We are committed to building a comprehensive library of Autodesk Revit object models and content for our HVAC products in support of our architect, design engineering and contractor customers
(Vocus) March 10, 2009
Minneapolis -- McQuay International, a wholly owned subsidiary of Daikin Industries Ltd., has introduced object models and content for building information modeling (BIM) design created in Autodesk® Revit® MEP 2009 format and available for download from McQuay or the Autodesk® Seek web service. Among the products with object models available are the Daikin VRV® III system and McQuay® water-cooled and air-cooled chillers, commercial rooftop systems, water source heat pumps and packaged terminal air conditioners and heat pumps Using McQuay and Daikin object models and content allows design engineers to create a virtual building model--complete with parametrically defined graphic- and non-graphic information--that serves as a single, integrated source for the building's design. In addition to object models, the McQuay content includes web links to full product specifications and PDF files of product designs and descriptions, giving design engineers a clear and accurate picture of placement and operating conditions. Also included are sample Revit equipment schedules that work with the object models, as well as instructions to get the most from the object models. A copy of the McQuay shared parameters file used to create the models, which includes Autodesk-endorsed universal shared parameters, is also provided and is needed for creating tags in Revit.
"We are committed to building a comprehensive library of Autodesk Revit object models and content for our HVAC products in support of our architect, design engineering and contractor customers," said Don Winter, vice president, Marketing, McQuay International. "We estimate that within five years, 80 percent of architecture and engineering firms will have switched from AutoCAD to BIM, and we are aggressively supporting that transition by creating object models of all Daikin and McQuay products and making them easily available for users."
McQuay International delivers engineered, flexible solutions for commercial, industrial and institutional HVAC requirements with energy-efficient and environmentally responsible products, knowledgeable applications expertise and responsive support. McQuay is a wholly owned subsidiary of Daikin Industries Ltd., a Fortune 1000 company and the second largest air conditioning, heating, ventilating and refrigeration company in the world. McQuay products and services are provided through a worldwide network of dedicated sales and service officers. For more information or the name of your local McQuay representative, call 1-800-432-1342 or visit http://www.mcquay.com.
McQuay International is building a comprehensive library of HVAC object models and content in support of BIM design.