Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a 3D modeling technology, similar to CAD. Due to their enhanced features and functionality, BIM objects are rapidly replacing CAD as the preferred design tool used by building designers. Manufacturer-specific objects provide information simulating the real-world product characteristics and specifications as it would exist within a building, as well as essential product information.
BIM objects help to reduce design and construction times, given their capabilities of integrating HVAC equipment into overall MEP designs early in the process. This both reduces the overall cost of the construction, as well as frees up time for other projects.
Mestek has created a library of BIM objects for free download and use by the design community. Objects are available in the Autodesk Revit MEP .RFA format, and many objects are also stored as .ZIP files. Please note that some objects require the saving of both an .RFA file and a .TXT file in order to function correctly. When necessary, both of those files are included in the single .ZIP file. Simply download the files to your computer or server, unzip the files to the location of your BIM library and they will be ready to use.