What are BIM Product Data Templates/Sheets (PDTs/PDSs)?
Product Data Templates (PDTs) describe the data fields required to define products used in the design, construction and management of projects. PDTs are presented in a structured tabular format using standardising fields to accurately describe objects as specified or as brought to site, allowing like-for-like comparisons and informing model creation.
A Product Data Sheet (PDS) is a populated PDT available to a designer, installer or maintenance team to properly understand the functional properties of a product. Ordinarily a PDS will be completed by a manufacturer/supplier.