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Octombrie 2021
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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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Discover the advantages of the ABB Switch Range Configurator for Revit

Thanks to the variety of design options and functions with the correct annotation symbols, the ABB Switch Range Configurator plugin for Revit enables you to easily design, manage and configure complete sets of wiring accessories and building automation devices directly in your project. 10 ranges are already available in this plugin version and many more are in the pipeline. Download for free the ABB Switch Range Configurator to save time and insert verified parameters in your project. Download now.
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Time to party! MEPcontent has reached the milestone of 150,000 users!

We are incredibly happy that more than 150,000 MEP content users have found our platform!

MEPcontent is the content library for every MEP engineer. All relevant BIM content for the installation industry is free to download from our library, which means that every MEP engineer in the world can find the latest up-to-date content from manufacturers. Most design engineering software has integrations with the MEPcontent library, allowing you to directly model with product-specific information from the elements in your drawing.

Read the article about all the newest cool features and the blog about our MEPcontent history.

Always stay informed of our latest news? Then don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter.

We look forward to the next 150,000 users!
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MEPcontent.com: A small step for the engineer, one giant leap for BIM

As of today, 150,000 engineers can find content for their BIM projects on MEPcontent.com. MEPcontent.com started as CADsymbols.nl just after the start of the new Millennium. Now, more than 20 years later, MEPcontent.com is indispensable for engineers.

Technological progress is rapid, also in the design and construction industry, as was clearly noticeable in the 20th century. A very special step in technology - and for mankind - was in 1969, when the first man set foot on the moon. Or, as Neil Armstrong put it: "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind". That this would lead to a new industrial revolution was not foreseen at the time. New technology, powerful computers, Computer-Aided Design, connectivity and many more inventions became easily available to engineering.

Computers became more and more commonplace and not only for arithmetic matters such as those found in universities and scientific purposes, but also in construction. Major companies such as Trimble have pioneered the development of applications in our daily lives. Computer design has become increasingly commonplace and today we can no longer do without the help of advanced technology to meet the demand for better and environmentally friendly buildings. What an architect creates with his own creative input, an HVAC engineer builds with the new tools available to him.

From simple 2D drawing to increasingly advanced design with 3D and calculations, the need to support this with content has grown tremendously.

CADsymbols.nl
Stabiplan Information Technology started in 1990 with Stabicad for AutoCAD. Unique to Stabicad's design is the immediate support for manufacturer information in the form of Parametric data. Designing pipes for e.g. water, central heating and sewerage became a lot easier. New products were regularly introduced there too and because there was no method yet to process them, better support was sought. This was provided by the introduction of a special platform with 2D data and symbols for use in designs with CAD software. The website CADsymbols.nl was launched. Ease of use and accessibility were the starting points for this platform: simply expand your design with available content from manufacturers that meets your needs and can be included in the design and calculation with Stabicad. The website grew along with the demand for more content. More and more manufacturers found their way to CADsymbols.nl and even paid attention to this service in their Technical Bulletins.
Below a message from the Dutch manufacturer Nefit in its Technical Bulletin:

               January 2008, Technical Bulletin 26 Nefit
In addition to the aforementioned publications, CAD drawings of the Nefit TopLines are also available. You can use these drawings to process the device directly in the construction drawing. The drawings of Nefit devices can be downloaded from: www.nefit.nl, tab professional/documentation and www.CADsymbols.nl.


MEPcontent.eu
Withmore and more manufacturers finding their way to CADsymbols.nl, the website also received more attention from international manufacturers. Stabicad was now also available in Belgium and France. Besides the standard AutoCAD DWG support, more Revit families became available. These developments and the introduction of BIM made sure that CADsymbols.nl no longer fitted in the international picture. Therefore, CADsymbols.nl was announced internationally as MEPcontent.eu in 2012.https://www.trimble.com/

The transition to a European website and room for more content in other formats brought even more suppliers (manufacturers) and users to the site. Where the first 10,000 users could be found on CADsymbols.nl, the website rapidly grew to more than 50,000 registered users. More and more content became available and the demand for an unambiguous form of content took shape in the form of the EMCS, the Extended MEPcontent Standard.

Expansion of the Content team also provided more opportunities to put MEPcontent.eu on the map. Foreign trade fairs were given a place in the promotion of MEpcontent.eu and so more and more international manufacturers found their way up on the platform.

