ASI JD MacDonald announces the launch of a new, extensive BIM (Revit) library for the benefit of building design professionals.
With the building design industry having quickly adopted BIM processes, continued investment in BIM would ensure ASI JD MacDonald could provide specifiers with high quality, practical design tools.
ASI JD MacDonald developed the new Revit library in partnership with IGS BIM Solutions, an Australian company with global leadership in BIM content creation for both Building Product Manufacturers (BPMs) and building design professionals; IGS also has experience and expertise in Revit content creation.
The new ASI JD MacDonald Revit library includes content for a vast range of commercial washroom accessories. All families have been developed natively in Revit with the objective of finding balance between functionality, documentation output, visualisation capabilities and performance in a Revit project environment.
Revit users can make use of ‘Content User Guide’ and ‘Virtual Showroom’ functions to access, browse and utilise the library. While the user guide provides an overview of the library and insights into the Revit family creation methodologies, the virtual showroom can assist users with browsing the entire library of families within a single Revit project, as an RVT file.
Dominic Martens, the design technology leader for Silver Thomas Hanley (STH), one of Australia’s leading architectural practices specialising in healthcare design, emphasised the need for quality in Revit libraries created by product manufacturers.
About the ASI JD MacDonald Revit library, Dominic observed, “The Revit library IGS has created for ASI JD MacDonald is extensive and to their usual high standard, showing acute understanding of how Revit content should be created to work well in an architectural project environment. The models perform efficiently, they incorporate sufficient, consistently structured data and the documentation quality is excellent. The integration of AS1428 compliance aides is an excellent addition. I’m sure many design firms who use Revit to document their projects will find this library to be a valuable resource, as we will when we are specifying ASI JD MacDonald’s products.”
ASI JD MacDonald is committed to the continued maintenance and development of this Revit content library as the industry and BIM workflows evolve over time.
The Revit library is currently available via the ASI JD MacDonald website and to users of the cloud-based Revit content management platform ‘UNIFI’ by subscription.