McQuay International has introduced object models and content for building information modeling.
designs are created in Autodesk Revit MEP 2009 format and are available for
download from McQuay or the Autodesk Seek Web service.
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
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.
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
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.
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 of
marketing for 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
McQuay introduces BIM designs
May 1, 2009