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The world's leading BIM content platform

The BIMobject platform is the undisputed number one platform for BIM content, with the most visitors, registered users, objects and most importantly product views and downloads for hosted brands.

All the tools to get started

Our solutions include everything from content creation and publishing to analytics and marketing. No matter where you are in your digital maturity we have the tools to take your strategy to the next level.

Find support for all products, services and features

Academy is a knowledge based website on which BIMobject Team collaboratively modify content for you as a user of the BIMobject Cloud to find support for all BIMobject products, services & features. The preceding articles of the Academy contains information such as introduction to products, services and features, installation instructions, file managing, how to work with files, user settings, etc.

Use the search bar on the top of the site, or browse the categories to easily navigate on the website and find the articles you are looking for.

Featured categories on Academy

BIMobject® EVO

Introduction to BIMobject® EVO, installation download, sign-in, managing files, working with your files in Revit, tags, user settings, etc.

BIMscript® Wiki

General BIMscript® information and release notes, BIMscript® accreditation learning material, tips and tricks for Rhinoceros and BIMscript®, etc.

BIMsupply®

Introduction to BIMsupply® 1.0 beta, set up notes, lists, BIMobject® Revit App beta 4.1.98, BIMobject®  Business Matching 1.0, BIMsupply® Spaces 1.0 beta, feedback, etc.

BIMobject Cloud

Managing your brand & products in the BIMobject Cloud; getting started, overview, publishing requirements, Content Style Guide, creating a brand, brand settings, brand licences, brand families & groups, products & product pages, adding files, etc.

All developers. All apps. All platforms.

Use the BIMobject.com cloud platform as your single source of truth when it comes to BIM data and BIM objects. Our Web API lets your applications fetch data from the BIMobject catalog of public information.

We provide more than +1 000 brands, +50 000 product families and over +300 000 parametric BIM objects which represents over +50 000 000 articles, all which have version control so you can source the latest information when you need it.

Based on simple REST principles, our Web API endpoints return metadata in JSON format about brands, products and downloads directly from the BIMobject catalogue.

Build your app to use any of the +40 file formats we currently host on our platform or make a configurator based on +230 BIMobject categories. The sky is the limit when it comes to good solutions and we know you will make something awesome!

Content and file management system

The BIMobject® EVO is a clever BIM content and file management system that closes the gaps in your workflow. This new application helps to increase productivity and efficiency for all users, as well as revolutionising the management of an ever-increasing number of BIM objects.

Sorts all your digital BIM assets in one place

BIMobject® EVO increases control, flexibility and efficiency for users to manage their BIM objects. The application gathers all digital assets for the BIM process in one place, regardless if they are hosted locally or downloaded from other sources. Content sourced from bimobject.com can take advantage of the enhanced data and workflow capacity of the ecosystem.

Full BIMobject® Cloud and Revit integration

BIMobject® EVO is fully integrated with bimobject.com - making it easier than ever to find BIM objects. Giving users the ability to import existing content and local folder structures, brings your existing content back to life. Find all of your content easily with a fully editable tagging system. The direct Revit integration allows for a seamless and unbroken design workflow.

Pin and share your favourite objects

Users can quickly and easily pin their favourite BIM objects to their boards and share them across multiple project teams. It is now simpler than ever to stay up-to-date thanks to automatic updating to ensure users never miss out on the latest functionality of BIMobject® EVO.

Editable tagging and organising features

Cataloguing content is made easy, as the management system lets you sort BIM objects for a specific project or even a certain product type within that project into matching folders and sub-folders. Content from the BIMobject Cloud can even be downloaded straight into a folder for a hassle-free workflow.

The BIMobject Content Manager also provides a tagging feature for categorising content just the way you need. A large number of colour options that can be paired with freely editable text form tags tailored to your preferences.

Accessibility

BIMobject EVO has been developed for all major operating system, Windows, MAC and Linux making BIM content management accessible for more people involved in the BIM content management process.

