The rapid adoption of 3D design tools and building information modeling (BIM) software represent profound challenges and opportunities for the architecture, engineering and design professions.
The potential is that tools like Autodesk Revit® and Bentley MicroStation® will help specifiers create structures that are more sustainable, deliver productivity improvements during design and construction, and provide greater value to owners even faster.
And, in this new era, one of the significant challenges is that specifiers don’t have access to a full and accurate library of 3D models for all of the products that go into a construction project.
Acuity Brands is working with the design community to help improve the promise of BIM by providing 3D models of its lighting products.
Architecture, design, engineering and construction professionals can find a starter set of 3D models of Acuity Brands most popular luminaires on this site. These models will allow designers to seamlessly integrate lighting into project, saving both time and money, as they eliminate the guesswork about how the lighting look and interact in the built environment.
This initial set of products is only the beginning. Acuity Brands will continue to add more 3D models to our library each month so that designers have access to an ever-growing selection of innovative lighting products.