BIMobject AB today announces the release of BIMsupply®, 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.
Further, BIMobject also announces BIMobject® SpitFire, which 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 BPM's sales and support staff to engage in a cloud-based BIM project environment in full 3D spaces.
The value proposition for the whole construction industry is to get correct and reliable information through the direct connection between stakeholders, hence increasing the know-how and intelligence in how to select, configure and specify based on the actual manufacturers' products. The information will flow - in an unbroken format - from BPM's 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.
"For the construction industry it is like moving from an old fashioned typewriter to Google Docs - in one go", says Stefan Larsson, CEO and founder of BIMobject.
The value proposition for the 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 BPMs 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 value of understanding the actual BPM's products in the context of the building design is significant. It will remove mistakes and errors that today come from miscommunication in paper-based and fragmented processes.
Stefan Larsson continues:
"Welcome to a new digital world that we think can be a real game changer. Boosted by our professional global community of users, our superior cloud platform, manufacturers' digital products and our eagerness to challenge everything, we have built the supply solution for the future based on BIM and BIM objects. Through our relationship with Autodesk, we have managed to build this solution on top of their new cloud solution, Forge."
The BIMsupply solution will be completely integrated within the BIMobject Apps, the BIMobject Cloud and also at bimsupply.com. Manufacturers will buy BIMobject SpitFire subscriptions to enable their local sales representatives to be matched to orders and tenders. The direct, or indirect supply chain can then match business to product information and price requests based on the scope of the SpitFire licenses they have.
Stefan Larsson continues:
"The value of our services just went from being digital marketing and pre-sales tools to actually become a new platform for e-business. This has potential to be a major breakthrough in shortening the buying process and get the proper products, actually detailed enough to be configured for purchase, integrated in the BIM models. O2O is the future and we are now the first company in the world offering a complete solution to take products and materials online, get them into the actual projects and then returning back with requests for orders, specifications and supply chain connections. Welcome to the digital future for construction and supply."
"BIMsupply is based on the BIMobject Cloud as well as the cloud solution Forge from Autodesk. For the first time, the Building Product Manufacturers get a cloud solution that allows them to be part of the BIM process, interact, support and assist. We are rapidly moving into the digitalisation of the construction industry. Based on the new Autodesk Forge we are taking a quantum leap into the future of high level of product information shared by BIM in the cloud", says Ben O'Donnell, CTO and co-founder of BIMobject.
The first version of BIMsupply will only be available for Autodesk Revit and Autodesk Revit project files. BIMobject has the plan to support multiple BIM applications and formats in the near future.
BIMsupply and the license system for BPMs, BIMobject SpitFire will be showcased during BIMobject LIVe , the annual conference in Malmö, Sweden for Building Product Manufacturers and construction companies. It will be held at the new BIMobject HQ building STUDIO November 2-3, 2016.
For more information, please contact:
Stefan Larsson, CEO
Phone: +46 40- 685 29 00
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BIMobject® Corporation, acknowledged by investors with a Global Red Herring 100 award, and a public company on Nasdaq Stockholm First North: ticker BIM. BIMobject® is a game changer for the construction industry worldwide with its cloud based digital content management system for BIM objects.
BIMobject as a disruptive technology corporation is at the forefront of the digitalisation of building products and materials, enabling the information to be turned into know-how earlier in the BIM processes. The BIMobject Cloud is a digital platform, where BIM professionals can reach and download BIM files from brands, from both Europe and US. This will enable industrialisation of the construction industry and also have a huge impact on design, product selection, constructability, waste, energy, cost, quality and logistics.
Our unique solutions for Building Product Manufacturers provide development, hosting, maintenance, syndication and publication of the digital replicas of the manufacturers' products - BIM objects. The marketing and pre-sales services associated with the BIMobject Cloud are channeled and integrated, through Apps, into CAD/BIM applications to create a business-to-business communication across the globe.
Manufacturers use BIMobject® to promote and deliver their products directly into BIM processes enabling their products to be selected and generate a real improvement in sales.
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