"The Power of Visuals: How Search Results Using Images Can Transform BIM Systems"

DALL·E 2023-01-18 15.58.46 (1)
When it comes to Building Information Modeling (BIM), it is essential to have accessible, accurate, detailed, and straightforward data for projects, including geometry. Search with images as results streamlines the retrieval of precise content efficiently.

Visual acuity enables us to quickly identify patterns, shapes, and details, which is particularly useful in highly visual industries like AEC. Humans are wired to distinguish and process visual information more quickly and effectively than text. By incorporating images in the search results, firms leverage this capability and improve the way team members access and apply the data they need.

Find the information you need, faster.

One of the fundamental benefits of search results with images is that it allows teams to find the information they need faster and more easily because it can depend on the visual acuity humans inherently possess. In many cases, text-based search results can be overwhelming, and team members may have difficulty identifying the content they ultimately require.



Instead of reading through file names, team members can instead efficiently scan through images, graphically identifying what they need. This can be particularly useful when, for example, Revit families are extremely similar but have very slight differences; an image allows for quick identification.

Text-based search using images as results helps teams globally.

Since images are a universal language, searches that use images as the results can help to improve communication and collaboration among team members globally. Images can bridge language challenges among the team, facilitating understanding and streamlining discussion about the information and models they are working on. This can lead to a more efficient and productive workflow.


By incorporating images in search results, users are able to find the information they need faster, and in a more logical manner.  Compared to text-based search results, it is easier to use, takes advantage of human visual acuity, and can greatly improve the team's collaboration, resulting in fewer errors and time saved.


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