In building design, level of development (LOD) equates to the reliability of model information. When tied to the building information model (BIM), level of development specifications provide even more value. Model authors specify LOD for given systems, assemblies, and components to indicate the degree to which the element’s geometry and attached information have been thought through, which in turn allows contractors and other downstream users to clearly understand the usability and the limitations of models they receive. In other words, as the specified level of development increases, so too can one’s confidence in the model’s information for decision making.
Assemble Systems has developed an affordable solution that helps contractors tackle the traditional challenges of LOD tracking. With Assemble, you can surface the information associated with model components that have reached the specified level of development while excluding elements of the model (and their associated quantities) that have not. You’re able to base project planning, decisions, and spending solely on data that meets your LOD criteria.
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