BIM – Building Information Modeling
DBS WinDo Planning

BIM – Building Information Modeling

BIM-compliant window planning

DBS WinDo Planning supports digital window planning. Together with our partners we pave the way towards BIM.

In close cooperation with our partners, we are driving digital window planning forward. Our solution DBS WinDo Planning is specialized in the trade of windows and doors. With the help of the software solution, we are technologically closing the gap to BIM, enabling architects and planners to plan windows faster, more efficiently and in a BIM-compliant way.

Projects can be planned and tendered on a technically sound basis – and this according to all standards. Using the planning software, projects can then be exported in the common and field-proven formats GAEB and BIM (IFC, Revit and ArchiCAD). In this way we promote the digital exchange between architects and window manufacturers and enable a faster and more efficient cooperation between both parties.

Architects’ Darling Award

As part of the German Architects’ Darling Award conducted by Heinze Marktforschung, our partner GEALAN once again won gold in the category “Best BIM data offering“. After winning the third place in 2019, the gold award followed last year. This year’s 1st place honours once again the BIM offering as the best solution in the construction industry nationwide.

We congratulate our partner for winning the award and like to say thanks for the good cooperation.

The Architects’ Darling Award of Heinze GmbH has been awarded since 2011. Once a year, architects and planners are given the opportunity to determine and evaluate their favourite companies among manufacturers.
In 2021, almost 2,000 architects and planners voted for their favorites among 200 manufacturers/ brands in 24 product categories. In addition, there were 14 jury competitions focusing on products, digital info, information and advertising as well as BIM (Building Information Modelling). Therefore, the evaluation of the BIM data was based on a jury decision. The fifteen-member jury consisted of renowned representatives from the field of architecture.

Architects’ Darling Award 2021

What is BIM?

Building Information Modeling (BIM for short) is a planning method in the construction industry. The core of the method are digital models that contain all relevant project- and product-specific data. These can be exchanged among all participants without any losses or problems. Additional information, such as costs and deadlines, can also be stored in the 3D models.

Why Building Information Modeling?

Using the BIM method projects and processes are being improved and made much more flexible. The mutual communication of all persons involved in the construction process becomes more transparent. This is improving both planning reliability and cost efficiency. Necessary process changes can be identified already at an early stage and than taken into account in all further steps.

Via a CAD interface, all products including their detailed information can be uploaded into the planning software on a daily basis. The automatic updates safe significantly more time. In addition, specifications and building descriptions can be implemented more quickly and, thanks to intelligent filters and search functions, planners save even more of their valuable time.

BIM & sustainability

BIM, as a holistic approach in the construction industry, is playing an increasingly important role in the field of sustainable construction. Since the BIM method provides all relevant information over the entire life cycle of a building, the building is viewed as a whole over many years – from technical advice and planning to the final demolition.

DBS WinDo Planning - BIM cycle
BIM cycle

Creating native BIM elements

In the following video, our partner BIMSTONE shows the use of BIM files in window planning. Using VEKA profile systems as an example, high-quality native BIM files are used during window planning. BIM objects for Revit and Archicad are available to fabricators, architects and planners.

In addition to extensive functionality and setting options for every planning application, the elements offer precise profile sections and detailed product information.

Creating native BIM elements

Creating native BIM elements

Window planning made easy

You are interested and like to simplify your window planning? Then check out our digital solutions for window planning:

Contact

You are interested in DBS WinDo Planning?
Our product team is looking forward to your inquiry:

Tobias Steltig
Tobias Steltig
Product Manager
Your contact for general product questions, licensing issues, customized planning software, as well as fixation planning and sound assessment
Steffen König
Steffen König
Product Specialist BIM
Your contact for Building Information Modeling (BIM), the trade module as well as Planning and tendering support
Martin Gnegel
Martin Gnegel
Product Specialist
Your contact for Apps, the measurement app as well as licensing issues and online shop