Where known parametric BIM objects are available to download for use with ARCHICAD* free of charge.
These can be sourced through the available links provided in Objects. GRAPHISOFT Australia is currently working with a number of manufacturers on this and will update this site as more information becomes available.
If you wish to have your products specified by ARCHICAD please send us an enquiry.
“Architects and Builders tell us that they are more likely to specify products if they are ArchiCAD BIM Objects.”
*Disclaimer: Central Innovation makes no recommendation, warranty or representation as to the quality or accuracy of the content contained within these sites.
ARCO (Qld) is a privately-owned design, manufacturer, installer and supplier of a range of renewable and sustainable building products for the construction industry, supplying clients throughout Australia in all sectors from small scale to major infrastructure projects without any sacrifice to safety and quality.Their team consists of committed and long serving highly motivated professionally qualified personnel with over 50 years of combined extensive experience in the construction industry to satisfy client needs.
Arco has created the following doors and panel options for ArchiCAD users:
- Aodeli Aluminium Composite Panel – Wall accessories tool, GDL Object and Composites
- Q100 Roller Shutter Industrial Door
- A3000 Counterweight Door
Bondor is Australia’s leading manufacturer of insulated building panels. Founded in the 1950s, Bondor is constantly working on solutions for industrial, commercial and residential building customers across Australia and offers the most comprehensive range of insulated panel products and systems available. Bondor has technical and support associations with several international building product suppliers, universities and research facilities in Australia. These associations include Bluescope Steel, Dulux, Branz, and the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Bondor is also a supporting corporate partner of the Australian Institute of Architects, further strengthening its ties to Australia’s design community. These relationships assist Bondor in remaining at the cutting edge of trends in product development, and to retain its industry leader status in construction techniques.
Britex is Australia’s premier manufacturer and supplier of stainless steel products for commercial building projects.Proudly Australian owned and operated, Britex is consistently sought out by specifiers for stainless steel products due to a long, enviable history of providing the design industry with a vast range of world-class stainless steel products and a focus on providing unparalleled service to specifiers and contractors alike.Since 1938, Britex has been at the forefront of Australian design and innovation in stainless steel fabrication. Today we have offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide, and offer an extensive range of premium quality products that can be fabricated to customised specifications for individual projects. Core product ranges include stainless steel basins, toilets, urinals, laboratory sinks, kitchen sinks, cisterns, troughs, drinking fountains, waterless urinals, benches, shelves, shower bases and more.In living up to our reputation as ‘The Specifier’s Choice’, Britex is able to provide designers – in addition to our CAD library – a comprehensive range of BIM content for Britex stainless steel products. Britex BIM content is available in Revit, ArchiCAD and Sketch Up formats.
Dulux Australia is a leading marketer and manufacturer of premium branded decorative paints, texture coatings, protective coatings and wood care coatings for the existing home, new housing, commercial construction, infrastructure and industrial markets.
Dulux seeks to support the architectural and engineering community and provide tools that make the use and specification of Dulux colour and products on Australian construction projects easy and seamless. A key part of this is the ability to provide relevant and useful content for BIM authoring platforms. In partnering with GRAPHISOFT Australia to provide the Dulux Colour Library for ArchiCad 19, Dulux aspires to be an Australian manufacturer at the forefront of BIM content delivery.
FISHER AND PAYKEL
Norfolk Blinds are Australia’s specialist manufacturer of blinds and curtains for commercial and multi-residential buildings. We are proven performers from smaller single dwelling projects through to the largest apartment tower or office space.
Our manufacturing facilities are state-of-the-art, ensuring our high QA standards are consistently maintained.
Norfolk Blinds products are of premium quality.
- Australian made blinds and curtains.
- Excellent selection of premium quality fabrics and operating systems.
- 5 year warranty for all our manufactured products.
- Competitively priced, cost effective and high value blinds
- We have a team of expert consultants who have experience commercial and domestic projects, to answer your questions.
Norfolk Blinds are proud to partner with Central Innovation to bring you this unique and detailed object to use as a design tool.
UNIQUE WINDOW SERVICES
Unique Window Services is a Queensland based company that has made supplying and installing window control equipment our specialty for over 20 years. Our range of products promotes passive ventilation which dramatically reduces cooling costs and a building’s carbon footprint. As well as safety options which include smoke ventilation and stair pressurisation systems. In climates with hot and humid days plus cool refreshing nights, a building should incorporate a temperature sensor to purge the cooler air in at certain times throughout the night. This constantly maintains thermal comfort and can avoid the need for mechanical cooling significantly.
Our window automation products can be easily integrated into projects through the use of the ARCHICAD system.
With a dedication to providing the finest quality, polytec is an Australian-owned marketer and distributor of decorative surfaces. polytec, through its manufacturing division, is a leading Australian manufacturer of decorative panels and components for joinery applications such as kitchens, bathroom, laundries, wardrobes and furniture. polytec manufactured products include cabinet doors; decorative Melamine board products; shelving; components; and Createc. With a commitment to Australian manufacturing, polytec has three sites in New South Wales. It is the leading manufacturer of thermolaminated cabinet doors in Australia, with a world class production facility in Charmhaven, 15,000sqm warehousing and board facility at Somersby, medium density fibre board manufacturing at Oberon and a high pressure laminate production facility in Malaysia.
polytec’s decorative panels’ library is now available for ARCHICAD programs, allowing you to easily extract BIM files of your choice.
OPEN BIM is a universal approach to the collaborative design, realisation, and operation of buildings based on open standards and workflows. OPEN BIM is an initiative of several leading software vendors using the open buildingSMART Data Model.
OPEN BIM PROGRAM
The OPEN BIM Program is a marketing campaign initiated by GRAPHISOFT®, Tekla® and others to encourage and facilitate the globally coordinated promotion of the OPEN BIM concept throughout the AEC industry, with aligned communication and common branding available to program participants.
OPEN BIM Certification is a technical certification system to help AEC software vendors improve, test and certify their data connections to work seamlessly with other OPEN BIM solutions.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
OPEN BIM supports a transparent, open workflow, allowing project members to participate regardless of the software tools they use.
OPEN BIM creates a common language for widely referenced processes, allowing industry and government to procure projects with transparent commercial engagement, comparable service evaluation and assured data quality.
OPEN BIM provides enduring project data for use throughout the asset life–cycle, avoiding multiple input of the same data and consequential errors.
Small and large (platform) software vendors can participate and compete on system independent, ‘best of breed’ solutions.
OPEN BIM energizes the online product supply side with more exact user demand searches and delivers the product data directly into the BIM.
Thanks to recent technological developments, professionals in building design and development increasingly rely on integrated architectural and engineering workflows. Using the IFC standard as a common language, architects and HVAC engineers can share and coordinate their projects, using the work of other disciplines as a reference.
Increasingly, new developments in ARCHICAD emphasize effective collaboration between architects and structural engineers. This collaboration requires reliable methods for sharing and storing building model information, design solutions and proposals; it also requires a way to manage all the changes made to the building model by any of the participants, while also minimizing the possibility for human error.
ARCHICAD supports all major model and data exchange formats and some specialized formats, including intelligent 3D modeling, universal 2D drawing, documentation and image formats.