TE Connectivity on Tuesday released Building Information Modeling (BIM) objects for its copper and fiber enterprise network solutions.
Architects and planners use BIM objects, a digital representation of physical and functional characteristics of a facility to design and specify entire buildings.
BIM adoption by non-government organizations has been increasing greatly in North American commercial markets, where more than 35 percent of architectural designs are now employing BIM in some form.
TE customers benefit because BIM reflects both physical dimensions of an object as well as providing metadata that cannot be displayed graphically (such as performance category, wiring pattern, weight, heat output, voltage draw, etc.) which are integral to an accurate design and specification.
TE said BIM objects are available for FiberGuide fiber raceway, RMG and WMG fiber enclosures, TrueNet fiber panel (TFP), Quareo chassis and blades, and copper solutions including Category 5e, 6 and 6A patch panels and blocks, mounting systems, racks, and cable management systems.
The company will be adding new modules in coming months.
TE’s BIM objects are available in the Autodesk Seek library.
“By investing in BIM objects, TE is making its products easier to design into projects with a high degree of accuracy,” said Gene Malone, global product manager at TE Connectivity.