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Building Products Manufacturing & Fabrication

The building industry is undergoing dramatic digital transformation. Companies making products and solutions for buildings need new tools and working methods to stay competitive.

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Uniting BIM and Manufacturing

As a recognized global leader in Building Information Modeling, Autodesk is combining our expertise in BIM and Manufacturing to help building product manufacturers and fabricators manage complex projects, collaborate effectively, and deliver custom solutions for their clients in architecture and construction.

Building Product & Fabrication Industry Challenges

Manufacturers and custom fabricators are facing challenges on many fronts.

ACCELERATING COMPETITION

Challenge: getting products and services specified into projects and delivering greater value in an increasingly crowded market.

INCREASING COMPLEXITY

Challenge: improving communication and collaboration with architects, contractors and partners on increasingly complex projects.

CUSTOM CONFIGURATIONS

Challenge: providing tailored solutions with cost-effective quoting, designing and configuring to precise specifications.

PERFORMANCE PRESSURES

Challenge: delivering exceptional customer experiences and services, with improved quality, safety and timelines, at lower cost.

Industry Solutions

To overcome these challenges, companies are finding new ways to deliver value in a crowded marketplace. 

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BIM Integration

Connecting BIM with product development processes helps manufacturers and fabricators collaborate better with architects, contractors and building owners. Interoperability between mechanical and architectural design software can expedite cross-discipline workflows and keep all the project team on the same page.

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Configuration & Customization

Design automation technology helps engineers to quickly adapt standard products to meet atypical requirements or develop custom, one-of-a-kind projects. Sales teams can rapidly configure and quote projects, and clients can weigh in on designs earlier, to ensure specifications are met.

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Connecting Design & Fabrication

Connecting CAD, CAM, and CAE technology can deliver exceptional customer experiences while improving both quality and safety. Integrated design and fabrication workflows can help improve product performance and accelerate the time from initial bid to building handover and commissioning.

WIN MORE BIDS WITH BIM READY CONTENT

Building Information Models hold all project data. BIM capability makes you more likely to be specified by architects and contractors for new projects.

Building Product Industry Stories

FALKBUILT-SPRUNG STRUCTURES

Agile manufacturing of COVID-19 facilities

Coronavirus is overwhelming hospitals worldwide. Two Canadian companies help get medical facilities built in less than 3 weeks.

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WESTMINSTER ABBEY

Custom fabrication for London landmark

Respected contractors McNealy Brown support RIBA award-winning work on London’s iconic Westminster Abbey with the help of Autodesk’s Inventor software.

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BENSON INDUSTRIES

Fabricator overcomes communications challenges

Benson Industries’ efforts to streamline collaboration resulted in 40% fewer product errors, 30% less lost documentation, 30% faster response times.

Sustainability & Compliance

Deliver solutions that help to support your clients’ sustainability initiatives. At Autodesk, we're empowering people to design, build, and fabricate in ways that improve productivity – while also reducing waste, saving energy, and meeting regulatory requirements.

Solutions for Building Product Manufacturers