As an emerging technological and procedural shift within the building design industry, Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a set of interacting processes and technologies to manage essential building design and project data in digital format throughout the design procedure. It is also a central data repository to store and recall different kinds of project information through creating a 3D model as well as providing intelligent data for this model. Besides, project documentation can be brought forward as a byproduct of the 3D model. This kind of BIM approach allows designers to finish their design work and have the documentation of a building simultaneously. As a result, this design approach can accelerate the design procedure of building project through less time and effort. This paper begins with an outlook on the mechanism that BIM approach how to increase the productivity rates and reduce the waste of resources in architecture industry. Then, it provides a project example on the use of Autodesk Revit software system. At the end, a discussion on how BIM approach is applied to into the building design industry and on the potential benefits of BIM approach is put forward.