Schneider Electric unveiled Advanced Electrical Design for Autodesk Revit at the Autodesk University conference. Schneider Electric formed BIM Electrical Corp. as result of its strategic partnership with Autodesk, a global provider of design and make technology, to bring this BIM-based electrical design solution that integrates directly with Revit. This helps to create a more complete and robust BIM solution that connects teams, data, and workflows across the electrical and energy landscape project lifecycle.
This solution provides not only established core design and analysis functionality, but also functionality that helps to simplify electrical planning, design and analysis to better meet customers’ needs with a BIM-based, unified engineer-to-designer solution, focused on high performance and sustainable electrical distribution systems design.
This all-in-one electrical design solution helps to assist electrical engineers and designers in four key areas to help in their electrical planning process:
- Plan: Layout power sources, equipment and loads of a project’s electrical system using the new drag-and-drop diagram with high-level calculations
- Analyze: Analyze the total demand loads of each subsection of an electrical system, including distributed energy system modelling, and help to save time with built in regional code-based calculation recommendations.
- Optimize: Update across energy design and ensure proper equipment sizing; data automatically updates across diagram workplaces synchronizing electrical plans
- Document: Generate reports, such as load letters or cable schedule using automated real-time calculations
The BIM-based electrical design solution allows electrical engineers to help boost project efficiency by getting a head start on planning and load analysis before a physical model is provided. Customers can then utilize that same data during project design and analysis, which helps to save time, reduce errors and lessen redundancies. This increase in project design efficiency and productivity is also key for the construction sector that is expected to continue to expand in the coming years.
Together, Schneider Electric and Autodesk are providing a solutions that helps to accelerate digital transformation and advance users’ Electricity 4.0 journeys. The Advanced Electrical Design for Revit solution will help to empower electrical engineers to design low voltage electrical systems more easily, a critical feature in the coming years as companies work towards developing more sustainable solutions.