Most BIMs will include much more information than what’s needed just for construction, as not all functional or even geometrical attributes of the building are the ones that drive construction scheduling.
The idea of the CIM is that you digitally represent the necessary building elements, as they will be constructed in real life.
On that basis, to avoid overloading your CIM with unecessary details:
- Filter out/ Hide undesired elements or categories
- Make sure that the desired scope is visible in the 3D view intended for ALICE, so pay attention to:
- visibility graphics
- linked models and
- view filters
General good practices to avoid conflict with BIM:
- Create an ALICE - specific 3D view in order to avoid conflicts and confusion with views that have other purposes or worked by other users.
- Avoid working with the Central file. CIM will probably need some adjustments compared to the BIM which may result in undesired changes in the Central BIM file. Create Local file instead and make sure all links to Central file are severed.