Leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) software packages such as Autodesk Revit, Bentley Microstation, Graphisoft ArchiCAD and Nemetschek Vectorworks provide libraries of free generic BIM content in their respective BIM file formats.

However, the building product content of BIM software companies (which includes double hung windows, sliding doors, toilets, ceiling lights, sink cabinets and outlets) is generic in appearance, lacks embedded property data and/or provides only a few generic dimensional sizes for each component. Designers depend on their BIM software to auto-create…