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Review: DProfiler: A "Macro" BIM Solution

PostPosted: 23 Jul 2008, 16:13
by Wesley
by Lachmi Khemlani

Link: DProfiler

>DProfiler is a “macro” BIM software targeted towards the planning and conceptual design phase to get an accurate cost estimate of a proposed design.

Pros: Integrated with the popular RSMeans cost database that is updated quarterly to stay current; includes additional modules for integration with Timberline’s estimating applications and energy analysis with eQuest; easy to use interface with SketchUp-like massing model capability; includes site design tools with an AutoPark feature to automate parking layouts; large building type database that allows real-time cost estimates; multiple options for viewing and editing costs; IFC export capability for connecting to downstream applications; detailed tutorials that make the application easy to learn.

Cons: Modeling approach is somewhat constrained, making it more suitable for “after-the-fact” design representation rather than for actual design conceptualization; room layout tools are awkward to use, with no traditional floor plan or space plan representation; no model integrity checks; some ambiguity on the best user for the tool, with the costing interface too overwhelming for the architect, and the modeling aspect not customary for the contractor.<

Re: Review: DProfiler: A "Macro" BIM Solution

PostPosted: 22 Jul 2013, 15:29
by mariasam
I like it very much thanks for sharing this information with us….:)