The most important things to grasp about BIM are the impacts on processes and design. However, it is also important to understand some of the terminology and the developing requirements for the use of digital tools in construction.
BIM is much more than software, it is a process. But, it is a process enabled by technology, and software solutions sit at the heart of that technological change. To engage with BIM, you need to understand the types of BIM software that make these improvements possible.
You always arrive in the future with the tools you developed in the past. Nothing remains static for long, technology least of all. Making the most out of BIM is about getting ahead of the curve.