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2: Building Representation

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    20726
    • 2.1: Representation
      This chapter introduces representations, in particular symbolic ones: how they are structured and how they describe things , including spatial ones . It explains that spatial symbolic representations are frequently graphs and presents some of the advantages of using such mathematical foundations. The chapter concludes with the paradigmatic and syntagmatic dimensions of representations, and their relevance for interpretation and management.
    • 2.2: Analogue representations
      This chapter introduces representations, in particular symbolic ones: how they are structured and how they describe things , including spatial ones . It explains that spatial symbolic representations are frequently graphs and presents some of the advantages of using such mathematical foundations. The chapter concludes with the paradigmatic and syntagmatic dimensions of representations, and their relevance for interpretation and management.
    • 2.3: Building representations in BIM
      This chapter offers an overview of symbolic building representations in BIM , including their key differences to analogue representations and how these were implemented in CAD . It explains how a model is built out of symbols that may have an uneasy correspondence with real-world objects and how abstraction can be achieved using these symbols.