Building Information


BIM (Building Information Modelling): digital representation of physical and functional characteristics of an element. In the specific case of construction, BIM can be seen as modelling to optimise the design, construction and management of buildings and infrastructure.

What is 


BIM is a new collaborative design method, i.e., a system that allows the sharing and exchange of information on the components used, not only geometric but above all qualitative (performance and technical characteristics), which is useful in each of the different design phases: architectural, structural, plant engineering and energy.

How does it


The BIM design is managed with the help of a computerised system that allows the entire life cycle of the work to be managed and enables a substantial reduction in time and costs. From the models shared between the professionals involved, all the necessary documents and drawings can be extracted.

Benefits of the BIM method

Costs and Timing 

Reduction of costs and time, both during the design and construction phases.

Mistakes and Variations

Reduction of errors and subsequent prevention and cancellation of variants during construction thanks to 3D project management.


Overall increase in efficiency, productivity and project quality through standardisation of documentation.


Traceability of documentation, a very important aspect both during design and in the later stages of operation and maintenance.

GEWISS – BIM models and tools for electrical designers

In order to be able to design with the BIM method, it is necessary to have the models of the various components of the work (structural elements, furnishing objects, fixtures and fittings, architectural and plant components, etc.) produced according to international standards. Electrical designers therefore need BIM models of the electrical components to be included in their designs.


BIM models of products: GEWISS makes BIM models of its products available to planners. The data contained in the models are structured to take into account the specific type of each product and its installation aspects. In addition to the graphics, the models contain various information and elements that are needed in projects: technical data, images, symbols, links to data sheets, etc.

Plugin for REVIT®: Designers using REVIT software can use the plugin to directly insert BIM models of GEWISS components. In addition, the plugin makes it possible to achieve:

  • Compositions with the inserts of the civil series (device, box, frame, plate) in various types of installation (flush, wall, watertight, etc.);
  • Compositions of switchboards (wall and recessed) with modular devices (circuit breakers, differential, accessories, etc.).


Features of GEWISS models



The luminaire models have their photometric curve incorporated.



The models have a scalable symbol, visible in plan views and printable.



Box, cassettes and switchboard models can be wall-mounted or flush-mounted depending on the type.



The compositions of the civil and switchboard series created with the plugin can be inserted directly into Revit® or downloaded.

Software useful for you



Plugin for BIM design with Gewiss products – with the plugin, it will be possible to insert single Gewiss products or compositions directly into the project created by Autodesk REVIT®. 
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BIM is online software that can be used by any device connected to the Internet (smartphones, tablets or PCs), with which you can download the BIM models of GEWISS products. The program allows you to navigate within the GEWISS catalogue among the various series, categories and subcategories, obtaining the 3D image of the product and its BIM model (*.RFA format) for the Autodesk REVIT program.
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