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BIM vs CAD What's The Difference
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BIM Vs. CAD Files: What's The Difference?

What's the difference between CAD and BIM? To put it simply, it depends on your project.

BIM Vs. CAD — Which To Use?

CAD is typically used for industrial design of mechanical and electrical assemblies, from airplanes to iPhones. BIM is used exclusively in the design and construction of commercial buildings like airports, office towers or schools.  BIM also includes important characteristics to allow for virtual collision detection and the discovery of construction-related problems prior to breaking ground.

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Leveraging Omni-Channel To Get Specified
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Leveraging Omni-Channel To Get Specified

Today’s marketing world is filled with buzzwords. From acronyms like “KPI” and “CTR” to rising industry trends like “big data” and “hyperlocal,” sales and marketing leaders in the manufacturing space constantly find buzzwords left and right. So when you come across the word “omni-channel,” you may be quick to dismiss it.

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BIM

CAD vs. BIM Files: 3 Major Differences

For decades, product design engineers have used computer-aided design (CAD) programs — such as Autodesk’s AutoCAD — to design various parts and components. These sophisticated programs are capable of creating extremely detailed 2D and 3D models.

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Who’s Downloading CAD Files?

Over the last few years, you’ve probably noticed that the phone doesn’t ring as often in the Sales Engineer bullpen.

There are still prospects out there, though — they’re just now seeking the information they need online rather than calling manufacturers directly.

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3 Reasons ISO Standards Aren't Enough To Get Specified

International standards like ISO, ANSI, NEMA are well-established across businesses in the industrial market.

These standards, developed by technical experts in national and international trade associations, influence market requirements and have become the benchmark for quality among manufacturers.

However, the standards must be broad enough to apply to different businesses and applications, and thus define form, fit and function at only generic levels.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] How To Generate Leads With CAD And BIM Files

Marketing opportunities can lie in unexpected places. Take CAD and BIM files, for example. Essential for design and information conveyance, they also are extremely valuable to prospective customers.

While most industrial companies offer drawings or specifications for their products, many don’t realize that these files are opportunities for lead generation.

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