Concepts – glossary

It’s important to bee familiar with the concepts that makes  B-processor a special BIM system.

A first reading could be the ECAADE 2007 paper.

In the glossary below there is three entrances:

  1. The explanation is directly in the glossary list fx BIM-system.
  2. The explanation is a link to a chapter fx User interface
  3. The explanation is mentioned in the chapter linked to fx the term “Surface” link to the chapter Data structure – entities.


B-processor: the name “B-processor” comes from: “B” for Bygning (dk), Building (uk..), Bâtiment (fr), Bauwerk (de) , etc. and “processor” like in word-processor

B-model: the B-processor digital building-model is called B-model.

BIM-system: BIM – Building Information Modelling. The BIM-system is a software system supporting the BIM processes and  the building information database. Definition: BIM covers geometry, spatial relationships, light analysis, geographic information, quantities and properties of building components (for example manufacturers’ details). BIM covers the whole building life cycle, including the architectural and engineering design phase and the processes of construction and facility operation. B-processor is an unconventional  BIM system – see  the B-processor frontpage  and B-processor ECAADE 2007. The  BIM-system conventions can be studied in  Wikipedia BIM article.

Data structure – entities all about objects and entities in  B-model and how they relate.

Element - building-object see Data structure – entities

Part - building-object see Data structure – entities

Space - building-object see Data structure – entities

Surface - geometry entity see Data structure – entities

User interface explaining the different par of the  B-processor screen layout.