Maryland, USA, 27 June 2006: Avatech Solutions, Inc., a design automation and technology services company, has announced the launch of its product, Avatech Earth Connector for Autodesk Revit, a Google Earth-based plug-in.
“Avatech Earth Connector for Revit is the first product on the market today that combines the advantages of Revit’s building information model (BIM) with geospatial information systems (GIS),” said Matt Mason, Avatech’s Director of Research and Development.
Avatech Earth Connector for Revit facilitates cross-functional collaboration by producing a common file format using the Google Earth KMZ standard. Now, after simply sending a file, sophisticated building information using Google Earth can be viewed. It is currently available in beta form.
This tool makes it easier for architects, engineers, and designers to show the 3D model without multiple translations in its geographic context to owners, construction managers, subcontractors, and any other stakeholders – all while maintaining the intelligence of the model.