on the extraction of quantities from CAD models to support their further processing. The issues of building information modelling (BIM), quantity takeoff for different purposes and automating quantity takeoff are discussed by comparing the aims and use of the two programs. The technical features of the two programs are also described. The technical issues around the use of 3D models is described together with implementation issues and comments about the implementation of the IFC specifications. Some user issues that emerged through the development process are described, with a summary of the generic research tasks which are necessary to fully support the use of BIM and nD modelling.

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Item Type: Conference Paper
Collection: CRC for Construction Innovation
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Project Participants, CSIRO Rider Levett Bucknall Woods Bagot, Queensland Department of Public Works

Keywords: CRC for Construction Innovation; Program C : Delivery Management of Built Assets; Project 2003-037-C : Managing Information Flows with Models and Virtual Environments
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