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Take control over your MEP openings in Revit

Take control over your MEP openings in Revit

25 April 2018

With the introduction of another new App for Revit, MEPcontent wants to bring cooperation within the BIM process to the next level. The Stabiplan Openings for MEP Revit plugin allows MEP engineers and structural engineers to cooperate very easily in detecting and preventing clashes in BIM projects.

The Stabiplan Openings for MEP Revit plugin lets you create openings for ducts, pipes, cable trays and conduits within Revit. These openings will be automatically created and will have the correct dimensions based on your input. The created openings include a lot of information, such as details about the host and the element which is clashing with the wall or floor. The App brings true cooperation between the MEP engineer and the structural engineer in the BIM cycle! Place openings and submit your request to the structural engineer asking for approval. Let the structural engineer return a response to be informed about the status of your request and see if it is approved or not. Try the App yourself for free by downloading it from the MEPcontent store and install it for Revit.

Two Apps for Openings

This App functions best in combination with the free Stabiplan Openings Manager for Structural Engineers App for Revit. After you create and send your openings requests to the structural engineers, it is then very easy for them to approve or decline your request. Inform your structural engineer to get this App and save time waiting for approvals.

Free Trial for the Stabiplan Openings for MEP App

The Stabiplan Openings for MEP Revit plugin can be downloaded on store.mepcontent.com. You, as a MEP specialist, can try this App for Revit for free for one week. Upgrade to the full paid version during your trial to make sure you can use it for your whole project.

Fire pump test meter Turbo-Lux 2 from Mecon

Fire pump test meter Turbo-Lux 2 from Mecon

11 April 2018

Revit families for the Mecon Turbo-Lux 2 Fire pump test meter are now available for download.

This flow meter from Mecon is used to measure the volume of clear liquids and gas flows in closed pipelines. The installation position and direction of flow are flexible. The areas of application focus on measuring flow quantities in stationary water-based extinguishing systems for use in water supply test pipes.

Another highlight of the Mecon product series on MEPcontent is the Turbo-Lux 3 fire pump test meter. It is easy to install with grooved connection to the pipe network and, thanks to the sophisticated design, the device is ready for operation after connection to the pipe network with just one threaded connection, guaranteeing rapid and simple installation.

On top of it, Mecon together with MEPcontent offers the magnetic-inductive fire pump meter Mag-flux T4 to be also used in stationary fire safety applications (Sprinkler systems). The Mag-flux T4 is easy to integrate in existing remote monitoring systems, and the measurements can be evaluated in a control centre. For installation, the device offers an impressive range of connection options – e.g. flange, threaded or groove connections.

Up to date in one afternoon with BIM

Up to date in one afternoon with BIM

06 April 2018

Digitization and BIM will continue to be important topics in the MEP industry in 2018. What are the latest developments? How do manufacturers deal with BIM? What are the needs in the market? These topics were discussed at the MEPcontent manufacturers meet-up on 29 March.

Building the future: Stabiplan & Trimble
At the beginning of this year, Stabiplan was acquired by Trimble, a U.S. listed company that supports the entire construction cycle with innovative BIM solutions. In addition to engineering software, Trimble offers software for real estate management, concept design and various content platforms to support pricing. Examples include the content platforms LUCKINSlive, Trimble Building Data and Trade Services. The MEP content manufacturer apps are a great addition to the existing Trimble portfolio for MEP engineers.

As a result of the acquisition, the Stabiplan products will be integrated into a complete solution for the entire construction cycle. This provides opportunities for manufacturers: content can be made available in multiple applications and the number of potential users is increased considerably. As a manufacturer, you benefit from the specific MEP knowledge that Trimble and Stabiplan share when it comes to innovation and feasible and available BIM solutions.

Barcol Air's successful BIM strategy
The availability and accessibility of content is essential for Barcol Air's customers. A few years ago, when the demand for BIM data increased, it was a logical step for the manufacturer to start a collaboration with MEPcontent, the BIM library for MEP engineers. Johan Mes, commercial director, talked about this during the meet-up.

Thanks to the support and available templates of Stabiplan, Barcol Air's PLS’s (Product Line Sheets) can be easily set up and filled in with data in Excel. This data is then converted by Stabiplan into BIM models that engineers can use directly in their projects. Very useful are the statistics that provide insight into the use of the BIM files, according to Johan. A good example of this was a sudden surge in downloads from Argentina, which led to a major project for Barcol Air for Banco Santander. For the future, Barcol Air's BIM focus will be on making even better use of data, Johan predicts. Examples include enriching data with selection data and links to other applications, such as article management platforms or ERP software.

From data to content
The content factory of MEPcontent processes data from manufacturers in many different formats into usable, high-quality 3D content for use in BIM projects. During the meet-up, business process manager Marnix Leune illustrated various ways in which data from the manufacturer's product databases can be converted to a Product Line Sheet. Think of data from a PIM system export, Excel sheets, datasheets and even brochures. Almost every data format from manufacturers can be processed. Together with the manufacturer, the content factory checks which data is needed and which sources, if any, have to be combined to generate content. Together with the manufacturer, the factory determines how the data is converted to BIM files. As a manufacturer, you benefit from this intelligent data processing method: one source for all your data is more efficient and saves time and costs on data maintenance. In addition, your product data in PLS format is directly suitable for use in custom BIM apps.

Reach engineers at the heart of the process
The BIM innovation for the installation industry is the rise of custom apps for manufacturers. With these apps, manufacturer's products can be configured directly in a BIM project. The apps are Revit plugins that combine the power of manufacturer-specific content and BIM software. A manufacturer's App is a cloud-based solution that contains content from a manufacturer's Product Line Sheets or MEPcontent families. With such an app, there a lot more possibilities than with just content. Manufacturer specific MEP systems including components can be designed a lot faster and easier. The apps support multiple languages and multiple article numbers, and thanks to the link with the cloud, content and functionality are up to date. This ensures that engineers work with actual, correct content that is available in their region, and that the manufacturer is in direct contact with MEP engineers around the world.

BIM as a marketing tool
BIM not only enables manufacturers to support their customers in their BIM projects, but can also serve as a marketing tool. Jaap Groen, product marketer at Stabiplan, explained how MEPcontent supports manufacturers with their marketing services. By offering content on MEPcontent, manufacturers ensure that they are directly present with their products in the design process. The content can also be integrated on the manufacturer’s own website. But that's not all. Anyone who publishes content on MEPcontent has many more possibilities to reach MEP engineers: via their own profile page, e-mailings, short videos and via updates in the communication channel. In addition, manufacturers can gain insight into the use of their BIM files, statistics and demographic characteristics of users. Manufacturers who also want to use BIM files as a marketing tool can contact marketing@mepcontent.com

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