A strategic partnership between GRAPHISOFT® and BIMobject® has begun – and it will mean big things for ArchiCAD users. Most importantly, the partnership will impact the use of BIM Components – in a very positive way.
By partnering with BIMobject, GRAPHISOFT expands the available library at BIMcomponents.com. That’s because the partnership adds BIMobject.com as a content source to both ArchiCAD and BIMcomponents.com. Since the use of building components has increased in importance, to the point of being just as critical to the design and realization of buildings as standard construction elements are, this changes things for the better.
Through their brand-neutral, innovative platform – BIMobject makes it easy for users of any BIM software to access BIM objects of real, confirmed and approved products. ArchiCAD users are expected to benefit greatly from the extended range of product families and manufacturer content that is going to be directly available.
The joint announcement became public at BAU 2013 – an international trade show for architects, builders and materials providers. The agreement is intended to serve the ArchiCAD community by providing them the broadest range of intelligent BIM components ever available on the web. GRAPHISOFT and BIMobject have already started to work on building direct links between their respective systems to make content from BIMobject.com directly accessible within ArchiCAD and BIMcomponents.com in the near future.
BIMobject offers software tools, web solutions and services to assist its customers in the creation, conversion, and publication of BIM objects on the web. The company has high expectations for the way ArchiCAD’s GDL technology and the end-to-end workflow is being built from the manufacturers to architects and designers.
In short – this partnership is expected to improve the quality of the BIM process throughout the entire lifecycle of BIM projects.