BIM-based LCA with Send Me Data From BIMNew feature in One Click LCA that helps you automate LCA from BIM without having to install BIM software.
What is “Send Me Data From BIM”?Let’s go through this with an example how this helps Alice and Bob. Alice is a BIM expert, who has a sophisticated Building Information Model for a major project. Bob is working for a different company, advising the project on sustainability, and he needs materials data from Alice. However: Bob does not have licenses to BIM editing or authoring tools, neither does Alice have one to the Life-Cycle Assessment software. Buying these additional software would generate additional costs and have limited value. Moreover, before giving out any BIM models, Alice would have to have Bob’s organisations information security procedures vetted and data transfer approved. So can it work in practice? To solve this type of problems we released Send Me Data from BIM feature for One Click LCA Expert plan.
How does it work?Send Me Data from BIM allows any BIM expert to use the One Click LCA plugins for Autodesk Revit©, IES Virtual Environment©, Solibri Model Checker© and other supported BIM tools to generate an extract of the bill of materials from the model in a way suitable for use for LCA, and send it to their LCA expert by just providing their email address. The sender needs a free user account to authenticate they really are the sender of the data. The dataset is only available to the recipient user, not for anyone else. The recipient can review the bill of materials and generate an LCA from it just as if they had initiated the LCA from a BIM model and BIM authoring tools themselves. Furthermore, the LCA can be generated in compliance with any of the 40+ different certifications and standards supported by One Click LCA.
When can I use it?This new feature is NOW available in all One Click LCA Expert subscription plans and works with all compatible BIM and energy modeling software for which One Click LCA integrates. Send Me Data from BIM does not require any initial action from the recipient user (except confirming their email address to the sending user), they will receive an email notice when another user has sent them data that is ready to use with a link they can click to complete the process. Each dataset is stored for a limited time, and if the recipient user has not initiated LCA from the bill of materials, it is removed. Below a visualization how the Send Me Data from BIM feature looks like to the user sending the data. The sending user needs to use the email address that is connected to recipient user’s One Click LCA user account. Along with Send Me Data from BIM, many new features are also added in the latest release of One Click LCA. Check out all the exciting updates in One Click LCA June 2019 Release.
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