Hills, Ill.––May 21, 2011―Scotsman
Ice Systems today announced the availability of Autodesk® Revit®
Architecture building design files for all Scotsman ice machine equipment. These
files save designers time by automatically uploading information such as dimensions
and utility requirements, which previously required manual input for Revit
projects. In addition, Revit software reduces costs associated with design
errors by identifying possible issues immediately.
Scotsman is the first ice machine
manufacturer to create a comprehensive collection of Revit files for Prodigy
cubers, flake and chewable nugget ice machines, bins and ice dispensers.
Autodesk Revit Architecture building design
software, created for building information modeling (BIM), generates three-dimensional
models to support construction planning. Using Revit, team members can view changes
to a digital model of the project in real time. As a result, designers can save
time and reduce errors by identifying design inconsistencies early in the
“The Scotsman family of Revit design files makes
it easier for designers and architects to accurately integrate our equipment
into BIM projects,” said Mark McClanahan, president, Scotsman Ice Systems. “This
software will help designers consider all the aspects of ice machine placement
including utility hookups, ventilation and space requirements.”
Scotsman Revit design files enable
designers to visualize the products in 3-D. The files include information
necessary for BIM projects such as dimensions, electrical and water
requirements, and material composition. The files are available for download online
at www.Scotsman-ice.com, as well as http://seek.autodesk.com and www.arcat.com, Web services that let designers
download BIM models, drawings and specifications.
Autodesk Inc. is a
leader in 3-D design, engineering and entertainment software. Customers across
the manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, and media and
entertainment industries, including the last 16 Academy Award winners for Best
Visual Effects, use Autodesk software to design, visualize and simulate their
ideas. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk continues
to develop the broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art software for global
markets. For additional information about Autodesk, visit www.autodesk.com.
About Scotsman Ice Systems
of the world’s largest manufacturers of ice systems, with more than 300 models
of ice machines, storage bins, and ice and water dispensers, Scotsman is
dedicated to developing today’s most innovative ice solutions. In 2011,
Scotsman earned the ENERGY STAR Award for Excellence in Energy-Efficient Product
more than 60 ENERGY STAR models, Scotsman Prodigy technology reduces energy and
water consumption, making a difference for the environment and the bottom line.
In 2010, Scotsman was the recipient of the
Overall Best-in-Class award from Foodservice Equipment & Supplies
magazine, as well as the Best-in-Class award as voted by dealers. For more information, visit www.scotsman-ice.com.