BIMobject® announces support for Autodesk Fusion 360 for BIMscript® and LENA

BIMobject AB ("BIMobject") today announces its plans to release the cloud based development platform BIMscript® and LENA to the Autodesk Fusion 360 solution. The first version of BIMscript and LENA for Fusion 360 is planned to be launched in Q1 of 2017. 

Fusion 360 is a cloud-based 3D CAD, CAM, and CAE platform for product development. It combines industrial and mechanical design, simulation, collaboration, and machining in a single package. The tools in Fusion 360 enable fast and easy exploration of design ideas with an integrated concept-to-production toolset. BIMobject's strategy with BIMscript and LENA is to make it available for as many as possible to enable a fast and effective way of producing parametric BIM objects.

More than 100 external developers have received their accreditation and develop today in BIMscript and LENA, that currently exists on top of 3D CAD system Rhino. To broaden the usage of BIMscript, BIMobject will make it available for Autodesk Fusion 360.

Autodesk Fusion 360 is the first 3D CAD, CAM, and CAE tool of its kind. It connects the entire product development process in a single cloud-based platform that works with both Mac and PC. The added capabilities in Autodesk Fusion 360 means that in an intelligent way, a BIM object is created directly from the product design and manufacturing solution. In a smart way the digital product is published on BIMobject.com to enable it to be downloaded into building projects as a part of a BIM model. This will shorten the cycle from design to market considerably, and allow, product development and manufacturing to be in sync with digital marketing, product information and configuration. The solution will also support e-business with BIMobject's newly released BIMsupply platform.

Fusion 360 with BIMscript and LENA has the potential to open up a whole new target group of product designers and developers that directly can launch their products digitally, be specified and even sell their products on-line through BIMsupply.com. A digital flow from design to market.

"The support for Fusion 360 with BIMscript and LENA will make it much easier for designers and developers to develop, maintain, publish, distribute and sell their products as BIM objects on-line. BIMscript with LENA simplifies the use of Fusion 360 to create smart, parametric BIM objects in multiple languages, level of detail, with all classifications and standards for properties", says Jim Quanci, Senior Director Partner Development at Autodesk Inc.

"As BIMsupply has many components from Autodesk Forge, there will be very interesting synergies to use LENA on top of Autodesk Fusion 360 to keep a consistent information flow between product development, BIM integration and later supply management with fabrication, orders and maintenance", says Ben O'Donnell CTO of BIMobject.

"It's all about connecting things, as we go fully digital, every connection point to another saves time, makes it easier to use, and in the end provides a single source of truth in an information infrastructure. Connecting the Autodesk Cloud solutions together with BIMobject Cloud solutions will create a seamless flow for digital products through the life cycle, connecting both BIMobject Cloud and BIMsupply. This is the future of digital development and product information delivery", says Stefan Larsson, CEO and founder of BIMobject.

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

This information is information that BIMobject AB is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, at 11:20 CEST on October 13, 2016.

About BIMobject®

BIMobject® Corporation, acknowledged by investors with a Global Red Herring 100 award, and a public company on Nasdaq Stockholm First North: ticker BIM. BIMobject® is a game changer for the construction industry worldwide with its cloud based digital content management system for BIM objects. 

BIMobject as a disruptive technology corporation is at the forefront of the digitalisation of building products and materials, enabling the information to be turned into know-how earlier in the BIM processes. The BIMobject Cloud is a digital platform, where BIM professionals can reach and download BIM files from brands, from both Europe and US.  This will enable industrialisation of the construction industry and also have a huge impact on design, product selection, constructability, waste, energy, cost, quality and logistics.

Our unique solutions for Building Product Manufacturers provide development, hosting, maintenance, syndication and publication of the digital replicas of the manufacturers' products - BIM objects. The marketing and pre-sales services associated with the BIMobject Cloud are channeled and integrated, through Apps, 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.

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