MEPcontent.com
Companies such as ABB, Mitsubishi, Vaillant and many others ensure that MEPcontent.eu now attracts visitors all over the world. MEPcontent.eu got an extension to .com. Even more clarity for our manufacturers and worldwide support quickly brought the number of users to 100,000.

The global affiliation with the acquisition by Trimble Inc. in 2018 and the introduction of more tools for users, such as the free MEPcontent browser, has brought us to 150,000 active registered users in the autumn of 2021.

MEPcontent.com continues to grow and will continue to innovate and provide content for a larger group of users in addition to its current content offering.

With BIM and the associated workflow, the need for current content has only increased. BIM offers the opportunity to communicate even better with each other, to exchange information more easily and to keep up with the increasingly rapid digitalisation.

Trimble
Trimble not only offers the opportunity to take those steps, but is also happy to assist the engineer with all possible appliances such as the various software tools e.g. Trimble Connect, Viewpoint, Stabicad, Trimble Nova and SketchUp. Trimlbe also offers hardware support with, among other things, the Data collection system designed together with Boston Dynamics (SPOT), the Hololens XR10 and the Total Stations RTS.

Thanks to the design software and the intelligent content of MEPcontent.com, engineers and Trimble are building together on "Deliver with Confidence".
MEPcontent now supplies more than 700,000 components from manufacturers from all over the world.

MEPcontent supports RFA files for Revit, DWG files for various design programs and the universal exchange format IFC. In addition, MEPcontent has support for more than 500 PLS files for Stabicad and there is also more and more information available for Trimble Nova. A solution that you can rely on with up-to-date content, State of the Art hardware and expert advice.

In short, welcome to the world of Trimble.


About the author

Charles M.E. Lekx is business development manager at Trimble MEP.
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Why is MEPcontent.com thé BIM platform for MEP engineers worldwide?

MEPcontent reached the impressive milestone of 150,000 users this fall. With an average of 90,000 downloads and 2,000 new users per month and over 614,000 articles available, we are immensely grateful to and proud of our platform users for relying on MEPcontent for their BIM projects. We are also thankful to the over 400 manufacturers - of which 88 were added this year! - for collaborating with us to offer the most complete MEP specific BIM content platform worldwide.

User experience
Of course we continuously work to improve the user experience on our MEPcontent platform. We recently enhanced the general efficiency and speed, as well as the website navigation. It is now possible to get more accurate and localised search results. Furthermore, you can now also stay informed via e-mail of any content updates of a manufacturer by pressing the "Follow" button on the manufacturer's profile page or on the article page. Additionally, new videos in multiple languages on the MEPcontent video section were added.

Improved security
Trimble is focused on continuing to invest in delivering best-in-class reliable, secure, and performant systems. That’s why at the end of August we also made sure to offer the most secure site access available with the adoption of TIDv4, the method by which users log in to MEPcontent and to our Manufacturer Apps.

Manufacturer Apps upgrade to Revit 2022
As an MEP engineer, contractor or draftsman Revit can be challenging when it comes to designing MEP systems for complex BIM projects. Therefore, our Revit specialists developed Manufacturer Apps for a better and faster Revit experience to overcome these challenges. There are different tools available that enhance existing Revit functionalities, give access to BIM objects from specific manufacturers or do things that are not possible in native Revit. All manufacturer Apps have been upgraded this summer to Revit 2022, with support for 2021, 2020 and 2019 and are free to download from our new Manufacturer App section on MEPcontent.
All App users will now also benefit from the enhanced security features and are no longer redirected to our previous App store.

Stabicad, Trimble nova

Users of modelling software Stabicad can already check via MEPcontent.com if PLS files from their favourite manufacturers are available as well. It is now also possible to verify via the MEPcontent platform if these manufacturers have Trimble nova catalogs available.

Extensive Range of BIM Files

Due to MEPcontent's collaboration with more than 400 international manufacturers, we are able to provide a wide variety of BIM content for MEP engineers. If users can't find what they’re looking for, they can easily request new BIM files.

Complete Article Information
The available formats contain all information needed for a correct representation and calculation in both a generic and specific model, including a symbolic, a dimensionally stable and a 3D representation, as well as manufacturer product codes.

