Bradley Virtual Design Tool | Architects-Interior Designers

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Nov 19, 2017 6:58:25 PM

The Bradley Virtual Design Tool (VDT) provides architects and designers self-service, photo-realistic product selection tools, within several pre-built restroom environments:

[ High Traffic ] - [ Institutional ] - [ Corporate ] - [ Hospitality ]

1) The Bradley VDT DESIGN tool offers to answer the most frequent client concern,

[ How will this lavatory-sink model appear within a space using my color selections? ]

2) The Bradley VDT COLLABORATION tool provides the answer to the next most important question,

[ How can I capture and share my design option decisions with my team and owner? ]

1) DESIGN Menu

 Designers choose a project environment (Location) for visualizing Bradley's Natural Quartz and/or Solid-surface lavatory basins, toilet partitions with wall and floor materials.

Designers select the Bradley Sinks, Faucet & Soap Dispenser Options and Toilet Partition Materials from the 'Left Margin Menu'.

Several Wall and Flooring Material Options are available with a choice of Camera positions.

 

2) COLLABORATION Menu

 As designers select product models and materials for review; they need tools to share and obtain feedback from BOTH the Design Team and Facility Owner.

 

Designers can Download the configured image, Print, Email and/ or Share to Social Media using the Menu in the Lower Right Margin.

 

3) SPECIFICATION Menu

The Designers' selected products and materials are listed in the upper right corner menu.

Selecting a product in the menu, pops-up a rendered product image with the selected material.

ZOOM the image by 'Rolling' the Mouse Wheel or Use the + / - buttons.

HOLD DOWN the Mouse Pick button to spin a 360 Rendered View of the product.


Since 2009, the Bradley Revit Library has served the visualization needs of architects & interior designers.

  

'Test Drive' the Bradley Virtual Design Tool

 Share Your Thoughts on What Future Enhancements Would be Helpful to Your Design Efforts.

 

- Visit the Bradley Virtual Design Tool -

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Download Bradley Healthcare-Lab Products | Revit Family Model Guide

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Jun 20, 2017 7:30:00 AM

Bradley Hospital-Healthcare Products | Revit Family BIM Model Guide

The Guide is a "snapshot" of Bradley Plumbing Fixtures and Toilet Room Accessories products \ Revit Families designed for hospital and healthcare facilities.

Visit the Bradley Revit Family Library for several hundred more Bradley hospital and healthcare product design options.

Download Bradley Hospital-Healthcare Products | Revit BIM Models Guide

The Bradley BIM Quick Link Guide 

  1. Bradley Revit Family Library (Zip File) containing 1000 Bradley Revit Families
  2. Bradley Revit Material library/Catalogs,
  3. Bradley Revit Library on BIMObject (formerly Autodesk Seek)
  4. BradleyBIM.com | Revit BIM Technical Support Blog for Bradley BIM Initiative
  5. BIM Means Business (Bradley articles authored for other media & websites)
  6. Revit Family Planning
  7. Revit Implementation & Training
  8. Bradley BIM Revit Family Library FAQ Articles / Videos
  9. Bradley BIM Technical Support Articles created from Client inquiries.
  10. Bradley BIM Design-Build | IPD | EPC Solution Page
  11. Download SmartMarket BIM Surveys

Visit the Bradley Product pages from which the Bradley Revit Family Library was built.

Related Facility-Type Revit Model Guides

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How to Add Bradley Product Revit Material Catalogs to Project

Posted by Daniel Hughes on May 17, 2017 4:40:00 PM

Bradley has created custom Revit Material Catalogs for all materials specific for Bradley products.

Bradley Revit Material Catalogs can be downloaded for

A link to Bradley Revit Materials is found on the Bradley Bradley BIM-Revit Library Page in the right margin.

    

All materials use a naming convention that is consistent with materials already supplied in Revit.

Bradley Revit Material Catalogs are unique as material definitions are attached to individual "Chips" in a Revit Project file (*.rvt) file (shown above).

A Revit user can copy a material chip(s) from the Material Project File and paste it into their Revit Project File. When the chip is pasted into their project; it carries the material definition into the project. Just delete the chip and the material definition remains in the project.

  1. find and select the Bradley product family in the project,
  2. select the material parameter in the Property Browser and
  3. select the added Bradley Material in the project Material Browser dialogue box.

This copy-paste process avoids using  the 'Transfer Project Standards' dialogue box; that would transfer ALL the materials into the client Revit project. This keeps the project file smaller; while keeping the Project Material Library clean from unwanted \ unused materials.

