I feel it’s important to first point out that, while the title of this blog post is a play on words from Star Trek, I am not, nor have I ever been, a fan of the show. I think the only reason this is, is because of the fact that I grew up way out in the country, on a 5-mile dirt road, with a rotor (remember those?) and an antennae on the roof for TV reception. The only 6 channels we got always seemed to be playing the news, football, Sunday Morning, Meet the Press, and….you guessed it – Star Trek.
Now on to the real reason I’m here….BIM objects.
But what does that even mean? For you, and for Alpine SnowGuards?
BIM is an acronym for Building Information Modeling. Essentially, architects and engineers use BIM models to design and collaborate on plans, which streamlines the process for all involved due to the fact that separate sets of drawings aren’t needed.
As you can imagine, the development and use of BIM objects has greatly revolutionized the specifying process, and Alpine SnowGuards is proud to say that we are the very first snow guard manufacturer to offer BIM objects to our clients. Our #1 goal is to make things easier for our customers, and by adding BIM objects to our collateral is yet another way we’re doing that for you.
Here’s the official press release:
Fairfield, CT, April 10, 2018 – ARCAT a major publisher of building product information has developed and posted on their site, data rich AutoDesk® Revit® BIM objects for Alpine SnowGuards. Anyone can use these objects at no charge.
In addition to creating accurate graphics, ARCAT and Alpine SnowGuards have added appropriate product data to each object, saving architects and engineers a significant amount of time doing data entry and product research. All of Alpine SnowGuards’ objects, graphics and content, are uniform and modifiable for ease of use. In addition to product information, ARCAT has embedded links in the objects to Alpine SnowGuards’ CSI 3-Part specs.
ARCAT and Alpine SnowGuards uphold the belief that high quality graphics are only the tip of the building information modeling iceberg, and it is the limitless amount of information held within the model that is driving the A/E/C community to adopt parametric software platforms such as Revit.
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Alpine SnowGuards designs, engineers, and manufactures snow management systems from our facilities in Morrisville, VT. We work closely with leading roofing contractors, engineering firms, developers, and roofing manufacturers to ensure we deliver quality products that do what we say they’ll do.