New Ply Gem Architectural Toolbox Makes it Easier to Create Tailor-Made Designs
The concept of ‘live-work-play’ mixed-use developments is on the rise, with increased demand for walkable urban neighborhoods.
According to a 2016 study conducted by the Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis at George Washington University School of Business, in conjunction with LOCUS: Responsible Real Estate Developers and Investors, walkable urban places are growing in the 30 largest metro areas in the United States.
As the need for mixed-use infrastructure grows, Ply Gem Windows is enabling its architect and builder customers to more accurately design residential and light commercial projects through the introduction of Revit software for Building Information Modeling (BIM). This complete collection of window models, built on the Autodesk platform, is a free software toolkit created by architects, for architects.
Ply Gem’s family of window models was designed in partnership with a leading residential and commercial architect, following qualitative research to discover what architects want most from building product manufacturers in all phases of the design, product and construction lifecycle.
Available for use with the Ply Gem Windows MIRA Woodclad Collection and 1500 Vinyl Collection, the software models include critical features to make designing with windows faster and easier. Color selection, operating styles, grille configurations, casing designs and quick reference model numbers all make building design quick and accurate. The software is compatible with Mac OS X and MS Windows Enterprise.
As part of Ply Gem’s architectural toolbox, the company also offers Revit models for Ply Gem Stone veneer, Ply Gem Roofing and Mastic Home Exteriors by Ply Gem vinyl siding.
More information on Ply Gem’s family of Revit software for Building Information Modeling (BIM) can be accessed on CAD details here.
Read more about energy saving windows.