Insights into the content factory: how does the MEPcontent team process product from manufacturers into 3D content for use in BIM projects? Read this article or watch the webinar to discover how the content factory works.
The MEPcontent team collaborates closely with leading manufacturers to guarantee actual and useful content for BIM projects. In an efficient workflow, product data from the manufacturer is transformed from PIM data to BIM data. The road to BIM starts with PIM
The content creation starts with PIM, which is the product information management system for manufacturers. This where product data is stored. The data in this system is the source for all of the content in our BIM library. Either by supplying the MEPcontent team with data sheets or technical documentation of actual products, manufacturers provide the input for generating 3D content representing real products.Match to BIM standards
After the MEPcontent team receives the manufacturer data, the data is matched to local standards such as ETIM, VDI, COBie and NL-SfB, depending on the country the content is meant for. Additionally, the data is matched to the EMCS, to ensure content that is easy to use, lightweight and contains the right information that engineers need in their projects.Recreate the object in 3D
From the geometric data supplied by the manufacturers, which includes information about for instance diameters, lengths and connection types, the MEPcontent team creates a standard family. From this family, a 3D object is automatically generated which can be used in BIM-projects. This object can be created in various file formats such as RFA, IFC, PLS or DWG.Testing and publishing
After content creation, the content is thoroughly tested and reviewed by the MEPcontent team. When the content has passed the testing phase, it is published in the MEPcontent library and ready to use. The BIM files can now be accessed through www.mepcontent.com or via the MEPcontent browser
, which engineers can access from within their design platforms. This way, engineers can design with actual 3D objects from leading manufacturers in their BIM projects, easy and for free.
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