Private cloud integration option – when security is key

With Hercules integrated into EVO, BIM managers can easily invite users to company-owned and privately hosted BIM content.

What is BIMhub?

BIMHub is a one-stop ecosystem for BIM & AEC companies, individuals and groups to engage with one another more swiftly and more meaningfully than ever before.

Brings together all BIM related industries

This is the definitive online resource for BIM companies and professionals the world over. It breaks new ground by bringing together all related industries in a way that nurtures the definition, adoption, understanding and the future of BIM on a trusted platform that is already second to none.

The swift registration process enables us to keenly identify and understand our audience from the word go. Giving you wholesale access to the most important and influential decision makers in today’s ever widening marketplace.

The place to reach BIM professionals

Thousands of registered users and over 11,000 unique monthly visitors enjoy the platform in over 140 countries already and these numbers are continuing to grow. There really is no better place to help you reach the world’s leading architectural, engineering, construction, manufacturing, facility management and BIM related professionals.

What is BIMsupply®?

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. 

O2O

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.

Information flow

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.

Value proposition

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. 

What is BIMscript®?

The BIMscript technology enables fast BIM content delivery in multiple file formats. It provides one integrated process that generates all industry formats in one go and user friendly parametric objects for Revit, SketchUp and ArchiCAD. The BIMscript plugin works in combination with the modeling and optimization features of Rhinoceros and it provides several levels of geometric complexity, called Level of Detail (LOD), alongside a whole range of properties.

Publishing BIM objects to the BIMobject® Cloud

BIMscript is directly connected to the BIMobject Cloud providing a seamless workflow for publishing objects. The objects have product information stored in property sets in the cloud platform.

BIMscript is a subset of the C programming language, which allows for smart objects to be created and then hosted and managed in the BIMobject Cloud. Objects created using BIMscript have the ability to include properties and metadata from Properties.

Create native objects to several BIM applications

Operating in the cloud, BIMscript generates intelligent, native objects in a number of formats like Revit, ARCHICAD, SketchUp, and Vectorworks. It also generates objects in commonly used formats such as IFC, 3DS, DWG, and WebGL.

To start the work in Rhinoceros, BIMscript allows the import of geometry from most mechanical CAD systems, including industry-leading products such as CATIA, SolidWorks, SolidEdge, IGES, NX, JT, Inventor, and Pro E.

Online object development

The technology of Mosquito allows anyone with a licence to create BIM objects directly in the BIMobject® Cloud and publish them in minutes to the world.

Our new technology is a world first which allows developers, partners and manufacturers to create BIM objects directly in the cloud. It is easy to use and you don't need any prior knowledge of CAD or BIM software to create BIM content.

· No need to download any software
· No installations required
· Runs on any web browser supporting Web-GL

Add property sets and values instantly

The Mosquito technology will support BIMobject® Properties (BOPC) to enable more information and properties added to the object at the time of creation or later downstream in the process with the BIMobject® Apps.

Bulk upload for mass creation of objects

The bulk upload feature enables interaction with external databases. Excel files can also be used to automatically mass produce large quantities of objects from external data sources such as PIM systems.

Build objects using geometry or templates

Mosquito will be developed continuously to allow more object types, both originating from geometric shapes and templates for more advanced 3D geometry.

Supports ARCHICAD and SketchUp

The Mosquito technology will automatically create native files for ARCHICAD and SketchUp. Support for Autodesk Revit and IFC is coming soon.

WebGL 3D

The technology uses WebGL to give users a live 3D representation of the object that is under construction, directly in the web browser. Parameters such as height, width and depth are the basis for the 3D geometry, and all the properties available for the product will be added to the final BIM object.

Textures

Add any image to represent a surface, for example, mosaics, textiles, ceramics or the appearance of white goods.

Integrates standards into objects

A Properties system sets future standards such as standardised classification systems for properties and clarifies to the market who owns the information in an easy and practical way.

Additional property sets

Properties can be used for additional properties in objects. Advanced users can add hidden properties to objects in order to drive logistics and purchasing at a later stage in the BIM-process.

