The UK’s only Revit-based timber frame detailing software
Timber frame, trussed rafter and floor designers who need to collaborate on BIM projects should make a visit to Wolf Systems top of their list at Ecobuild 2015.
The company, which specialises in the manufacture of products and software for timber engineering and design, will be demonstrating its Horizon BIM software on stand N5020 in the BIM section of the Sustainable Design and Construction Hall.
Horizon software is the UK’s only timber frame tool built on Autodesk’s leading Revit Structure platform. Developed by Wolf Systems in-house software team, it draws on the company’s extensive expertise in timber frame design and timber engineering. The result is a system that allows timber frame designers to quickly and easily create intelligent 3D objects that represent physical building details such as wall panels, floors and roof trusses. These can be manipulated and specified to represent just about every real-world timber framing application and construction method.
As the first and only Revit-based BIM software for timber design, Horizon has enabled all disciplines involved in a collaborative BIM project to work from a single integrated model. As a result, design revisions and changes are automatically updated throughout the entire model, so amendments only need to be made once. This reduces errors, improves accuracy and streamlines workflow – not just for the person making the change but for everybody working from the model.
Speaking about Horizon, Karl Foster, sales and marketing director of Wolf Systems, explained that the use of BIM software is becoming increasingly important requirement for designers and manufacturers. He said: “By 2016, all public sector projects with a value of £5 million or above will need to be undertaken in a collaborative BIM environment. Through Horizon we are giving our customers the edge, because for the first time they will be able to work with organisations such as the public sector or large house builders that require all suppliers to work in a BIM environment.
“At Ecobuild timber frame, roof and floor designers will have the opportunity to come to our stand and see the software in action and see just how powerful it is and how easy it is to use. And of course, as we are in the BIM section they will be able to make a direct comparison between Horizon and other software providers and see the benefits for themselves.
“With less than a year to 2016, we expect this year to see a huge increase in the adoption of BIM, so it’s important that the timber frame industry doesn’t get left behind.
Wolf Systems is part of the Wolf Group, a family business with more than 45 years’ experience in timber engineering that employs around 3,000 staff across 21 European countries. The company manufactures and supplies nailplates, metal webs and software for the design of roof trusses, metal web joists and timber frame wall panels. This is supported by bespoke design services, training and outstanding customer support.
Wolf Systems, which was established in 1988, serves the UK market and is head of software and product development for the company’s timber engineering business. It has a UK-wide network of trussed rafter manufacturers and has established a reputation for making timber engineering as easy as possible.
For further information about Horizon BIM software visit Wolf systems on stand N5020 in the BIM section of the Sustainable Design and Construction Hall at Ecobuild at Excel Centre, London (3rd to 5th March). Alternatively visit www.wolfsystem.co.uk or telephone 02476 602303.
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