When Ideal Standard (UK) wanted to upgrade and convert its existing digital portfolio of sanitary ware in Autodesk® Revit® it needed a unique solution to manage the Building Information Modelling (BIM) data of over 8,000 products.
“We needed a solution that allowed us to automate the management of Data within Revit. This particularly revolved around the update of existing files and data to bring in-line with our new Data standards,” says Lee Jones, Design Manager – BIM/New Projects, Ideal Standard (UK).
Finding a trusted and flexible solution that could manage all of the BIM data required at the right price was the next challenge for Lee.
“After a thorough search it was clear that RTV Tools (RTV) Shared Parameters Manager (SPM) was the only solution that could fulfil our needs. We also saw the RTV SPM as a way of managing our Data moving forward as it would easily allow ongoing updates as BIM matures and COBie (Construction Operations Building Information Exchange) evolves in the UK,” he said.
With its flexible and intuitive user interface the RTV SPM provides Revit® content creators and authors of intelligent BIM objects the ability to seamlessly manage all of their Shared Parameters.
“The RTV SPM now forms a crucial part of our daily BIM work flow. We as a business, author all of our own BIM in house with our team of specialists and the RTV SPM has become part of their daily tool kit needed to both create and thoroughly examine our data prior to distribution,” he said.
About Ideal Standard (UK)
Ideal Standard International is a mother company employing thousands of people globally across many sites. We are the largest manufacturer and supplier of Sanitary ware in the world with a portfolio containing in excess of 8000 products (hence the relevance for precise BIM Data Management).
Our brands include Ideal Standard (Residential Sanitary ware), Armitage Shanks (Commercial Sanitary ware) and Sottini (Luxury Sanitary product). Armitage Shanks is a 200 year old business established in the UK and is household name globally. Our product can be seen in every conceivable location from public toilets to palaces.
About RTV Tools Limited
RTV Tools Limited (RTV Tools), an Authorized Autodesk® Developer, was founded in Wellington, New Zealand in 2007 by a group of passionate and expert Autodesk® Revit® users to automate BIM and enhance the productivity of all Revit® users worldwide.
With over 60 years combined experience in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry, specializing in BIM strategies and implementation, the RTV Tools team is innovating and automating Autodesk® Revit® and BIM workflows for 1,000’s of customers around the world.
At RTV Tools we are Revit® and BIM professionals, just like our customers, we understand the daily pressures of delivering large complex Revit® and BIM projects and pride ourselves on delivering quality solutions and innovative tools and plug-ins for Autodesk® Revit® you can trust and rely on to get the job done.
To learn more about automating your BIM, please contact
Jason Howden, CEO
RTV Tools Limited
PO Box 8078, Wellington, 6143
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