Overview of planBIM Scoper Module

An Overview of the planBIM’s Scoper module that helps in Scope Management of BIM Projects.

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planBIM comes with the primary goal to organise and improve the efficiency of BIM implementation in your projects. This is a cloud-based app for managing BIM on various AEC projects. We are available on multiple platforms and are easy to access.

There are five modules which planBIM offers, and these are Scoper, Docs, Files, Content and Tracker modules. In this blog, we will be discussing the functions of the various segments of the Scoper module. The five segments in which the scoper module is divided includes – an Overview of your project, LOD matrix, Model progression matrix, and an option to generate reports of the project you are working on.

In the Overview segment, initially, we have provided you with an option to set the classification of models in either the Generic names or Omniclass numbers, to set the LOD binomial nomenclature according to the standard you are following and to set the units in either Imperial or metric format for your project. The next we have is the Roles and scopes section. Here you can define the roles, responsibility and the scopes of the different companies working on the project. There is also another section where you can mention the role of your team members working on the project. We have also provided an easy to use interface for specifying the various scope of work and deliverables. Then we have a software section that lets you define the various software and their versions used by the different stakeholders. Finally, in the overview section, we have a responsibility matrix that gets auto-populated from the information it derives from the model progression matrix. It is a simplified view which shows the stages of the models developed by the various companies working on the project.

Scope Overview

Another segment we have added in the scoper module is the LOD matrix. There exist many different Level of Development standards currently in the BIM World. However, it has always been a struggle to define how much information should go into your BIM model, and often it deviates from what’s expected in almost all the projects. As we have seen until now, In most cases, the standards are never defined. In those which they are, they’re usually a part of a long PDF which no one refers to after the project starts. Well, we at planBIM have found an innovative tool to overcome this hurdle. The LOD matrix segment in the scoper module will help BIM Managers, Project Owners and other stakeholders be on the same page throughout a project. We have incorporated smart label features to define the Level Of Detail (LOD), Level Of Information (LOI) and Level Of Accuracy (LOA) for the BIM models.

LOD, LOI and LOA specifications
Discipline wise Scope of Works

The next segment is the “LOD progression matrix”, which is developed keeping in mind the difficulties faced in communicating the status of a model in the BIM process. Using the LOD progression matrix in planBIM, the company/engineer will be able to update the status of the BIM model. Through this interactive platform, we can guarantee that the different stakeholders working on the project will be on the same page. This will help in optimising the collaboration between them and also avoid using the complicated conventional methods to convey the status of the model.

Phase wise scope management

Using the report segment, we can generate detailed reports summarising all the elements in scope, LODs, phases as well as disciplines, deliverables and software to be used. These generated reports can be used to communicate with people outside of planBIM and also for documentation purposes.

Report Generation

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To summarise, the scoper module makes sure that each team member of the various companies working on a project is on the same page. It also helps you to specify the necessary LOD’s, which will give you a clear idea of the amount of information to go into the model, thereby saving a significant amount of time. The scoper module has been developed by taking in suggestions from veteran professionals in the AEC industry who have worked on various projects in the BIM domain. We would like you and your team to try planBIM, a revolutionising tool in the BIM management sector. planBIM is accessible on the web, on your phone and even in BIM authoring tools like Revit. For further information, contact support@planbim.io.


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