What are the advantages offered by the Geberit BIM Catalogue plug-in?
The Geberit BIM Catalogue plug-in extends Geberit's existing BIM solution by facilitating the direct import of country-specific and language-specific Autodesk® Revit® families directly into the current Autodesk® Revit® project.
The direct connection to the Geberit database ensures that only up-to-date and localised BIM Autodesk® Revit® families are available, which represents a huge advantage over the conventional method of manual downloads from portals or websites.
Installation and compatibility
How do I install/uninstall the Geberit BIM Catalogue plug-in?
The Geberit BIM Catalogue plug-in is installed by downloading and executing the .exe file.
The plug-in can be uninstalled at any time using the Windows uninstall routine.
You will find more information in the video.
With which versions of Microsoft Windows and Autodesk® Revit® is the Geberit BIM Catalogue plug-in compatible?
The Geberit BIM Catalogue plug-in is compatible with the latest version and the two preceding versions of Autodesk® Revit® and can be installed on Windows 7 or 10.
Setup and configuration
What is the significance of the regional settings?
The selection of the regional settings ensures that users can use only the Geberit product range available in their own regions or in their own countries. We strongly advise that users do not change the regional settings within the same project.
How do I adjust the regional settings?
The following video uses an example to illustrate the correct procedure.
What is the function of the Load button?
The Load button establishes the database connection in the background and needs to be activated once the project is opened.
What is the meaning of the colour-coding next to each product in the Geberit BIM Catalogue?
As a rule, this product is not used in digital projects. This can be for various reasons:
The product has been discontinued and is no longer sold in the country or region in question.
The product has not yet been checked for BIM relevance.
This product has been identified as BIM-relevant, but is not yet available for downloading. This can be for various reasons:
BIM content for this product is currently being created.
BIM content is currently undergoing quality check and has not yet been approved.
This product is BIM-ready.
The Autodesk® Revit® family is available for digital planning.
How do I search for products in the Geberit BIM Catalogue plug-in?
The plug-in provides the user with access to the Geberit product range, based on the regional settings defined previously. The data structure displayed in the plug-in corresponds to that of the Geberit online catalogue. Click to open each level of the data structure and navigate to the desired product.
In a similar way to the Geberit online product catalogue, the products are categorised according to the following product systems:
Geberit product range
Installation and Flushing Systems
Building Drainage Systems
Geberit product systems are located in the data structure at the topmost level and are displayed in grey.
The lowest level of the data structure contains the Geberit products that can be downloaded and added to a BIM project. These active/selectable nodes are displayed in black.
At which level of detail is the Geberit BIM content available?
Geberit BIM content is available in two different levels of detail: LOD 300 and LOD 400, which enable users to plan with Geberit BIM content while simultaneously fulfilling the requirements of public tenders for manufacturer-neutral BIM content.
Properties such as manufacturer name and article number can be hidden while others, such as product name and description, are replaced by generic descriptions.
More information on how to toggle between LOD 300 and LOD 400 can be seen in the video below.
Why can I not find the product I’m looking for?
Not all products have been identified as being relevant for BIM and digital planning. However, if you believe that we have omitted an important product, please inform us using the email address firstname.lastname@example.org
Is there a difference between the Geberit BIM content provided via the Geberit BIM Catalogue plug-in and the Autodesk® Revit® project files (.rvt) that are hosted on the websites?
Yes. Geberit BIM content for the supply and building drainage systems provided with Autodesk® Revit® (.rvt) project files is not created using the Geberit product information management system and is no longer updated.
What is the planned interval between updates?
Software updates are expected maximum twice a year.