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Product libraries and resources
« on: February 07, 2017, 05:56:40 pm »
When asked: are you aware of any Standard or Guide that exists for BIM object creation ?

“BIM Content Development” by Robert S. Weygant, Wiley, 2011

Good foundation to develop Product Libraries:

Any others?
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Re: Product libraries and resources
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2017, 05:12:20 pm »
Hi Erik,

Actually worldwide there are plenty of sites, but product data is really a separate thing. 

CoBuilder actually specialize in product data (as distinct from a BIM object).  Basically, they dont' concern themselves with geometry, but focus instead on collecting and distributing structured product data for construction and facility management purposes.  Their primary focus is on delivering minimum product information mandated in the EU for any construction products supplied for a building.  I know about them because they lean heavily on bSDD technology to accomplish their goal of offering this service in 12 languages.

There is a very powerful movement afoot to standardize how Product Data Templates are structured -- in ISO TC59/SC13/WG11, CEN 442/WG4 and buildingSMART International Product Room, and some national efforts in Europe.  The benefit is quality, structured product data compatibility between the providers that carry them and software that supports them.  Let me know if you're interested in hearing more about this.