Foster’s product ranges are now live on the CESABIM database, allowing design houses and architects to access technical information supporting each product listed, 3D BIM models, and to create quotations using live pricing information.
The refrigeration manufacturer has uploaded its models well ahead of government legislation, which says all public-funded projects must use BIM in their design phase from January 2016.
Foster customers, design houses and architects can access CESABIM using Autoscheme Factory Pro software, which is downloadable via the company’s website. This free industry standard software tool also allows access to 2D plan CAD blocks, product information and specification sheets as well as the creation of quotations using live pricing information. Once downloaded, the models can be rendered to create photo realistic images for kitchen or restaurant design layouts.
Chris Playford, market and development director at Foster said: “The CESABIM site is going to prove very important for designers going forward, with the onset of the BIM legislation.
“Customers who log in will have access to Foster 2D Plan CAD blocks and Foster 3D BIM models in IFC format which can be used on all proprietary CAD software systems including Autoscheme, ArchiCAD and Revit, along with live product and price information – all key in ensuring best practice for public funded projects, such as our work in the schools and university sector.”