Steelcase Health Catalog Ready To Revit

Entire Steelcase Health Product Line Now Available For Use in Revit System

Grand Rapids, MI – November 22, 2011 – Ready… Set… Revit.

Steelcase Health has announced that its entire product catalog is now available to architects, designers and others who use Revit.

Autodesk Revit Architecture — often referred to as simply Revit — is a powerful, Building Information Modeling (BIM) software developed by Autodesk. Revit allows users to design with both parametric 3D modeling and 2D drafting elements.

Building Information Modeling is a Computer Aided Design (CAD) paradigm that employs intelligent 3D objects to represent real physical building components such as walls and doors.

While a select number of Steelcase Health’s products (primarily modular casegoods and workstations) were previously available in Revit symbols, making the company’s entire product catalog available is another first for Steelcase Health in the healthcare environments marketplace.

“Revit is a fantastic tool. Making the entire Steelcase Health portfolio available on it will help everyone who works with our products,” said Steelcase Health General Manager Kyle Williams. “Drawings and renderings generated from Revit help support effective communication across A&D firms, between disciplines / contractors, and most importantly to the final client to enhance decision making.”

Streamlined, Enhanced, Accurate

A main benefit of Revit is eliminating redundancies such as having multiple models across industries.

Currently, architects, consultants, general contractors, and manufacturers all create their own models and databases from information handed down in a chain of command. BIM replaces this approach with a more centralized solution.

Revit models created in different disciplines (Architectural, Structural, and Mechanical) can be linked and/or combined into one model. This allows a single model and associated database to be kept, ensuring that all parties have the latest information and that there are no errors in translation.

Revit also utilizes its rendering engine to remove the interpretation from complex geometries, allowing more intricate designs to be made and understood.

“Steelcase Health is committed to supporting and helping improve the way our partners and clients work and publishing Steelcase Health Revit model libraries to assist in complex design work is just another example of that commitment,” said Williams.

“In addition to the comprehensive symbol library, healthcare environment planning ideas – a variety of great thought starters – will be supported in Revit as well. We’re excited to share this tool with our partners in the effort to improve healthcare environments and ultimately outcomes for patients, providers and partners in care.”

About Steelcase Health

Steelcase Health by Steelcase is a company dedicated to providing user-centered solutions in healthcare. Steelcase Health views the healthcare environment as an integral part of the healing process and provides holistic solutions that focus not only on product, but space as a whole, delivering research-driven, evidence-based solutions to complex problems in healthcare environments. For more information on Steelcase Health please visit Health.