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The UK BIM Alliance study shows a fresh way forward for construction product manufacturer''s needing to provide a digital representation of their products

The CADENAS BIM solution complies fully with the UK BIM Alliance recommendations

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(PresseBox) - Digital Construction Week 2018 in London saw the anticipated release of the UK BIM Alliance?A fresh way forward for Product Data?se challenges, the software manufacturer CADENAS provides a comprehensive BIM solution.

Six key challenges of the digitalization of product data

The UK BIM Alliance is an umbrella body of interest groups, communities and individuals across the whole built environment who have an interest in the digitisation of its industry. Its report is a guide for construction product manufacturers who face the challenge of providing digital representations of their products and the need to implement a structured data solution. It identifies six of the key challenges to the digitalisation of product data, providing recommendations where improvements need to be made:

Structured Data

Product Data Standards

The Data journey

Product Data naming and Product Identification

Product Data Hosting

Product Data Security

With the focus on structured data, you may wonder where 3D objects fit into the scenario?

Whilst the report is openly critical of the current BIM library file sharing solution, it recognises that for certain product types, there is still a need for 3D objects. The recommendation is that 3D objects need to ideally be created with an ?on-the-fly 3D object creation tool?TATA SteelWienerberger.

Many of the file sharing platforms require the manufacturer to create their products in Revit or a very limited set of CAD formats at considerable cost, when in reality a manufacturer?s products are required in a multitude of different CAD formats in order to support the entire lifecycle of a building from design, build, and maintain etc.

The UK BIM Alliance study recommends component manufacturers have a strategy for product data hosting. See how the CADENAS solution helps to meets those requirements:

BIM Study:

With CADENAS, product data can be linked via API directly to either data provider experts like coBuilder or database API systems/PIM providers. The CADENAS BIM solution fully supports the principal that the manufacturer is easily able to update their information.

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This is exactly what the solution from CADENAS and coBuilder offers today. Manufacturers? product content is owned by the manufacturer because they are and should be the single source of the truth being the owner of the product. CADENAS is able to create the 3D objects on the fly in over 100+ different CAD formats as requested by planers and architects for download.

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At CADENAS this is exactly the encouraged principal. With its inhouse software developers, CADENAS is able to link database to geometry. This isn?t stored information, this is live ?on the fly? data and geometry.

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Together with coBuilder, CADENAS has developed acollaborative solution, which allows manufacturers to control and manage their product data and objects in real-time and automatically link a single-source of data to other systems. The solution provides manufacturers with a straightforward marketing channel to share their data and 3D BIM CAD models. Moreover, the integration allows the users to take advantage of custom parametric objects with embedded data to answer the specific customers? needs in a much more structured way. Leading construction products manufacturers such as Wienerberger, a leading international supplier of building materials and infrastructure solutions, and KSB Group - the global leading supplier of pumps, valves and related services, have already adopted the combined solution offered by CADENAS and coBuilder.

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CADENAS provides a version control ability to always be calling back to the manufacturer data source. Specifiers and architects are able to work with the latest product Information.

If you would like to learn more about the CADENAS BIM solution and our partnership with coBuilder, please get in touch or clickhere

The UK BIM Alliance study ?A fresh way forward for Product Data? is available to downloadhere.

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Date: 11/16/2018 - 13:15
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