BIM content Blog Posts

BIM Trends

2010

We always keep an eye on BIM and its trends across the globe.Below is a graph showing the search volumes for BIM, Revit & ArchiCAD on Google. There doesn't seem to be much growth in either direction between the three. One thing we did notice though, as that even... Read More

ArchiCAD Objects, Available

2010

We've recently been working on some exciting objects for ArchiCADselect customers, these will soon be available for download from our friends at Cadimageworld.comThey have all been built to work with ArchiCAD version 13 and higher. If anybody has any ideas for new o... Read More

BIM Content On Demand - Test

2010

Occasionally we do something slightly different & get commissioned to build BIM content for Architects to use in-house. This is a big help for the architects as it helps to speed up their building information process, saving both time & money.Below is a test... Read More

Under the Hood: Barrington A

2010

When developing BIM content, at Barrington Arch we use our own custom developed 5-step process. This helps to make sure that the content is not only built to the highest of industry standards, but also meets the needs of your company's target market. The process goe... Read More

BIM Content vs Magazine Adve

2010

An advert in a magazine, goes out to your target market once. Is seen very briefly one time (normally a few seconds), then it gets put away forever. It is also an interruption.A manufacturers BIM (building information modeling) content goes out to its exact target m... Read More

High Speed Doors BIM Content

2010

Recently we've been hard at work building some BIM content for High Speed Doors in New Zealand.This content has been built in both Revit & ArchiCAD formats and we expect it to yield great results for them. Below is a screen cast of the ArchiCAD High Speed Doors... Read More

BIM Content Shouldn't Be An

2010

More & more we are seeing companies that run "building product directories" adding BIM (building information modeling) content as an add-on service for their already advertising clients, this in a lot of ways makes sense, as it helps to promote BIM &am... Read More

BIM models add value to your

2010

A BIM is often thought of as simply creating 3D smart models of your products... This is partly due to the companies pushing it, but a thought process we'd like to change.At Barrignton Arch BIM content is more than just 3D models, they also become a technical soluti... Read More

What BIM Means For Doors

2010

At the moment we are working with two doors manufacturers to bring their products to BIM (building information modeling), for both the ArchiCAD and Revit formats.Maybe your company manufacturers doors & you're looking for a new way to market them to architects &... Read More

Barrington Arch @ CDC High t

2010

Although it doesn't compare to todays announcements at Apple's WWDC conference, we will be doing a short key-note presentation at this years Canterbury Development Corp (CDC) Hi-tech launch evening.We've recently been working in close with CDC and New Zealand Trade... Read More

BIM & Concrete Products

2010

Concrete products are huge part of all buildings now days. Not so surprisingly they can also benefit hugely from being integrated into BIM!If your company manufacturers any of the following products you should start thinking about getting them into a BIM format such... Read More

BIM & Beam Manufacturers

2010

At the moment we are building some BIM content for ProWood NZ who manufacturer engineered timber beams. BIM provides a huge oppotunity for beam or "structure" manufacturers to get their products into a project early and become more apart of the design team... Read More

BIM & Window Manufacturers

2010

How does BIM affect window & door manufacturers??We've been working with a couple of window & door manufacturers recently, they've noticed the move to BIM (building information modeling) software & have wondered how the growing use of Revit & ArchiCA... Read More

Barrington Arch BIM eBook

2010

We've made a few updates to our Guide to BIM (Building Information Modeling) eBook. Whether you're a consultant or a product engineer feel free to download your copy. It will help you to better understand where you & your company fits into the "BIM" pr... Read More

The time difference from som

2010

There's always been a huge difference in the time from when someone specify's a manufacturers product, until the product is actually bought (and/or built). This can be anywhere from months to years.As everything now days is speeding up, construction times, manufactu... Read More

Questions about BIM? (Buildi

2010

We've got a new website on the way, which is very exciting!We get a lot of requests for information about "BIM" (Building Information Modeling) and our new website is going to have a lot of great content which we hope will answer a lot of questions for peo... Read More

Great Buildings Designed Wit

2010

We always keep an eye out for great buildings being designed and constructed using BIM (Building Information Modeling) technology. On a recent trip to Melbourne, Australia (to work with a client) we stopped to have a look at the new Melbourne Convention Centre.This... Read More

