Simplebim compared to model author tools
You are already using a model author tool, why do we need Simplebim?
Model author tools have been created to support design and design documentation. If you are a designer, then this of course what you want. Using Simplebim together with your model author tools helps you to make your open BIM workflow consistent and efficient.
Model author tools are nowadays also marketed for other use cases than just design. Consider carefully if you want to use these expensive and complex tools for something they were not designed to do, for example to support production.
Instead of using the native formats and building and maintaining your processes and automation rules for each format separately, open BIM is a superior way of working. Simplebim allows you to get most out of it.