Canadian Manufacturing

Schneider Electric releases LayoutFAST software tool to improve building information modeling

The new LayoutFAST purports to offer enhanced functionality for BIM use.

April 9, 2021  by CM Staff

LayoutFAST Web Screen (CNW Group/Schneider Electric Canada Inc.)

MISSISSAUGA — Schneider Electric, a company involved in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, announced the release of the new LayoutFAST software tool – hoping to bring greater speed, efficiency and accuracy to building information modeling (BIM) and electrical design.

The LayoutFAST offers a new intuitive, cloud-based product configurator with parametric BIM objects.

“Our enhanced design software allows you to seamlessly integrate customized and always accurate BIM objects from the cloud, into your design,” said Bassem Ammouri, Director, Energy Management Software for Schneider Electric. “And thanks to our new pro features – like one-line diagram automation – 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™, APC™, and ASCO™ portfolio.

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The new LayoutFAST purports to offer enhanced functionality in:

Speed: Reduce product selection time and make on-the-fly BIM changes by automatically generating single-line diagrams and riser diagrams based on your connected electrical distribution in Revit.

Efficiency: Avoid manual efforts with advanced configuration options that reduce the inefficiencies associated with generic BIM object tools.

Accuracy: Keep stakeholders aligned, reduce change orders and minimize risk with accurate modeling designed for real-world operating conditions.

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 web-based, product design tools are completely free. And, certain features – such as the one-line diagram and riser diagram automation – will be free while in the Beta phase.