Improvements to Schneider Electric’s New LayoutFAST Software Tool Improve Speed, Efficiency and Accuracy of Building Information Modeling


BOSTON–(COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, today announced the release of the new LayoutFAST software tool with an improved user interface, automation features of the configuration and design – bringing more speed, efficiency and accuracy to building information modeling (BIM) and electrical design.

Building on its award-winning software, the new LayoutFAST offers an intuitive, cloud-based product configurator with parametric BIM objects and, for a limited time, free, vendor-independent design support features. Consulting engineers, contractors, modelers and electrical designers can take advantage of this free tool to select, configure and modify product models in an integrated design environment.

“Modeling building information just got easier with the new LayoutFAST! Our enhanced design software allows you to seamlessly integrate custom and always accurate BIM objects from the cloud into your design, ”said Bassem Ammouri, director of energy management software for Schneider Electric. “And thanks to our new business features, such as automation of single-line diagrams, design work goes from minutes to seconds. ”

LayoutFAST integrates with Autodesk Revit® BIM software and provides access to design data, drawings, specifications and pricing across the entire Schneider Electric, Square D â„¢, APC â„¢ and ASCO â„¢ portfolio. Accessible via the Revit or AutoCad plug-in, via a web browser or mobile device, LayoutFAST offers simple and convenient product configuration – from schematics to facility management – with a few simple clicks.

The new LayoutFAST offers enhanced functionality for more than:

  • Speed: Reduce product selection time and make BIM changes on the fly by automatically generating single line diagrams and riser diagrams based on your connected electrical distribution in Revit. Save time and increase productivity with page loads and downloads that are now processed twice as fast.
  • Efficiency: Avoid manual efforts with advanced configuration options that reduce the inefficiencies associated with generic BIM object tools. Quickly configure control panels based on automated, pre-determined rules, create complete BOMs, and easily share them with colleagues or manufacturers in seconds.
  • Precision: Keep stakeholders aligned, reduce change orders, and minimize risk with precise modeling designed for real operating conditions. Gain peace of mind with BIM objects that have been upgraded to the latest version of Revit to maintain universal standards and enhanced for greater accuracy.

The new LayoutFAST supports the digital transformation needed to thrive in today’s ways of working, and remote connectivity is essential for effective collaboration. The BIM Object Creator and Product Design Web Tools are completely free. Additionally, some features, such as single line diagram and riser diagram automation, will be free during the beta phase.

Create top-notch designs with the new LayoutFAST – set up your next project today:

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