bim.aero – The newest free program for BIM professionals

The iluac software, a company from France, recently launched a new program called bim.aero, to deal with the barriers which BIM delivers to designers by facilitating them to produce BIM models with software they are well versed.

The program can be downloaded from the Mac App Store. The software facilitates the users to develop a BIM model and database from almost any CAD or 3D source model. As the designers will be able to utilize their CAD or 3D design software according to their choice, they don’t need to focus on BIM considerations throughout the design and drawing phase of building projects.

bim.aero facilitates the users to import a 3D model as per their choice of CAD software. As soon as the model is imported, the user will be able to develop a BIM database by allotting the BIM hierarchies with in-built templates and standard IFC property data. Presently, bim.aero permits 3D models for being imported from the formats given below:

• SKP and SKB file formats (SketchUp)
• 3Dxx file format (3DTurbo)
• DXF file format (AutoCAD)
• FBX file format (Autodesk)
• OBJ and MTL file formats (Wavefront)
• 3DS file format (3D Studio)
• STL file format (3D Systems)
• DAE file format (COLLADA)
• ABC file format (Alembic)

After importing the model into bim.aero, users can simply generate BIM data hierarchy, and set up connections among its components and the imported geometry with predefined templates and user-friendly, drag-and-drop features. The users will be able to produce their own property and quantity dictionaries. The software is also applied to explore BIM data and navigate through a model, as well as render it, transforming it a robust 3D visualization tool.

bim.aero is free, but with the use of the software’s Premium Pack (in-App purchase), it is possible to export a final BIM project with the IFC 2×3 format. IFC is a base language that can be employed to deliver information among BIM applications whereas retaining the definitions of various types of information in the transfer. It arranges for BIM interoperability.

bim.aero offers the following exclusive features:

• An easy to use Mac interface
• Include different types of data to elements in a 3D model
• Generate and compose BIM hierarchy and visualization
• Drag-and-drop BIM entity to geometric components
• History of operations on any individual model components
• Find out components in the BIM by clicking on a map
• Intuitive and powerful hierarchical selection
• Apple Metal API-based rendering with anti-aliasing and Retina display support
• Perfect per-pixel transparency with fresnel term
• Cut-Planes
• X-Ray
• Textures and transparency

For more information, go through the following link bim.aero.iluac.com

bim.aero – The newest free program for BIM professionals

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Published By
Arka Roy
http://www.bimoutsourcing.com
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MEPcontent Product Line Placer for Valves is the newest stand-alone app for Revit

MEPcontent adds another for MEP engineers, the MEPcontent Product Line Placer for Valves. A great stand-alone app for Revit which can also be combined with the MEPcontent Product Line Placer for Piping.

Easily filter on manufacturer, diameter, valve category, or technical properties. Select and place valves in your Revit project and work directly with localized and up-to-date manufacturer specific products.

With the MEPcontent Product Line Placer for Valves app, you can get access to valve series from 6 leading manufacturers (Belimo, Econosto, Oventrop, TA, Victaulic and Watts Industries) and this number will be raised in the future. Choose valves on the basis of on pressure stage and contain fittings and flanges which are added automatically. Make best use of content and localize it with region along with article number, GTIN, manufacturer data and category. Apply the diameter from the pipes to be applied in your model and verify what valves are obtainable to set with your piping system.

The app can save huge time with regard to other leading modeling software. One has to utilize the clear app interface to choose and set valves in your Revit project devoid of various buttons and options to select from. The app can be integrated with other MEPcontent apps like the MEPcontent Product Line Placer for Piping, as well as Stabiplan’s Export and Import Excel app.

One can begin drawing pipes out of your favorite manufacturers like Georg Fischer, SANHA or Pegler Yorkshire. Include valves with this new app from the above mentioned six valve manufacturers. Export your project data from Revit into Excel, modify the data, distribute it with purchasers or management (who perhaps do not possess Revit) and import it back into Revit.

The free version of the Product Line Placer facilitates the users to choose Oventrop valves. Both balancing valves and ball valves from Hydro control and Optibal can be accessed in this version. The MEPcontent Product Line Placer for Valves can be downloaded from store.mepcontent.com at free of cost. In order to get access to the product lines and series from the other brands, upgrade the app to obtain the full version (for 25 euro per month or equivalent in £ or $) and switch among product lines to avail more manufacturer specific content.

MEPcontent Product Line Placer for Valves is the newest stand-alone app for Revit

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Arka Roy
http://www.bimoutsourcing.com
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