The other day I was reading this thinking what does BIM really mean? For that matter what does CAD, or is it CAAD or CADD which I always thought looked like CAD with a typo, mean?
If you accept CAD is Computer-aided Design does that include BIM? I know BIM means “Building Information Model” but that’s Computer, and it Aids, umm Design… (more than CAD does) so is CAD BIM or is BIM CAD? I’d say BIM is more than CAD and CAD isn’t BIM.
That presents some other problems. Tonight I recorded a presentation about our CAD System, or is it a BIM System? Well it’s more than CAD but currently less than BIM. CADIM or CABIM perhaps?
The Store Project information does live in a server location called BIM as that’s where we are heading. Another truly compelling reason, lazy Robin avoiding scrolling in every browse/open dialog, was I couldn't use CAD & it’s closer to the top of every folder list than the alternatives: Retail or Store Design…
Perhaps it’s time to consider my Job Title? It was Retail Design, now CAD Manager/Retail Design, so maybe BIM Manager, or Retail BIM Manager? I must admit Retail BIM’plimenter has a certain appeal but nobody will know what that means. I’m not sure myself, perhaps that’s an advantage!
Then there is the blog: RobiNZ BIM Blog sounds odd, RobiNZ BIM’log?
Or just leave it…
What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.
PS: The image is from a children’s book: “The Story of BIM – Written for 3 year old Charlotte”, Kathleen Mellor, publishd. Melb. Georgian House nd.194-? I couldn’t find any other information but would be interested to know more!