Introducing “Frog” from bimstore
Here at bimstore, we are proud of the progress we have made since becoming the first BIM object library to hit the web in the United Kingdom – but we never want to stand still. The team are continually investing in the site and considering how we can improve the outcomes for our manufacturer partners.
In 2017 we have a number of new features and applications and here to introduce one of our latest developments is Adam Ward, Founding Director at bimstore to tell you a little bit more about a new feature called ‘Frog’.
“Frog allows manufacturers to amend and manage the data inside their hosted objects from a web browser, via their bimstore manufacturer admin area. It also allows manufacturers to create different versions of the objects with different data sets and make these available as a selectable option on download. This means that not only can the manufacturer amend and adjust the data within their objects themselves, but they can also do it without owning or opening any expensive design software.
With our Frog property set feature manufacturers can create their own versions of the objects (e.g. multiple countries, or to different data standards) from a single central source and make them available as a specified selectable download option.
Of course, giving manufacturers the power to amend their data themselves comes with great risks, especially around data compliance, and as such we have ensured we have built-in verification and fail-safes to ensure that any changes made are always consistent with current data standards and approved by our expert content team before going live.
To summarise, Frog benefits the manufacturer by allowing them to manage their own data. It will also benefit specifiers by giving them more choice upon download.
Perhaps the most exciting thing is because Frog separates data from the BIM objects (we pump it back in on download) and stores it this in the cloud it opens up some exciting possibilities for the future integrations, collaborations and features.”
Frog will be rolling out on new content going live on bimstore and current content will be supported as and when available. Frog is free to manufacturers as part of their bimstore subscription, so if you are an existing bimstore manufacturer get in touch to discuss getting frog enabled on your account.
If you’d like to know more about Frog, or any of the features of bimstore – why not drop us a line or contact us via Facebook or Twitter. We’re a friendly bunch and we’re always happy to chat, about anything you like – though BIM is what we know best!
bimstore is the UK’s original BIM object library. Developed by specifiers for specifiers, we create and host high-quality manufacturer specific BIM content, making it easy to browse and download the world’s best collection of BIM components. If you need any help with BIM content creation then get in touch with the bimstore team today.