BIM collaboration in virtual environments - supporting collaboration in co-located and distributed settings
U. Wössner, und J. Kieferle. 2, Seite 565-572. eCAADe (Education and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe), (2016)
Combining BIM and Virtual Reality improves one of the core concepts of BIM: to foster the collaboration between different disciplines. In this paper we present two new approaches. One is the collaboration with BIM/VR in co-located as well as distributed Virtual Environments. Different aspects of collaboration are discussed and shown. The other new approach is the documentation of BIM/VR meetings. The documentation can be generated semi-automatically from within the Virtual Reality environment first for traditional office documents and second for the documentation directly in the BIM model. Initial tests with projects from practice as well as numerous interviews with practitioners have proven the relevance and benefit for practice.