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.
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.