BIM Software and 3D Models
BIM software is used to build 3D models (designs) of projects. This allows for collaboration by stakeholders in a common data environment (CDE.)
The most popular software used to produce BIM 3D models and objects is Revit. This is the software used by the BIM Men to make BIM objects for our clients.
Other software systems used to build BIM models include Tekla, Bentley and Nemetschek. There are others too. BIM objects in IFC file format should in theory be able to be imported into such systems and between one another.
Industry Foundation Classes
IFC, or industry Foundation Classes, is a standard in which data is represented and used to define architectural and construction-related CAD graphic data. IFC adds a common language for transferring information between different BIM applications.