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Object Interaction Query: A Context Awareness Tool for Evaluating BIM Components’ Interactions

Ogueta, Carolina Soto ; Sweden, Moa Carlsson ;


During the creative process, designers constantly evaluate the relations between objects in space. BIM aids this process by providing a modeling platform where objects are embedded with information, which can be extracted on demand. The object Interaction Query (oIQ) proposes a novel way to query BIM models, not only for geometric properties and dimensions, but also about the relations among the components. By including the queried objects’ context and interrelations as part of the computation, the prototype tool is able to provide feedback on complex interactions and conflicts in the design environment. The oIQ approach and its implementation are developed as integral parts of the design process, allowing users to perform customized queries through a GUI in which users can apply their knowledge and design preferences to the model’s evaluation.


Palavras-chave: BIM, Object interaction, Context awareness, Rule-based system,


DOI: 10.5151/despro-sigradi2013-0050

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Ogueta, Carolina Soto; Sweden, Moa Carlsson; "Object Interaction Query: A Context Awareness Tool for Evaluating BIM Components’ Interactions", p. 269-273 . In: Proceedings of the XVII Conference of the Iberoamerican Society of Digital Graphics: Knowledge-based Design [=Blucher Design Proceedings, v.1, n.7]. São Paulo: Blucher, 2014.
ISSN 2318-6968, DOI 10.5151/despro-sigradi2013-0050

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