With it’s 3D modeling capabilities, BIM streamlines the HVAC building design and delivery process for HVAC / Mechanical Contractor. BIM generates a complete set of high quality detail, shop, coordination or as-built drawings of a complete HVAC model.
The shop drawing is utilized for heating system design, cooling system design and ventilation system design.
The shop drawings are very useful for operating a well-organized project from starting with the submittal drawings to the project closeout documents.
As BIM generates of parametric, or intelligent, 3D models and any change made to the model is reflected all through the entire drawing. BIM shop drawing can be imported into Navisworks for collision detection with HVAC trade.
There are various types of BIM software like AutoCAD MEP, AutoCAD Revit MEP, PractiCAD, CADPipe HVAC and AutoCAD, CAD Duct etc. useful for generating shop drawings for HVAC and MEP trade.