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Why BIM?

Why create BIM-objects?

If you have a product that often occurs in big projects, it is very likely that BIM-objects representing your products would be of crucial importance to be able to get into BIM-planned projects. Large projects can be headquarters, schools, hospitals, airports, hotels, residential areas, in other words projects that use large volumes of different products.

By producing a BIM object on a product, the planner can bring the product into his BIM-planned project. The object represents the product in the form of an adaptable model but also includes a lot of relevant and important information about the product that is required to function in a BIM context.

There are a lot of requirements for an efficient BIM-object. These requirements depend on the type of product that the object represents. In some cases, the objects are extremely advanced with many customization options and in other cases an object can represent an entire product family.

Is this just for big companies?

The crucial question of whether to produce a BIM object on your product is whether the product is in demand in large projects. It does not matter if you have one or thousands of products used in large projects, if you are a producer of a product that is regularly used in large projects, you should have a BIM object on the product adapted for the various BIM tools.

What is a BIM tool?

Building Information Modeling is a working method and there are various tools used to be able to work within BIM. The most common tools are Revit and ArchiCAD, but there are other software. There are also subcontractor software such as MagiCAD and others. which to some extent can be used to plan and create archive documentation for BIM.

One goal is for all actors and subcontractors in a BIM-planned project to collaborate by collecting their plans in the BIM model through data produced in the same tool. Which tool you choose for BIM in a specific project is decided by the main owner of the project. As a manufacturer, it is crucial that you have your products at hand in all the most common tools available in the markets in which you operate.

What does a BIM strategy cost?

The cost of implementing a BIM strategy depends on the volume of products and the type of products. Each manufacturer is unique and has its conditions that must be considered. Starting your strategy for BIM does not have to be very costly and in principle it can be self-financed by selling to a segment that you have not previously been able to sell to.

Bimstone has solid experience of working with a wide range of customers and products, and our customers benefit from this experience in developing their strategy.

What is required of me as a manufacturer to start a strategy?

It is a relatively simple process from the manufacturer’s perspective. If there is a good basic basis in some form on the product and access to the correct technical specification, this is the most important part we need from the manufacturer.