Daikin produces CAD and BIM plugin
UK: Daikin UK has announced the launch of a CAD and BIM plugin for Autodesk AutoCAD and Revit software.
Called VRVCad, the software will provide a faster schematic production of Daikin aided-design CAD & BIM objects. It will ensure VRV systems meet building requirements at every design stage as well as simplifying project costing.
A software plugin for design programmes Autodesk AutoCAD and Revit, Daikin UK’s CAD & BIM objects are available in 2D format. Embedding the VRV Xpress software rules and limitations, customers can check the designed system meets installation requirements in terms of pipe length with just a click of a button.
Allowing Daikin air conditioning units to be overlaid on to a building schematic means the HVAC design process is simpler and quicker, also through use of BIM, the possibility of over ordering equipment such as piping is dramatically reduced.
Richard Green, VRV specialist at Daikin UK said, “By providing our BIM objects to designers and specifiers free of charge, time consuming drawings of system schematics can be done in a few clicks of a mouse, and the added bonus is that the software also ensures compliance with EN378 legislation, without undertaking any calculations.
“This removes human error and provides both the installer and end-client with confidence that their installed air conditioning system is compliant with all the relevant legislation.”