What they told us they wanted, we delivered. Some screenshots below from the top three features. Click the screenshots to see the images full screen
1. Better integration with the specification
Figure 1.1 below shows that integrating objects in the model with the appropriate clause in the specification is now even easier. There is an in-line search feature that is pre-populated with the classification code - this means that if a door object is selected, then it automatically shows the various door types to pick from. In addition, a brief description of each system object is displayed to make it easier to pick the correct clause.
|Fig 1.1 - Now easier to associate the correct project specification clause|
|Fig 1.2 - A specification viewer written for the plug-in|
|Fig 1.3 - Hide/show options and hyperlink functionality within the Viewer|
When annotating models, it is not just the system and component objects that need tagged - but also what is shown on detailed sections through the model.
With the new NBS plug-in, it is now easy to tag 2D objects such as wall-ties and also material objects such as plasterboard, insulation or tiles. Where this information is modelled (and not drawn) then the NBS reference is also presence in any schedules or material-take-offs from the model.
|Fig 2.1 - Tagging Revit materials|
The third big feature that was requested by users was the ability to tag any objects with NBS codes in the Revit Family Editor. All National BIM Library objects already have the correct NBS classification codes, but where offices have their own objects, it is now a click of a button to access the correct code so that all objects can be part of the NBS BIM ecosystem.
|Fig 3.1 - Tagging objects from the Revit Family Editor from NBS and your NBS office masters|
|Fig 4.1 - National BIM Library objects - easy to access using the NBS Plug-in|
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