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Originally published on NEMA Power Foundations Blog by JeffMMiller | December 03, 2020 05:30 PM
Schneider Electric's LayoutFAST Design/BIM Software has won the Software: Design, Modeling, Monitoring Gold Award in the 2020 Consultant-Specifying Engineer Product of the Year awards.
Productivity | BIM | VD&C | Product Data | Calculations | Design Automation
LayoutFAST is both a web-based configuration tool and an intelligent plugin for Autodesk Revit.
•Award-winning electrical tools for the entire project cycle
•Turns minutes into seconds with unmatched BIM and selection tools
•Share configurations with designers without needing Revit software
•Integrate projects with Revit effortlessly for cross-discipline collaboration
LayoutFAST is the only application allowing configuration and placement of a product directly into your project workflow.
•Create preliminary designs and layouts with minimal input.
•Easily select equipment and access essential design data and drawings.
•Ensure design intent and reduce risk by designing with greater level of detail.
•Improve stakeholder acceptance through detailed visualization of concept and feasibility.
LayoutFAST enables the efficient transfer of detailed information between design and construction teams.
•Pursue larger projects with existing resources through gained efficiencies.
•Reduce costs and schedule by pre-fabricating in-shop vs. onsite.
•Utilize entry-level labor for installs with accurately modeled fabrication.
•Reduce waste by purchasing materials from accurate BOMs and takeoffs.
•Extract data from detailed models for effortless COBie compliance.
LayoutFAST digital models maintain design specifications and any installation modifications.
•Digital model that reflects accurate details of the installed electrical system for improved decision-making
•Remote visualization of facility and O&M data
•Utilization of BIM model for visual operations applications
•Improved application performance (e.g. asset management)
The Future of LayoutFAST
LayoutFAST is a growing ecosystem with a number of new features coming soon to better serve the needs of our customers.
•Automated one line diagram
•Automated riser diagram
•Electrical system design calculations
•Panel and drives configurator
•Project tools and bill of materials
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