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.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey