2012年新成立的BIMup公司推出了自己的第一個產品BIMup5D,這個產品是由英國皇家建築師協會的建築師們開發的BIMUp for SketchUp插件，可以提取SketchUp內的面積、長寬屬性、體積等信息直接生成EXCEL電子報表文檔。
BiMUp Ltd’s first product, is called BiMUp 5D which directly relates to the day-to-day use of BiM. It is simple, but quite remarkable, software that enables quantities to be taken off any SketchUp model (The technicalities of this are contained in the product details and demonstrated in the video presentations).
We have brought this to market because it is the crucial ‘missing part of the jigsaw’ that enables BiM using SketchUp to become a reality.
It means that cost-modelling can be auto-generated from the earliest design models and that each time there is a change, the spreadsheets are also updated automatically.
We are aware that this is quite a provocative step. It may mean that 95% of construction projects can be BiM Compliant without the need for the expensive software, hardware and training implications of the alternatives.
Because of the inherent adaptability of SketchUp and the millions of users, we consider that it will only be a matter of time before the ‘missing 5%’ is also covered.
So, BiMUp Limited is focussed on construction, through its name and through its software product, BiMUp 5D. But we do not see that as the end of the story, because we think that SketchUp will increasingly be used to model all sorts of products and installations in other industries.
For that reason, BiMUp 5D will also be used as a quantifying tool on a widespread basis.