Enhancing BIM modelling
BEAM connects McNeel's multipurpose 3D modeller Rhinoceros with the AEC industry standard Autodesk Revit.
Assign parameters, create families and move geometry across the platforms, BEAM comes with features targeted to assist designers in the creation of models that can fully deliver the creative intent along all the data needed to bring it into the digital era of Building Information Modelling.
When compared to Rhino, Revit's 3D capabilities are limited. BEAM provides tools to assign information and parameters to Rhino's geometrical objects and bring them to Revit easily, updating components and creating a connection between the models saving hours of work.
Designers can now seamlessly combine Revit elements to complementary complex geometry and bring the power of free-form design to BIM.
Local Cache System
BEAM uses a customised cache file format to transfer and archive design iterations. The cache location can be defined on a project basis enabling collaboration opportunities between team members.
Using a local cache will keep speed and security at the highest level, while a cloud based system will allow distant collaboration.
No servers required, only the preferred storage platform.
Remember Flux? Beam can do that and more, both in the cloud and in your own network.
BEAM is easy to use through its custom panel built inside Rhino.
Information is handled in the background by the plugin with a familiar and accessible interface.
Objects can be assigned to families and custom data can be added to it.
Category, Materials and more will be reflected in the Revit document automatically.
All information is saved in the file and can be easily maintained.
With the panel users can also manage families in the document, set project folders and more.
No need of complex scripts or plugins, simplicity is one of BEAM 's core features.
Built for the maximum flexibility
BEAM can be used in project and family documents and has an extensive set of tool to perform any workflow possible.
When used in a Project, BEAM will import elements grouping them in families, along with all metadata, updating them automatically.
In Family Environment designers can use BEAM to add geometry to existing families and use special family types.
The user can select any import at any time, allowing to go back and forth design options.
The speed of the workflow is one of BEAM's main features.
Easy to work with both software at the same time, with a quick and simple data transfer.
Revit Geometry and Parameters
With BEAM all geometry is converted to Revit Form Geometry.
No Import Symbols.
Expand your toolset
BEAM has a growing set of convenient tools to manage your model, schedule elements and maintain the Document updated with the latest information.
BEAM allows the creation of complex, information rich models. Ready for IFC exports and collaboration.
URSA for Adaptive Components
BEAM is packed with URSA.
Use Rhino poly-lines as drivers to place adaptive components with all parameters.
BLOCS for block management
BEAM includes BLOCS, a tool for using Rhino blocks to place Family instances in the Revit document optimising repetition and patterns.
With BLOCS is very easy to generate complex lightweight models efficiently.
RAY for Revit to Rhino
Transfer edge curves and solid geometry from Revit to Rhino in a single click with RAY.
Unleash the power of Dynamo and Grasshopper.
Use Rhinoceros Grasshopper to create and assign various parameters to geometry allowing the creation of complex models with BIM parameters.
With Dynamo, access all the geometry and data from Rhino and build complicated designs.
BEAM is an ongoing project and many new features are planned in our road map.
BEAM is built by and for AEC experts.