Expormim launches its BIM Library with the GDO-BIM Standard
The fusion of craftsmanship and passion is the hallmark of all our furniture. Since its founding in 1960, Expormim has never ceased to trust artisans who continue to pass on their knowledge from generation to generation. Their skills and knowledge, acquired after years dedicated to this noble profession, are without a doubt our greatest secret to continue producing unique and exclusive furniture. Three family generations have already been running the company.
Now we are faced with the challenge of a digitized work environment, where we seek to communicate our values, ideas, concepts and information of our products. We refer to BIM (Building information Modeling) as an effective means of transmitting who we are and we represent professionals from all over the world who work in the digital environment.
A comprehensive quality BIM library.
We have launched the first 20 products in Autodesk´s Revit software, version 2019, with their corresponding IFC and CAD files, which gives versatility to the professional.
The development is done with the GDO-BIM Standard, which offers an adaptable structure and information for objects directed to multidisciplinary professionals and for the different phases of a project.
Mapping the data structure in BIM Objects
The key to a standard is to be able to synchronize data in an easy manner along with the structure of information so that it coincides with the same values of other objects in the same category.
The GDO-BIM Standard has as its maximum purpose the idea of guaranteeing the traceability of information throughout the development of a project, in order to facilitate the understanding and workflows among construction agents who work in BIM. We can see that in this process, the manufacturer plays a fundamental role to achieve this goal.
The case shown below, is an example of how many projects that start using generic BIM objects in order to later substitute them for manufacturer specific objects.
Here, we can see two examples, in the first case, the substitution of BIM objects that do not contemplate the standard. Discordance is generated between the data structure and terminology. To solve this, it is necessary to invest time in restructuring the information, and this entails more costs and less efficiency. The second case, modeling BIM objects with the standard, which will allow replacing a generic object with a branded object, perfectly matching the data structure, shows the most reliable way of working.
Expormim BIM objects with standardized data structure
EXPORMIM´s BIM objects have been adapted to the data structure according to the Property Sets or Psets of the GDO-BIM Standard. These groups contemplate 11 possibilities:
Lapala product parameters – hand-woven chair:
EXPORMIM´s BIM Objects data flow
The data structure of Expormim´s BIM objects reflects the multi-combination of Psets or product information in relation to the BIM LODs, such as 100, 200, 300, 350, 400, 500 and 600, as well as the different Phases of a project such as F1, F2, F2, F4, F5, F6, F7 and F8. It also contemplates the known Dimensions of BIM such as D3, D4, D5, D6, D7 and D8.
This system seeks to facilitate the understanding and functionality of the information parameters at all times so that each professional involved in the process can manage and visualize the right data without having to delete information in the early stages or having to chop, delete, and/or dump data in later stages.
WHAT IS THE GDO-BIM STANDARD?
The GDO-BIM standard is a guide for the development of the BIM Library. The document has been prepared by the company Bimetica, based on its 10 year experience on the national and international markets, in order to better inform on the development of BIM libraries.
This document is free to download and use. It can also be used by any Manufacturer in its BIM company-wide implementation strategy.
Bimetica´s purpose is to promote good practices in the market and increase the supply of Quality BIM Libraries from manufacturers, thereby combating piracy in the industry as some manufacturers may be offering low quality BIM libraries that may not respect author´s rights.