Autodesk® Seek’s BIM Content has moved to the BIMobject® Cloud

Autodesk® Seek’s BIM content is now hosted on the BIMobject® Cloud. The platform enables professionals in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry, as well as interior design professionals, to quickly discover, preview, and download branded building information modelling (BIM) files, models, drawings, and product specifications into their commercial projects. As a building product manufacturer, your brand(s) will experience greater visibility, and an increase in web traffic and downloads of your BIM objects, for digital marketing purposes.

Increased Visibility, Worldwide

Hosting your products on the BIMobject Cloud provides Revit and AutoCAD software users direct access to your products within their software platforms. This makes the BIMobject Cloud an important and integral part of the digital infrastructure for BIM objects, where many of the largest architecture and engineering firms, in the world, can now immediately access your products 24/7, 365 days of the year. In addition, since there is no download limit, users have unlimited access to your published BIM objects.

Call Home Function and Version Management

All BIM objects hosted on the BIMobject Cloud include version numbers, region handling and call home functions, which allows the BIMobject App to check versions between the cloud and local (what? systems... platforms?). Updates can also be performed through web service. Full support for Level of Information (LOI) and additional properties can be added downstream in the BIM process. The BIM content creation process supported by BIMobject offers an efficient way to prepare your digital replicas for publishing.

The Single Source of Truth

At BIMobject, we believe that digital replicas of real-life products must be managed and controlled to ensure the downloaded version is always updated and current. Each cloud-based digital product on our platform can be linked, embedded, or added to any website and, with the help of XML and BIMobject’s cloud solutions, complete catalogues can be updated and maintained, automatically. This means our cloud-based BIM objects can be added to sites such as Houzz, Linkedin, Facebook, and Twitter, as well as, embedded into other web-based catalogues. You can also link them to information brokers and build multiple variations of micro-sites for differing local market needs – all while maintaining one single location where objects are published, maintained and updated.

Get started with BIManalytics® Core 

BIManalytics Core is our preeminent marketing analytics and pre-sales intelligence tool that allows Building Product Manufacturers to directly connect to the inbound digital marketing feature of the BIMobject Cloud. Core offers manufacturers a considerable competitive advantage – providing direct communication to the architects, engineers and specifiers who download BIM objects into their commercial projects. Core is also a business intelligence base system that allows business matching on a project level, supporting the newly-released BIMsupply and BIMobject Business Matching solutions for the supply chain and procurement function. Click here to read more about BIManalytics Core. 
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BPM FAQ

These “Frequently Asked Questions” are designed for Building or Interior Product Manufacturers whose content has been transferred from Autodesk® Seek to BIMobject.

Our Seek transition Technical Support Hotline is +1 804 389-4947 at BIMobject, Inc. in Burbank, CA. We can also be reached at our Seek transition Technical Support Email: seek@bimobject.com. Our technical BIM experts and Digital Content Management team will quickly assist you with any question you may have.

Contact for BPMs

Who should we contact for our current / next renewal?

All contracts are transferred to BIMobject®. BIMobject Inc. can be contacted at seek@bimobject.com or hotline +1 804 389-4947.
BIMobject has sales rep’s all over the United States and the headquarter is in Burbank, California.

BIMobject Inc.
3900 West Alameda Avenue
Suite 1200
Burbank, CA 91505
USA

Phone: +1 804 389-4947
Email: americas@bimobject.com

Invoice information

Who should we pay our next invoice to?

All contracts are transferred to BIMobject®, so the next invoice will come from BIMobject Inc. in Burbank.

BIM file product search

Where can I access my BIM objects and files now that they have been transferred from Autodesk® Seek to BIMobject®?

All of your files are stored on BIMobject’s secure, cloud infrastructure at https://bimobject.com/ where you can readily locate and view your company product pages and BIM objects by selecting Browse BIM objects at the top of the page. Simply choose your brand from the drop-down menu. You may also copy and paste your product page link to your own website, save as a favorite, or include in an email communication.

