JUPITER, Fla., Oct. 26, 2015 —Otis Elevator introduces BIMCreate, a new online tool that allows architects to create customized 3D files for building plans. BIMCreate is the latest product offering from Otis, the world’s largest manufacturer and maintainer of people-moving products for buildings, including elevators, escalators and moving walkways. Otis is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
BIMCreate was developed as a complimentary add-in for Revit® building information modeling (BIM) software. With Otis BIMCreate, architects can design a precise Revit file for their project instead of selecting from pre-existing templates in the software. Another distinctive feature is the tool’s ability to read building heights from the architect’s model. This saves the user time and improves the accuracy of important dimensions. Architects can also make structural decisions on key elevator components such as hoistway walls, pit depths and overhead requirements.
“At Otis, we're continually looking for ways to help architects integrate the most advanced elevator technologies into their projects,” said Teresa Ellis, director of marketing, Otis Americas. “We worked closely with the architectural community while developing BIMCreate, and we discovered there was a need in the marketplace to have a highly customizable tool that resides in Revit software. Additionally, Otis BIMCreate supports architects in making important structural decisions by providing elevator specifications for individual projects before breaking ground. This helps buildings and their elevator systems come together seamlessly.”
Otis is the world’s largest manufacturer and maintainer of people-moving products, including elevators, escalators and moving walkways. Founded more than 160 years ago by the inventor of the safety elevator, Otis offers products and services through its companies in more than 200 countries and territories, and maintains more than 1.9 million elevators and escalators worldwide. Otis is a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. For more information, visit www.otis.com or follow @OtisElevatorCo on Twitter.