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Legrand | Ortronics streamlines the design process with BIM-ready product models

NEW LONDON, Conn., October 25, 2012 – Legrand | Ortronics, a global leader in high performance network infrastructure solutions, is pleased to provide high quality BIM-ready product models for use with Autodesk® Revit®. This initial release of 46 intelligent, 3D models supports over 240 of our core copper, fiber optic and physical support products. The next release including 35 3D models, supporting an additional 240+ products, will be in November 2012.

Legrand | Ortronics BIM models are easy-to-use and highly-configurable Revit family models. To ensure quality and performance, each BIM model has been designed and quality checked against the latest Autodesk Revit style guide criteria. In addition to rich metadata and accurate 3D geometry, the models include features to quickly create and modify designs. Simple check boxes and parameters throughout the models provide easy configurability to change capacity, dimensions and include compatible accessories.

Additional features include attachment points that allow products to align, center and snap into place, pull grips to adjust rack and cabinet rail positions, and project files that make it easy to install fiber raceway and tubular runway products. Each model also comes with a PDF tutorial that highlights its key features and capabilities.

Our BIM product models are freely accessible on the Legrand Web site at www.legrand.us/resources-and-downloads/bim-objects. We also publish all our models on the Autodesk Seek Web site at http://seek.autodesk.com/manufacturer/Ortronics.

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Editorial Contact and Photos:
Debbie Harris, Marketing Communications Manager
Legrand | Ortronics, 125 Eugene O'Neill Drive, New London, CT 06320
Direct Tel: 860-405-2837, Fax: 860-405-2972
E-mail: debbie.harris@legrand.us  

Background for Editors:
Legrand | Ortronics (http://www.legrand.us/ortronics), headquartered in New London, Connecticut, USA, is a global leader in high performance network infrastructure solutions, offering a complete range of Category 5e, 6 and 6a copper, fiber optics and Layer Zero physical support solutions, including Cablofil wire mesh cable tray and Wiremold pathways.

About Legrand:
Legrand is the global specialist in products and systems for electrical installations and information networks where people live and work. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial and residential markets makes it a benchmark for suppliers worldwide. Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value is a prime vector for growth. Legrand reported sales of $5.7 billion in 2010. Legrand has a strong presence in the North American market, with a portfolio of products that includes Cablofil, Electrorack, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, Vantage, Watt Stopper and Wiremold. The company is listed as LR.PA (PARIS: LR) on NYSE Euronext and is a component stock of indexes including the SBF120, FTSE4Good, MSCI World and ASPI. In 2010, Legrand was added to the DJSI as well (ISIN code FR0010307819). www.legrand.us  


The Building Information Modeling (BIM) design process has transformed the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry for its ability improve project quality and save costs through better team collaboration, planning, 3D design visualization, and accuracy of documentation. By offering our products as BIM-Ready models, it provides Ortronics the opportunity to participate with Data Communication design consultants and engineers in the BIM design process.


 
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