Roxtec UK has developed new BIM (Building Information Management) drawings of its products in a bid to support rail infrastructure projects.
The global pipe and cable seal specialist has developed ‘Roxtec BIM Objects’ which can be incorporated in CAD (Computer Aided Design) programmes.
Roxtec UK managing director Clive Sharp said the BIM objects have been developed to boost the firm’s service level and help meet the growing demands of the rail industry. Roxtec’s cable seals protect people and assets from multiple hazards including fire, flooding, electromagnetic disturbances and the risk of explosion.
“We are delighted to officially launch the new Roxtec BIM objects,” he said. “These support an intelligent, 3D model-based process that gives architects, engineering and construction professionals the insight and tools to efficiently plan, design, construct and manage buildings and infrastructure more efficiently. Roxtec BIM Objects will not only aid our clients, it will also help professionals across the construction industry optimise their design workflow.
“BIM Objects are essentially files which can be used in building design software programs such as Revit, Tekla, and ArchiCad. A BIM Object itself is a combination of many things. It provides detailed information about the geometry and physical characteristics of a specific product. They carry visualisation and behavioural data, such as detection zones, which enable the product to be positioned in a virtual design layout where it will behave in line with its physical characteristics.”
The £173million-turnover Swedish-headquartered firm first entered the marketplace in 1990 and is now active in more than 80 markets. It’s UK operation recently posted record financial results with turnover surpassing £6million for the first time in its history following a 26pc sales hike.
“There are two primary types of BIM Objects – component and layered,” said Mr Sharp. “The component objects are building products that have fixed geometrical shapes such as windows, doors and boilers. Meanwhile, layered objects are building products that do not have a fixed shape or size such as carpets, roofing, walls and ceilings.
“The new collection of Roxtec BIM Objects will enable designers to incorporate Roxtec products into their digital design process. They can save the objects to their BIM library for use across multiple projects and manipulate the objects to suit their project requirements. This will ultimately improve the accuracy and efficiency of the design and planning process.”
BIM Objects can be downloaded now from the Roxtec website via the following link https://www.roxtec.com/uk/service-support/design/bim-objects/
Notes to editors
Roxtec was founded in Sweden in 1990, with its UK base in Bury, Greater Manchester. It is now the global leader in the manufacture of innovative cable and pipe transit systems, supplying many of the world’s biggest firms. It is active in 80 markets. Roxtec’s products are designed to seal cables and pipes and are used to protect people, buildings and equipment from multiple hazards. Its key market sectors include Marine, Oil and Gas, Telecoms, Construction, Power (generation, distribution and transmission) OEM (e.g. trains, engines, motors, generators) and the Process Industries. Roxtec has a Triple-A credit rating and is actively expanding into new areas offering innovative and safe sealing solutions to a variety of industries.