FAQ
What is the difference between Autocad and Revit?
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Used for
  • 2D drafting, drawings, and documation
  • 3D modeling and visualization
Used for
  • Architectural design
  • Structural engineering
  • MEP engineering and detailing
  • Preconstruction design
What it does
  • Create and edit 2D geometry
  • Create and edit 3D models with solids, surfaces, and mesh objects
  • Annotate drawings with text, dimensions, leaders, and tables
  • Customize with add-on apps and APIs
  • Customize the ribbon and tool palettes
  • Extract object data to tables
  • Attach and import data from PDF files
  • Share and use data from DGN files, Navisworks, and Bing Maps
  • Apply and monitor CAD standards
AutoCAD software puts geometry first. If you’re looking for a Digital Twin solution, go for our high-precision software.
What it does
  • Conceptual design
  • 3D parametric modeling
  • Detailed design documentation
  • Multidiscipline coordination
  • Modeling building components
  • Analyzing and simulating systems and     structures
  • Iterating and visualizing designs
  • Generating design documentation for     fabrication or construction
  • Structural steel modeling and documentation
  • MEP fabrication modeling and detailing
  • Photorealistic 3D visualization
  • Building performance analysis
  • Construction documentation
Revit software puts collaboration first. If you’re looking for a BIM solution, this is the way to go.
What is a Digital Twin?
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A digital twin is a virtual representation of the built environment assets that spans its lifecycle, is updated with real-time data, and adopts simulation, machine learning and reasoning to help decision-making. It has to have feedback from the physical structure into the digital model and visa-versa.

Connected sensors on the physical structure collect data that can be mapped onto the digital model. hsbcad allows for the creation of accurate design models, which can be used in/as part of a digital twin to analyse crucial information about how the physical structure is performing in the real world.
What is BIM?
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Building information Modelling (BIM) is a way of working that focusses on modelling and collaboration between all stakeholders in the process. The base of this can be a Digital Twin. It gives architects, engineers, manufacturers and assemblers the insight and tools to efficiently plan, design, construct, and manage infrastructure.

BIM establishes industry standards for a Digital Model, usable in software tools from hsbcad.

BIM standards for offsite are still largely incomplete. hsbcad is a leading member of the community building SMART establishing BIM standards for offsite.
What is DfMA?
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Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) is a design approach that focuses on ease of manufacture and efficiency of assembly. An emphasis heavily focuses on simplifying the design of a product for manufacture so that it can be assembled efficiently, in an optimised time, with lower costs.

hsbcad designs with ease the component parts of the project, through integration with enterprise resource planning systems and customisable automation to reduce the complexities of manufacturing operations. The etos of hsbcad is the reduction of material, overhead and labour costs thus minimising assembly operations
Can hsbdesign for AutoCAD and Autodesk Revit be used together?
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Unlike Autodesk Revit, AutoCAD is traditionally considered as not compliant with BIM standards and with BIM work processes.

However, to give offsite companies access to advanced geometric capabilities that are currently only available on AutoCAD, hsbcad has created a powerful bi-directional bridge between AutoCAD and Revit.

Through this bridge, offsite companies can work fully BIM compliant. Imagine you start modelling in hsbdesign for Autodesk Revit, progressing next to advanced detailing in hsbdesign for AutoCAD and finally returning this detailing back into hsbdesign for Autodesk Revit. With this approach, hsbdesign for AutoCAD becomes part of a BIM compliant work process. Imagine is real, imagine is hsbcad!
Keith Cotter
Global Business Development Manager
Hi, I’m Keith Cotter. I’m happy to help with any question you have.
+32 (0)9 221 22 45Get in touch