BIM & CAD Services

Our engineers are skillfully trained in the use of Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Building Information Modelling (BIM) software, with strict adherence to CP83 standards and the BCA BIM e-submission guide.

Case Study

Creation of BIM Design Models for MRT Lines

AcePLP was tasked to create (i) the horizontal and vertical rail alignments, (ii) running rails (iii) sleepers with baseplate and fasteners, (iv) third rail components, (v) bufferstops and (vi) to create a combined model of the sleepers and running rails throughout the 3D alignment, including turnouts.

on-site cad & bim support

Our on-site support is frequently used by savvy project managers meeting time and budget shortages. With AcePLP’s engineers, you can focus on maintaining a lean project team and scale up/down your team depending on your project requirements.

This service is the preferred option for projects that require plenty of coordination and communication with your project team. An AcePLP manager will work with you to assign BIM/CAD engineers with the right skillset and qualities to your project site.

off-site cad & bim support

Recommended for simpler projects or standalone tasks that do not require much input from the project team. Your project will be completed by a team of highly skilled CAD/BIM engineers at the AcePLP office.

You should ideally have specific instructions on how the job should be performed to let us manage your project.

bim auditing

Unify BIM standards and ensure a high-quality BIM database with AcePLP’s BIM auditing service. As an independent party, we can conduct checks on the level of detail, naming standards, and project organisation, ensuring that BIM integrity and compliance levels are met for your project. 

Our expertise in creating BIM models means you can trust that we know what to look out for.

Other BIM Services

Construction Sequencing

Link the construction programme to your BIM model to systematically and visually track your project progress over time.

Construction Animation

Showcase your designs and innovative construction methods through an animated video.

Project Planning

Work with our planners to create your tender and baseline programme. A tracking programme can linked to your BIM model for visualization and presentation. Deploy our planners to your project site to report on progress and update the programme.

The Software We Support:

Revit (RVT) is a popularly used BIM Modelling product for creating building models, drawings, and schedules. It is most commonly used in station projects, as well as ancillary buildings such as substations and pump house serving road tunnels. It is a product by Autodesk and pairs well with AutoCAD (for 2D documentation) and Navisworks (for BIM review and coordination). 

Bentley OpenRail (DGN) is commonly deployed in trackwork projects as it can effectively create 3D rail horizontal and vertical alignment, canting, and parametric rail corridor models. It is also helpful for

Bentley OpenRoads (DGN) consists of the OpenRoads ConceptStation, OpenRoads Designer, OpenRoads SignCAD, and OpenRoads Navigator. The product shares a similar interface with OpenRail and has road-specific modelling tools. It is a Bentley product formerly known as “InRoads” and pairs well with MicroStation (for 2D documentation) and Navigator (for BIM review and coordination).

Bentley OpenBuilding (DGN), previously known as AECOsim, is a specific tool for creating building models, drawings and schedules. It is a Bentley product formerly known as “AECOsim” and works well with other Bentley products such as OpenRail and OpenRoads, which is why we have used it for modelling foundations connected to roads and rail infrastructure. GenerativeComponents is an included product that automates modelling processes

Autodesk Civil 3D (DWG, DXF) is a product by Autodesk that is meant for civil infrastructure design and documentation. It is an AutoCAD vertical product. Features in the product support a variety of civil infrastructure projects including rail, roads and highways, land development, airports, drainage, storm and sanitary and civil structures.

Autodesk Navisworks (NWD, NWF) is a BIM Review product by Autodesk that allows users to open and combine 3D models, navigate around them in real-time and review the model using a set of tools including comments, redlining, viewpoints and measurements. It is best used for reviewing Revit models. It can read 3D DGN and PRP files from MicroStation but does not support CEL files or 2D DGN files.

Bentley Navigator is a BIM Review product by Bentley that allows users to open and review models and drawings. It is used most commonly to review model files created using other Bentley products, though you can also use i-model as a container to bring in files created using non-Bentley applications. It can connect to ProjectWise, and you can use it on the web or mobile interface.