COBie compliant

COBie is the UK classification needed to make objects compliant for the UK Government. Required data such as Operation and Maintenance Properties can be dynamically loaded into objects via BIMobject® Apps. Most importantly, any future classification system for any country can be added in this way.

Multiple property sets

It is possible to create several property sets within one cloud, which for instance can define information about operations and maintenance, specifications and sustainability.

Settings for limited access

Properties can be open to all users or limited to a defined group. The owner of Properties can create unique user groups, for instance, a design team, to limit access to information. It can also be public or project-related.

Connected to Mosquito

Properties can be used in the development of new objects when operating Mosquito or other BIM-creating software. This allows anyone with a licence to create and publish BIM objects with integrated standards in minutes.

A project-based microsite with user control

BIMobject® Hercules is a cloud solution for large companies to develop, organise, structure, standardise and manage their own BIM objects, and also publish and syndicate these in a controlled way to project groups anywhere in the world. Hercules provides a cloud-based content management solution to support digital construction. It is intended for contracting, construction, consultancy and architecture companies to manage and control their BIM content in a cloud-based environment, allowing thousands of users to share the same BIM content.

Platform as a service

Hercules has been developed as a platform and is an integrated part of the BIMobject Cloud. It enables companies to self-manage an extensive range of BIM content including documentation, CAD files and BIM objects, and to have a Single Source of Truth, version handling, structured data, support for languages and various classification systems.

Easy to use

As a cloud solution, Hercules is available in any location and on any device through a web browser or from within CAD/BIM packages through our BIMobject® Apps. It is an easy and proven way to publish objects and information to project-specific user groups. Manufacturer-specific objects already available in the Public Cloud can be linked into Project Sites by the project owner. It makes it easier and faster to give access to high-quality BIM objects controlled by the owner.

Scalable

The platform is extremely scalable with various user roles and cloud apps. Project owners can upload their own proprietary corporate BIM objects to various Project Sites, then attach different property sets such as COBie. With user groups, the owner can deploy these into the internal organisation or to external design teams.

Includes BIMobject Cloud Apps

· BIManalytics® provides information for the central organisation about usage, downloads and versions.
· Properties delivers huge flexibility in Property Data Management.
· Mosquito allows the development of BIM objects in a web browser.
· Project Sites are secure, project-based microsites with user control.
· Product Administration enables cloud-based management of users, groups, clouds, content and Apps.
· Direct BIM system integration: Revit, ARCHICAD, SketchUp, AutoCAD and Vectorworks.

Security

Hercules runs under SSL which means that sensitive data is encrypted. Hercules enables organisations to exercise complete control over their BIM objects, including which users can access Project Sites in order to use objects. Data changes within objects can be monitored through an automatic audit trail.

What is a Product Site?

A BIMobject® Product Site is 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. Product Sites can be tailored to each manufacturers' needs with an individual look and can be embedded into any web environment.

Single-Brand - Product Site for manufacturers

The Single-Brand Product Site gives manufacturers the opportunity to have their own unique and branded BIM object catalogue integrated into their own website or available as a separate microsite. This solution is for single manufacturers who want to promote their own Product Site, containing only their own products as BIM objects, on a website in addition to the BIMobject Cloud. Parts of the user interface can be customised to reflect the brand of the manufacturer.

Multi Brand - Product Site for construction companies, retail stores, multi brand producers and larger organisations with multiple brands

The Multi Brand Product Site makes it possible to carry several brands at the same time on one website. This solution is beneficial for larger organisations, retail stores, design concepts, construction companies and others. This Product Site is suitable for construction companies or other corporations who want to manage a range of building products from several manufacturers. This could be used to drive design intent or pre-specified products for a retail chain and a construction company in design-build projects with predefined product choices.

This will ensure consistency in the models and design, as well as higher quality in models with the standardised manufacturer-specific objects to different design teams. It will also streamline the BIM process: instead of designers creating their own BIM objects for a particular project, they are already available in highly qualified and top quality versions. Parts of the user interface can be customised to reflect the brand of each specific Product Site owner.

