It’s a common misconception that if you’re a manufacturer, you must provide 3D objects for BIM. In fact, that might not be the case. For component items such as pipes and air conditioning systems, there is value in providing BIM objects, to allow coordination. However, other products such as walls and floor finishes often just need the data related to them, particularly where they have ongoing maintenance requirements.
It’s important that manufacturers understand their customer’s requirements before providing accurate, well-designed BIM objects. Unless there is a requirement for high levels of coordination, customers may only need your data, rather than 3D objects themselves.