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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Datakit expands its BIM offer with a Revit format reader

Datakit, a leading company in CAD data exchange, unveil its brand new interface: a library to read Revit files (*.rvt), the native format of the well-known Autodesk’s BIM software.

This new interface expands Datakit’s BIM offering, begun in January 2017 with an IFC reader.

“Following our arrival into the BIM world one year ago, and following the positive feedback from our customers regarding our IFC reader, we have decided to expand our offer in order to also satisfy their native BIM data import needs.”, Explains Olivier Rigollet, CEO of Datakit. « As Revit is the most popular BIM software presently, it was natural to complete our range with this format. After one year of work, we are now able to provide a first version to our customers. »

As the other Datakit’s interfaces, this reader is independent of any external API, so it does not require a Revit license to work.

This new interface has been integrated into CrossManager, the standalone software of Datakit. CrossManager’s users are thus able to convert .rvt files to IGES, STEP, PRC and 3DPDF. New combinations will be available in the future.

Datakit expands its BIM offer with a Revit format reader

A Revit file, converted in 3DPDF with CrossManager. The file can thus be opened in Adobe Acrobat Reader™ to be viewed. The instances list of the original model is accessible.

Software vendors can also take advantage of this new interface in order to provide their users with interoperability with Revit format.

This is possible thanks to CrossCad/Ware: a SDK that can be integrated in a third-party software. By integrating CrossCad/Ware in their own application, software vendors benefit from Datakit’s technology, enabling them to access to Revit format data. They can thus read geometrical data along with colors and instancescontained in Revit 2017.x files. The API integration is easy and is seamless for end users.

Datakit expands its BIM offer with a Revit format reader
CrossCad/Ware enables to support Revit files in your own application.
This tool is ideally suited to BIM software vendors, Indeed, It will enable them to offer their users to work from models initially designed with Revit.
But it is also intended to all other fields’ software vendors who want to offer their users the ability to import Revit data.
Many software vendors already have confidence in the robustness of CrossCad/Ware. Already more than a hundred of software from different fields of activity (CAM, ERP, PLM, visualization, simulation, control, metrology, BIM…) rely on Datakit’s technology to read 3D data.
To try Revit files conversion with CrossManager, or to get more information about the software integration possibilities, you can visit datakit.com or contact Datakit at +33 478 396 369.
You will also be able to meet Datakit team during its visit to BIM WORLD event, in Paris on March 29th, 2018.

Source: www.datakit.com

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Rajib Dey
www.bimoutsourcing.com
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Friday, January 19, 2018

MEPcontent Product Line Placer for Valves is the newest stand-alone app for Revit

MEPcontent adds another for MEP engineers, the MEPcontent Product Line Placer for Valves. A great stand-alone app for Revit which can also be combined with the MEPcontent Product Line Placer for Piping.

Easily filter on manufacturer, diameter, valve category, or technical properties. Select and place valves in your Revit project and work directly with localized and up-to-date manufacturer specific products.

With the MEPcontent Product Line Placer for Valves app, you can get access to valve series from 6 leading manufacturers (Belimo, Econosto, Oventrop, TA, Victaulic and Watts Industries) and this number will be raised in the future. Choose valves on the basis of on pressure stage and contain fittings and flanges which are added automatically. Make best use of content and localize it with region along with article number, GTIN, manufacturer data and category. Apply the diameter from the pipes to be applied in your model and verify what valves are obtainable to set with your piping system.

The app can save huge time with regard to other leading modeling software. One has to utilize the clear app interface to choose and set valves in your Revit project devoid of various buttons and options to select from. The app can be integrated with other MEPcontent apps like the MEPcontent Product Line Placer for Piping, as well as Stabiplan’s Export and Import Excel app.

One can begin drawing pipes out of your favorite manufacturers like Georg Fischer, SANHA or Pegler Yorkshire. Include valves with this new app from the above mentioned six valve manufacturers. Export your project data from Revit into Excel, modify the data, distribute it with purchasers or management (who perhaps do not possess Revit) and import it back into Revit.

The free version of the Product Line Placer facilitates the users to choose Oventrop valves. Both balancing valves and ball valves from Hydro control and Optibal can be accessed in this version. The MEPcontent Product Line Placer for Valves can be downloaded from store.mepcontent.com at free of cost. In order to get access to the product lines and series from the other brands, upgrade the app to obtain the full version (for 25 euro per month or equivalent in £ or $) and switch among product lines to avail more manufacturer specific content.

MEPcontent Product Line Placer for Valves is the newest stand-alone app for Revit

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www.bimoutsourcing.com
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Thursday, January 18, 2018

progeSOFT SA released progeCAD’s iCADMac 2018 for Mac

Swiss-based progeSOFT SA released iCADMac 2018, a complete and professional 2D/3D DWG-based CAD system that has the ability to read and write AutoCAD files up to version 2018.

This newest version is compatible with Apple’s macOS El Capitan and High Sierra operating systems. The user interface is significantly improved to simplify the working process.

By applying more complete, contextual menus system, time & the numbers of mouse clicks can be saved significantly.

In iCADMac 2018, there are two user interfaces available for the users. The users can choose from either the classic “light grey” theme or the new “dark 2018” theme. With the help of the vector-based icons in the macOS menu architecture, high-resolution 4K displays are possible on Apple’s computers.

There are various new tools contained in iCADMac 2018 which range from a new AutoComplete feature to accelerate typing commands and system variables. SuperHatch generates an area hatch with an image, a block, an external reference, or a wipeout.

There exist new features for managing hatches and gradients. Trimmed hatches stay associative and function as a single entity. With a revamped dialog box, enhancements are also made to print dialogs. New Auto-Hide palettes are used to break down palettes automatically while shifting the pointer away from the palette. Palettes are expanded automatically while moving your pointer back towards them.

To get more information, click here: www.progesoft.com

progeSOFT SA released progeCAD’s iCADMac 2018 for Mac

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Rajib Dey
www.bimoutsourcing.com
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