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Sumex Design - BIM Content

BIM Content

A construction project is only as good as the sum of its parts.  The same is true of the building information model created to represent a project.  Sumex Design takes great pride in developing the best components available, formatted to allow for easy manipulation, customization and data extraction.  Sumex Design creates BIM components that not only convey What a product is, but Why it was selected. A core belief of Sumex Design is the Construction Specifications Institute's rule of 4C.

BIM Content Should ALWAYS Be:

Clear - Intuitive and obvious in how it is to be used by the design team

Concise - Carrying only the graphics and data necessary to convey the What and Why

CompleteWhere there are attributes, there are values.  Empty data sets cause confusion 

Correct - Modeling and data errors waste valuable time and resources

At Sumex Design, we have added another C...

Consistent - Carrying the same level of graphic detail and a standardized set of attributes

On the ARCAT Website, you’ll find thousands of components for use with Autodesk® Revit®, all created by Sumex Design.  Each component carries the information necessary to classify and organize it within the project model and in schedules, and just enough graphics to convey its appearance without sacrificing the performance of the project model.

Building Product Manufacturers gain advantage over their competition when they provide quality BIM Content.  At Sumex Design, Architects, Specifiers, and Contractors who understand how products are designed, specified, and installed are developing your BIM Content.  Design Professionals will work one-on-one with you to ensure that the data is correct and the models are accurate.  We have strict quality control guidelines to ensure models are error free, and always address questions and concerns raised by architects using the components.  Providing BIM tools that your competitors may not have gives an architect the ability to:

  • Design using your component as the standard
  • Document the project with an unmatched level of data
  • Detail using annotations formatted to your callouts
  • Develop the project without the hassle of trying to represent your product.

Architects searching for BIM Content often find themselves unwilling to search the websites of multiple manufacturers, and have grown tired of trying to seek out content that contains the quality they are looking for or the consistency that they need. Rather than asking them to create it in-house, Sumex Design and ARCAT both understand that time is precious, and offer BIM Content free of charge on the ARCAT WebsiteSumex Design BIM Content is available exclusively through ARCAT.com in a library of thousands of materials, objects, and assemblies.  In order to ensure consistency among all components in the content library, Sumex Design maintains a standardized set of attributes, unique to our content.  The library structure gives us a unique ability to control the attributes and parameters associated with ALL components in the library, not just from one manufacturer to the next. From Schematic Design through Facilities Management, Architects, Engineers, and Contractors worldwide trust Sumex Design BIM content to ensure that their models are error free, data rich, and graphically accurate.  This gives them the ability to:

  • Design without having to generate their own content
  • Document the project with attributes extracted from the model
  • Detail with data sets designed to create accurate annotations and keynotes
  • Develop with confidence that the model is free of errors

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