NBS National BIM Library
Welcome to the National BIM Library, the construction industry’s free-to-use resource of NBS standard BIM content, available in industry-neutral IFC format and formats compatible with Autodesk Revit, ArchiCAD, Vectorworks, Tekla and Bentley

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NBS National BIM Library

NBS National BIM Library

The award winning NBS National BIM Library is the primary source of free-to-use Building Information Modelling (BIM) content in the UK. It contains thousands of generic and proprietary BIM objects authored to the trusted NBS standard, all of which are data rich and are integrated with the world leading NBS specification software.

Our comprehensive collection of BIM objects span all major building fabric systems for walls, ceilings, roofs, floors, and this list is continuously expanding, so keep visiting and see the growing number of generic and manufacturer objects going live every week.

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Object Definitions...

In addition to the objects that live in the CAD model, there are many other objects that are required to construct a building. NBS, as part of CPI, is delighted to be able to publish the system and product property definitions that live below the new Uniclass tables.


The NBS National BIM Library enjoys industry-wide support. See what Ancon Building Products have to say:

“We’re pleased to support the transition to digital building modelling by investing in BIM Objects. Offered as part of the NBS portfolio, users can be confident Ancon BIM Objects are produced to the highest industry standards. Our products may be small but are critical to the structural integrity of a building. Likewise, they are essential to the accuracy of a BIM model and component database.”
Annabelle Wilson, Marketing Manager - Ancon Building Products

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