Well, it's spring and there are a few changes around here that I have to let you know about. First of all, I am no longer the sole evangelist for the Manufacturing Industry Group, I am now part of a team of evangelists that resembles the lineups of the great New York Yankee teams of the 60's, 70's and late 90's. Powerhouse is the word that comes to mind, and we will deal with the introductions at a later date, but suffice it to say that it is a VERY strong team and I am proud to be part of it. Oh... the things we are going to show you...
So, this is no longer my blog, but rather it is now "our blog", and without further ado, I will turn this post over to Rob Cohee, Industry Solution Evangelist specializing in Building Product Manufacturing... or BPM... the first of many new acronyms you are all about be innundated with... [grin]
DP and BIM: BFF’s?
Take a look at the detail here. Bolts, washers, nuts, welds – everything you could put into a model is typically in your Digital Prototype.
The preview shows me the areas where the parts were removed and the holes that will be filled in for me.
Once I’m done with the shrinkwrap, hit Export Building Components, add the Component Type so that the design matches up with the appropriate SIC codes, include any relevant metadata and hit OK.
It’s going to save out a .ADSK file. That .ADSK will be able to be read in Revit Architecture, Revit Structure, Revit MEP, AutoCAD MEP, and AutoCAD Architecture. The file is as native to those applications as a .RFA (Revit Family file) or a block in the AutoCAD applications.