Reliable, High-Quality BIM Files
Before BIM components are placed on MEPcontent, they go through an extensive testing process to ensure that the parameters, level of detail, structure and dimensions are correct. The Extended MEPcontent Standard (EMCS) has been prepared by Trimble to provide MEP engineers and contractors all around the world with a clear understanding of the need for high quality and uniform content, i.e. graphical article information like it is offered on this content platform in close cooperation with leading Building Product Manufacturers. This document also represents MEPcontent’s vision for the future. Due to Revit's constant evolution and the spread of market adoption, preparing and providing the best content for MEP projects can be challenging.
We understand that MEP is a dedicated business that deserves its own global standard, reflecting the current state of our industry where country borders and boundaries are secondary, which should lead to a more universal approach of high quality BIM content. That's why we are passionate about sharing our knowledge of and content for MEP.
For further information read our blog Structures and Standards in BIM, an absolute necessity.


About Trimble MEP
Trimble MEP delivers sophisticated solutions that transform workflows from the office to the field. The Trimble Constructible Process allows specialty 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.

About Trimble
Trimble is transforming the way the world works by delivering products and services that connect the physical and digital worlds. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics enable customers to improve productivity, quality, safety and sustainability. From purpose built products to enterprise lifecycle solutions, Trimble software, hardware and services are transforming a broad range of industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation and logistics.

About the author
Kim Smit, is Customer Success Manager working for MEPcontent, Trimble MEP
Septembrie 2021
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New ranges available in the Mitsubishi Electric System Designer App

Don’t miss them out! We recently published several new product ranges from Mitsubishi Electric, including: the Lossnay range, the MXZ range, the PUMY-P250-300YBM, the PAC-IF071B-E and PAR-WT51R.

Check them all out on MEPcontent.com and use the Mitsubishi Electric System Designer App for Revit and AutoCAD, the perfect choice to efficiently design air conditioning systems.

Gain access to localized and up-to-date content, and make use of the advanced searching and filtering options to find the right equipment in a matter of seconds. Then start drawing pipes and fittings, and directly connect them to your equipment. All straight from within your project environment. Download this free App now and find the Mitsubishi Electric Revit families and CAD files for your BIM projects!
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New chapter in ACV’s history

In 1922, the Belgian company ACV was founded with the dream of providing warmth and comfort to people around the world. Over the last century, ACV evolved into an international industry leader in the manufacturing and supply of quality stainless steel hot water equipment, with flagship technologies such as Tank-in-Tank and HeatMaster.

In August 2018, ACV was acquired by Groupe Atlantic, enabling it to reach new heights and seize new business opportunities, by opening up to previously unexplored markets.

To mark this important new chapter in ACV’s history, and to celebrate in 2022 one hundred years of existence as a brand, ACV updated its company logo and modernized its branding. This change was an evolution rather than a revolution, to show the world that ACV remains true to its DNA, while at the same time embarking on new business ventures.

The new ACV logo is a symbol of stability, craftsmanship and knowhow, all represented by a drop of water sheltering a flame, to convey excellence in hot water solutions.

The BIM content offering of ACV has recently been expanded. Discover the ACV product ranges on MEPcontent.com
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Soil and waste systems quite as a whisper with the Master 3 Plus

Get access to 170 products of Pipelife Master3+ by using Stabicad.

Water discharge pipes are an essential component in all building structures, but they can sometimes be noisy and disruptive. The new Pipelife premium sound-insulated piping systems, known as the Master 3 Plus, meet this challenge head on.

The Master 3 Plus reduces noise generated by vibrations, which has been successfully tested at the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany. Results show that these characteristics make Master 3 Plus Systems quieter than any other sound-absorbing soil and waste piping system on the market. The comparison is based on values published by the producers.

About Pipelife


Pipelife is one of the largest manufacturers of plastic piping and fittings in Europe. Since 1947 it develops, manufactures and supplies a complete trendsetting program completely focused on the needs of Dutch and International customers.

It is our mission to provide sustainable solutions for all streams of water and energy. Regardless of the type of product, we guarantee an optimal value for money according to your wishes and plans. And of course great to work with.
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All distributors from Robot Floor Heating are available on MEPcontent!

Since 1988, Robot has been manufacturing distributors and supplying all of the products required for a comprehensive underfloor heating installation. The distributors are produced fully automatically using the most modern techniques. We are proud of the fact that Robot manufactures distributors in the Netherlands. Robot also supplies calculations, installation plans, pipe, controls, and fixing materials.

