Visual Estimating: Extending BIM to ConstructionAECbytes Feature (March 21, 2006)

Visual Estimating, developed by a start-up company, Innovaya, is one of the first BIM-based estimating solutions, which allows a BIM model created in Autodesk Revit, Autodesk Architectural Desktop, or Autodesk Building Systems to be cost estimated more accurately and quickly using the leading estimating application in the industry, Sage Timberline Office Estimating.

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Lachmi Khemlani is the founder and editor of AECbytes. She has a Ph.D. in Architecture from UC Berkeley, specializing in intelligent building modeling, and consults and writes on AEC technology. She can be reached at

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