Building Information Modeling (BIM) is gaining steam in the architectural, engineering and construction industries as more users begin to appreciate the benefit of 3D models and the savings they bring in terms of time and budget. BIM allows users to coordinate and share information and improve the workflow between various building disciplines.
Knauf’s Revit Add-In allows K-Spec users to seamlessly import K-Spec files into their BIM projects, allowing them to save all the information about their chosen Knauf systems in one convenient location.
This feature has always been available for existing Knauf systems selected with the System Selector feature, but it’s now possible for clients and customers to include the systems they design themselves.
Shailesh Koirala, Knauf’s Digital Engineering Manager and Senior Technical Services Engineer at Knauf Australia, explains:
“Most K-Spec users simply enter their unique project requirements and the program guides them to choose the most cost effective solution from our wide range of systems by means of System Selector.
“But sometimes clients run into a situation where they need a unique system that’s not part of our existing system offering. In situations like these the K-Spec’s System Maker allows them to create and edit their own system.”
Thanks to recent improvements to the Revit Add-In, these uniquely designed systems can now also be imported into Autodesk Revit, streamlining the process and saving users valuable time.
Shailesh says the process is easy to follow.
“Users can register for K-Spec and download the Revit Add-In on our website, . They can then proceed to design their Knauf system using the System Selector and the System Maker features. This is all done online in any modern internet browser.
“When everything is complete and ready for download, the Add-In allows them to view the K-Spec project in Revit and link everything together with the click of a button.”
Shailesh explains that Knauf systems can be viewed as basic wall or compound ceiling family in the Revit project, with all the information and specifications of that system available in one place.
The information will also be available in PDF form for users who need to download it.
“I am confident that the new Add-In will make it much easier for clients with unique specification requirements to use and modify our systems,” Shailesh said.
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