McQuay offers BIM library
The company has released a comprehensive set of object models and other content for BIM designs created in Autodesk Revit MEP 2009.
The tools (available for download from McQuay or the Autodesk’s Seek Web service) include object models for the Daikin VRV III system and McQuay’s water-cooled and air-cooled chillers, commercial rooftop systems, water source heat pumps, and packaged terminal air conditioners and heat pumps. Using the object models and content enables design engineers to craft virtual building models to serve as a single integrated source for building design. The content also includes links to detailed product specifications, PDF files of product designs and descriptions, and sample equipment schedules.
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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