BIM and digital product data
Why all the effort?
There are many who have a part in a building project, for example, planners, architects, structural engineers, technicians, etc., over a long period of time.
If anyone of them fails to receive needed information in time, the planned milestones are inevitably delayed. The costs then continue to pile up ...
Since the projects are also divided into different phases, new teams with other systems and tools are active in each phase.
All the participants have individual areas of responsibility for whom specific information is required, which finally has to be coordinated. The data then often don‘t fit together.
The challenge:Manufacturers of architectural components must provide thousands of customers with a wide range of requirements with the appropriate data for planning their construction projects.
In providing data, there is a lot to take into account such as diverse CAD systems, classifications, specifications, levels of development, languages and more ... this quickly results in millions of possible combinations.
How do you manage to satisfy all component manufacturers?
By ignoring the needs and stubbornly supplying the standard data that‘s available?
It just won‘t work. If the special requirements of the product data are not met, dissatisfied customers will quickly start looking for alternatives from your competitors.
Or perhaps by generating the desired data manually in painstaking detail work?
Perhaps too much of an effort. This demands substantial time and personnel resources. While customers are waiting on their individual data package, their displeasure is ever-increasing.