BIM Plugin BIM - Building Information Modeling Tool. Integrated planning across the building trades

BIM Plug-in

A fast and professional way to plan your technical insulation. For free.

BIM Plugin

Architects, engineers and consulting professionals can benefit from our Building Information Modelling (BIM) tool - a computerised means of modelling in three dimensions the precise details of a construction’s design, engineering and architecture. 

Insulation is designed for equipment, like pipes or ventilation ducts, which has often already been planned. And because the selection of insulation material depends on various parameters, like diameter and thickness, finding the right product takes time and manual effort. 

In contrast, our BIM plug-in allows the technical equipment insulation for a building to be planned digitally, which is a faster and more efficient solution than doing it manually. This plug-in tool accesses all the data required, feeds it into the model and supports the user in selecting and configuring products. This error-free solution makes faster and simpler insulation planning possible. Take advantage - simulate a construction process prior to its execution to help detect potential design or logistics issues early on and get BEYOND BETTER performance.

A BIM plug-in allows 3D simulation of technical equipment insulation to simplify and speed up planning

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NBS BIM Library

Our ArmaFlex® product ranges are now free to download from the NBS National BIM library, making Armacell the first flexible insulation manufacturer to have Building Information Modelling objects available in the UK. The objects include tube and sheet range products suitable for the leading Revit Building Design software and in IFC format. 

The full list of products available includes AF/ArmaFlex Class O, ArmaFlex Ultima low smoke insulation, ArmaFlex Tuffcoat for mechanical protection and HT/ArmaFlex high temperature insulation for process applications. 

The NBS library features a comprehensive list of building product manufacturers and directly links to their specification system site.

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BIM Know How

We are building information modelling enthusiasts - and as a BIM pioneer we offer a plug-in allowing technical insulation materials for building service equipment to be planned digitally. Faster, more efficient and always up-to-date. Deep dive into how BIM allows greater planning security, process optimisation, efficiency and sustainability. 

Illustration: Deerns - BIM model of Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Hotel

BIM Plugin

BIM User Manual

This manual provides a step-by-step guide on using Armacell’s BIM plug-in. Start modelling details of your design in 3D today and detect any design or logistics issue, reduce addition and alteration works, and ultimately improve productivity. Our job does not start nor end with the manufacturing and supply of the right products. We are there from the beginning of the project to help you choose the right product.

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Terms of Use

In case you wish to know, these terms of use cover the rules, specifications, and requirements for the use of our BIM plug-in. 

The software is available in a variety of languages and national users are provided with the product data relevant for them. 

It works with Windows 10 and 11 and Revit versions 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024. 

Latest update January 2024 // Database update (new version 2.0.5)