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May 2017
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BIM Insights Session about MEP engineers, what do they ask for in a project? on May 24th

The next webinar is coming up on Wednesday May 24th on 11.30 CET (10.30 GMT).

BIM Insights Session about MEP engineers, what do they ask for in a project?

Click this link to register for the webinar for free

In cooperation with a BIM Consultant from the company PeoplePower who will show us a live project and how he uses 3D BIM content in his MEP project within Revit.

Hosted by Charles Lekx and Jaap Groen, do'nt miss it!
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Modelling with Esylux Movement Detector families

Recently the content factory team from MEPcontent created Esylux 3D content. Esylux, among other products, produces movement detectors. The movement detectors detect movement within a certain area. This area is called Field of Detection (FOD). Esylux wanted to have a user-friendly approach for Revit engineers to integrate FOD in the families. It has been done by connecting the FOD to 3D visualization for 3D-views and a symbolic representation for 2D views.
Both reach and functions of the FOD are completely connected to parameters.
Esylux can tell you for each of the products what the exact reach is and what the function of the FOD contains. Thanks to the family with integrated FOD, users can now use the right set of movement detectors to calculate what is needed in their project.

Because movement detectors can be placed on the ceiling, but also on the wall, we created two separated families with two different nested shared families for FOD: FOD for ceiling mounted (E_Detector_Movement_F_MEPcontent_Esylux_Field of Detection for Ceiling) and FOD for wall mounted (E_Detector_Movement_F_MEPcontent_Esylux_Field of Detection for Wall).
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MEPcontent browser ready for Revit and Autocad 2018

The MEPcontent browser app is now compatible with Revit 2018 and Autocad 2018. With the updated MEPcontent browser you can quickly find the content you need, directly from within your BIM project. The app for Revit and Autocad allows you to search the largest library for MEP engineers and enrich your project with manufacturer specific 3D content.

The browser is available for free on the MEPcontent apps page and opens from the Add-ins (Revit) or Plug-ins (AutoCAD) ribbon. In the browser you will find the same powerful search engine as on the MEPcontent platform. This makes it easy to search and find the content you need.

The MEPcontent browser app has been available for quite some time already, but is recently updated with some new features:

- Added support for type catalog families. You can directly select and insert the family type you would like to use into your project.
- Back to overview button: easily return to your search results or previous overview.
- Request content: a button and form is added to simplify the process of making a request for content.

Want to see the browser in action? Check out the video for a demonstration or download the app for free from our apps page.
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New: Revit families for Oventrop Hydrocontrol

From this week on we have three new Revit families from Oventrop on MEPcontent.

Balancing valve with blind plugs VTR

https://www.mepcontent.eu/product/detail/22359/hydrocontrol-vtr/?type=article_&ref=mepcontent

Balancing valve with groove Hydrocontrol VGC

https://www.mepcontent.eu/product/detail/22358/hydrocontrol-vgc/?type=article_&ref=mepcontent

Balancing valve with flange/DIN Hydrocontrol VFC

https://www.mepcontent.eu/product/detail/22357/hydrocontrol-vfc/?type=article_&ref=mepcontent

Download these families and other relevant MEP content for free from MEPcontent.eu
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New: Revit families for Grundfos TPE Pump

Update your BIM library with the new BIM files for the Grundfos TPE in-line pump. Revit families for multiple articles within this series are available on the MEPcontent platform.

About the TPE pump
Grundfos TPE vertical in-line volute pumps are used in a variety of applications. The pumps are all single-stage, in-line centrifugal volute pumps with standard motors and mechanical shaft seals. The pumps are of the close-coupled type, i.e. pump and motor are separate units. Consequently, the pumps are less sensitive to impurities in the pumped liquid than similar pumps of the canned rotor type. TPE motors have a built-in frequency converter, allowing different control methods to be employed. TPE pumps offer benefits with respect to energy savings and increased comfort.
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Johnson Controls YORK chillers on MEPcontent

Enrich your BIM project with the efficient YORK chiller from Johnson Controls. The Revit family for multiple articles within the YORK Air-Cooled Screw Compressor Liquid Chiller series are available on MEPcontent as of today.

