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Thursday, April 21, 2011

SMARTBIM Libraries

SMARTBIM Library®

What is SMARTBIM Library?

If you are using Autodesk® Revit®, you have probably experienced the frustration of trying to manage Revit® Families saved to folders in your file system. It’s difficult to know how to use your families when the file name is the only means for understanding the product or assembly that the family represents. From a file name you cannot tell how it should be used in the project without actually loading it into Revit. You likely have an object mess!

SMARTBIM Library is a Revit family content management tool that provides a simple way to organize, find, and use Revit families.
SMARTBIM Library
  • Streamlines design workflow
  • Simplifies storage, organization and location of Revit objects including user's existing content
  • Facilitates the generation of catalogs from Revit objects
  • Enables manufacturers, architects, engineers and building owners to easily share catalogs of objects

SMARTBIM Library is a distribution channel for SMARTBIM content (the high quality families we develop and provide to you) AND a management tool for your families, all located in one organized system. Using SMARTBIM Library you will find families fast and simply drag-n-drop them into your Revit project. This is the tool that enables you to manage families, publish and distribute family Catalogs that represent the standard-of-practice for your firm, improve the re-use of families across projects, and decrease project risk.


SMARTBIM QTO®

What is SMARTBIM QTO?

SMARTBIM QTO, powered by RSMeans, is a cost-effective solution for Autodesk® Revit® users that provides early cost checking for Revit® projects.
With SMARTBIM QTO, the user can:
  • Instantly create a Takeoff of Revit elements, counts and measures and retrieve RSMeans unit costs for the takeoff elements with the press of a button
  • Provides an accounting of the Objects and Assemblies in your project
  • Run multiple estimates for design options and alternatives as the design changes to facilitate “what-if” scenarios
  • Manually add takeoff lines and edit unit costs to increase accuracy of a cost estimate
  • Export the takeoff to Excel and PDF for the entire project or specific Revit categories
  • Enable manufacturers, architects, engineers, contractors, and building owners to easily collaborate on costing early in the project
  • Share with non-Revit users who can open and edit Takeoff files

Powered By RSMEANS

RSMeans is the #1 trusted name for construction costs in the industry. SMARTBIM QTO utilizes the power of RSMeans cost data to provide design cost checking based upon input from Revit model and cost averaging from the RSMeans unit cost databases.
No pricing listed. For more information, visit the SMARTBIM website.

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