Watts is a global leader of high-quality, worldwide water solution technologies. What started with a pressure relief valve in a tiny New England machine shop has paved the way for the breadth of products you see today for residential, industrial, municipal, and commercial settings. Today, Watts family of brands offers one of the most varied product lines in the world, with world-class, water-related solutions focused on drainage, HVAC and hot water, plumbing and flow control, as well as water quality and rainwater harvesting. Because when a need has yet to be met, their people get to work.
The Watts Mission
To improve comfort, safety, and quality of life for people around the world through our expertise in a wide range of water technologies. We strive to be the best in the eyes of our associates, customers, and shareholders.
Over five years ago, Watts made a decision to provide BIM content to their customers for use in their Revit projects. Fast forward to today, and Watts is providing their robust BIM content library on UNIFI’s Connect platform to make it easier for their customers to find and use their Revit families.
What is Connect?
UNIFI Pro offers a streamlined way for Revit users to find families provided by manufacturers through “channels”. By subscribing to channels (at no additional cost), admins enable their entire team to access hundreds of Revit families provided by manufacturers. Once subscribed, users will have the ability to find content from their internal libraries as well as manufacturer channels with a single search.
Data-rich Families on Connect by Watts
As we all know, data is of the utmost importance when building BIM objects and Watts has taken a data-centric approach when building their families. The parameters within the Watts Revit families are usable right out of the box and enables users to perform calculations as needed by using data such as total heating capacity, flow weight, voltage, and weight.
In addition, cut sheets are easily accessible through a URL parameter which links directly to the product data page on aerco.com.
Searching for BIM Content Using Data
One of the benefits of UNIFI Pro is its ability to search through the data encapsulated within Revit families. Imagine that you need to find a 120 volt water heater for your Revit project. Without UNIFI, the term “120v” or similar would need to be in the family name in order users to understand that it is a 120 volt family. With UNIFI Pro, simply search for the keyword “heater” in conjunction with the Search Revit Parameters feature.
Because the Watts families have the proper parameters defined, UNIFI Pro was able to find all 120 volt water heaters easily and without a complex naming convention.
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Additional Engineering Resources from Watts
Watts builds tools to help streamline and accelerate your work, ensuring your projects are a success from start to finish. Selexit is their online configurator that helps size, configure, and select products faster. Watts also offers the ATS Spec tool, an online specification information system that connects the design community and their building spec requirements to the latest products. To see more design tools for engineers, visit their Planning page.