It has been a while that the Building Information Modeling (BIM) is used in the industry. BIM models are shared within project teams during the design and construction process. As-built BIM models are often required by building owners so that information about the building can be retrieved by the operators. To ensure the consistency flow of information, a well-organized set of information is needed so that everyone in the project team can understand and use the information in the BIM model efficiently. Most of the information (such as building components data, schedules and quantity) in the BIM model is generated from Families, therefore it is important to identify what information is needed in a Family and in which stage of the project.
The default Revit templates and Family library may not wholly tally with the local standards and practices. Our aim is to organize localized contents to reduce individual effort in the industry to repeat the localization process so as to adopt BIM in a more efficient way.
Family Library Interchange Program (FLIP) is the collaboration between Autodesk Far East Ltd and local BIM Consultant Advanced Consultation Information Development Ltd (A.C.I.D.) and Synnex Technology International (HK) Ltd.
It is a well-organized web-based platform that standardized and localized Families are stored and categorized according to strict guidelines. Naming convention, styles, level of details and parametric properties are systematically organized according to local practices.
It is an interactive platform that facilitates and encourages Revit users to share and exchange organized families to enhance productivity as a whole. Users can download the guideline on how to build Families, assign Parameters and Level of Development (LOD).