A. O. Smith offers 3D Modeling software

ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. – A. O. Smith Water Products Company is the first in the water heater industry to offer specifying engineers and architects complete access to 3D building information modeling (BIM) of its commercial water heater and boiler products with Autodesk Revit software. By visiting the company’s website, specifying engineers can download the 3D Revit models to be inserted into their building model or drawings. Each Revit product family file allows the selection of the individual model and its associated database of critical installation information. Now, specifying engineers can easily integrate an A. O. Smith product into their building designs. Downloads are available at www.hotwater.com/lit/revit.html. Future plans include making the A. O. Smith files available from the Autodesk “Seek Site” where product models can be directly accessed from within the Revit program. “Due to numerous requests from specifying engineers, we knew it was the right time to offer this service,” said Howard Holliman, product manager for A. O. Smith Water Products Company. Revit models are currently available for the Cyclone® Xi (BTH), VF Boiler (VW / VB), Master-Fit® (BTR) and the Gold Series (DRE) product families. Engineers simply open the file on the website, and then choose the model they want to specify.

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