About the YORK chillers
Harness the power to lower your annual energy costs by as much as half with the YVAA Air-Cooled Variable Speed Drive Screw Chiller from YORK. This variable speed chiller provides superior performance while lowering energy consumption and dramatically reducing noise levels.
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BIM trends 2020 and beyond for engineers and designers [webinar on May 17 2017]

BIM is here to stay. But how can engineers effectively work with BIM content for MEP projects in 2017? During the webinar ‘BIM trends for engineers’ on May 17th Stefan van Eerde and Maarten Sonneveld from MEPcontent will discuss the BIM trends for this year and in the future and how it will impact your business.In this webinar you will learn: - Trends for 2017 – Cloud, Big Data, Pre-Fab – how does it impact engineers and designers?- Trends for 2020 and beyond- Actions – what can you do right now?Afterwards, you can ask your questions during the Q & A session. Register now for the webinar on Wednesday, May 17th from 12:00 to 12:30.
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Sustainable BIM with the Mark GS+ Air heater on MEPcontent

Sustainable heating is the norm in many MEP installation projects nowadays. The gas GS+ 60 air heater from Mark Climate Technology is very efficient and provides up to this requirement. BIM engineers download the Revit family, 3D DWG and the IFC file for this product on the MEPcontent platform, or through the recently updated MEPcontent browser app.

Gas-fired high performance air heater with axial fan
Mark manufactures a gas-fired, high-performance air heater with an axial fan. This condensing equipment provides efficiency greater than 106% (lower value). Heat is generated via a modulating (5:1) premixburner which results in very low gas consumption. The GS+ is operated using an OpenTherm clock thermostat.
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IBTronic XL Flush-fit box for Spelsberg

The universal IBTronic XL flush-fit box for Spelsberg is available as a Revit family and 3D dwg on MEPcontent. BIM files for the entire IBTronic series will be published on the MEPcontent platform in the coming weeks. Keep an eye on the largest BIM library for the MEP industry to stay up-to-date!
April 2017
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New! The BIM Insights webinar series for manufacturers, engineers and designers

MEPcontent launches a new series of webinars specifically designed and selected for manufacturers and another webinar series for engineers and designers. The BIM Insights sessions.Europe’s best BIM experts will join these webinars to inform you as a manufacturer or MEP specialist about the latest BIM trends, the benefits of Europe’s largest MEP content platform: MEPcontent.eu, what engineers demand nowadays regarding BIM and what other BIM manufacturers and competitors are doing to stay ahead of the pack. Every month we will host a webinar with a different topic and in some months we even have multiple webinars. You can select the webinars you like the most from the list below by clicking on the links or you can write them down in your diary.May 17th 12:00 CET– BIM trends for engineers and designers• BIM trends for engineerso Trends for 2017 – Cloud, Big Data, Pre-Fab – how does it impact engineers and designers?o Trends for 2020 and beyond• Actions – what can you do right now?BIM knowledge required: *May 24th 11:30 CET– MEP engineers, what do they ask? Discussion between engineers during the webinar about what they require in their project and how 3D content comes in. Important practical insights for manufacturers about how their products are used.BIM knowledge required: *June 8th 12:00 CET– BIM content for engineers and designers• What do we offer on MEPcontento File formatso Free downloadso Benefits for registered userso Product categories from manufacturers• Why use manufacturer specific BIM content?o Content factoryo Generic content versus MEPcontent• How to work with the MC browser app?• How to work with the SANHA Product Line Placer app?BIM knowledge required: **June 22nd 12:00 CET – Manufacturer webinar powered by Mitsubishi Electric – BIM lessons learnedInteraction between Mitsubishi Electric and MEP engineers about the Mitsubishi Electric content on the MEPcontent platform and what BIM means for them as a manufacturer. BIM knowledge required: **We hope to talk with you in one of these webinars very soon!Kind Regards, The MEPcontent webinar teamCharles Lekx, Maarten Sonneveld, Jaap Groen & Stefan van Eerde
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Welcome to MEPcontent: ESYLUX

We are happy to welcome manufacturer ESYLUX on the MEPcontent platform. ESYLUX develops lighting, safety and automation products. This week, multiple lighting products from this German manufacturer have been added to our library and are available to download.

“It’s important for ESYLUX to make our products easily available to our customers” says Marcus Pabsch, Product Manager for ESYLUX. “BIM is an essential part of the design flow for an increasing number of our customers. We want to make sure they can work with our lighting products in a BIM project. By offering our content on the MEPcontent platform we’ve found a platform that creates and publishes high-quality BIM content and also reaches our target group: MEP engineers”.

Revit families and 3D DWGs for the Compact, Compact Mini, Compact Express, Flat square and Flat Round series of motion detector lights are available for download on MEPcontent. The content is ready to use in any Revit project. Enriched with information such as GTIN, article number and deeplink URL the content has all the data required in the design flow.

