This feature ensures that all BIM objects and statistics come from a single source. It also ensures that they are managed centrally in a single location - any modifications will be applied to both the content on the manufacturer's website and National BIM Library.
It's nice to see the first few manufacturers adding these pages to their websites now to maximise the exposure of their objects. One particularly strong example is with Burgess Architectural Products Ltd. Screenshots from their site are below:
Main website - http://www.burgessceilings.co.uk/
BIM sub-site - http://www.burgessceilings.co.uk/bim
Figure one below shows the Burgess AP home page. Their web designers have included a new tab on the home page for the BIM objects and also a small area to the left of the page.
|Figure 1 - Burgess AP Homepage|
|The BIM mini-website for Burgess AP|
|Figure 3 - Burgess AP on the National BIM Library|