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September 2022
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Major multi-platform REHAU content update

We’ve just completed a major content update and extension for leading manufacturer REHAU for several of our content solutions: MEPcontent, Stabicad and Trimble nova. Read what’s new!

MEPcontent


Wow, you can find just about everything on MEPcontent.com when it comes to REHAU BIM files! Have a look at REHAU’s complete BIM library on MEPcontent.com! Read more about all the updates and easily download for free what you need!

New content


We’ve added a lot of new content for wallplates and manifolds! Discover some of the newest products: the HKV Easyflow distributor, the HLV pipe distributor, the SPEED HKV-D P distributor and the 3011 ESP floor heating distributor.

New localisations


We added specific localisations for the countries Germany, Netherlands and United Kingdom. This means that by selecting the country flag on MEPcontent.com to one of these 3 countries, you as MEP engineer will see the BIM files of the products that can actually be ordered in that country. You will also see in which other countries the product is available as well. Check out for example the new Double Connection U-Shape and where it’s available!

Updated products


Some existing content has been updated as these products use the new RX+ fittings and have updated article numbers and descriptions: the 2 way cold water, the 3 way hot water, the 2 way hot water, the 3 way cold water, the double wall plate and the double connection U-shape.

Stabicad


The Stabicad PLS files Rehau Rautherm (NL, BE, DE, FR, RO), Rehau Rautitan (NL, DE, UK), and Rehau Raupian" (NL, DE, UK) have been updated to contain the latest Rehau product updates, including updated type names, article numbers and fittings. You can use the Rehau PLS files with a Stabicad license.

Trimble Nova


The following product lines have been recorded for Rehau in Trimble Nova:
Piping system: RAUTITAN RX+, RAUTITAN PX
Waste water system: RAUPIANO
In total 9 underfloor heating systems
Watch this video about Rehau content in Trimble Nova.

If you are a manufacturer and you would like to add your content to Trimble nova, check out the Trimble Nova website.
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DINUY helps create sustainable buildings with a new BIM library on MEPcontent.com

DINUY launches its new BIM library on MEPcontent.com to contribute to the design of construction and architecture projects. Amaia Asurmendi, Head of Marketing, highlights that “this is an important step taken by DINUY in its strategy of digitization and collaboration with MEP professionals, who increasingly rely on BIM and digital BIM catalogues to create their (green) buildings".

The DINUY BIM library contains more than 50 products and is available for construction companies, architecture studios, engineering firms and professionals in the construction process. “It includes our newest product line* of detectors available in the colours black, silver and white, to help find the most appropriate design in interior design projects” says Amaia Asurmendi.

Standardised BIM content



BIM (Building Information Modelling) is a real-time collaborative work system, whose main objective is the creation and management of a construction project. Its objective is to centralise all the project information in a digital information model created by all its agents and to speed up the installation design process digitally. The DINUY BIM library guarantees consistent and standardised content which can be used for various purposes, such as geometry for spacing calculations, power or safety ratings, declaration of conformity with norms etc.

The benefits of BIM go far beyond the planning and design phases, encompassing the entire life cycle of the building. Thanks to the data contained in the BIM files, the registration of each component is much more efficient, improving accessibility, responsibility and project management, having control of all phases of the project.

About DINUY



DINUY S.A., founded in 1947, is a family business dedicated to the manufacture of electrical and electronic material and is located in Irún, Spain.

The commitment to new technologies has led to researching and mastering fields such as radiofrequency, regulation, lighting control or building automation, giving life to cutting-edge products, which are supplied to the main international markets.

It has its own R&D team, which develops a wide variety of products focused on energy efficiency, contributing to the commitment to the environment.

From regulators for all fields of application, movement and presence detectors, time, timed and twilight switches, radio frequency or bluetooth control systems and devices for the management and automation of buildings based on the KNX standard, DINUY offers innovative solutions of high added value for market development.

DINUY designs, develops and manufactures innovative electronic products to create smart, more comfortable, efficient and sustainable spaces, adding value to the market and its customers. If you want to know more about DINUY, check out their website.

