A new tool that supports the standardisation of BIM Objects for the construction industry is now available with the release of the NATSPEC BIM Object Properties Generator.

The new release is designed to address the key issue of restricting the exchange and interoperability of BIM Objects between disciplines and projects, and the inconsistencies in properties, property naming and object designation.

The Properties Generator resolves this issue and the extended online version of the NATSPEC BIM Object/Element Matrix that is now even simpler to use allowing for the exchange of information and interoperability of BIM objects from project to project and software to software, thereby reducing the huge duplication of effort currently involved.

According to NATSPEC CEO, Richard Choy, “The Properties Generator addresses the major issues concerning information exchange of BIM objects between disciplines and projects.”

“The free exchange of standardised information and data will allow different systems and applications to work together. This is crucial to driving productivity across the industry,” he says.

The Properties Generator is suitable for a variety of users including content creators, manufacturers, project teams, and client organisations.

It is anticipated that the Properties Generator will be further developed and enhanced in future releases, including the possibility of adding additional properties as desired by major clients. 

Choy says that he hopes that the Properties Generator may continue to evolve and aid growth within the Australian architecture, engineering and construction industry.

“At NATSPEC, we are dedicated to improving the construction quality and productivity of the built environment, so I am pleased this resource is now available. The Properties Generator is committed to promoting best practice, and will continue to develop based on industry use and feedback.”