Building product manufacturers face a difficult challenge; They need to make it as easy as possible for architects and design professionals to specify their products. This saves architects and designers time. Construction projects face tighter and tighter deadlines and pressure to deliver results quickly, and time is precious.

Building product manufacturers can save a design team valuable time by making project-ready design files available for easy download. The exact types of design files that are appropriate can vary according to the particular vertical they are in and the types of projects in which their product is typically used. However, there are several core file types relied on by architects that should take priority. BIM, CAD, Specifications, and SketchUp files meet the most urgent needs of design professionals. Each file type requires expertise, experience, and an understanding of the practical requirements for using the files in construction projects. Most building product manufacturers cannot maintain this expertise in-house. That is why CADdetails has offered manufacturers technical development services for over 25 years.

Our expert development teams are dedicated to providing manufacturers with the files architects need to specify their products. We ensure building product manufacturers have the correct product information available in the right formats, and design files adhere to the latest industry standards. CADdetails offers development services and hosting for BIM, CAD, 3D SketchUp, and Specification design files.

High-quality BIM models can help manufacturers get specified into BIM projects. This requires BIM models to be project-ready and easy for design professionals to incorporate into their BIM projects. The prevalence of such projects is increasing, as is the pressure on building product manufacturers to provide BIM models for their products. CADdetails can review your existing BIM files or develop BIM models for your products to ensure you do not miss a chance to have your products specified.

3D models such as SketchUp enable visualization and can be a valuable tool for design teams. They foster engagement and understanding of a design project and how products fit into the overall design. 3D models are key design documents, and building product manufacturers should consider making them available to the design community. CADdetails offers the development of high-quality 3D SketchUp models. If you already have 3D models for your products, we can review your models to ensure they are usable by designers.

Building product manufacturers that offer 2D CAD for their products are meeting an essential need for architects. CAD boasts ease of use and accessibility by everyone on a project that has solidified CAD as a mainstay of construction projects. CADdetails has developed CAD for building product manufacturers for over two decades. We can apply this expertise to a review of your existing CAD or develop CAD for your products.

3-Part specifications are documents that are required on construction projects in the US and Canada. Manufacturers that have ready-to-use specifications for their products offer design teams significant time savings. This can represent a significant competitive edge over manufacturers that lack proper specifications. 3-Part Guide Specifications have the potential to be incorporated into design firms’ office master specifications. This grants the opportunity to be specified into multiple projects with a single document.

CADdetails hosts, develop, and maintains design content for manufacturers. Architects and design professionals have used for over 25 years to find well-organized design content from a wide range of manufacturers. Design teams have come to rely on us to save them time and deliver quality design files that are project-ready. That is why we have grown to serve up design content to over 645,000 registered design professionals in North America.

Manufacturers need to raise awareness of their products in the design community, but efficiently targeting these professionals is difficult. Partnering with CADdetails gives manufacturers access to a design audience that is actively specifying products. We enable you to provide designers with technical files suited to the early stages of design and influence product selection.

If you are a building product manufacturer and you do not have design content that fully covers all the major design content types, our experts can create project-ready design content for you to ensure your products can be specified. Whether you need BIM Revit development, 2D CAD files, 3D SketchUp, or written 3-Part Specifications, our in-house teams ensure your product information can be easily used in projects.

Book a call with CADdetails today! We will tailor a plan to meet your needs and get your products specified.

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