(*) The newest product line of detectors includes the DM TEC 01P, the DM TEC 01N, the DM TEC 001, the DM TEC 03N, the DM TEC 03P and the DM TEC 003.
July 2022
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New from Duijvelaar Pompen

The offer on MEPcontent of Duijvelaar Pompen's pressurization systems has been updated and expanded. New types in existing families have been added and new families have been created and published. Also, the display on the control panels has been adjusted with a touch screen. Finally, the dimensions and article numbers have been adjusted.
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Adoption of BIM benefits from clear organizational vision

The construction industry is booming. In the years to come, a lot of building and preservation work will have to be done. With the low margins in construction and a severe personnel shortage in the sector, this is a considerable challenge. But there's something else standing in the way of an effective return: insufficient adoption of processes and technology. Reason enough for Trimble Construction Benelux to conduct a market survey among Belgian and Dutch construction professionals in the field of BIM design and technology. Read the full article here
June 2022
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Discover the unique calculations functionality in the free Valsir Product Line Calculator App for Revit

Trimble and Valsir created a unique and innovative calculation feature for the Valsir Product Line Calculator App for Revit.

This free app is a plugin that enables MEP engineers worldwide to draw Valsir water supply and waste systems twice as fast, with up-to-date and localized Valsir content. The calculations functionality for wastewater systems is fully Revit integrated and EU compliant and reduces the chance of errors to a minimum with both design and calculation taking place in the App.

The Valsir Product Line Calculator for Revit enables MEP engineers to easily place Valsir specific 3D pipe and fitting designs into their Revit models directly from within the project environment. The content is up-to-date, light, and compact. The in-App optimizer functionality helps engineers change all fittings to their preferences with a single push of a button. This also includes flowing tees and bends. The integrated in-App content library, accessed via the MEPcontent browser, allows users to find additional, specific Valsir content for their projects, from inside the project environment.

5 product lines and 40 Valsir product groups


Content from Valsir® Triplus®, Valsir® Silere®, Valsir® PP3/PP, Valsir® Blackfire® and Valsir® HDPE product lines is included in the new calculations plugin.

Free to use in Revit


The Valsir Product Line Calculator App for Revit (Revit versions 2020, 2021, 2022) plugin can be downloaded for free from mepcontent.com. The app contains localized content that can be used worldwide. Valsir products are available all around the world. Supported languages for the plugin are English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Romanian, Dutch and Russian.

In addition to the app, all of Valsir’s product lines are also available in Trimble’s European leading modeling and calculation software Stabicad and Nova. This enables engineers to work with hundreds of articles with extended information directly in their models.

About MEPcontent


MEPcontent is a global BIM content library for every MEP engineer with up-to-date graphic and parametric product information that is ready to use in any BIM process. In close cooperation with well-known manufacturers, MEPcontent offers over 615.000 BIM components to be used for Revit and AutoCAD. The offering is completed by branded Apps that can be used on top of plain Revit and AutoCAD without a need for other software. For more information, visit: mepcontent.com

About Valsir S.p.A.


Valsir was founded in 1987 and is now a leader in the plumbing and heating market. Located in the north of Italy, close to Garda Lake, Valsir exports its made in Italy devices all around the world. Additionally, the Valsir group is composed of several branches located in Portugal, Poland, Russia, Romania, Ukraine, France, Australia and South Africa. As a member of the MEPcontent platform since early 2019 with complete libraries of its product range, Valsir additionally offers a Revit plug-in for automatic placement of all of Valsir's families’ products in designs and furthermore offers an improved optimization of the auto-routing functionality, including a cutting edge solution for automatic calculations of wastewater systems according to EN 12056-2:2001. For more information, visit Valsir’s news page: valsir.it

About Trimble MEP


Trimble MEP delivers sophisticated solutions that transform workflows from the office to the field. The Trimble Constructible Process allows speciality trades to build beyond BIM to automate fabrication and fieldwork with reliable construction data. With access to the largest library of manufacturers’ content and a broad portfolio of hardware and software solutions, Trimble optimizes the entire design, build and operate lifecycle. For more information, visit: mep.trimble.com

Link to App:
https://www.mepcontent.com/en/apps/detail/8/
May 2022
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Charot BIM Library updated

The BIM files of the following Charot products have been updated: Helio Tampon ATL and Helio Tampon Inox boilers and +ECO Réchauffeur MAX ATL and +ECO Réchauffeur MAX INOX water heaters. Discover the Charot BIM library on MEPcontent!

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Green building: an idea for the future

Eco-construction, sustainable building. How can we define these expressions that have become everyday? What have they brought to the construction sector? How are they evolving? Sustainable construction is already well established. And it has a bright future.

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Congratulations to winners of VSK Awards 2022!

During the festive opening of the 25th edition of VSK, the winners of the VSK Awards were announced. Triple Solar, Ubbink, Zehnder and Itho Daalderop: congratulations on behalf of the MEPcontent team! And you know... for the BIM files of these top performers, check out MEPcontent.

