ROOM DATA WITHOUT A BIM MODEL.
NOT ALL PROJECTS USE BIM.
Many architects have yet to make the transition from 2D design to BIM. According to The National BIM Report 2016, 54% of respondents said they were using BIM on some, but not all of their projects, and 42% said they were not yet using BIM.
eRDS Cloud is intended to be used on projects where the design and working drawings are being done on 2D CAD systems such as AutoCAD, BricsCAD and Draftsight.
Our software brings organisation, clarity and efficiencies for creating room data compared to doing the job on Wordprocessors or Excel documents, or ignoring the information altogether.
ENRICH 2D PROJECTS WITH ROOM DATA.
eRDS lets you enrich your 2D project with detailed information describing the Furniture, Finishes, Fittings, M&E Components and Specifications for all rooms in the building. Setting up your room data project in eRDS Cloud couldn’t be simpler. You just need to know the number of floors and the room names & numbers which can be entered manually on-line, or imported from an Excel sheet.
Architects, clients and builders can all contribute to the enrichment process by defining room data through an on-line web-page. eRDS Cloud is accessible from any computer with an internet connection, and by having all the information in one place you can be sure everyone is looking at the latest picture. The result is improved communication between the parties and a better understanding of what is being built.
BETTER COMMUNICATION & UNDERSTANDING.
Even on a small project there are several stakeholders involved. As well the client, all the consultants and main contractor, there will be subcontractors handling the electrical, mechanical and plumbing disciplines. With eRDS Cloud everyone will be working from the same set of up-to-date information, and the result is improved communication between the parties and a better understanding of what is being built.
And your admin will be significantly reduced because all the information is in one place. No more sending endless emails with the latest updates and revisions, and freedom from the worry of people using the wrong information.
SPECIFY ELECTRICAL & MECHANICAL FITTINGS.
You dont need a 3D MEP model to comminicate the mechanical requirements of a building. eRDS Cloud lets you specify the number, type and finish of all electrical fittings including lights, sockets, fused spurs, as well as boilers, radiators, and heating manifolds & controllers.
This information will help your client specify the desired quality and keep a control on costs, and provide the subcontrcators with a clear scope of work. Our Excel export functions will help you run cost analysis to aid decision making.