BIM-objects for SAB products

Click here to download the SAB 3D BIM objects and / or product data via the Tata Steel DNA Profiler.

Tata Steel DNA Profiler for BIM 3D models and data The Tata Steel BIM DNA Profiler is introduced in London at the end of March. Tata Steel has developed a groundbreaking tool with BIM 3D models and product data to support architects, constructors, assembly companies and facility managers. The unique flexible web-based free tool contains all 6,100 European construction products from Tata Steel – including those from brands in the Benelux such as SAB®, ComFlor® and Celsius®. The BIM objects are available in all relevant BIM software formats, including Autodesk Revit, ARCHICAD, Allplan and Trimble SketchUp. The BIM objects can also be downloaded and edited in various levels of detail. To use the BIM models and product data, you must register once at The tool is several languages. For a short explanation of the tool, watch the video here. Read the full English press release about the DNA Profiler.

A second source with the SAB BIM objects is the BIM portal of BIMobject. Here the 3D BIM objects are not visible in detail, but only as a 3D block in a REVIT family. You have access to our BIM content here.

We are continuing to work with BIMobject and other IT specialists to develop new ways in which we can integrate our objects and (selected) data in to specifier’s platforms. If you require any additional BIM data or information about our future BIM developments, please contact us at

What is BIM?

BIM is an acronym for Building Information Modelling. It describes the process of designing a building collaboratively using one coherent system of computer (3D) models rather than as separate sets of drawings. But BIM is beyond just drawings. The models include the ability to add data for each and every product (object) within the building or facility.

Initially, the data provided by construction product companies will include aspects such as manufacturer’s contact details, mechanical properties, performance characteristics, maintenance requirements and guarantee periods. In the future it will be expanded to include lead times, pricing and much, much more.

It offers enormous gains by saving in cost and time, much greater accuracy in estimation, and the avoidance of error, alterations and rework due to information loss. But adopting BIM involves much more than simply changing the software that is used. To achieve all the benefits it offers, everyone in the architecture, engineering, construction and manufacturing industries will have to learn to work in fundamentally new ways.

Many National Governments and construction clients are developing strategies and standards to implement BIM over the next few years. In the UK, the Government has already made it mandatory for Level 2 BIM to be provided on all its procurement contracts.

At SAB-profiel and Tata Steel we recognise this move towards a connected, digital world and are developing our systems and processes to suit. The need to provide more information in multiple formats through interconnected channels forms a key part of our long-term construction strategy.