Enhanced functionality and features available through upgraded version of BIM content management software
Reed Construction Data, a leading provider of building information modeling (BIM) solutions and construction information, today announced the launch of SmartBIM Library (SBL) v3.2 (www.reedconstructiondata.com/building-information-modeling/bim-library/), the leading BIM content management tool for architects and engineers.
The release of SBL v3.2 offers new features and enhancements including the drag-and-drop family publisher, allowing users to automatically publish and load Revit families into SmartBIM Library from a user’s file system, Autodesk® Revit project files or Autodesk® Seek.
Additional functionality allows users to attach files, including text documents, spreadsheets and images, to SmartBIM Objects using the drag-and-drop feature, and to view them from the attachment pane.
SBL 3.2 is also now an e-SPECS® Compliant BIM Library to assist users in automating the specification process.
“This release gives Revit users a way to significantly reduce the time spent looking for or creating BIM objects,” said Candice Dobra, director of BIM solutions, Reed Construction Data. “The high-quality SmartBIM objects delivered in SmartBIM Library combined with the ability to easily manage existing content, bring a new level of efficiency in the design process.”
Version 3.2 comes pre-loaded with over 21,000 high-quality Revit product types, including 200 new generic families. The SmartBIM Library will also publish content on a continual basis from a growing list of manufacturers including: Kolbe, Karona Inc., Hager Companies, LinEL Signature Skylights, Oldcastle Glass, Armstrong, Da-Lite Screen Company, Draper Inc., NanaWall Systems, ZeroFlush, Figueras International Seating, Next Door Company, Laticrete International, Skyco Shading Systems, Beta-Calco, Cornell Iron Works, Sun-Dome, GAF Materials Corp., PPG Industries, Coronet Lighting and more.
SmartBIM Library v3.2 still includes many features from prior versions including automatic content updates that deliver new Revit families directly to the users’ desktops, automatic software updates to ensure users have the most up-to-date software features and drag-and-drop functionality that allows users to drag objects from SmartBIM Library directly into Revit projects.
SmartBIM Library is sold through authorized SmartBIM solutions providers starting at $500 per seat. For more information and a free demo, visit www.reedconstructiondata.com/building-information-modeling/bim-library/.