How ProdLib created a tool for designing and modifying buildups
Starting point — Sharing sample drawings
Paroc develops high end insulation products and shares product data and sample drawings for engineers and architects through their web pages.
The Problem — Meeting designers’ individual needs
- The sample drawings were accurate for Paroc building insulation layers, but otherwise the model neither matched the actual products nor met designers’ individual needs. Every time designers added a model to their project, they had to make changes to them.
- Distributed content was mainly 2D CAD details and sample buildups, but Paroc also got requirements from designers to support BIM.
- Also, the files were manually maintained, and they were hard to keep updated. It wasn’t unusual for designers to create projects with outdated material.
- To support designers and their workflow so that they can design their own buildups using real materials
- To ensure that designers have always the latest products and information available
- To support requirements of BIM designers
Today — A tool for creating project-specific configurations of structures using real materials
ProdLib created a BuildUp tool. With BuildUp, it’s possible to create and modify wall, floor and roof structures from real and up-to-date materials. Paroc shares their building insulation products for thousands of structural engineers through ProdLib.
Main benefits for Paroc
- Content sharing is maintained automatically, and the files are always up to date
- No more creating sample structures that won’t even fit designers’ projects
- Support for the “BIM approach”
Main benefits for designers — An easy access to everything they need
- With a single installation, designers get the BuildUp tool into their design program and can easily create wall, floor and roof structures with accurate material, fitting perfectly their needs
- All the material from different manufacturers are in the same place. ProdLib BuildUp is everything a designer needs when creating layered structures