posted on Wednesday, 22nd August 2012 by David Slater
AMX has announced the release of 150 new Revit-compatible files of its most specified products for analysis and specification by designers and engineers using the Revit product database. The move follows a renewal of AMX's agreement with Autodesk, maker of the CAD software application Revit, and serves as a pointer to the growing demand for intelligent building technology.
AMX is the first control company with listings on the Autodesk SEEK website and the new product additions create the most extensive control and automation technology listings available in the popular building information modelling (BIM) application.
It's through the use of BIM computer aided design, that architects can 3D model real physical building components such as walls, doors and infrastructure. By using digital representations of physical and functional characteristics of a facility, a shared knowledge resource is created to support decision-making about the building from the earliest conceptual stages though to eventual demolition.
Every metadata-intensive Revit file supports parametric 3D modeling and 2D drafting elements and offers hyperlinks to product specifications. Consequently, any architect or engineer drafting plans for a building, can see the size, shape, depth, dimensions and additional key attributes of the structure and devices.
Ken Compagna, AMX Senior Systems Designer and director of the AMX BIM initiative says: "With interest booming in intelligent, green buildings, building information modelling has become an indispensable tool for the architectural community - and we're excited to play our part by making many of our products available for integration into this software." Compagna adds that AMX will be contributing new product models to Revit as and when they're introduced into the range.
Currently, over 150 AMX products can be integrated into designs using Revit Family Model files (.RFA) available in Autodesk SEEK. These individual products are grouped into 128 Revit Model 'Families,' which share similar product characteristics. For example, the the various Modero X Series Touch Panels all belonging to the same Modero X Series Revit Model Family.
AMX says it will also host these product models on the respective product pages of AMX.com as well as a separate AMX.com Tech Center section, called 'Revit Product Families.' Both sites will include not only the AMX Revit 3D BIM Models, but also the products' supporting documentation including .DWG, .DXF, .PDF and .DOC files as well as manuals, drawings and guides. Additionally, the models will be made available on the new InfoComm AViQ repository.
For more, visit the Tech Centre section of www.amx.com and look for Revit
Product Families. To learn more about Revit,
visit the Autodesk website.
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