It’s important to know how layout points work after we completed the BIM Coordination process. In most cases, the software will automatically generate the layout points once placed within a BIM family, or we place a point in the project.

The software will consider the size, location, and shape of the objects in the model and create points that correspond to the edges or centers of those objects. These points are then used to determine the placement of objects in the project during installation.

The best way to understand how this works is by example. Let’s say you have a model of a building, and you want to place a door in the project. The software will generate layout points around the edge of the door since we place it within the door family. If, however, you move the door to a different location, you will adjust the layout points automatically to match the new location simply by moving the door.

The same principle applies to other types of objects. You can move them, rotate them, and change their size as needed. Keep in mind that it will always automatically generate the layout points.
They can then use the points with standard electronic survey equipment such as Tremble or other types of devices. We insert the points into the survey equipment, and we can now transpose them to actual installation locations in minutes with ease. These points are more accurate than a previous means of layout such as strings and tape measures.

A point map is simply a 2D drawing showing each point location relative to the project by type, category, or system. We assign points their own individual number, so we eliminate duplication of points. These maps can verify that no human error has taken place during the survey point layout.


Standard benefits:

-Get the layout you need in less time and with fewer resources.

-Save money by generating layouts automatically.

-See your project come to life faster than ever before.

– Get the project done faster and for less money.

– Be more efficient at your work.

– Finish projects on time and under budget

– Make your installation process more efficient.

– Install faster and better than ever before.

– Your installations will be amazing, every time.


With MEP coordination drawings, having point drawings can save you time and money. Our experience at MEPCor in creating accurate and detailed point drawings that will help your project move forward with no delays. We understand the importance of timely installations after MEP coordination and commit to providing our clients with the best possible service. If you’re interested in learning more about our services or would like a quote, please contact us today. We look forward to hearing from you!

BIM is a powerful tool that can help your business save time and money. If you want to learn more about how BIM can benefit your company, contact MEPCor today. Our team of experts will be happy to discuss how this innovative technology can streamline your workflow and improve your bottom line.

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