||General AEC reference model (GARM) an aid for the integration of application specific product definition models
||The General AEC Reference Model (GARM) is developed for AEC applicationswithin the ISO/STEP standardisation effort. The goal of this standard is tofacilitate data-exchange between computer-applications for design, production andmaintenance of discrete products, including products for the Architecture,Engineering and Construction (AEC) Industry. The major difference between STEPand other data-exchange formats, such as IGES, DXF and SET, is that STEP-files or-databases will be directly interpretable by advanced computer-applicationswithout human interaction. The other formats allow only the exchange of drawingsor 3D geometric models which are intended for human interpretation. GARM willbe the integration model for AEC applications in the STEP standard; its high levelof abstraction makes it usable for a variety of applications and products, and easesthe development or adaption of generic software products.
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Gielingh W (1988).
General AEC reference model (GARM) an aid for the integration of application specific product definition models. Christiansson P, Karlsson H (ed.); Conceptual modelling of buildings. CIB W74+W78 seminar, October, 1988. Lund university and the Swedish building centre. CIB proceedings 126 (ISSN: 2706-6568),