Since April 2016, the government has required all public-sector work to be subject to the Level 2 BIM (Building Information Modelling) method of working, which demands that building information is developed in a collaborative 3D environment. For those of you who are already using BIM, this is your chance to improve the long-term performance of buildings, maximising cost savings.

In collaboration with Northumbria University, SFG20 has developed xBIM, which enables building design information from Industry Foundation Classes (IFC files) to be imported directly from BIM software into SFG20. This means that ongoing maintenance costs can be based on the SFG20 standard from the point that initial CAD drawings are constructed, rather than later in the process or after project handover.

Once the information has been imported it will map the building’s assets and assets types, creating a 3D model for you to physically see what needs to be maintained.

Below are simple step by step guides as to how to use xBIM including:

  1. Quick import IFC
  2. View or amend auto map
  3. View or amend manual mapping
  4. View service model
  5. View or amend asset types
  6. Interactive 3D model
  7. View scheduler
  8. Export asset type
  9. Re-Import IFC

For more information about xBIM call 01768 860459 or email






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