Frequently Asked Questions

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On this page you can find a list of frequently asked questions from our beloved users, so why not see if you can find the answer you’re looking for. If you still can’t find the answer then please get in touch, we’d be more than happy to help.

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We have pulled together the questions we get asked all the time at bimstore and put them in this handy FAQ. If you have a specific question that is not here dot hesitate to contact us

Can I host my own object on bimstore?

bimstore currently only hosts manufacturer approved BIM objects and we do not accept content created by individuals.  If you are a manufacturer who has built their own content then it can be hosted on bimstore aslong as it meets our standards defined in the bimstore bible.

Do I need to pay to download BIM files?

All downloads from bimstore are free!  Register and download to your heart is content!

What Level of detail is the content created to?

All content hosted on bimstore meets and exceeds all current UK Industry Standards related to BIM content, such as BS8541, BS1192:4 (COBie)  to meet UK Government standards.  All built to the highest quality and detail. 

Can I download directly from within my BIM software

Yes!  Our desktop App can be downloaded for free from bimstore and allows you direct access to all our content directly from your BIM software.  Apps currently available for Revit 2013, 2014 & 2015.  We have a brand new content management application that will be available for Revit 2016 onwards, this will be launching towards the end of 2017.

Can we purchase the products from you?

For purchases you will need to contact the manufacturer directly.  We create digital representations of the products, we don't hold any stock.  All manufacturers details can be found on their profile page.

What if I can't find what I am looking for?

is there content that you would really like to see on bimstore?   Please get in touch.  We are more than happy to approach Manufacturers where we see a demand. 

Will my BIM files be compatible with 3rd party software such as NBS Create?

Yes it will. We will include the appropriate parameter fields to your content that will enable your BIM families to be compatible with 3rd party sites. Please feel free to contact us to discuss this in more detail.