Read the full article here
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How BIM helps with Wkb according to Ubbink

"At the moment, not every contractor or installer is aware of it." "However, starting in mid-2022, an independent quality assurance agency will examine whether all building plans and work meet the set requirements," explains Mark Bloem, Ubbink's Project Manager Sales. "A file must then be created as part of the Quality Assurance for Building Act (Wkb)." But, as a contractor or installer, how do you go about doing that? Working in BIM can assist you in achieving this."

Read more
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Structure and standards in BIM: an absolute necessity

BIM promises a future where all parties can collaborate by sharing project information from initial design through costing, build, delivery and ongoing operations. According to Trimble MEP’s Charles M.E. Lekx, real value can only be achieved when all parties across the construction sector operate in accordance with the same industry standards.

Growing BIM adoption and a need for uniformity within the construction industry worldwide have led to various public and private initiatives to develop standards that overlap in places. Harmonisation will be required as the opportunities for collaboration increase. Well-known standards in the UK and Ireland include ETIM and ETIM MC (European Technical Information Model), the Uniclass 2015 classifications, and the uniform GTIN code, also known as EAN / UPC issued by GS1 and, within the electrotechnical sector, the widely used Luckins data standard.

Read the full article on BIM+
Iulie 2021
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Ecodan heat pumps Mitsubishi Electric and more

Have you seen the latest products from Mitsubishi Electric yet? The range for the Benelux has been expanded again with, among others, the following series: Ecodan heat pumps (PUD, PUZ, ERPT, PAC, EHST) and the Vertical Lossnay air heaters.

Read the full article here in Dutch
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Hemubo W-Techniek and Trimble - Integral cooperation

Nearly 95% of the content produced comes from Trimble's MEPcontent.com library and is deployed company-wide.

Anton Zvonaryov, as BIM Manager at Hemubo W-Techniek, implements available information in accordance with underlying standards in order to support the desired subsequent use.

Read the full article here in Dutch
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New Caleffi content with US localization

New Caleffi content with US localization on MEPcontent.com!
The following series are now available for download - specifically for the United States - in RFA, DWG and IFC format: 290030 series, 520 series, 6000AS series, 6000AS series with flange, 6000A series and 574A series. Download them now!

Flowing Expertise
With our heating and plumbing solutions, we have been redesigning the comfort of the spaces we live and work in for over 60 years. This is thanks to the flow of expertise, technology, experience and innovations that we have acquired over the years by constantly exchanging ideas with our customers and suppliers. A flow that pushes boundaries, allowing us to constantly set the benchmark. A flow that allows us to always look one step ahead into the future.

About Caleffi
We are a leading Italian manufacturer of components for heating, air conditioning, plumbing and renewable energy systems, for civil and industrial usage, and supplier of state-of-the-art installations in the heat metering field too. The Caleffi Group has over 1340 employees worldwide and distributes to over 90 countries with a record turnover above 318 Million Euros in 2020.
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The new SpiroVent Superior S250

The solution that even sounds perfect.
Even a dog won't notice it's there!
And now you can quietly download it from MEPcontent.com

The word is out about our vacuum degassing technology being quieter than ever. The almost silent secret is kept by our patented Venturi Loop, a speed-controlled centrifugal pump combined with a Venturi. A sensor continuously monitors the vessel pressure as degassing takes place, and the pump is adjusted accordingly. This ensures smooth pressure steps and accurate vessel pressure control. In real terms, this means very low resonance and barely discernible system noise. Just imagine a sound level of only 41dB(A)! Let’s not forget that expelling all the air from a system means there will be no air left to cause noisethere either.

Getting the right product first time right
The SpiroVent Superior S250 has been designed for light commercial applications, in other words, for smaller volume systems. Adding this product expands the degassing family, so that we can accommodate the growing demand from new systems which operate at lower temperatures.

It even sounds perfect... and that's just for starters

The SpiroVent Superior S250 is an automatic vacuum degasser. It removes dissolved and free gases from the system water in closed heating and cooling systems using Henry's laws principle. The great advantage of the SpiroVent Superior S250 is that no matter where it is installed it will remove air.

The only condition for the location of the S250 next to pressure is its working temperature range of 15-70°C. As a rule of thumb, the system return normally is a good point to install the SpiroVent Superior S250.

