Building information modeling (or BIM) is an increasingly used platform for taking the guesswork out of design. It is growing rapidly in many market segments, such as commercial, residential, health care and industrial.
This powerful tool allows architects, engineers and builders to design structures by modifying digital designs. With this platform, it is possible to work through outcomes years in advance, cutting down or even eliminating issues.
The Basics on BIM
BIM is used in 3D, 4D and 5D representations. For 3D models, the tools coordinate fluidly with other programs like AutoCAD. Project management applications, particularly time management, are available in 4D representations, while 5D involves management of the project’s cost.
Buildings designed with BIM are more energy efficient, more comfortable to live in and cost less to operate, thanks to the ability to plan out even the smallest details online before putting them into action.
When paired with advanced PDF solutions, it is possible to expose otherwise hard-to-see details and explode and reanimate them to show how complex components work together. This also allows designers to visualize potential problems and iron out solutions before the design ever hits the jobsite, saving time and money, and reducing or eliminating waste.
How Klein Fits into BIM with Revit
Autodesk’s Revit has quickly become one of the industry’s most popular BIM tools. Revit is 4D BIM capable with tools to plan and track various stages in the building’s lifecycle, from concept to construction and later demolition.
To simplify your life, Revit-friendly downloads for Klein products are now available to your design or engineering team via a simple download from our site. To see them in action, view our screencast below, which shows Klein’s Rollglass door family in a Revit project.
With Revit, you can conceptualize a variety of designs and perform many tasks. For example, you can view different models and test out a variety of features and functions. It is also possible to add product URLs, model numbers and notes to facilitate communication with the team.
Revit downloads are available for many models of the following Klein products:
- Extendo Telescopic Glass Doors
- Pocket Glass Sliding Doors
- Rollglass Self
BIMs like Revit allow you to quantitatively measure any performance characteristic based on the project’s key parameters, whether the parameters are energy efficiency, carbon usage and emission, day lighting, efficiency in structure and design or construction cost.
With Revit’s recent updates for faster orbit, pan and zoom, as well as improved navigation speed, you’ll be able to capture the intent of your design in the model.
Leveraging BIM for ADA compliance and LEED accessibility is a natural fit with Klein products. Klein’s interior sliding glass doors are produced with these specifications in mind. We want to help you achieve your design requirements and goals as quickly and easily as possible.
With more and more firms embracing BIM, and more clients already seeing the benefit in cost savings, this tool is the wave of the future. With Klein’s Revit downloads, your team can embody the future of design, today.