Visa Lighting 3D Models Available in Sketch Up

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Visa Lighting is pleased to announce the expansion of BIM content with the release of the Solution Visa catalog product line in Google Sketch Up.

BIM is the direction of the industry, integration of software requires continuous improvement to ensure the best quality of information to BIM users.

Visa Lighting is pleased to announce the expansion of BIM content with the release of the Solution Visa catalog product line in Google Sketch Up. Sketch Up is a 3D software tool that combines a tool-set with an intelligent drawing system. Designed to be an intuitive, flexible, and easy to use 3D modeling program, Google Sketch Up is an excellent tool to introduce designers into the world of 3D modeling. The availability of Visa Lighting files direct from the manufacturer provide free and complete access to the Visa Lighting catalog product information and give users the ability to incorporate specifiable lighting into Sketch Up 3D renderings. Available on disk and the Visa Lighting website as .skp files, the product line can also be found in the Google 3D Warehouse.

In addition to Sketch Up, Visa Lighting is already established in Autodesk Revit and Microstation Bentley formats. Revit families are available on disk, the Visa Lighting website, at bimworld.com and in Autodesk SEEK. SEEK is an online file source for building product information, including 3D models, 2D drawings, visual images, and product specification data. Bentley files are currently available on the BIM World website. BIM World is a free service for designers and architects seeking manufacturers' content.

Providing BIM files in several different formats, Visa Lighting supplies free product content across a range of BIM software platforms. As seen in Architectural Lighting's 2008 Product Guide, Visa Lighting is a recognized pioneer in the development of manufacturer content files. Jimalee Dakin, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Visa Lighting, explains, "BIM is the direction of the industry, integration of software requires continuous improvement to ensure the best quality of information to BIM users."

About Visa Lighting: Located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Visa Lighting is a leading manufacturer of decorative architectural lighting since its establishment in 1943. For more information visit http://www.visalighting.com.

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