PERI relies on CADENAS for BIM CAD scaffolding component library

Architects, planners, work planners and civil engineers can now download more than 200 scaffolding components in over 150 CAD formats at no cost.

New 3D CAD model catalog of PERI powered by CADENAS

At bauma 2019, the world's leading trade fair for construction machinery, PERI GmbH will be presenting its new BIM CAD library for scaffolding components, which was created in close cooperation with CADENAS GmbH.

As a result, PERI, one of the leading international manufacturers and suppliers of formwork and scaffolding systems, provides its customers and prospective customers a completely new service. Effective immediately 2D and 3D CAD models, which include BIM information, can be downloaded at no cost in over 150 CAD formats such as Revit from Autodesk, Allplan from Nemetschek and ARCHICAD from GRAPHISOFT. These models include more than 200 scaffolding components, including the PERI UP Flex Modular Scaffolding Kit. Additionaly all, Revit, AutoCAD, ARCHICAD, ALLPLAN, SketchUp and Tekla system users have the advantage of being able to directly access the PERI models in their familiar CAD software environment thanks to the deep integration of the CADENAS plug-ins. With just a few clicks, the required CAD data can be directly integrated into an existing design without the need to leave the respective CAD system. The plug-ins are available to download free at

Comprehensive Multi CAD and BIM solution in scaffold construction ensures the best possible customer service

Up until now, architects, planners and civil engineers have usually approached PERI directly with their scaffolding specifications. The requested data for planning the scaffolding is created internally by PERI in accordance with the respective specifications by means of PERI CAD. It is then made available through various exchange formats such as IFC. Jochen Köhler, Head of the BIM Competence Center at the PERI Group states that, "It is clear that our customers increasingly want to plan scaffolding solutions themselves within their own CAD environments. Therefor a wide range of CAD systems are used. So we decided in favour of the Multi CAD Component Library from CADENAS as a comprehensive solution that would provide us with the broadest possible base”. Thanks to the CADENAS modular system, all PERI product data can be managed in a central database (single source) and, in turn, is always kept up to date. Based on this, planners can generate the required product data ad-hoc and include it into their planning software in the appropriate 3D BIM as well as 2D CAD format.

Catalog solution from CADENAS makes the planning process more efficient

Architects, planners and civil engineers benefit from the new PERI service by being able to access PERI product data even faster and more easily, while still working in their familiar CAD environment. The costly installation of additional CAD systems along with time-consuming training of company employees is therefore no longer necessary.

PERI also benefits from the introduction of the new component library: the Multi-CAD capability of the digital construction product catalog reduces the amount of maintenance required and minimizes PERI's work involved in providing CAD models for scaffolding. Initially, the digital product data is created as 3D CAD models and will thus be available to the planners in as many formats as possible.

Simple scaffolding configurations planned in future based on components library

In a first step, the new component catalog is comprised of PERI components taken from the PERI UP Flex Modular Scaffolding Kit. Additional products, such as formwork components, will follow as soon as customers and prospective customers make greater use of the new service. Furthermore, PERI's long-term goal is to offer further services based on the data in the components library that will support customers even more effectively in the planning and configuration of scaffolding constructions.

“We are extremely pleased about the close and successful cooperation with PERI, one of the leading manufacturers of formwork and scaffolding systems. Together, the two innovative companies will set new standards in the area of planning software as well as continuing to actively promote BIM", says Jürgen Heimbach, Managing Director of CADENAS GmbH.

Visit PERI from 8 to 14 April at bauma 2019 at stand FN.719 and discover more about the new PERI component library available at the 3D CAD models download portal PARTcommunity:

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