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Geberit FlowFit

Geberit FlowFit is a new and innovative piping system, specially developed to meet the greatest challenges of the supply system. The flow-optimized product design offers a range of benefits and contributes to a streamlined planning and design process. Geberit FlowFit gives a new dimension to efficient supply, economic planning and sustainability. Now and in the future.

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Can You Afford Outdated Content? Probably Not.

In business, a decision based on incorrect information can have far-reaching consequences. This isn’t breaking news, of course, but consider: A recent Autodesk study on the repercussions of data errors in the construction industry shows that in a single year, "bad data may have caused $1.8 trillion in losses worldwide and may be responsible for 14% of avoidable rework, which amounts to $88 billion in costs."

Read the full article here
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NX2 by Climaveneta. Quieter. Greener. Cooler.

NX2 is the latest Climaveneta range of chillers engineered to deliver premium efficiency to comfort or process buildings. The BIM files of the NX2 range are now available for download in Revit, Autocad and IFC format.

Highlights of the NX2 are:

  • Top-level efficiency, in less space

  • One of the most silent scroll compressor chillers in the market

  • Unyielding in extreme weather conditions

  • Boast the lowest amount of CO2eq in the scroll unit market

  • With KIPlink user interface to operate the unit directly from a mobile device


  • Available with either R410A refrigerant or the low GWP R454B, the new range spans from units with two, four to eight compressors in a multi-circuit configuration, from 44 to 921 kW.

    All the main hydraulic and mechanical components are integrated inside the unit, providing the ideal plug & play solution for HVAC plants.

    For more information, check out the Mitsubishi Electric Hydronics & IT Cooling Systems website.
    April 2022
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    Caleffi Hydronic Solutions guides customers to the right technical choices with MEPcontent

    About Caleffi: quality, completeness, and compliance to corporate and international standards


    In 2021, on the 60th anniversary of its 1961 founding, Caleffi marked a new milestone in its growth from a small supplier in the taps, fittings and valves industry to a benchmark manufacturer of components for hydraulic heating and domestic water systems.

    Caleffi’s 10 production plants and 20 sales offices employ 1,300 people in more than 90 countries. The company’s Italian base of operations is strategic; it ensures compliance with quality standards imposed not only by international regulations, but also by Caleffi’s corporate expectations.
    As at its founding, Caleffi’s success has come by guiding customers to the right technical choices through the full design and building process, and by anticipating customer needs before they arise.

    That focus on full-cycle customer support is what led Caleffi to Trimble and MEPcontent.

    Engineering firms require high-quality BIM models and skilled partners


    Walter Bertona is the Caleffi BIM project coordinator also responsible for digital marketing and communication.
    “We have noticed in the last few years that engineering firms not only require high-quality BIM models, but they are also searching for a partner skilled in the full scope of design and building,” Bertona said. “Trimble expertise—specifically, the expertise of the MEPcontent team—enables us to optimally support Caleffi customers.”

    MEPcontent provides an unmatched library of manufacturer-specific Revit families, AutoCAD blocks, and IFC files ready for MEP engineers to download and use in their projects.

    MEP engineers and contractors use MEPcontent to deliver technically accurate models and drawings that include manufacturer-specific content. Doing so ensures the model contains uniform and accurate information for fabrication and documentation.


    Understanding the needs of our MEP engineers


    In 2014, Caleffi recognized the importance of understanding the needs of MEP engineers using building information modeling. Their search for an expert partner led them to Trimble and MEPcontent.

    “MEPcontent was the perfect partner,” Bertona said. “More than creating and publishing our first BIM library, the MEP experts at Trimble showed how to select and to manage the parameters that matter to our customers.”

    Caleffi aspires to be an international reference in approved certifications. To meet that goal, the company needs to offer MEP engineers the highest possible quality of BIM content.

    “The EMCS—the Trimble Extended MEPcontent Standard—is the high standard we want to offer our customers,” Bertona said. “All Caleffi BIM files comply with the EMCS standard.”
    Quality is not the end of the story for the Caleffi-Trimble collaboration. Even better is the knowledge Caleffi gains of what its customers need. “Since our collaboration in 2014, we gradually expanded our library based on data received from the analytics from the MEPcontent construction analytics dashboard,” Bertona said. “MEPcontent provides us with a direct insight into the BIM demand of our customers.”

    Access to international markets


    MEPcontent.com began as an online BIM library for MEP contractors and engineers in Europe. Trimble acquired the site in 2018 as part of its acquisition of Stabiplan, a specialist in mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) software and content.

