CHS Healthcare: Intuitive Healthcare Revit Content

“It was clear from early on that
UNIFI had very close ties with a
number of our key clients and
intimately understood how to build
content they would actually use.
We now have a Revit library that is
appreciated by our clients who find
it easier to specify our products,
ensuring we are specified more
often and more accurately. ”
– Jason Swaffield,
National Sales Manager, CHS Healthcare


CHS (Ceiling Hoist Solutions) is an industry leading supplier of portable and fixed patient lifting systems into the healthcare sector. After a sporadic introduction to the world of BIM and Revit content creation, CHS is now enjoying the benefits of engaging UNIFI as their provider of Revit content and strategic BIM services. CHS initially engaged with IGS BIM Solutions which was acquired by UNIFI in 2016.


The CHS product range of ceiling hoists is made up of numerous components, including rails, hoists, hangers and droppers. The rail components in this product range in particular are highly
customizable so that bespoke systems can be created for any kind of room layout in a healthcare environment. The main challenge from a Revit content creation standpoint was to create a simple
solution for a complex product range. Specifically, UNIFI needed to develop a Revit content library that could adequately detail and document the complete range of system configurations available, whilst ensuring users were able to utilize and manipulate
the content in a project environment with relative simplicity.


To ensure the CHS Revit library specifically catered
to the needs and wants of their clients, Healthcare
Architecture BIM specialists across the industry were
consulted in the development of the Revit family
library. The subsequent content library developed
for this product range is highly parametric and
extremely intuitive. This intuitiveness provides users
the ability to efficiently create documentation for highly
customized ceiling hoist systems on the fly, without
having to spend considerable time understanding the
complexities of the system itself. By implementing
a number of constraints and conditional statements
into the content, users can create documentation
(2D, 3D and schedules) for complete ceiling hoist
systems combining hoists, droppers and rails. This
is simply undertaken by adjusting intuitive family
parameters and/or choosing predefined products
from a sample Revit project/product library