What is BIM?

  • Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a software-based method of generating and managing data as part of the building process. Building information modeling typically covers geometry, spatial relationships, geographic information, quantities and properties of a building’s components, like manufacturers' details.
  • Pella Corporation now offers its own BIM for windows and doors for use by architects, designers, and others looking for precise, functional, accessible tools for the trade.
  • Entrepreneur magazine says BIM “represents a significant technology leap in the capturing of design information about a building or structure.”  With BIM, commercial construction details are now captured more accurately in the long flow of communication. “The result is a marked reduction in the information loss that often occurs each time the project is passed to the next group in the very long chain of people involved in the design and construction process.”

How to download Pella models

  • Pella’s Autodesk® Revit® families are now available for use with the Revit Architecture computer software.
  • For ease of use, Revit users may access Pella products directly from the Revit design application by using the Autodesk Seek web service and simply drag-and-drop the Pella models into their BIM project. Visit pellacommercial.com/BIM or download Pella’s 3D models from any of these websites: pellaadm.com, seek.autodesk.com, caddetails.com, or sketchup.google.com.
  • The company’s new BIM-ready models complement other three-dimensional (3D) and two-dimensional (2D) drawing and specification resources currently available from Pella including 3D models for Google SketchUp, 2D drawings in dwg and dxf formats, and three-part specifications in CSI and AIA PRODUCT MASTERSPEC™ formats.