In the video we will show a more detail on how the browse, search and filter functions work on BIMobject.

Download limitations

Are there any limitations on how many downloads I can have with my current package, and how does this work with BIMobject®? In Autodesk® Seek it was limited in my package based on download events.

BIMobject does not limit downloads of your content and products.

Custom branding

I had custom branding as a Seek Microsite. Will I get a BIMobject® Product Site instead? How do I access my BIMobject® Product Site?

A BIMobject administrator will activate your BIMobject® Product Site/s depending on your previous Seek package. Please see the applicable Seek to BIMobject® feature transition sheet.

Once your BIMobject® Product Site has been activated, your BIMobject Brand Administrator can either assign themselves as a Product Sites Manager, or assign the role to the person who will be responsible for your Product Site management.

Webtrends statistics

Where are my old “Webtrends” statistics from Autodesk® Seek for 2016?
 

All of your prior year’s statistics will be stored and saved in Autodesk® Seek “Webtrends” for one year, 2017. You can continue to login and view reports like you've always done on "Webtrends". No new statistics will be added to this application after the 18th of January 2017.  

“Webtrends” is now replaced by BIManalytics® Core. BIManalytics® Core is a pre-sales, business and marketing analytics tool that allows a BPM’s sales team to follow up on leads created by, and connected to, global downloads from the BIMobject® Cloud. It is a prospect and lead generator, an enabler for business matching, as well as a communication tool to engage with direct and indirect influencers. libero vitae erat. Aenean faucibus nibh et justo cursus id rutrum lorem imperdiet. Nunc ut sem vitae risus tristique posuere.

BIM content display

How can I display my own BIM content on my own site and still keep everything up to date?

A BIMobject® Product Site is a microsite for building and interior product manufacturers. It enables manufacturers to create and maintain their digital product catalogue on their own website with the main focus on BIM objects. BIMobject® Product Sites can be tailored to each manufacturer's need, with an individual look, and can be embedded into any web environment.

Pre-sales and lead generation

Can members of my Sales Team use BIManalytics® Core’s Pre-sales and Lead generation tools?

Yes. BIManalytics® Core is a role-based, multi-user system where your sales managers, on different levels, and your local sales reps responsible for different territories, based on zip codes, can view, analyze and directly interact with the BIM users that have downloaded your products from the BIMobject Cloud.

Contact with users

How can users contact us? Do we have a company page? A vanity URL in Seek was a feature, is that available in BIMobject®?

Users can contact you via your company detail page. Every brand on bimobject.com has a unique URL with your brand name in it, for example: bimobject.com/yourcompanybrand

All users of bimobject.com can find general brand information and company contact information. Users of bimobject.com can find local sales representatives on a product level, simply by clicking on one of your products. This is referred to as Business Matching.

Business Matching and SpitFire

What is Business Matching and BIMobject® Spitfire? How can I get business matching on my product pages?

BIManalytics® Core supports BIMobject® SpitFire, which is the business matching license and function used in BIMsupply® and on bimobject.com. BIMobject® SpitFire’s business matching functionality is based on your local sales representative’s region, defined by a selection of zip codes.

With BIMobject® SpitFire enabled in a specific country, manufacturers can add their sales team to BIManalytics® Core and local sales representatives will be matched against BIM users. BIManalytics® Core can be set up by countries and regions, all the way down to zip codes. With business matching enabled, BIM users will contact your sales channel and/or supply chain directly to request prices, product support and orders.

Update or Upload

How can I update or upload new content to bimobject.com?

If you have not previously registered on the bimobject.com site, this is the first step. If you are a Product Manager who manages your company’s BIM content on the BIMobject® Cloud, you must use your corporate email address.

The BIMobject® Cloud is a role-based platform. After you login, you will have access to additional features, depending on your administration credentials. As you hover over the BIMobject® Cloud Apps icon  (  )  you will see all of the cloud Apps and functions you have access to. If you don't see the BIMobject® Apps you expect to have available, please email support@bimobject.com and a BIMobject Team member will add your name as the Product Manager of your BIMobject Cloud content.

