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Global Product Data in US signs a joint marketing agreement with BIMobject®

Based in Atlanta GA, USA, Global Product Data (GPD) operates one of the largest Building Information Modeling focused manufacturer directories in the USA, called THESource. It collates manufacturer product data from various sources and communicates it to subscribers through GPDTools, an Autodesk Revit add-in. GPDTools-users can search, select and annotate building product data directly into generic BIM content in their projects. 

BIMobject® is the leader in developing high quality, highly parametric and smart 3D-CAD content and offers a complete cloud solution for manufacturers with development, integration, publishing and re-distribution of BIM objects - digital products - as well as pre-sales Analytics and Private Cloud services.

The re-distribution is a very important part of today's digital marketing strategy. As a company owning a brand and digital content you want to see it distributed and at the same time you want to be in control and always know that the Architect or designer can download the content and data from one single reliable source. Furthermore, maintenance of product data is a big challenge for the whole building industry, trying to keep all supplier information up to date with correct and accurate data is an ongoing challenge.

With these challenges in mind, this agreement was signed between GPD and BIMobject® to ensure an optimal solution. It will give manufacturers of the BIMobject® Portal access to a large number of additional BIM users in the US, without any extra work from the manufacturer's site. All re-distribution is based on the fact that the BIM object and product data is one single source and in sync between both systems.

"A key benefit for GPD users is the immediate access to the BIM objects and product data from the cloud based system of BIMobject® from both THESource product library and GPDTools ProductTAG", says Mike Collins, President of GPD.

"This is an important step for us to get closer to the US market and we look forward to working together with the team from Global Product Data", says Stefan Larsson, CEO of BIMobject AB. 

This agreement will allow both companies to leverage their respective technical resources to improve and enhance not only the BIMobject® Portal with new innovative product developments and adjustments that will be applied to US standards and classifications, but also extend the reach of GPD's ProductTAG tool to the BIM community. Both companies will assist each other in pre-sales and marketing activities for the BIM object solutions offered to manufacturers.

For more information, please contact: CEO, Stefan Larsson
Phone: +46 40 685 29 00
E-mail: stefan@bimobject.com

About Global Product Data LLC:

Global Product Data's GPDTools and cloud service enables architects, engineers, and other design professionals to quickly search, select and annotate manufacturer specific product data into generic content for their active design sessions in Autodesk Revit®.
For building product manufacturers, GPD offers a unique way to allow manufacturers support design professional in the current work flow while also exposing how their BIM content and product data is being used in the AEC industry.

GPD has collated over a thousand manufacturers with BIM content libraries into a single source cloud service. From GPDTools ProductTAG users can annotate manufacturer product data from over two hundred and fifty building product manufacturers. 

About BIMobject®:

BIMobject® is a game changer for the construction industry worldwide with its cloud based Portal offering development, maintenance and syndication of digital replicas - BIM objects - of manufactured building and interior products.

The marketing and pre-sales services associated with the Portal are channelled and integrated, through specialised software, into CAD/BIM applications to create a business-to-business communication across the globe.

Manufacturers use BIMobject® to promote and deliver their products directly into BIM processes enabling their products to be selected and generate a real improvement in sales. http://bimobject.com/

BIMobject® - Winner for the Red Herring Europe Top 100 Award 2013, Winner for the 2013 Red Herring 100 Global Award and Winner of the IAIR EUROPEAN AWARDS 2013!

BIMobject AB - a public company listed on NASDAQ OMX First North: Share Ticker: BIM

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This is an English version of a press release communicated by BIMobject®. In any case of doubt or possible differences regarding the different versions it is the Swedish version that shall apply.

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