July 1, 2009
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 www.hotwater.com/lit/revit.html, specifying engineers can 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. 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.