Revit Up: Precision’s vision for BIM
Configurator creates Revit files of non-standard models
Following consultation with customers and business partners, Precision has created Revit versions of all its models. Revit files for the standard base models are available in the download area of the Precision website, along with CAD versions, and can also be found on CESABIM and SPECIFI.
However, Precision’s highly flexible product line can be configured to meet customers’ specific requirements – and the company wanted its Revit BIM files to be able to reflect this. “There are over 12,000 different standard configurations in our product range,” says Nick Williams, managing director of Precision. “Most consultants, designers and operators planning their kitchen use a variant rather than a standard product. We wanted them to be able use a BIM file of the specific variation they need – so we created a tool that allows them to do exactly that.”
Precision’s Configurator plug-in allows customers to easily build the precise refrigeration model they want and produce the .rfa file that can then be used in a project. For example, a standard four-door counter might have two doors replaced by a bank of two drawers and one of three drawers.
“After some initial confusion in the market, in terms of what BIM software people preferred, it’s clear that Revit is the winning format,” says Nick. “That said, the vast majority of customers are still using CAD over BIM. Our Configurator ups the ante in terms of flexibility in BIM modelling. Its ease of use should encourage the move to BIM.”
The Configurator is available to download from the Precision website, along with the Revit and CAD files for the company’s standard models.
Precision has produced a video showing how to use the Configurator. It’s available to view on the Precision website.