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Categorization of building product models in BIM Content Library portals

Afsari, Kereshmeh; Eastman, Chuck;


BIM Content Libraries are performing as online sources for building product models. In order to effectively use the product models, it is important to organize them systematically within these databases. But currently there is no standard or guideline for this purpose. Products in these libraries are being categorized based on different criteria such as the object classes in the target platform, by referring to multiple classification systems or based on customized categories. This paper studies some of the BIM Content Libraries and investigates the structure that each library is using for product categorization. It indicates the need for a generic framework for the purpose of product categorization in BIM Content Libraries.


Palavras-chave: BIM objects, Product models, Building models, BIM Content Library, Product category,


DOI: 10.5151/despro-sigradi2014-0074

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Afsari, Kereshmeh; Eastman, Chuck; "Categorization of building product models in BIM Content Library portals", p. 370-374 . In: Proceedings of the XVIII Conference of the Iberoamerican Society of Digital Graphics: Design in Freedom [=Blucher Design Proceedings, v.1, n.8]. São Paulo: Blucher, 2014.
ISSN 2318-6968, DOI 10.5151/despro-sigradi2014-0074

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