Monday, April 8, 2013

Free Autodesk COBie Toolkit for Revit

"This  toolkit is intended to assist project teams produce COBie deliverables in conjunction with their Revit model development. COBie (Construction Operations Building Information Exchange) is a framework for organizing data developed and accumulated during the course of a building project for delivery to facilities owners and operators involved in lifecycle management. COBie is evolving under the direction of the Engineer Research and Development Center, U.S.  Army, Corps of Engineers.

"Autodesk Revit 2013 and Building Information Modeling (BIM) solutions support the facility lifecycle management processes with tools and applications making lifecycle management easier, more efficient, and less costly.

"The toolkit contains the Revit template to produce COBie spreadsheets in conjunction with Revit model development and all of the template's supporting information."

According to the Inside the System blog,  when using this add-in, Autodesk was able to win the January 2013 BuildingSMART Alliance’s Design COBie Challenge, in convincing fashion:
  • Autodesk Revit 2013 - 9 minutes to correct
  • Bentley Systems AECOsim Building Designer (BETA) - 3.6 hours to correct
  • Graphisoft ArchiCAD 17 (BETA) - 8 hours to correct

The free Autodesk COBie toolkit may be downloaded from the Autodesk website.

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