IDEA (IntelliCAD-Based Architectural BIM)AECbytes Archived Article (May 20, 2010)

This review explores the range and capabilities of 4M’s IntelliCAD-based IDEA application for architectural design and looks at how it differs from industry-leading BIM applications. Developed by 4M Solutions, one of the leading members of the ITC (IntelliCAD Technology Consortium), IDEA is part of 4M’s multi-disciplinary suite of BIM applications.

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Lachmi Khemlani is the founder and editor of AECbytes. She has a Ph.D. in Architecture from UC Berkeley, specializing in intelligent building modeling, and consults and writes on AEC technology. She can be reached at

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