This forward-thinking move allows AV designers and architects to include the Genelec loudspeakers in any building information model to help in the design and planning stages of a project. Users will now be able to add the loudspeakers into digitally built models in building design software such as Autodesk Revit, ArchiCAD and Google Sketchup.
Genelec is delighted to announce that its hugely popular 4000 Series loudspeakers are now available as part of the BIMobject library. This forward-thinking move allows AV designers and architects to include the Genelec loudspeakers in any building information model to help in the design and planning stages of a project. Users will now be able to add the loudspeakers into digitally built models in building design software such as Autodesk Revit, ArchiCAD and Google Sketchup.
Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a means by which everyone can understand a building through the use of a digital model. By modelling an asset in digital form, it enables those who interact with the building to optimize their actions.
BIM is rapidly becoming an important part of the planning and execution of construction projects. As a result of this new deal, Genelec's 4010, 4020, 4030 and 4040 loudspeakers can be seamlessly loaded into any project file, ready for placement as part of a three-dimensional digital model. Users will also have access to the latest technical product information by downloading Genelec's BIM objects in building design software.
Sami Mäkinen, Genelec Business Manager for AV Installation Systems says, "We wanted to make our series of installation loudspeakers available in the platforms which architects and AV designers come across in their daily work. In the past we have seen the planning for audio visual equipment comes in very late in the building process, and as a result the sound performance often takes a hit. By having our products available with BIM object, this will encourage designers to consider their audio options in the planning stage, which will lead to a much more successful installation."
The 4000 series models are compact but powerful two-way active loudspeakers designed for indoor commercial and professional installations. The models contain an integrated amplification unit comprising an active electronic crossover, overload protection circuitry and two power amplifiers, one for each driver. The 4000 series offers excellent sound quality with high sound pressure capability despite a small enclosure.