Aquatherm North America recently announced the launch of a new Autodesk Revit Library.
Autodesk Revit allows users to design a building or structure and its components in 3D, annotate the model with 2D drafting elements, and access building information from the model's database. Revit is 4D building information modeling capable with tools to plan and track various stages in the building's lifecycle from concept and construction to maintenance and/or demolition.
Aquatherm Chief Technology Officer Jim Paschal explained that providing MEP engineers, designers, and contractors with these files is a significant step forward for Aquatherm. “These files drastically increase the design and BIM capabilities of customers using the Aquatherm product line, and we look forward to continuing to assist customers in designing and using Aquatherm efficiently.”
The new Autodesk Revit library has been updated to match Aquatherm’s most recent product catalog and includes all the necessary parts files. Having these part files available means the library will be able to provide parts numbers along with all the information necessary for engineers and designers to build a complete BIM-capable model.
The Aquatherm Revit files contain parts numbers, gallons per minute, flow analysis, stress analysis, volume, dry weight, and water weight.
“These files will increase design and BIM capabilities of the Aquatherm product line for both drafters and engineers,” explained Draftsman Rhett Coles, who works in Aquatherm’s Fabrication & Design Department. “With the updated library, Aquatherm will continue to support customers with BIM models and assist in designing and using Aquatherm.”
Aquatherm also offers 3D .dwg files for other software by request. The .dwg file format is one of the most commonly file formats found in most CAD design software and is compatible with AutoCAD, and other Autodesk products.
The company also offers a .step library by request.