In addition a smooth degassing operation, there is more:
  • Low defect rate and replacement costs

  • Low service and maintenance required

  • High degassing performance


  • About Spirotech
    As the leading expert in system water quality, Spirotech developed reliable standard and customized solutions to boost performance and protect investments by helping save energy, increase comfort, reduce wear and tear and maximise the uptime of your HVAC system. Check out the Spirotech content offering on MEPcontent.com!
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    What's new: latest update of the Raccorderie Metalliche PLiP for Piping

    The App has been updated! The descriptions of the selection have been adapted. In the type description, the connection type and diameter/thread descriptions are added to the selection of the PLiP. And in the parts list (schedule) we added a material column. As a result, there is a better relationship between the documentation of Raccorderie Metalliche and the application. This makes it easier for engineers to order fitting materials.

    The free Raccorderie Metalliche Product Line Placer App for Revit makes it easy to design piping systems with accurate and localized Raccorderie Metalliche content. Just click, draw, and the right fittings are automatically added to your piping system. In addition, if you want to make advanced connections with real-world fittings rather than using Revit’s custom fittings, it takes only a few clicks.
    Use the in-app predefined schedules and order your items directly from the material lists with a guaranteed up-to-date content.

    The following content is included in the App:

    • InoxPres

    • InoxPres Gas

    • InoxPres HT

    • InoxPres Steam

    • SteelPres

    • AESPres

    • AESPres Gas

    • MarinePres

    • Uniko
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    Updated, configurable content from IBMO, the sealing specialist for cable and pipe transits

    IBMO is specialized in fire resistant, gas and watertight sealing systems. The sealing systems are suitable for Industry, Building, Marine and Offshore.

    New are the Uniseal and Pressure seals, now also configurable in Revit.

    IBMO was asked by several customers whether seals could not be made configurable in Revit: this saves the engineer a considerable amount of time and work. This means that when the size of the pipe or the size of the hole in which it is placed changes, the seal is automatically adjusted to the correct type.

    MEPcontent's content engineers have managed to implement these changes, allowing you as an engineer to make your design much more efficiently and faster with the seals!

    The updated products also include instructional videos for configurable processing of the IBMO Uniseal and Pressure Seals.
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    Extensive update of the Jung Switch Range Configurator for Revit

    The free JUNG Switch Range Configurator App for Revit enables you to easily design, manage and configure complete sets of switch ranges, even for the largest BIM and MEP projects.

    Extensive update and new Spanish localization
    The App has been completely updated with new data and product ranges, including the AS, A, LS ranges and the WG600, WG800 and AP600 ranges. We've also added a new Spain localization in the Spanish language. Don’t wait any longer and download the App now!

    Always up-to-date
    Experiment with the variety of design options and functions with the correct annotation offered by this App to streamline your design in both 2D and 3D. Always up-to-date with the latest JUNG product data available in your country. Besides this, also the junction boxes from Attema can be easily added to new and existing configurations

    Reliable manufacturer data
    The Revit families contain up-to-date and reliable JUNG specific data, like article number, GTIN, and other relevant manufacturer data. Work only with articles available in your country and easily create Revit schedules with the latest product information and ready to order.

    Switch ranges in a few clicks
    Configure, place, and manage complete sets of switch ranges to meet the highest demands for quality and aesthetics. Even when working on linked models or architectural models.

    Variety in design and configuration
    The wide range of JUNG switches allows you to create perfect color combinations for frames and cover plates – it’s easy, just pick your favorite color! In addition, you can also choose how many elements (like switch, socket, dimmer, data or communication) your switch range should have, its orientation and mounting height.

    Choose from more than 30 functions
    Configuring a switch range is fast and easy: just choose a function for each element (like one pole or two way switch, socket with or without earth, loudspeaker, digital radio, and many more) of your switch range. And always get the correct annotation for each function in the floorplan.

    Add junction boxes
    Easily add junction boxes for the manufacturer Attema to new and existing switch range configurations. And you can also add additional spouts by simply clicking on one of the optional spout positions.

    Change your switch range at any time
    Want to adjust existing switch ranges? Just click on one of the components that you would like to change. It works even for multiple instances of the same configuration at once.

    Different hosting types
    You decide whether to insert a switch range on a face based surface like a wall, or non-hosted in free space.