As a Product Manager, you have the tools to create or edit product pages, upload content and add/modify values to your BIM content. BIMobject offers live updates, which means your changes will have immediate impact. Version control allows for updates of properties through the BIMobject® Apps.

Users must also be registered and log onto bimobject.com to freely download content. This is the basis for providing actionable data to your business intelligence solution, BIManalytics® Core.

To learn more about these advanced features, as part of BIMobject, as well as available webinars, and upcoming training opportunities, please contact your Sales Director.

Version and Call Home functions

What are the version and call home functions and how do they work with BIMobject® and its infrastructure?

Every object that is hosted on bimobject.com has a unique URL. This URL activates our call to home function. This allows all of your products to be easily updated, quickly. Once you have updated your product information and changed the edition number of your product, users will be notified, immediately, via the BIMobject® integrated Apps.

BIMsupply®

What is BIMsupply® and when will it be available to Autodesk® Seek transferred accounts?

To learn more about these advanced features now available as part of BIMobject®, available webinars, and upcoming training opportunities, contact your Sales Director.

ARCOM MasterSpec

I have read BIMobject® has a partnership with ARCOM’s MasterSpec. How does that arrangement work?

To learn more about these advanced features now available as part of BIMobject®, available webinars, and upcoming training opportunities, contact your Sales Director.

Digital Marketing

I want to buy digital marketing packs like featured products, banner ads, directed email etc, where do I go for that and what can be offered?

To learn more about these advanced features now available as part of BIMobject®, available webinars, and upcoming training opportunities, contact your Sales Director.

User FAQ

These "Frequently Asked Questions" are for Seek users that now will search, browse, filter and find BIM objects in the BIMobject® Cloud.

Our Seek Transition Technical Support Hotline is +1 804 389-4947 at BIMobject, Inc. in Burbank, CA. We can also be reached at our Seek transition Technical Support Email seek@bimobject.com. Our technical BIM experts and Digital Content Management team will quickly assist you with any question you may have.

Registration

How do I register on bimobject.com?
 
The registration process is simple and only takes a minute, you can register here.

Revit App

What is the BIMobject® App for Revit?

BIMobject® App for Revit is the quickest and easiest way to get content into your BIM model. To learn more about the BIMobject® integrated Revit App, visit the BIMobject® Revit information web page.

Download Revit App

Where can I find the BIMobject® Revit App download?

The BIMobject® integrated Revit App can be found on the Autodesk Exchange App Store. Just log in and download the App, free of charge.

Download limitations

Are there any limitations on how many downloads I can have with my current package, and how does this work with BIMobject®? In Autodesk® Seek it was limited in my package based on download events.

BIMobject does not limit downloads of your content and products.

Install Revit App

How do I install the BIMobject® Revit App?

View our tutorial video describing the installation process for the BIMobject® Revit App.

Browsing

What do I need to browse the bimobject.com portal?

All you need is a web browser and an internet connection to browse and download BIM objects from bimobject.com. The bimobject.com portal supports all modern web browsers.

Product Information Source

Where does all of the product information on bimobject.com come from?

All of the product information comes from manufacturers who host their BIM objects on bimobject.com. You can be assured that the information comes from a trusted source.

File Types

What file types are available on bimobject.com?

There are many different file types available on bimobject.com, some of the more common file types are RVT, RFA and DWG files.

Portal Navigation

How do I navigate my way around and find products on bimobject.com?

bimobject.com has a rich and easy-to-use free text search and pre-defined filtering system. Both the free text and filtering can be used together to quickly and easily find the BIM objects you are searching for.

New Products

How often are new products added to bimobject.com?

We are continually adding new products, so be sure to visit our site, regularly.

Free of charge

Do I have to pay for the BIM objects I download?

bimobject.com is a free of charge web service for architects, engineers, specifiers and all other disciplines in the AEC and Infrastructure industries.

Support

Does BIMobject® have a support email address?

Yes, the BIMobject® Support’s email address is support@bimobject.com.