SmartBIM Library v3.2 Coming Soon

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Reed Construction Data to release upgraded version of BIM content management software

This release will give Revit users a way to significantly reduce the time spent looking for or creating BIM objects

Reed Construction Data, a leading provider of building information modeling (BIM) solutions and construction information, has announced a February 2009 launch for SmartBIM Library (SBL) v3.2 (http://www.reedconstructiondata.com/building-information-modeling/bim-library/), the leading BIM content management tool for architects and engineers.

The release of SBL v3.2 will add new features and enhancements including the drag-and-drop family publisher, allowing users to automatically publish and load Revit families into SmartBIM Library from a user's file system, Autodesk® Revit project files or Autodesk® Seek.

Additional functionality will allow users to attach files, including text documents, spreadsheets and images, to SmartBIM Objects using the drag-and-drop feature, and to view them from the attachment pane.

"This release will give Revit users a way to significantly reduce the time spent looking for or creating BIM objects," said Candice Dobra, director of BIM solutions, Reed Construction Data. "The high-quality SmartBIM objects delivered in SmartBIM Library combined with the ability to easily manage existing content, bring a new level of efficiency in the design process."

Version 3.2 will come pre-loaded with over 16,000 high-quality Revit product types, including 200 new generic families. The SmartBIM Library will also publish content on a continual basis from a growing list of manufacturers including: Kolbe, Karona Inc., Hager Companies, LinEl Signature Skylights, Oldcastle Glass, Armstrong, Da-Lite Screen Company, Draper Inc., NanaWall Systems, ZeroFlush, Figueras International Seating, Next Door Company, Laticrete International, Skyco Shading Systems, Beta-Calco, Cornell Iron Works, Sun-Dome, GAF Materials Corp., PPG Industries and more.

SBL v3.2 will still include many of the current features including automatic content updates that deliver new Revit families directly to the users' desktops, automatic software updates to ensure users have the most up-to-date software features and drag-and-drop functionality that allows users to drag objects from SmartBIM Library directly into Revit.

SmartBIM Library is sold through authorized SmartBIM solutions providers at an affordable price of $500 per seat. For more information and a free demo, visit http://www.reedconstructiondata.com/building-information-modeling/bim-library/.

About Reed Construction Data
Reed Construction Data, a division of Reed Business Information and the Inaugural Strategic Partner of the AIA, is a leading North American provider of construction information through a diverse portfolio of innovative products and services. Reed offers its customers building information modeling (BIM) solutions, construction project leads, building product information, construction cost tools, market analytics and construction news through a suite of online and print references. For more information, visit http://www.reedconstructiondata.com or call 877-REED411.

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