Project ALICE is a Revit Add-in consisting of a series of tools Developed to Automate in a Logical, Intelligent, Comprehensive and Evolving way the development of Electrical, Mechanical and Technology building systems design and installation layouts. These tools automate time-consuming BIM Design tasks leading to cost and time savings.
There are typical challenges that face the Electrical/Mechanical design teams during the setup and development of BIM models. These challenges include but are not limited to:
These challenges raised the need to develop tools that enable BIM designers to automate their BIM tasks and fully utilize BIM capabilities.
A set of surveys and brainstorming sessions were held to determine the BIM design tasks that are:
These tasks were then shortlisted and categorized into five sets of tools: