Thread Connects BIM, Procurement & Supply Chain
Thread is a cross-channel technology platform that creates a frictionless experience to connect part-level data from the supply chain (distributors, manufacturers, fabricators) with the construction ecosystem.
In our company’s 11+ year history of leading VDC, we have seen countless instances where digital workflows need accurate part-level data to enable high-quality, high-velocity decisions. The construction industry needs to stop procuring like we’re still in the dark ages and digitize the connection between design, construction, and operations with the supply chain.
VIATechnik Thread: Construction’s Supply Chain Technology Platform
Thread is a cross-channel technology platform that creates a frictionless experience to connect part-level data from the supply chain (distributors, manufacturers, fabricators) with the construction ecosystem. Thread delivers accurate part-level data via dynamic content that is powered with descriptive, dimensional, and business data (cost, availability). Thread’s cross-channel solution recognizes that projects have BIM-users and non-BIM users, thus offering design plugins and web application.
Establish seamless integration connections to ensure efficient data flow and information synchronization between various systems, including: incoming/outgoing connections to PIM or MDM and incoming/outgoing connections to ERPs.
BIM Content Creation / Management
Utilizing data from PIM and PDFs, Thread offers a technology platform content synergy through the creation of BIM files to support product offerings.
We also focus on content management / maintenance to ensure accurate data is delivered to end-users.
Customizable plugins optimize BIM content usage and enhance design workflows.
For example, Thread’s Revit plugin includes a BIM Library Viewer, Content Import, Customizable Advanced Placement Suite, Properties Viewer, BOM Creation and Upload to Customer Portal, and more!
The Customer Web Portal disperses BIM output to non-BIM stakeholders. The Customer Web Portal serves as a valuable entry point to connect VDC workflows with procurement, providing valuable project insights.
The Associate Portal offers project management, permission settings, and secure authentication options for internal associates. The notifications module provides internal associates automated notifications regarding quote/order statuses and enables direct communication with customers.
For selected products, interactive web configurators enhance the understanding and visualization of options within product offerings. The configurators produce downloadable BIM files and are powered by connections to External Data Storage.
Integration connections for dynamic and connected content
Design plugins to gain instant visibility into end-user needs and project pipelines
Technology platform / service synergy to create and manage content
Web Portal to connect VDC workflows with non-BIM users and streamline procurement