Professionals in the architectural, engineering and construction industries are increasingly relying on Building Information Modelling (BIM), with users appreciating the benefits it brings to their projects in terms of a more streamlined workflow as well as savings in 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 Plasterboard systems in one convenient location.
While this feature has always been available for existing Knauf systems selected with the System Selector feature, it’s now possible for clients and customers to include the systems they design themselves.
Knauf Australia’s digital engineering manager and senior technical services engineer, Shailesh Koirala 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.”
The recent improvements to the Revit Add-In allow users to import these uniquely designed systems into Autodesk Revit, streamlining the process and saving users valuable time.
Explaining the simple process, Koirala says, “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.”
Koirala 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,” he added.
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