About ESYLUX
ESYLUX develops, manufactures and sells intelligent automation and lighting solutions to improve quality of life and energy efficiency in office buildings, educational premises and health facilities. At the centre are the people and their individual needs. To meet his demand the company uses its experience in electronics and automation for, among other things, the development of LED based systems for an energy-efficient biologically effective lighting. With almost 50 years of market experience and the research, development and production at its German location ESYLUX meets highest quality standards. The distribution is global: ESYLUX collaborates with numerous international trading partners and is represented by a total of 13 subsidiaries in Europe, Asia and Oceania.
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Mitsubishi Electric introduces E-series Chiller

Mitsubishi Electric introduces the E-Series Chiller on the MEPcontent platform. Download the Revit Family, DWG or IFC file for multiple types within the E-series for use in your BIM project.

Chiller systems have been used for decades to deliver controlled cooling to buildings, but with increasing pressure on energy efficiency and running costs, a low-carbon, cost effective option is needed. Comprising of Cooling Only, Heat Pump and Heating Only models, ​Mitsubishi Electric’s new e-series modular chiller range provides the perfect solution.​
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System pro E Power Switchboard for ABB

Engineers looking for powerful switchboards to be used in BIM projects can now use ABB's System pro E Power series. Revit families for multiple types within these series have been published on MEPcontent. Download the BIM files on the MEPcontent platform today.

Pro E Power Switchboard for ABB
System pro E power is the innovative ABB’s main distribution switchboard solution with rated current up to 6300A and short-circuit current up to 120kA. Designed to easily fulfill all electrical installation requirements in terms of protection degree, segregation form and electrical characteristics, according to the latest international standards and in perfect synergy with all ABB’s low voltage equipment.
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Design reliable security systems in BIM

How do you design reliable security systems in your Revit project? Many manufacturers of security systems offer their specific 3D-content on MEPcontent. Check out our large range of cameras, lighting fixtures, intercoms, motion detectors and more. Start designing more reliable systems today!
March 2017
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5 BIM trends in the MEP industry in 2017

“The MEP industry never changes, building is building,” we sometimes hear. The opposite is actually true.

Many trends that you come across as a consumer can also influence the work of installers, modelers and advisors. But how will this look like? Nothing is certain, but these are the trends we can expect in 2017.

1.Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality (VR) is at the verge of making a breakthrough at a professional level. An interesting variation of this is Mixed Reality. Take the Microsoft Hololens for example: glasses which merge one's real surroundings with virtual images, holograms. This allows you to experience virtual reality in your own living room, at your desk, at work or outside at the construction site. During the SUM (Stabicad User Meeting) we demonstrated a number of possible applications in order to see what could be viable in the installation sector. We showed, for example, a 3D-model of a plant room, a 3D-model of a Remeha-cascade setup, generated from real product data, and we revealed how this technology could be of use with a product in operation. As holograms can be scaled to size and are full of information, they provide tremendous insights into various scenarios.

2.Smart designs

Another trend is prefab. Construction sites are becoming ever smaller, well-trained workers scarcer and safety requirements stricter. Prefab increases the predictability, consistency and repeatability, and helps installers to work more efficiently. Installers can code prefab sets according to personal wishes and benefit from the fact that increasingly more processes are being automated, such as the generation of prefab sheets and the placing of tags. What's more, thanks to good BIM libraries such as MEPcontent.eu, engineers can rest assured that the content is always checked by the manufacturer and that it contains all the up-to-date information necessary for the (ordering) process, such as article numbers and prices. This ensures for a smooth flow of information, from design and ordering to assembly at the workshop.

3.‘On demand’ tools

Shrinking budgets mean that BIM engineers have to design in a smart and efficient manner. Good software is necessary for this. But different projects require different functionalities in your software, and flexibility is becoming ever more important here as well. The ‘on-demand’ model such as the system we use at home for Netflix will increasingly penetrate the world of design software. Software, updates and support are included in a monthly payment, and consequently can be adjusted precisely to meet your needs. Specific design tools, available as apps, will appear evermore frequently. The functionality that you need at that moment, and quickly installed within your project. Advantage: you pay only when you need the app and not for all sorts of packages. In this way, installers are able to deliver the flexibility required of the market, without incurring excessive costs.

4.Internet of Things
In the installation sector we hear more and more about IoT (Internet of Things): everyday objects that are connected to the Internet. IoT is a highly promising technology for the installation sector as sensors are already present in many systems. The next logical step is to connect all these sensors to the Internet. As soon as the data is online it can be stored in databases and monitored by applications. A good example is the new start-up Augury. The Augury system makes use of data from vibration and ultrasonic sensors in HVAC equipment. It compares real-time data with previous data from the same device, as well as data collected from similar machines. The platform can detect the smallest of changes and provides a warning in the event of failures. This analysis occurs in real-time, and the results are sent to your smartphone within a matter of a few seconds.

