My Library is your personal tool to help you organise your NBS National BIM Library BIM objects.
Since launch, we have continued to develop the NBS National BIM Library with direct input from industry professionals. The momentum of this work has never stopped and our collaboration with users and manufacturers has continued in the background during closed Beta tests that helped shape these updates to the National BIM Library website.
We asked users how easy it was to browse, search and download objects and the feedback received from Beta testers inspired development into providing new ways for users to organise objects into a more efficient resource.
We would like to introduce you to My Library, a tool to help you organise your NBS National BIM Library objects for quick reference, reuse or use later.
While you’re searching and browsing our extensive library, you can now ‘Star’ objects – these could be objects you commonly use, or would like to use in the future. Quickly build up a list which you can access from the Starred tab within the new My Library area. You can then filter your Starred objects by keywords, sort and download them.
You’ll find any BIM objects that have been updated since you last downloaded them in the Updated tab.
If you have used any of these objects in a project we recommend that you download and import the updated object to ensure you’re up to date. BIM objects may be updated for one or more of these reasons:
The Downloaded tab is already pre-populated with any objects you have previously downloaded. All future downloads will automatically appear within your Library and you can:
You can tag any BIM object on NBS National BIM Library with your own description. Simply use the free text box to tag your objects with, for example:
You can give an object more than one tag, and use your own tagging system to quickly and efficiently filter, sort and download the content you require.
Start tagging either whilst browsing and searching the website or when reviewing existing content within My Library.
While you’re discovering new content, you can now filter your search results by objects that you have previously added into your Library. Use the new ‘Results from My Library’ filter in the left hand column to quickly reduce your result set.
You can download multiple objects at once by adding them to your bundle. Simply select the individual objects and format you need. You can add objects to your bundle both within My Library and when searching on the website.
Although it may not be possible to respond personally to each submission or comment, all the feedback is captured, collated, reviewed where possible.
You will be able to provide your feedback via the “tell us what you think” via the button below.