What is BIManalytics®?

BIManalytics® is a pre-sales, business and marketing analytics tool to follow up on leads connected to 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.

Track downloads 

Every product downloaded from the BIMobject Cloud is tracked to record activity by user. BIManalytics® collects all of the activities with building product manufacturers’ digital content hosted in the BIMobject Cloud, where the data is stored to enable various forms of analysis. The tool is able to sort, filter and present analytics from the database, and is defined as big data. It has the flexibility to report over a wide variety of selections such as time periods, and has the ability to provide detailed information about which BIM systems that are being used in different countries, in order to assist the decision making for Building Product Manufacturers.

Leads view

The aim is to provide sales staff with the means and information to engage and assess the value of sales opportunities, as a lead generation tool and complement to a CRM system. When using BIManalytics®, sales staff can communicate with professional BIM users and retrieve detailed information such as occupation and company. Sales staff can locate direct and indirect influencers as hot prospects, engage with them and find potential projects and opportunities. The tool enables sales staff to retrieve information about the individual user at aggregated geographical levels by country, region, city or zip code. A worldwide map, outlined by regions, is displayed to offer sales staff an overview of the regions from where leads are generated and products are sold.

For marketing teams

BIManalytics® enables marketing teams to analyse which marketing campaigns, products, sources, file formats and regions work best and offers the ability to measure the return on investment from their BIM content. Marketing teams can also aggregate reports directly from the tool into pdf files to show results.

Business matching and BIMsupply®

BIManalytics® has full support for Business Matching, which is a license and function used in BIMsupply® and on bimobject.com. It has three license levels: Business Matching on product pages on bimobject.com, BIMsupply® cloud-based bill of materials, and in the 3D BIM project spaces of BIMsupply®. All Business Matching functionalities are based on the local sales representative’s region, defined by a selection of zip codes.

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

BIManalytics® App

BIManalytics® local users can use the iPhone App, which offers a quick and easy way to directly access updates regarding leads and to evaluate and communicate with new leads and prospects. The App is free, but requires the sales representative to have a BIManalytics® local subscription with a sales region set up by their BIManalytics® administrator.

BIMobject Mail message

BIManalytics® works simultaneously with the communication tool BIMobject® Mail. This is an integrated message center where sales staff can contact, support and communicate with BIM users.  

Download the app of your choice

The BIMobject Apps (plugins) are available for SketchUp, Revit, ARCHICAD and AutoCAD, and are free to download and use - all you have to do is register at bimobject.com. The App for Vectorworks does not need any installation, since the app is a part of Vectorworks Architect 2017 service pack 1.

All our apps integrate the BIMobject Cloud directly into your program of choice so you can browse, filter and download BIM objects to your project without switching between windows. Go ahead and download the app of your choice to access thousands of real objects from real manufacturers.

All BIMobject Apps are free to download and use. All you need is a registration on bimobject.com, where you will find thousands of real objects – from real manufacturers.

Design, connect and supply BIM objects

The BIMobject Cloud is a unique way for building product manufacturers to reach the professionals who use their products. As the world’s biggest platform for digital building products, it is the go-to resource for architects, designers, and engineers all over the world.

Search Engine Optimisation

The BIMobject® Cloud is built in a way that we search engine optimize every product that is published on the portal since we use permalinks and every product gets a unique URL. The portal only contains products from real manufacturers, we don't publish generic components or BIM components that represent products that are discontinued. We always work in close cooperation with every manufacturer. 

Branded web catalogues

The BIMobject® Cloud also hosts branded web catalogues; Product Sites, that allow manufacturers to have their own branded site. Furthermore, all BIM objects can be used in social media like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Houzz. We also allow other building information portals to retrieve the objects through web services, both the possibility to query the server for an XML catalogue but also the ability to integrate the products as iframe'd BIMobject®, this is called Channels.

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