Hit, Miss, or Maybe..2013 in General Discussion Posted September 18, 2012 A review of 2013 in relation to my recent BIMfail list: - No live sections Hit: Clip Cube kind of does this - No multiple model windows e.g. plan and section open at same time Miss - Poor architectural tools, windows, doors, stairs, roofs, curtain walls etc Miss (mostly): Minor improvements to windows and roofs only - Missing architectural tools rooflights, gutters, foundations etc Maybe: rooflights yes, roof objects no - No multi-core / multi-thread support e.g even auto-save stops you working while it saves Maybe: Background rendering yes, background saves no (not mentioned) - No building materials, just 2D hatches, textures, fills with no relationship between them Miss - Poor workgroup referencing. No workgroup server or BIM server Miss - Poor stock component library, especially for the UK Miss - Poor Coordinate System support. No multiple UCS (moving origin doesn't qualify). Miss - No 3D working grid or reference lines related to storey settings Miss - Poor Stories implementation. No split levels, mezzanines, double-height spaces etc. Miss - No 3D hatches so all drawings need to be rendered for presentation Miss - Render quality needs to be set very high for decent elevation output Maybe: Rendering now in background so less of an issue The big one for us is the big fat miss on the vector-based elevations with 3D hatches. You can't do a BIM workflow if you can't even do your 2D drawings from a 3D model. VW still can't do this, yet it's the default behaviour in proper BIM packages like Revit.