A free tool that enables you to browse thousands and thousands of consistent and high-quality BIM objects from the award-winning BIM Library within NBS Source whilst working within Autodesk® Revit®. Using the unique NBS plug-in you can drag and drop selected objects directly into your model.
All objects in the NBS BIM Library are authored to the internationally recognized 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 Revit environment. Keep your information co-ordinated and create a seamless link between your design and specification, saving you time, improving decision-making, and reducing the risk of information becoming out of sync.
The plug-in is compatible with NBS Chorus specifications for the UK, Australia, and North America.
1. 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.
2. Collaborative specification writing:
If you are a subscriber to NBS and writing specifications to UK, Australian, or North American standards you can access NBS Chorus from within the Revit environment. Full access is provided to view/edit specifications, view/edit spec notes, and work with the NBS technical guidance and manufacturer guidance. Access permissions are respected so only those with permissions to view/edit specifications may do so.
3. Coordinating your model and specification:
Objects in Revit and specification clauses in NBS Chorus can be synchronized so that the annotation and scheduling process can be far more efficient and accurate. Furthermore, a model report may be generated which clearly indicates any broken links between objects and specifications. These features allow drawings and schedules to be published from the model with confidence.
NBS is an Autodesk Solutions Associate. Both organizations are working closely together to develop the next generation of information and knowledge management solutions.