Friday, March 04, 2011
BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. – Siemens Industry, Inc., announces the availability of Building Information Modeling (BIM) for the company’s low voltage distribution equipment, making its Revit® MEP Family of products more easily available to architects and engineers during the design phase. Siemens continues its industry leadership, not only by offering the most comprehensive set of BIM families, but by being the first and only provider delivering BIM low-voltage distribution product families developed in full compliance with AutoDesk® Seek® RMC SG standards. The Siemens library of electrical distribution products will be available on the AutoDesk Seek website starting March 15.
Siemens BIM families were specifically developed to meet all Revit MEP standards. Siemens Revit families include all Sentron panelboards and switchboards, Siemens WL low voltage switchgear, VBII safety switches, and both Sentron and XJL busway solutions. All configurations are selectable including flush, surface or NEMA 3R for panelboards, NEMA 1, 3R and 4X for safety switches, and both indoor and outdoor for switchgear. The Siemens busway BIM families are comprehensive and detailed, and Siemens provides a 14-minute tutorial video for advanced Revit designers to acclimate themselves to the application and quickly move on to mastery of the routines.
Because the Siemens BIM families are fully Revit MEP and AutoDesk Seek compliant, they are available both from within Revit MEP itself, as well as on the internet from the AutoDesk Seek website http://seek.autodesk.com/. Simply search by keyword (Siemens, panelboards, busway, etc.) for the full families. In addition to the Revit files, both the families and the AutoDesk Seek website include links to technical information on the specific Siemens equipment.
For more information on the complete Siemens Revit families, contact your local Siemens representative. Call 1-800 241 4453 reference code Siemens BIM Families or visit www.usa.siemens.com/cebim.