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AMX supports architects with BIM listings for Autodesk Revit software

Andrew Brister 21 August 2012
AMX supports architects with BIM listings for Autodesk Revit software

Leading control systems provider AMX has announced the release of 150 new Revit files of its most specified products for easy analysis and specification by design professionals in the Revit product database. AMX has also updated its agreement with Autodesk, maker of the top computer aided design (CAD) software application Revit. 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 building information modelling application.  Building information modelling (BIM) is a computer aided design method that employs 3D objects to represent real physical building components like walls, doors and even electrical and plumbing infrastructure. Through the BIM process, architects and engineers can create and manage digital representations of physical and functional characteristics of a facility’s schematic. The resulting building information models become shared knowledge resources to support decision-making about a facility from the earliest conceptual stages through design and construction, operational life and eventual demolition.  “With interest booming in intelligent, green buildings, building information modelling has become an indispensable tool for the architectural community,” said Ken Compagna, AMX senior systems designer and director of the AMX BIM initiative. “We are excited to play our part by making many of our products available for integration into this software. We look forward to growing our relationship and issuing new product models to Revit as we add and update our own product families.”  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 such as the 10”, 7”, and 4.3” Modero X Series Touch Panels all belonging to the same Modero X Series Revit Model Family. AMX also hosts 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 host 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 are now available on the new InfoComm AViQ repository.  The metadata-intensive Revit file allows the user to design with both parametric 3D modeling and 2D drafting elements and presents hyperlinks to product specifications. As an architect or engineer is drafting plans for a building, he or she can see the size, shape, depth, dimensions, voltage and additional key attributes of the structure and devices – enabling the highest degree of effectiveness; changes in one view are updated across the platform.  www.amx.com/eu 

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