A Study on the Interoperability between 2D Drawings and BIM-Based 3D Drawings


While it is expected that the introduction of BIM, which recently emerged as a new paradigm in the con-struction industry, will bring about various effects, 2D-based products cannot be easily substituted with BIM. As such, the 2D and 3D works that designers and contractors have to perform at the same time will lead to increased construction costs and tasks. To minimize the overlapping of BMI and 2D drawings so as to reduce the construction costs, this study surveyed the products list based on electronic design drawings and on the existing supply guidelines in South Korea, and examined the 2D-based products among them that can be substituted with BIM models if the existing electronic supply system is changed to a BIM ordering system. Based on the results of the survey, this article proposes a BIM-based product supply and future development plan at the current time, when 2D and 3D drawings coexist. It is expected that the results of this article will be used as reference data for considering the interrelation of a BIM-based product supply system to 2D drawings as well as the existence of alternative drawings

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Bae Seo, M. and Beom Ju, K. (2013) A Study on the Interoperability between 2D Drawings and BIM-Based 3D Drawings. Open Journal of Social Sciences, 1, 10-14. doi: 10.4236/jss.2013.15003.

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