What’s the difference between BIM, Revit and Digital Twin?

Even within our industry there’s a lot of confusion around the definitions and uses of Building Information Modelling (BIM), Revit and Digital Twins. The lines between them can be a little blurry, and quite often it’s presumed that BIM and a Revit model are the same thing. They’re not. They each serve their own purpose. Let’s explore in a bit more detail, starting with BIM.

BIM is a process and methodology that creates a multidimensional database from coordinated reliable information. It’s used by AECs (architects, engineers and contractors) as a central point of building reference in a visual and quantitative 3D model of an asset. It facilitates the coordination and collaboration required by parties contributing to a building project, to help them manage it through the design, planning and construction phases. It can also then be used for the ongoing operation and maintenance of the building once construction and fit-out is complete.

We take a deeper look into all things BIM, Revit and Digital Twin highlighting the differences between each of these commonly used industry terms.

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