AMX is offering its first family of control technology models to incorporate Autodesk Revit building information modeling (BIM) software. Design professionals now have access to AMX product design files, which include 2D drawings, 3D models, visual images, plus embedded links to part/product specification data at AMX.com and via the Autodesk Seek web service.
With the addition of these digital design files, design professionals will have easier access to specify technology earlier in the design phase of a buildings project.
BIM is an integrated process that allows architects, engineers, and builders to explore and more clearly define a project digitally before it’s built. Coordinated, reliable information is used throughout the process to design innovative projects, accurately visualize appearance for better communication, and simulate real-world performance for better understanding of important characteristics such as cost, scheduling and environmental impact.
AMX says it has committed to sustainable design by providing product data in this format for the architectural, engineering, and construction (AEC) community. “As the amount of technology in projects continues to increase, the need for greater collaboration between manufacturers and design teams is becoming more and more critical,” AMX architectural resource manager, Julianne O’Connor, said. “AMX is focused on making this process as simple as possible by offering our product information to the users of software for BIM that has been most-readily adopted by the design community.”
Jeff Wright, senior director of the Autodesk Content Network, noted that it is increasingly important for design professionals and builders to be able to rely on detailed building product information as the AEC industry moves to BIM. “The addition of the AMX models to the Autodesk Seek web service is one more step in delivering the information-rich product information that design professionals require, while providing building product manufacturers with an unprecedented platform for online marketing to Autodesk’s customer base,” he said.