About this app
Revit is a popular software among architects and engineers for creating detailed 3D models and construction documentation. However, managing BIM objects and specifications can be a tedious and time-consuming task. This is where the NBS plugin comes in, offering a solution that enhances efficiency and coordination between the design and specification process within Autodesk Revit.
Unleashing the Power of NBS
The NBS plugin is a free tool that seamlessly integrates with Autodesk Revit, providing access to thousands of consistent and high-quality BIM objects from the renowned NBS BIM Library, known for its adherence to the internationally-recognized NBS BIM Object Standard. This ensures the consistency and currency of the objects available, whether they are generic or manufacturer-specific.
Enhancing Your Workflow
The NBS plugin revolutionizes the way you work with Revit by offering three key workflows that significantly improve your efficiency and coordination:
1. Adding Content to Your Project
The NBS plugin allows you to easily browse and search for objects based on your specific criteria and drag-and-drop them directly into your Revit model. The inclusion of objects triggers the presentation of technical guidance and associated objects within the plugin. If an object is provided by a manufacturer, the plugin even facilitates communication with the organization for technical support. This streamlined process saves valuable time and ensures the inclusion of accurate and up-to-date information in your model.
2. Collaborative Specification Writing
Subscribers to NBS with access to NBS Chorus can utilize the plugin to write specifications within the Revit environment. Whether you are working with UK, Australian, or North American standards, you can seamlessly access NBS Chorus to view and edit specifications, spec notes, and leverage the comprehensive technical and manufacturer guidance. The access permissions respect ensures that only authorized individuals can make changes, ensuring data integrity and security.
3. Coordinating Your Model and Specification
The NBS plugin enables synchronization between Revit objects and specification clauses in NBS Chorus. This integration allows for efficient and accurate annotation and scheduling, greatly enhancing the coordination between your model and specification. Additionally, the generation of a model report highlights any broken links between objects and specifications, providing confidence when publishing drawings and schedules from the model.
The NBS plugin is a game-changer for Autodesk Revit users, offering seamless integration with the NBS BIM Library and NBS Chorus. By streamlining the workflow, this powerful plugin saves time, improves decision making, and reduces the risk of information becoming out of sync. Whether you are an architect, engineer, or construction professional, the NBS plugin is a must-have tool that enhances collaboration, accuracy, and efficiency in your BIM projects.