Using Building Information Modeling for Architectural Drawings

BIM tools can improve professional practice and drawing quality without any compromise
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By Peter J. Arsenault, FAIA, NCARB, LEED AP
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End Notes

1The full 2016 LOD Specification can be downloaded for free at

2UniFormat Numbers and Titles used in the LOD Specification are from UniFormat, published by CSI and Construction Specifications Canada (CSC), and are used with permission from CSI. For a more in-depth explanation of UniFormat and its use in the construction industry, contact 800-689-2900 or visit

Peter J. Arsenault, FAIA, NCARB, LEED AP, is a nationally known architect, consultant, continuing education presenter, and prolific author advancing building performance through better design.,


Vectorworks, Inc. Vectorworks, Inc. is the developer of Vectorworks software, a line of industry-specific CAD and BIM solutions that help more than half a million design visionaries transform the world.


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Originally published in Architectural Record
Originally published in December 2018