Modeling water heaters
A. O. Smith Water Products Co. offers 3-D models for specifying engineers via Revit.
Water Products Co. is the first in the water heater
industry to offer specifying engineers and architects complete access to 3-D
the 3-D Revit models to be inserted into their building model or drawings.
product family file allows the selection of the individual model and its associated
database of critical installation information. Now, specifying engineers can
easily integrate an A. O. Smith product into their building designs. Future
plans include making the A. O. Smith files available from the Autodesk "Seek
Site" where product models can be directly accessed from within the Revit
models are currently available for the Cyclone Xi (BTH), VF Boiler (VW / VB),
Master-Fit (BTR), and the Gold Series (DRE) product families. Engineers simply
open the file on the website, and then choose the model they want to specify.
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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