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dormakaba Enhances Portfolio On Industry-Preferred Building Information Modeling Platform

Provides Design Community With Expanded Access to “4D” Product Data


Reamstown, Pa. — July 27, 2017 —  dormakaba, a leading provider of products, solutions, and services for secure access to buildings, has expanded and enhanced its catalog of building information modeling (BIM) objects found on the cloud-based platform,

dormakaba has been invested in providing BIM content to the design community and most recently enhanced its dormakaba Americas library of products on Users can access more robust representations of dormakaba door hardware, interior glass systems, and entrance systems product lines via the leading BIM content provider worldwide.

According to Rick Ruppert, Manager, Architectural Services at dormakaba, “We’ve released a whole new generation of BIM objects, cohesive with the complete dormakaba portfolio, and created with the highest standards of protocol for BIM families. The objects in our showroom are light and nimble in data intensity, but fully comprehensive in their graphic content, making them faster to view, manage, and regenerate.”

Within the BIMobject® platform, dormakaba has launched 16 new showcases that contain Revit downloads, product information, links to specifications, and other defining data. dormakaba’s BIM showroom will continue to expand as the company adds more opening solutions.

dormakaba objects on allow for three-dimensional views with an embedded 4D element—non-graphic, intelligent data. This data might include the product’s materials content, place of manufacture, sustainability or LEED information, specifications, and related links.

“dormakaba has created its BIM content to maintain a superior balance of providing essential physical information within the graphic component and providing other details in the on-demand non-graphic realm,” explained Ruppert. “The process has been both art and science—and well worth the effort. It allows for the generation of complete and accurate models quickly because our objects don’t weigh down the system by being too data-heavy.”

Other advantages when employing dormakaba objects found on include:

  • Ability to select accurately represented products and systems during the early design phase that carry through to construction drawings.
  • Instant access to a product’s dimensions, materials, etc., and web-links to detailed product data.
  • Access to information relative to sustainability.
  • Ability to generate 2D and 3D views of products.
  • Ability to create photoreal images of building design.
  • Availability of dormakaba specification writing services to assist architects while generating a model and selecting dormakaba objects.

“From individual door closers to complete revolving doors to operable glass wall systems and more, the families representing our products on cover the full spectrum of dormakaba products in a best-in-class, industry-accepted format. They address every opening within a building,” shared Ruppert.

For more information, visit the dormakaba BIMobject showroom at

About dormakaba
dormakaba Group is one of the top three companies in the global market for access and security solutions. With strong brands such as DORMA and Kaba in our portfolio, we are a single source for products, solutions, and services related to doors and secure access to buildings and rooms. With around 16,000 employees and numerous cooperation partners, we are active in over 130 countries. dormakaba Group is headquartered in Rümlang (Zurich/Switzerland) and generates an annual turnover of over CHF 2 billion.

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