BIM File Library
Rig-A-Lite has announced the completion of BIM files for its entire product catalog.
Rig-A-Lite has announced the completion of BIM (building information modeling) files for its entire product catalog. This file type allows architects, engineers, and lighting designers to work in Revit or other 3-D modeling software when specifying hazardous location, explosion proof, marine rated and heavy hose down rated lighting fixtures, offering a more realistic representation of what the end user will see when their luminaries are specified and installed. The rendering engine allows the designer to present a virtual walkthrough of the designed space prior to the start of construction.
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.