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kBIM Template and Library


Now updated for Revit 2016

kBIM Template and Library for Autodesk® Revit® is a package of standardized Revit tools that enhance the building information modeling (BIM) process for mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and technology disciplines.

kbim ad graphicThe package includes a Revit template, customized Revit library, and supporting help documentation, all designed to greatly reduce Revit implementation costs by improving drawing development efficiency.

Developed by Karpinski Engineering for use with Revit 2014, 2015, or 2016, kBIM Template and Library provides large-firm capabilities to smaller firms.

Features include:

- Custom view templates to enhance drawing set-up for each discipline
- Standard symbols that represent regularly used drafting items such as pipe valves, duct accessories, and devices for electrical, fire protection, and data/telecommunication systems.
- Equipment and fixture schedules with corresponding Revit families that enable automatic schedule population
- Custom schedules and tags to aid in electrical circuiting
- Standard pipe systems and filters
- Design checks as visibility and graphical settings (device indication of circuit inclusion)
- Custom drawing annotation styles and device tags
- Equipment clearance representation
- Device annotation offset for drawing clarity

$5,500 ($5,000 ASHRAE Member) / CD / 2015
Purchase

Updates to kBIM include enhancements for Revit 2016:

  • New framework to create type catalogs for lights and diffusers
  • Added options for mechanical and luminaire schedules
  • Added options for display of mechanical equipment, pipe systems, grilles and diffusers, and electrical panels

NOTE: Price is for a single site license for up to 100 users. Multiple-user licenses for a single site for more than 100 users are available for purchase; for information, contact kbimsales@ashrae.org. For use at additional sites, additional copies of the product are required.* Customers must complete a terms and usage agreement upon purchase. For more information on the purchasing process, see our Frequently Asked Questions or contact ASHRAE at kbimsales@ashrae.org.

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*Multiple-User Licenses: For use at additional sites, additional copies of the product are required. To purchase a multiple-user license for more than 100 users at a single site, contact kbimsales@ashrae.org.

Customer Support: Having issues installing your copy of kBIM? Contact ASHRAE at kbimsupport@ashrae.org.

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