Use of Wilo pumps from its own BIM database
Use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) isn't yet automatic in the installation industry. Wilo is changing this with its 'BIM-Ready' initiative. The initiative is directed at installers, advisors, wholesalers, maintenance services and OEM partners, and consists of a turnkey BIM solution.
The initiative is a logical follow-on to the BIM activities which Wilo has been deploying since 2009. The development of three-dimensional BIM content in MagiCAD for BIM modellers has steadily grown into a complete, up-to-date Wilo database. This autumn, Wilo will be offering its BIM content free of charge in the UK, independently of the drawing application used. The content is provided via a Content Library Access Button (Revit Plugin) for all Autodesk Revit users. Users who install this free Revit Plugin will have direct access to the BIM content offered by Wilo, via a special ‘Wilo button’ within Revit.
All new pump series are accessible at the press of the Wilo button. The turnkey solution is particularly useful for companies who actively model in BIM. The chosen pump can be selected directly from the BIM content using ETIM parameters and placed directly in the BIM model as a Revit Family. The ETIM product information (features) is now coupled into these Revit Families of the Wilo products concerned. The intelligent modelling of the BIM model to the most suitable solution now becomes much easier and more efficient.
Also for CAD users, the CAD data from Wilo remains available in STEP and DWG format in the online Wilo CAD catalogue.
The introduction of the Wilo Revit Plugin for BIM is part of the comprehensive service package supporting installers, advisors, wholesalers, maintenance services and OEM partners. This total solution is provided under the name Wilo Competence. The service package includes not only BIM support but also technical support, the Wilo product catalogue and Wilo-Select, Wilo Exchange Service & Tools, the Wilo-Brain training concept, and assistance in implementing GBS pump couplings.
For more information head for www.wilo.co.uk or call 01283 523 000 for help and support.