5.5D-BIM

Architects, installers and advisors often use different platforms that do not always synchronise well with one another. The result of this is that there is no single source that provides an integrated, real-time picture of design, costs and materials. The result: disappointing performance. 5D-BIM incorporates the costs and necessary materials in your design. 5D-BIM is a five-dimensional display of the physical and functional properties of a project. It adds two properties to 3D-BIM: costs and materials. In addition to the standard design parameters, details such as geometrics, aesthetics and thermal and acoustic properties are now incorporated in a project. This allows engineers in an early stage to see how a decision affects the costs of a design.

Data is king

The combination of these trends offers many possibilities for the entire construction chain. There is one major 'but': all chain partners will have to embrace BIM technologies in order to benefit from the advantages provided by BIM. What's more, from design to implementation use will have to be made of correct, uniform data and standards. One thing is clear from these trends: in 2017 data is king.
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Meet us at BIM world Paris today

Today is your last chance to meet us at BIM World, the largest international BIM event in Paris. The event takes place March 29th and 30th 2017, at Espace Grande Arche, Paris - La Défense. BIM World promotes the usage of BIM, unites and supports the Digital Transformation of all stakeholders in the value chain of construction, real estate and territory planning. Meet us at stands 78-80!

As a European market leader in the field of BIM software for MEP engineers, we are inviting you to go BIM LIVE. With Stabicad for Revit and MEPcontent, you have the best tools at hand for a productive start with BIM. From planning and design to prefab and installation: our solutions support you throughout the entire BIM workflow.

Manufacturers
MEPcontent will also be present on the stand. More than 250 manufacturers, such as Caleffi, Mitsubishi and Vaillant, publish 3D content in the BIM library. Together with the Content Factory, manufacturers make their products "BIM ready" for more than 15,000 European MEP engineers.

Stabicad 11
The latest version of Stabicad is focused on saving time through smart productivity tools. Integrated calculations in the BIM model, according to local standards, play an important role. Visit our stand and learn more about the key features of Stabicad, such as functionality for sprinkler design, Autorouting, prefab, IFC im- and export and solving nodes.

Discover the added value of Stabicad and MEPcontent at booths 78-80.

We look forward you meeting you!
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Designing piping systems was never this easy

Have you seen our new free Revit app for SANHA piping systems? The app offers you the full product range for SANHA piping systems in one Revit application. Watch the tutorial video to find out more about the app.

It's very easy to configure your piping system using the intuitive product selector. With the drag-and-draw functionality you can design your complete system in no-time.

Why not give it a try? Download the app for free on our store.
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Report from the exhibition ground [ISH]

With 200.114 visitors from 61 countries, it’s safe to say the ISH fair in Frankfurt was a great success. The 2500(!) exhibitors report being very satisfied with the quality of the international fair – now it’s time for the follow-up. This also applies to MEPcontent and Stabiplan: our participation in ISH 2017 is already called successful.

Of course: ahead of us we have a lot of following-up to do as well. But in the first place, we look back on a great week with many good conversations and interesting encounters. It would go to far to address all interesting topics in detail. Still, we can outline the main topics that were discussed during the fair.

Manufacturers and BIM
Every self-respecting manufacturer has Building Information Modeling (BIM) high on the agenda today. It’s simple: engineers need high-quality and up-to-date content for their BIM models. Nice examples of manufacturers with a focus on BIM were featured on the stands of Caleffi, Oventrop and Sanha. Two years ago, a low BIM adoption in a certain country could be used as an excuse. We have left these days now definitely behind us.

Design flow
BIM is a process; this is true for the building industry as a whole, but also when zooming in on the installation industry. The MEP design flow shows that BIM is much more than a software tool. It’s about people working together, coming to agreements and managing expectations. Many conversations at the ISH were about this topic. On an international trade fair in particular, it is valuable to exchange experiences and share knowledge.

Content platform
As mentioned before: manufacturers are aware of the importance of good content. But there is more to it: this is the strength of a platform like MEPcontent which brings engineers and manufacturers together. Everyone reaps the benefits: engineers have access to all important content and are ensured of good quality, while manufacturers know that their products are listed and can be communicated directly to engineers to receive valuable feedback.

You could say that a platform like MEPcontent is similar to the exhibition floor place of an international tradeshow. Online.
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MEPcontent at ISH Frankfurt

MEPcontent will be at ISH in Franfurt am Main this year, Hall 5_6 stand V19.

