BIM stands for Building Information Modeling. A BIM object is a repository of information that holds data regarding 2D and 3D geometry descriptions of the actual product or component. The information container also contains EAN-codes, U-values, sizes, and branding like logos and family names. Links to maintenance documents, assembly manuals etc. are also available in the object.
Participants in the building process are constantly challenged to deliver successful projects despite tight budgets, limited manpower, accelerated schedules, and limited or conflicting information. The significant disciplines such as architectural, structural and MEP designs should be well coordinated, as two things can’t take place at the same place and time. Building Information Modeling aids in collision detection at the initial stage, identifying the exact location of discrepancies.
The BIM concept envisages virtual construction of a facility prior to its actual physical construction, to reduce uncertainty, improve safety, work out problems, and simulate and analyze potential impacts. Sub-contractors from every trade can input critical information into the model before beginning construction, with opportunities to pre-fabricate or pre-assemble some systems off-site. Waste can be minimized on-site, and products delivered on a just-in-time basis rather than being stock-piled on-site.
Quantities and shared properties of materials can be extracted easily. Scopes of work can be isolated and defined. Systems, assemblies and sequences can be shown in a relative scale with the entire facility or group of facilities. BIM also prevents errors by enabling conflict or 'clash detection' whereby the computer model visually highlights to the team where parts of the building (e.g.:structural frame and building services pipes or ducts) may wrongly intersect.
Chromalox BIM Revit Family Files for Commercial & Industrial Heat Tracing Controls & Components are available below. Our content represents components of a heat tracing system with geometric data significant to your BIM Model. Chromalox’s Revit Family Files meet Autodesk’s Standard for visual content with coarse, medium and fine views and parametric metadata. The files contain shared parameters, materials, finishes, OmniClass Codes, and CSI MasterFormat Numbers. Our files will download as a single ZIP file along with related .TXT or README files. Autodesk Revit software is required to view the files.