BIMsupply® is a cloud-based solution that will allow BIM users to create bill of materials, tenders, bids and direct orders seamlessly within a BIM project in Autodesk Revit. The solution will allow for cloud-based sharing of the lists of products and materials with Building Product Manufacturers (BPMs) in order to get pricing, quotes or to place direct orders.
The solution is the world's first O2O (Online to Offline) solution for BIM, fully integrated with Autodesk Revit, BIMobject® Cloud and the recently released cloud platform Forge from Autodesk. Additionally, all Revit content already published on Autodesk Seek will also be compatible with BIMsupply, with a very small update.
BIMobject® SpitFire is the back end and payable license system for the BPMs that will allow business matching and business intelligence on projects, products and materials from the BIMsupply® solution. BIMobject® SpitFire will also allow the BPMs' sales and support staff to engage in a cloud-based BIM project environment in full 3D spaces.
The information will flow – in an unbroken format – from BPMs' digital products downloaded from bimobject.com, inserted and configured into the actual BIM project in a BIM software like Autodesk Revit, and then returned back to the bimsupply.com cloud in the form of bill of materials and a fully interactive 3D virtual space, detailed with properties and production information.
The value proposition for BPMs is that they will need no local BIM application to be purchased and installed on their computers since BIMsupply runs in the cloud. BIM users can upload their BIM projects from Revit to BIMsupply and a 3D BIM project space is created. They can invite BPM’s into the space for detailed discussions about product selections, extract configuration results for immediate orders and manufacturing, as well as invite multiple users that can interact simultaneously within the project from a web browser. The first version of BIMsupply will only be available for Autodesk Revit and Autodesk Revit project files. BIMobject plans to support multiple BIM applications and formats in the near future.