AtlasIED recently announced that Building Information Modeling (BIM) objects, families and system files for AtlasIED products are now available through ARCAT, an online resource of free building product information.
The new BIM library can help reduce errors during the design and installation phases and make it easier for members of the architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) community “to more accurately specify AtlasIED solutions into projects of any size and scope,” according to the company announcement.
“Having the specifications for products available through ARCAT can speed up design time and reduce frustration and it can also help improve communication and understanding between architects, designers, and dealers,” the press release says.
ARCAT users can choose from hundreds of AtlasIED loudspeakers, power conditioners and speaker enclosures, obtain product specifications and download files in Revit or DWG formats.
These free files are compatible with all major BIM and CAD software programs, including AutoCAD, Sketch-Up, ArchiCAD and many more.
Utilizing BIM objects “helps identify design conflicts prior to construction, which reduces the potential for work order changes, and additional charges and time on the project,” according to the company.
Connect with AtlasIED through ARCAT
The AtlasIED ARCAT company page facilitates architect and builder Request for Information (RFI) or Request for Quotation (RFQ) submissions with one click. ARCAT users can also request an AtlasIED catalog or schedule a meeting with a local AtlasIED rep to learn more.
“Our ARCAT library makes it easier for architects to do what they do, while supporting AtlasIED dealers with accurate designs and drawings to simplify the integration phase, too,” said Dan Murphy, senior VP of Digital Systems, in the company press release.
“We want the AEC community to know AtlasIED is here to support them with products like our SHS (Strategically Hidden Speaker) series that helps architects achieve their artistic visions with speakers that blend seamlessly into any installation,” he said.
“Having a library of BIM content available for our products allows our speakers to be more effectively integrated into drawings earlier in the game and with accurate technical specs. All of which helps save time and reduces errors,” said Murphy.