New LOD specification – 2015 DRAFT

LOD: The Level of Development (LOD) Specification is a reference that enables practitioners in the AEC Industry to specify and articulate with a high level of clarity the content and reliability of Building Information Models (BIMs) at various stages in the design and construction process.

There is a new LOD specification on

Have you seen “Adsimulo” ?

I recently came across a cool video from Movvéo, formerly Lerch Bates. Interesting tool to simulate and visualize elevators in the building to be designed.

I am in contact with the developers, because I would be happy to get a test drive with this software. I will let you know.

Cibes Platform Lift A5000 available on

Cibes has recently released the A5000 product range as revit BIM familes:

These models are fine for the first planning stages. If you need perfect BIM models for concrete orders, please contact your Cibes sales. Cibes is using DigiPara Liftdesigner Automation to generate exact LOD 300 BIM models from their ERP system, exactly customized to your order.

Elevator drawings & BIM models for Thyssenkrupp CENE elevators

Recently ThyssenKrupp CENE (Central and Northern Europe) released a website, where architects can customize their elevator model according to their needs.

The website worked pretty good. I was able to create a new project according to my needs. Afterwards I generated a full installation drawing. That took me 60 seconds. From the download site, I downloaded the elevator BIM file and loaded it into Autodesk Revit.