Sherwin-Williams has partnered with the Anguleris Technologies® Building Information Modeling (BIM) platform, BIMsmith®, to become the first paint and coatings manufacturer to make its products available to architects and designers through Autodesk Revit design software. Sherwin-Williams continues to lead by also becoming the first paint manufacturer to partner with BIMsmith.
The BIMsmith design platform allows architects and designers to build complete wall assemblies with actual products. BIMsmith gives the designer accurate outputs for each custom assembly such as three-part specifications, cut sheets, and fully annotated Revit Families.
“We are devoted supporters of continuous improvement, not only to develop breakthrough product innovations but also to create and enhance programs that bring even more value to architects, designers, and other professionals,” said Nancy Hutchinson, director of wholesale marketing, Sherwin-Williams. “We know that the world of modeling is continuously evolving. Working with BIMsmith, we are streamlining the design process by making our paint catalog easy to visualize and specify in projects, so architects and designers can develop holistic solutions and plans—leading to great outcomes in less time.”
Benjamin Glunz, CEO of Anguleris, added, “BIMsmith cuts down on the time that architects and designers used to spend searching multiple manufacturers sites and other BIM content sites for all the files and information needed to specify a project. Now they can build complete systems with the exact finishes that will be present in finished projects. The designer can select the exact Sherwin-Williams paint product that completes their design.”
The BIMsmith platform is free for architects, designers, and other industry professionals. It is cloud-based, and lets users design and virtually build wall, ceiling, and floor systems on the fly. Once a system is completed, customized files can be downloaded with a simple click.