You will meet colleagues from Stabiplan GmbH and MEPcontent at the stand and you can also schedule a meeting with us during the ISH to discuss what Stabiplan or MEPcontent can deliver to you as a manufacturer and how your products can be exposed in new innovative ways to reach out the TGA/MEP engineers globally.

Have you ever considered building your own app to promote your products and to improve the working experience for engineers working in Revit?

We look forward to meet you in Germany on booth V19 (hall 5_6) to tell you more about the opportunities for your organization. See you @ ISH !
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Lightning fast design of SANHA piping systems in Revit

Engineers need to deliver BIM projects fast. Designing piping systems with the correct diameters, bends, ducts, and fittings can be very time-consuming. With the innovative SANHA Product Line Placer (PLiP) for Revit, engineers design piping systems at lightning speed.

MEPcontent introduces this new application in cooperation with piping systems manufacturer SANHA. MEPcontent, the largest BIM library for MEP engineers, does not only offer actual BIM content, but also offers productivity increasing BIM applications for the MEP industry.

SANHA, a leading European manufacturer of piping systems for HVAC installations, meets its customers’ needs for BIM tools With the PLiP application. “Our clients need to be able to easily work with our products in BIM projects. With the PLiP, we now offer our customers a powerful tool with actual 3D content for SANHA systems”, says Mathias van den Broeck, Product Manager at SANHA.

Designing SANHA systems is much easier with the new PLiP. With the in-app Autorouting functionality, designing piping systems is done in the blink of an eye. The correct fittings bends and ducts are selected automatically and placed on the bill of materials. Engineers can design complete and actual piping systems within the app. Both technical and trade data are included in the content, for use on the material and cutting lists.

In the PLiP all relevant SANHA systems are included in Revit and VDI3805 format. These include the systems made of stainless steel (NiroSan® and NiroTherm®), carbon steel (SANHA® Therm), copper (SANHA® Press) and the special lead-free drinking water series PURAPRESS®. The PLIP can be downloaded for free on store.mepcontent.eu. Downloading the PLiP only takes two minutes. Please sign in with your MEPcontent credentials or register for free to start downloading and using the app.

Please note that Stabicad users already have full functionalities available from the SANHA PLiP in Stabitools.

https://store.mepcontent.eu/sanha-product-line-placer
February 2017
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SANHA PLiP

Lightning fast design of SANHA piping systems in Revit

Engineers need to deliver BIM projects fast. Designing piping systems with the correct diameters, bends, ducts, and fittings can be very time-consuming. With the innovative SANHA Product Line Placer (PLiP) for Revit, engineers design piping systems at lightning speed.

MEPcontent introduces this new application in cooperation with piping systems manufacturer SANHA. MEPcontent, the largest BIM library for MEP engineers, does not only offer actual BIM content, but also offers productivity increasing BIM applications for the MEP industry.

SANHA, a leading European manufacturer of piping systems for HVAC installations, meets its customers’ needs for BIM tools With the PLiP application. “Our clients need to be able to easily work with our products in BIM projects. With the PLiP, we now offer our customers a powerful tool with actual 3D content for SANHA systems”, says Mathias van den Broeck, Product Manager at SANHA.

Designing SANHA systems is much easier with the new PLiP. With the in-app Autorouting functionality, designing piping systems is done in the blink of an eye. The correct fittings bends and ducts are selected automatically and placed on the bill of materials. Engineers can design complete and actual piping systems within the app. Both technical and trade data are included in the content, for use on the material and cutting lists.

In the PLiP all relevant SANHA systems are included in Revit and VDI3805 format. These include the systems made of stainless steel (NiroSan® and NiroTherm®), carbon steel (SANHA® Therm), copper (SANHA® Press) and the special lead-free drinking water series PURAPRESS®. The PLIP can be downloaded for free on store.mepcontent.eu. Downloading the PLiP only takes two minutes. Please sign in with your MEPcontent credentials or register for free to start downloading and using the app.

https://store.mepcontent.eu/sanha-product-line-placer
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Victaulic on fire

Victaulic made new content available this week. As of today you can download it from MEPcontent.eu Two new Product Line Sheets (Victaulic Fire Protection & Victaulic StrengThin) and four non-return valves with multiple article types have been published. Use the fire protection products from the PLS files into your BIM projects.
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Barcol-Air new Revit families

The Barcol-Air product line sheets (PLS) are updated with new product data. Also two new Revit families are published for PSC (invisible diffuser) and PBM (perforated integrated grille). Good luck with your thermal indoor climate projects!