Schneider Electric, the global leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, today unveiled Advanced Electrical Design™ for Autodesk® Revit® at the Autodesk University conference. Schneider Electric formed BIM Electrical Corp. as result of its strategic partnership with Autodesk, a global leader in design and make technology, to bring this advanced BIM-based electrical design solution that integrates directly with Revit, creating a more complete and robust BIM solution that connects teams, data, and workflows across the entire electrical and new energy landscape project lifecycle.
With 40% of energy in 2040 expected to come from renewable sources, electrical engineers require new digital tools to help boost operational efficiency and sustainability efforts. This solution provides not only well-established core design and analysis functionality, but also breakthrough functionality that simplifies electrical planning, design and analysis to meet customers’ needs with a BIM-based, unified engineer-to-designer solution, focused on high performance and sustainable electrical distribution systems design.
“Our alliance leverages Schneider Electric’s global engineering and sustainability expertise to offer Advanced Electrical Design for Autodesk Revit, enabling electrical engineers to play a leading role in designing high performance buildings for Electricity 4.0 in the new energy landscape,” said Daniel Stonecipher, VP, Chief Product Officer eCAD at Schneider Electric. “Advanced Electrical Design for Revit is a prime example of how industry leaders can work together to provide greater value to each user and contribute to solve the energy challenge.”
“Together with Schneider Electric, we aim to empower electrical engineers to drive long-term digital transformation that results in more sustainable and energy efficient buildings,” said Nicolas Mangon, Vice President of AEC Industry Strategy at Autodesk. “Advanced Electrical Design for Revit extends the benefits of BIM to electrical engineers and designers, streamlining how they work and adding deep engineering capabilities in the BIM-based workflows. This new comprehensive and connected workflow improves execution, reduces project timelines, and controls costs.”
This all-in-one electrical design solution assists electrical engineers and designers in four key areas to help in their electrical planning process:
- Plan: Layout power sources, equipment and loads of a project’s electrical system using the new drag-and-drop diagram with high-level calculations
- Analyze: Analyze the total demand loads of each subsection of an electrical system, including distributed energy system modelling, and save time with built in regional code-based calculation recommendations.
- Optimize: Update across your energy design and ensure proper equipment sizing; data automatically update across diagram workplaces synchronizing your electrical plan
- Document: Easily generate reports like load letters or cable schedule using automated real-time calculations