Last time we looked at Section 1: General Requirements, this time we delve into the guidance relating to Section 2: Information Requirements. 

This article is an abridged version of the guidance that accompanies the BIM object standard; NBS BIM Object Standard – Section 2: Information requirements (Requires NBS ID).

See also: About the NBS BIM Object Standard


2.1 General

BIM object properties should be either assigned as type or component. All common properties should be type. Type properties are applicable to multiple occurrences; a component property (sometimes called an instance) applies only to a single occurrence.

BIM objects should contain minimum information required to identify them as a construction product that can be used in the BIM environment as a…

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