Inside the 5D Data Pack

The Vico 5D Data Pack is a collection of information mined from over 400 5D BIM projects around the world. The information includes a collection of standard building elements in both ArchiCAD and Revit, a collection of estimating formulas and codes, as well as standard productivity data for scheduling tasks.


The content of the Data Pack is delivered in three modes: Excel source files, model libraries, and Vico Office reference files. The Excel source files are organized by code levels for the cost plan. The quantity formulas are predefined so that the 3D elements are automatically linked to your cost estimate. Users can add in their own unit prices for their geography and unique project history. The Revit and ArchiCAD content includes standard building elements like slabs, columns, walls, windows, beams, etc. organized by Uniformat category. These elements can be copy/pasted into your new project and automatically link the Revit Family Types and ArchiCAD Layer Name and ID, respectively, to your costing data. The Vico Office Reference Files can be unpacked in your dashboard and users can drag/drop content into new projects.


The combination of model geometry, quantity takeoff formulas, and scheduling task data jumpstarts new projects and provides a shortcut to a full 5D BIM project. This video explains how it all comes together.



Caption:  After defining your levels of detail and determining which scheduling and estimating details are required for each stage of the model progression specification, the 5D Data Pack allows you to basically cut and paste your way to your 5D project. This matrix of LOD, aspects, and classes makes it easy to slot in standard building elements, costing data, and scheduling information and accurately (and quickly) complete the MPS.


To learn more about the MPS, please navigate through these additional resources:


Webpage: The History and Evolution of the MPS

Webpage: MPS Terms and Definitions

Webpage: What is the BIM Level of Detail?

Webpage: The MPS as Sheet Music for an Orchestra

Webpage: What Is a Purpose-Built BIM Model?

Webpage: Who is Authoring the BIM Model?

Webpage: What You Need in Your Virtual Construction Toolkit

Webpage: Rollout the MPS to a New Project

Webinar: Webcor and the MPS

Webinar: Using the Content Plan and MPS

Webinar: The Knowledge Base of Cost and Time Elements

Webinar: Understanding the Model Progression Specification

Webinar: The MPS 3.0

Webinar: Using the 5D Data Pack on Your Next Project

Blog: What Can Be Done to Improve BIM Model Fidelity?

Blog: Why You Need an MPS on Every 5D Project

Blog: The 5D Data Pack Is Your Shortcut to 5D BIM

Blog: Keeping Construction Practices Connected

FAQs: MPS Frequently-Asked Questions

FAQs: 5D Data Pack FAQs