Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC)

Oleg Shilovitsky
Oleg Shilovitsky
29 September, 2022 | 3 min for reading

AEC and construction projects are transforming and adopting new manufacturing methods. From owners to operators to electrical and mechanical contractors, companies are looking at how to digitally transform what they do, to create a full asset definition for the products, control cost, collaborate between contractors, suppliers, owners, to provide full visibility on buildings, infrastructure, and all components. OpenBOM helps to create a product information model, to define every single piece of product definition – from wooden panels, metal frames, electrical motors, pumps, equipment, electronic devices, and fasteners. OpenBOM helps to improve efficiency, productivity and helps collaborate between all project participants from general contractors and owners to architects, engineers, and contractors. 

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Michael White is President and founder of DIGITALCARBON, a firm focusing on how to reduce the amount of RFIs & angry words generated during typical construction projects. Digital Carbon relies on OpenBOM and Onshape to design and model complex composting systems says,

The killer features are cloud collaboration, Catalog Items as a single source of truth, and live CAD integration. OpenBOM is Google sheets for construction and manufacturing.”

Brian Kraut and EA Manufacturing of Florida, USA, rely on OpenBOM and Autodesk Fusion 360 to solve a major manufacturing issue for a leading provider of massive outdoor structures. OpenBOM and Autodesk Fusion 360 collaborate to solve leading outdoor structure designers’ major problems.

“My client was stuck and needed someone to take their design data and turn it into a manufacturing Bill of Materials”, says Brian. This is where EA Manufacturing and OpenBOM stepped in.  Brian used the OpenBOM for Autodesk Fusion 360 add-in to create a Multi-Level BOM of the entire design.  However, it was OpenBOMs Flatten function that really provided the power Brian (and the client) needed.  Brian used Flatten to identify ALL the individual parts and assemblies AND THEIR QUANTITIES (regardless of their location in the product structure) so they could take the design of the steel manufacturer and have the correct number of parts made!

Full Asset Definition Model For Construction Projects, Mechanical, Electrical, and other Contractors

OpenBOM automates the process of building full specification, extracting data from CAD system including materials, sizes, and all additional components. It allows building a full asset model defining all elements of your construction project assets, components, and sub-systems.

Full Asset Definitions, Parts, Vendors, and Multi-level Bill of Materials

OpenBOM provides a highly intuitive user interface to navigate and manage Bill of Materials and all related product information. It allows you to create a detailed specification of your project with all components and elements, calculate cost, plan purchasing, collaborate with contractors and suppliers.

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