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Create a BIM object

October 23, 2020 • 1 min reading

The process of creating your BIM objects with Content Wizard is a simple process. The following article explains how you create your BIM objects based on templates.

First of all, choose the temple that best suits your product category, you do this in the template picker by firstly choosing an object category and the template under the sub-category. You can also use the free text search field to find templates.

Once you have chosen a template, you will be presented with the configurator window.

As you can see in the above image, all of the fields are empty and deactivated, this because you need to create your first variation* 

*There are no limitations to the number of variations you can create, but we recommend that you keep the total of variations to no more than six. 

A note about variations: Single object templates can contain multiple variations, meaning that for example if you have a product that contains multiple sizes but is the same base product, creating multiple variations is the approach to use. All of the variations you create in Content Wizard will be available in one single objects which is very convenient for users downloading the product and using it in their BIM software.

In the below image you can find an example of how variations work. The below example also shows four variations of a kitchen cupboard:

Variation 1 600X300
Variation 2 600X400
Variation 3 600X500
Variation 4 600X600

The above variations will be available to the user in one object

    Under the dimensions tab, you have access to the parameters that are available to you to configure. Depending on the template you are configuring, you may see more or fewer parameters. The temple that you choose determines what dimension parameters are available fo you to configure. Once you have configured all of the dimension parameters the dimensions field next to the variation name will change to green, meaning that it is good to go. See below image this is general for Content Wizard when you have configured the specific setting the field will change to green.

    Once you have entered all of the data, measurements and any materials the next step gives you an overview of your variations.

    The next step gives you the possibility to either,
    1.Add the BIM object you are about to create to one of your existing product pages on or
    2.Create a brand new product page to add your new BIM object to.

      The once you have chosen to either add your new BIM object to an existing product page or you have created a new product page the final step is to create your new BIM object!

      You new BIM object on your product page ready for download for millions of users

      And finally the new BIM object in the context of a project and placed ready for visualization, specifications and purchase!

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