A free tool that enables you to browse thousands of consistent and high-quality BIM objects from the award-winning NBS National BIM Library whilst working within Autodesk® Revit®. Using the unique NBS plug-in you can drag and drop selected objects directly into your model.
All objects on the NBS National BIM Library are authored to the internationally-recognised NBS BIM Object Standard. This ensures the consistency and currency of the hundreds of generic and thousands of manufacturer objects within the library.
NBS enables you to develop your model and specification in parallel. Develop your specification directly within the Autodesk Revit® environment. Keep your information co-ordinated and create a seamless link between your design and specification, saving you time, improves decision making and reducing the risk of information becoming out of sync.
The plug-in is compatible with NBS Building, Create, Chorus and Landscape specifications.
- Adding content to your project:
When searching for objects for inclusion in your project, the plug-in allows you to filter by your search criteria and then drag-and-drop your selected object directly into your Revit model. Once included in the model, technical guidance and relevant associated objects are then presented within the plug-in. Where an object is provided by a manufacturer, functionality is provided to communicate with that organization to receive technical support.
- Checking you are using the latest available content:
Functionality is provided to ensure that the objects in your model are always the latest versions available on the National BIM Library. The ‘check for update’ feature generates a report that lists which objects have updated versions and which objects represent products that are no longer available in the market. Functionality is also provided to add NBS BIM Object Standard parameters to the objects that you have authored within your practice.
- Coordinating your model and specification:
If you are a subscriber to NBS (the UK’s national building specification provider) you can enable additional functionality to link your Revit model to your project specification. You can access design guidance, view specifications, check for broken associations, display specification annotations and generate specifications – all from within the Autodesk Revit environment.
NBS is an Autodesk Solutions Associate. Both organizations are working closely together to develop the next generation of information and knowledge management solutions.