A. O. Smith Water Products Co. is the first in the water heater industry to offer specifying engineers and architects complete access to 3D building information modeling (BIM) of its commercial water heater and boiler products with Autodesk® Revit® software. By visiting the company’s website(www.hotwater.com)specifiying engineers can simply click on Literature/Revit Models to download the 3D Revit models to be inserted into their building model or drawings.

Each Revit product family file allows the selection of the individual model and its associated database of critical installation information. Now, specifying engineers can easily integrate an A.O. Smith product into their building designs. Downloads are available at(www.hotwater.com/lit/revit/html). Future plans include making the A.O. Smith files available from the Autodesk “Seek Site” where product models can be directly accessed from within the Revit program.

“Due to numerous requests from specifying engineers, we knew it was the right time to offer this service,” said Howard Holliman, product manager for A. O. Smith Water Products Co.

Revit models are currently available for the Cyclone® Xi (BTH), VF Boiler (VW/VB), Master-Fit® (BTR) and the Gold Series (DRE) product families. Engineers simply open the file on the website, and then choose the model they want to specify.