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The value and importance of manufacturer-specific objects

The value and importance of manufacturer-specific objects.

Architects are on board. Engineers as well. Now even contractors are becoming accredited content developers. So when are manufacturers going to adopt digitalization of their product-specific objects? It’s the initial step in creating BIM objects. BIM—which stands for Building Information Modeling—is a digital twin representing the Building Product Manufacturer’s (BPM) parametric-rich, product visualization. BIM objects are the result of an evolutionary process in shared knowledge resources of information, complete with performance characteristics. They offer a reliable foundation for decision-making during the entire life-cycle of a project—from conception to demolition. Plus, these files can be easily published into numerous formats via BIMscript®. This enables what we call a ‘Single Source of Truth’ throughout conceptual development. Manufacturers then house and manage all their BIM objects on a separate cloud-based platform——so over 1.6 million building professionals can easily and freely discover them. All project stakeholders involved now possess maximum peace of mind that all specified information is accurate and up-to-date.

Designed to be fast, easy and convenient.

From the onset, BIM objects have become the ultimate in convenience for architects and engineers. The digital models perform exactly as their structural counterparts with metadata already built in, setting the standard for all others. With BIMobject, all data can be accessed through Property Sets. Each object may also come with links to other vital information such as installation instructions, warranties and replacement part lists. These elements can be extracted and placed into schedules, bid packages and facility management systems. BIM objects are perfect for architects who are visually-focused, seeking geometrically-correct, true-to-life images. And for engineers they deliver command performance, possessing parametric capabilities and metadata. The end result? When you combine BIM objects into surroundings built with augmented and virtual reality, you’ll have the most accurate, realistic experiences possible.  

Maximum information makes more intelligent projects.

Manufacturer-specific objects are great for BPMs to win more business, but let’s not overlook the greatest aspect—the metadata. This is the true-to-life perfection that’ll cut costs and improve workflow across all disciplines. Less problems will arise at the actual build, because all issues were uncovered and improved upon in the design phase. Plus, the more BIM objects you place into your project, the more intelligent the project becomes. Intelligence enables architects and engineers to perform painstaking simulations—computational fluid dynamics, structural load calculations, even virtual calculations of energy consumption after the build—in a much easier, more reliable manner. It also empowers various disciplines to experience better group coordination, cut project design costs by reducing revisions, obtain sourcing form the right vendor and permit proper logistics planning.

Meet the growing demand for BIM objects across the AECO industry today. Learn more on how to transform your manufacturer-specific objects into parametric-rich BIM objects by visiting or contact


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