Saint-Gobain Gyproc recently launched an improved version of its building information modelling (BIM) Autodesk Revit Template, significantly updating the intelligent 3D model-based process to incorporate revisions, including the addition of ceiling systems as well as wall systems for GraphisoftArchiCad customers.
Both solutions contain the full 56 Gyproc standard drywall systems (including Donn UltraSTEEL framework and IsoverCavitybatt/Cavitylite insulation), with the Autodesk solution comprising all 33 ceiling systems. Also included in the respective systems are performance criteria and 2D details.
The templates provide insights and tools to architecture, engineering and construction professionals, enabling them to better plan, design, build and manage structures and infrastructure. Essentially it’s a system that generates and manages the physical and functional characteristics of places, and enables files to be extracted and shared to improve decision-making in the construction industry.
“Technology is transforming the way in which buildings and infrastructure are designed, constructed, and operated and within these innovations, BIM’s functions impact positively on performance across the building and infrastructure lifecycle,” says Sathia Govender, technical specialist at Saint-Gobain Gyproc.
The virtual world of BIM means that products can now be plugged directly into architectural workflows, while data is connected to intelligent geometry to offer lower establishment costs and guaranteed quality of product integrations.
“We’re extremely proud to launch the new and improved Autodesk Revit Template and the GraphisoftArchiCad library as we continue to embrace BIM and the system’s ability to transform the construction industry” Govender concludes.
The template, which is available at www.gyprocprofessionalsguide.co.za, is compatible with Autodesk and Graphisoft software packages.