Autodesk Revit Door Families

2010

Here are a couple of images of some recent door families we have been building for a client, for use with Autodesk Revit. Door families (and door & window BIM content in general) are quite difficult to build as they often have a lot of parameters & setting b... Read More

New Zealand interest in Revi

2010

There's a lot of content being released by manufacturers in New Zealand at the moment, which is great to see.However we think that most of these manufacturers have missed a huge opportunity, what about all of those ArchiCAD users?ArchiCAD users make up around 50% of... Read More

Revit Families For Blue Gian

2010

We are currently working on on some BIM content for Blue Giant USA.Below is a quick screencast of one of the finished Revit Families for Blue Giant.Need BIM content or Revit families built? Click here to learn more about our BIM development services >

BIM in 2010

2010

We are all back and feeling refreshed!2010 is an exciting year for our company (and the rest of the world). As it's January loads of manufacturers are sitting down and figuring out their plan of attack for the year. It's great to see more of them embracing the move... Read More

Covering all of the BIM base

2009

We are finding more & more manufacturers are coming to us for Revit families of their products. It is great to see them embracing BIM (building information modeling) & we are happy to help create the families for them. As well as help distribute the finished... Read More

What's new @ Barrington Arch

2009

As usual we've been busy! We've been working a range of different projects in different areas, which is great. From developing BIM content (for Revit & ArchiCAD) to launching some web apps for the iPhone - more on this next week.We are currently helping to devel... Read More

Interest In BIM Increasing

2009

BIM (Building Information Modeling) is really taking off now and becoming more of an industry standard. We are seeing a lot more building product manufacturers providing BIM content. As well as a lot more architects, designs & technicians asking for it!As usual... Read More

Use Your BIM Content To Crea

2009

As a part of each BIM design file your company offers (be it Revit or ArchiCAD), there is an interface. The interface is used to control the object's parameters & various settings. However the interface also has another very important use, one that is often over... Read More

What's new at Barrington Arc

2009

We've been busy recently. Working on a range of different things which is great, as it let's us experience all the aspects of the building industry, from designing a couple of new building projects to building more manufacturer specific BIM content (for ArchiCAD, Re... Read More

Make Sure You Do BIM Content

2009

If it's worth doing, it's worth doing properly!Later we've seen an increase in the number of building product manufacturer (BPMs) wanting BIM content built (for mainly Revit & ArchiCAD).Because of this a lot of "providers" are jumping on the band wagon... Read More

BIM marketing engine is star

2009

In the last six months we've noticed that BIM (building information modeling) has been getting a real push. Ads for Graphisoft BIM server & Autodesk Revit are flooding the web and every directory service is pushing that they 'now' have BIM content available for... Read More

BIM content vs Your Sales Re

2009

This morning when we were checking our site statistics (we have a live feed), & thought it would be a good time to share some.Earlier in the year we worked with Resene to integrate all of their colour ranges into ArchiCAD (the most widely used BIM software in Re... Read More

Testimony from EverGlow USA

2009

Recently we have been working with EverGlow NA Inc. to help them integrate their products into the latest BIM softwares (ArchiCAD & Revit).Below is a testimony from Charles V. Barlow from EverGlow: What were your perceptions about our service - and were you relu... Read More

Take our BIM objects for a s

2009

A question we get asked often by clients is: "How can we see/try out our new BIM objects?"When investing in BIM content for your companies product it is often hard to see what you are getting. Your customers (Architects, Engineers & Technicians etc) wi... Read More

Barrington Arch on BIM

2009

We recently helped write an article for the NZ Construction News magazine. It's a simple article to try and help educate more people on Building Information Modeling and how it effect them & their companies.Below is the Article which will appear in the July 09 e... Read More

EverGlow BIM content for Rev

2009

Lately we have been working with EverGlow US (one of the USA biggest manufacturers of signage and safety fittings). EverGlow came to us as they were looking for better ways to meet the needs of their Architects & Specifiers.We worked in closely with EverGlow to... Read More

What is BIM and how does it

2009

What is BIM? How does BIM affect me?These are two question that we get asked all of the time. (BIM) Building Information Modeling affects manufactures, architects, designers, engineers, contractors & developers.We put together a very useful diagram that helps to... Read More

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