When adopting Building Information Modeling (BIM), the longest slog is creating the family files that you'll need to generate your designs productively. But there's already so much great content out there on building product suppliers' websites-couldn't you just use that? We all know that it's not that simple. Manufacturing models are not only far more complicated than we require for BIM: they rarely contain the data we need. So how can building product manufacturers, suppliers, and specifiers work together more closely to share data in ways that benefit all parties? In this presentation, we'll tell the stories of customers who've taken on the challenge. We'll look at the problems they've faced and the solutions they've implemented, and we'll discuss the merits of each. The challenges of sharing data with the right amount of detail at the right time are by no means solved. We're interested in your views on this subject, and we look forward to some lively debate!
- Learn about why it’s hard to repurpose manufacturing CAD content for BIM
- Learn how manufacturing CAD content can be repurposed for BIM
- Learn how can we retain the intelligence from the manufacturing CAD model and have great BIM content
- Learn how the process differs, from product manufacturers to specialist subcontractors
Technical Manager for Graitec UK
Paul Munford is a laugher, dreamer, bon vivant, and CAD geek - Technical Marketing Manager for Autodesk in the UK. Paul 's background in manufacturing items for the construction industry gives him a foot in digital prototyping and a foot in Building Information Modeling (BIM). Paul is a member of the British Standards Institute Committee for BS8888, the British standard for technical product documentation, and an (Ex) Autodesk Expert Elite. In his spare time, Munford nurtures the CAD Setter Out blog, and has written for AUGIWorld magazine, DEVELOP3D, and Shaan Hurley's Between the Lines blog. Paul was a speaker at Autodesk University for the first time in 2012, and he says it's the most fun anyone can have with 250 other people in the room.