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Friday, 7 January 2011

BIM Family Toolkit available on Labs

If you are a manufacturer of products ir equipment that is used in buildings, you might well be interested in the new Autodesk Labs release - BIM Family Toolkit for Inventor and Revit.

This new Labs tool allows design engineers using Autodesk Inventor to share iPart and iAssembly data with architects and designers using Autodesk Revit for the design of the building.

Manufacturers using Autodesk Inventor to design, visualise and simulate their products can use the new Export Building Family Table option in the AEC Exchange environment to export iPart and iAssembly data (parameters, file properties & component visibility) to a file that can then be imported into Autodesk Revit using the Import Building Family Table option.

This new tool brings manufacturers using Autodesk Inventor and architects using Autodesk Revit closer together and provides a workflow for architects to re-use data created by manufacturers.

You can download this new tool from Autodesk Labs at the link below:

http://labs.autodesk.com/utilities/bim_family_toolkit/