dRofus is a unique planning, data management and BIM collaboration tool that provides all stakeholders with extensive workflow support and access to building information throughout the building lifecycle.
Unlike any other planning tool in the market, dRofus was developed directly on behalf of public building owners. Capturing client requirements (EIR), validating design solutions (BIM) against client requirements, management of public standards and equipment planning are core features in the software.
dRofus has strong ArchiCAD, Revit and IFC integration with bi-directional data sync capabilities.
Model data from each discipline is captured, together with planning data, non-geometric data and documents in a centralized database accessible to all project stakeholders via the dRofus desktop client and dRofus Web.
Typically stakeholders produce data using different software programs, that have different data schemas, with different filetypes, distributed across multiple servers, located in multiple different locations - and often this data is not re-usable by others.
This is why dRofus has become an essential tool for BIM projects - we consolidate disparate data sets and convert them into project information, insight and intelligence accessible to all project stakeholders.
dRofus' cloud-based solution already helps you effortlessly manage everything from project standards to room data sheets to punchlists. Now it does it in a cool, new interface.
Learn more about dRofus 2.0 in the video below.
Our latest 2.0 release includes these easy-to-use, time-saving features:
Plan, create and manage building data input from every stakeholder capturing relevant building/project information for all objects in BIM, cross domain, discipline and model; including data outside of the BIM platform.
dRofus` advanced plug-ins to Revit and ArchiCAD provide excellent workflow support for architects and engineers. Integrate program data with design for validation of building requirements and bidirectional synchronization between dRofus and project models.
Capture client requirements and manage facility standards across multiple projects. Room templates and global items catalouge help standardize rooms and content to kick start new projects.
All changes applied to dRofus are logged. The logs will show who changed what and when. Apply log notes and use changelists to communicate why changes were made. Advanced search capabilities make it easy to schedule or report relevant changes.
dRofus has over 70 built-in PDF reports and Excel exports. Our clients can also utilize XF Designer, a third party report template authoring tool, to create specialized reports of their own. We can also create custom PDF reports to fit the project/organization requirements.
Data is securely stored on a central server allowing users to connect and read data regardless of their physical location, all you need is a PC and internet connection. User access rights are controlled to ensure data security. Read and write permissions are controlled on a detailed level for all modules in dRofus.
dRofus gives you the ability to structure the planned rooms in a project in a a clear, organized manner. All rooms are assigned with a unique room function number, programmed area and other project defined parameters. dRofus enables all involved parties to access room and area overviews
All rooms can be assigned a Room Data Sheet (RDS). The RDS contains the project requirements and/or other information specified for the rooms. The information can either come from project defined room templates or be completely unique. dRofus comes with a built-in RDS setup, but users are free to define which fields to be included, or to simply make a customized RDS from scratch. RDS can be reported/exported to PDF, Excel, xml, IFC or synchronized as room parameters directly to design models using plug-ins.
Register and manage all room contents and building elements such as furniture, fixtures and equipment in the dRofus Item overview. dRofus is delivered with a built-in register of Items, but it is also very easy to customize the register to fit the project needs. Organize Items in project defined groups and create items directly in dRofus or create BIM objects as Items through plug-ins.
An Item can be attached to a room template or an unique room in the room list. This forms the basis for quantity take-off, costing and procurement calculation for the equipment in the project. Existing Items are recorded in a separate register and linked to the rooms, calculating automatically the net item quantities to be procured.
In dRofus, you can assign finishes to rooms via either room templates or to individual rooms directly. Finishes are first established in the Items overview and then added to rooms in project defined categories. Examples of categories are Floors, Walls, Columns and Ceiling. Finishes can easily be reported in various reports, quantified and linked to BIM objects such as Revit materials.
Systems can be created in dRofus or imported from Revit using plug-ins. Organize and maintain all data on systems and associated components in a structured environment. Attach Products and Documents to assemble as-built documentation for handover to facility management. Systems in dRofus support the use of multiple classifications and provide multiple field edit functions for fast data entry. dRofus helps manage all systems and components inside and outside the BIM.
Note: Systems are currently only available in the Scandinavian version. International Alfa release is under testing.
The module TIDA (Technical Information Database) is a FM handover system where contractors have access to upload all FM documentation related to "their" systems and components. TIDA can also help you in an early phase to specify your requirements to technical systems and components in the building, in addition to providing accurate and consistent FM numbering of all objects with a multidisciplinary marking system (TFM).
This module is at the moment only available in Norwegian and Danish.
The graphical function planner is a module used to visually plan functions and rooms in a project. You can use this to create, edit and delete functions and rooms, define programmed areas and the detailed requirements for the rooms. Plan diagrams are created as images in the function program and can be included in reports such as the building brief and functional program.
In the function program, you can define and register early phase requirements of a project, department or sub-departments, even before you have a confirmed list of rooms. These requirements are typically scattered in various documents and worksheets. With dRofus, various sets of requirements can be specified in a centralized location in a consistent and structured manner for the project. This makes it easy for designers and the project team to find the relevant information efficiently at any time.
The Procurement module can be used to manage the planned Items through all steps in the procurement process.
During the entire procurement process, the users can control which Items to be purchased, and in which rooms the Items to be located, whether they are in tender, offer, agreement or order status.
Orders created in the Procurement module can be transferred to the Delivery module.
In the Delivery module, the Items can be split into individual instances for attaching unique data such as registration and serial numbers.
The Punch Lists is a web-based system to communicate observations and comments during construction site visits between the Client (or project manager) and the Contractor on a building project. Users of the Punch Lists are divided into two groups: Client/PM and Contractor
Note: This module is currently only available in Norwegian and Danish versions.
dRofus’ integrated IFC Model Server makes it easy to visualize and validate a project across multiple design models. Viewing through the Model Server, users of dRofus have access to the latest design models and validation reports between program and design without any additional file handling. This allows the opportunity for new and improved work flows, better quality control across models and enhanced interaction with the stakeholders of the projects.
The Model Server is a special edition from Jotne EPM, - one of the leading global providers in this technology.
For more information about standards and documentation regarding the IFC standards, please visit www.buildingsmart.com
dRofus supports both importing and exporting IFC from/to:
dRofus participates in the BuildingSMART alliance project “Building Programming information exchange” (BPie), which is part of the BuildingSMART challenge 2013 www.buildingsmartalliance.org. Read more about our work here.
For more information about IFC support in dRofus please see our IFC user guide