    Bertona said Caleffi is making the most of Trimble’s international status. “Trimble’s acquisition of MEPcontent allows us to operate even more on international markets, the United States market being one example,” Bertona said.

    “Caleffi has a branch in Milwaukee, which is very active with the production and promotion of U.S.-exclusive BIM objects via MEPcontent.com, localized to the needs of MEP engineers in the U.S.A.”

    Caleffi’s example shows the value of Trimble’s goal of supporting customers around the world in digitizing their MEP estimating, project management, modeling, detailing, layout and construction.

    “Having a global partner who understands the needs of MEP designers gives our organization the ability to offer high-quality solutions wherever we do business,” Bertona said. “Combining this aspect with the recognized quality of our products allows us to gain the trust of designers all over the world.”

    Meeting present and future needs


    Bertona isn’t satisfied with solving today’s challenges alone, because he knows BIM standards are evolving worldwide.

    “We help our stakeholders when we keep up to date with the evolution of BIM standards,” Bertona said.

    Among future trends to watch, Bertona cites sustainability as foremost among them. Caleffi pursues sustainability through its own corporate initiatives and participation in Eubac, the European Building Automation and Controls Association.

    “Whether we’re meeting the needs of an individual customer or building a world where buildings are smart, efficient and sustainable, with Trimble by our side, we are confident that we will be able to meet these challenges,” Bertona said.

    More information about Caleffi and BIM is available via the new Caleffi BIM website: bim.caleffi.com.
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    Important change about MEPcontent Manufacturer Apps

    Find and download our Manufacturer Apps faster and easier than before! Click on the App button on the MEPcontent.com homepage and select the freely available manufacturer App(s) of your choice! Or select Manufacturer Apps on the top menu and select your App.

    Why an App?



    As BIM specialists we understand that good cooperation in a BIM project is essential. Get successful by working together. Therefore we developed relevant BIM solutions called Apps next to our Trimble software suited specifically for MEP engineers and contractors. Apps developed in close cooperation with manufacturers and engineers to make sure they are of added value. Why? Because Apps offer an easy to use interface directly in the heart of the designing and product ordering process. Linked to CRM and ERP systems, content selected by MEP engineers and contractors from within the App can be put on the materials list and be ordered in real-time. Make your life easier as an MEP engineer and get more productive working in Revit and AutoCAD. Get access for free to unique BIM objects from manufacturers to be used directly in your project environment.
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    The very latest NIBE products in a row! Discover them all on MEPcontent.com

    NIBE S2125: the quietest air-to-water monoblock heat pump on the market

    The NIBE S2125 is an excellent basis for a sustainable and energy-efficient comfort installation. This system is available in two capacities and can be combined with various complete indoor units or control units, with a separately installed boiler and in cascade arrangements. Thanks to the use of a natural refrigerant, the NIBE S2125 distinguishes itself by a very low GWP-value (Global Warming Potential) of only 3 and can also deliver a maximum central heating supply temperature of 75 °C. Now available for download on MEPcontent.

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    March 2022
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    Wavin Ventiza available on MEPcontent

    Fresh air in the home is important for everyone. Especially in these times when our living and working environments are increasingly converging. This calls for more comfort and well-being in the place where we are most. Fortunately, the indoor climate can be influenced well in favor of our health.

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    NEW: the NIBE S2125 modulating monoblock air/water heat pump

    The NIBE S2125 forms an excellent basis for a sustainable and energy-efficient comfort installation. This system is available in two capacities and can be combined with various complete indoor units or control units, with a separately installed boiler and in cascade arrangements. Thanks to the use of a natural refrigerant, the NIBE S2125 distinguishes itself by a very low GWP-value (Global Warming Potential) of only 3 and it can also deliver a maximum central heating supply temperature of 75 °C.

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    Sustainable construction

    All kinds of stories circulate when people talk about sustainable building. Some are more imaginative than others. For example, many think that sustainable building simply means that the home can meet the living needs of its occupants for much longer. Or that an easy connection to public transport, stores within walking distance and easily accessible schools is the main aspect.

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    4 new Viessmann boiler ranges

    In order to offer ever more efficient systems, the manufacturer Viessmann is committed to innovation and permanent quality control. Discover now the 4 new boiler ranges of Viessmann available in MEPcontent and in Stabicad.

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    Digital Mockup Education Awards: it's on!

    Trimble France works together with the Lycée Raspail the Trophées Éducation de la Maquette Numérique - Réseaux Fluides competition. A competition reserved for students and trainees from educational establishments from Bac +2 to Bac +5 with a link to the building sector and associated fluidic networks.

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