When you download our Material Catalogs, you will receive them as separate .zip files.

Inside the downloaded .zip files  is a Revit Material Project file (*.rvt ) and the corresponding material .jpg image files; that are Bradley materials. The material .jpg files are required for the Revit rendering process.

  1. Copy all the .jpg image files into a Bradley folder in your firm's Manufacturer Material Library folder.  
  2. Add this new folder to the 'folder search path' that Revit Rendering searches to find material image files.
  3. In the Revit Options Dialogue box, select Rendering tab in the left margin.
  4. Select the 'plus + symbol' to add the new directory.
  5. The icon with dots " ...  "appears in the right.
  6. Select the dots to browse to and select the Bradley material folder that was added.
  7. Revit will now automatically search this folder list for materials, when rendering a view.

 

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Keltech Tankless Water Heater with Revit Type Catalog | Clearance Box

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Apr 7, 2017 9:30:00 AM

How to Load Keltech Revit Family Using A Revit Family Catalog

Some Revit Keltech tankless water heater families include a Revit family catalog file (*.txt). All of them have a Clearance Box object. (The Revit Clearance Box object is defined below)

Make sure the Revit Keltech Family Catalog file (*.txt) ALWAYS remains with and in the same folder as the Revit family.

Load the the Keltech Tankless Water Heater family from the Revit Ribbon:

  • HOME Tab > Component

Next select Load Family Button in the upper right corner

When the Load Family file dialogue box pops up;

  • Navigate to your Keltech Revit Family Folder > Select the Family > Select Open

The Keltech Revit Family Type Box will pop up; showing the Keltech models in the catalog.

You may need to slide the horizontal scroll bar (right/left) at the bottom of the dialog box, to see all the parameter columns for each Revit Type.

Select one or several Keltech models by holding down the CTRL Key and selecting the models (in the Type Column) you wish to load into your project.

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35 Bradley Washfountain Revit Family Models - Early Bradley Innovation

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Oct 10, 2016 4:00:00 PM

Bradley Corporation pioneered and patented the washfountain concept-design in 1919.

After more than 90 years, the washfountain remains a Bradley signature product that features a variety sizes, shapes, materials and innovative electronic water saving controls.

View Washfountain Blog Article: Washfountains | What is the application?

Excerpt: Every day, we get calls from architects and engineers asking for help in deciding what washfountain to use for their project. My first question to them is always, “Where is the product going to be used, and what is the application?” Very often they haven’t really thought about the application. Factors like appearance, space available, ADA compliance, and water conservation are given more consideration than how the fixture will be used. While these other factors are important, the product specified has to consider the user.

Bradley Washfountain Revit Family Models

The Bradley Revit Family Library features 35 washfountain Revit family models.

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Compact Accessible Green Toilet Room Design | Advocate Revit Library

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Aug 17, 2016 3:30:00 PM

Bradley AV-Series Advocate Lavatory (Hand Washing System)

The Bradley Advocate AV-Series delivers space efficiency, accessibility and sustainability to efficient toilet room design:

  1. Optimized Soap, Water & Hand Dryer located in one compact unit

  2. The prefabricated design reduces installation time for both Standard\ADA heights

  3. A hygienic hands-free infrared, .38gpm faucet delivers water savings

  4. Eliminate paper towel costs and minimize toilet room waste removal with an infrared, high speed, dual-sided hand dryer at each hand washing station

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Download Bradley Aerix Hand Dryer Revit Family Library

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Jul 14, 2016 11:30:00 AM

Download the Bradley Aerix 2901, 2921 or 2922 Hand Dryers from the Bradley Revit Family Library.

Review the complete Bradley Hand Dryer Product Pages and download the 3-Part Specifications.

These 3 Revit Aerix hand dryers have been added to the existing Bradley 200 Series Hand Dryer product line.

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Download Bradley Verge LVL Revit Lavatory - Enhanced Reach Accessible

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Jun 10, 2016 12:30:00 PM

Download the Bradley Revit Lavatory - Sink Library; for the Bradley Verge LVL-Series Natural Quartz Lavatory System. The LVL provides the potential solution for fulfilling the Enhanced Reach Accessibility Requirement.

The 2009 ICC/ANSI Standards require that soap dispenser controls and faucets that serve certain accessible lavatories - larger restrooms determined by scoping such as IBC as to require an enhanced reach range - need to be installed with a reach depth of 11 inches (280mm) maximum.

Download the Verge Lavatory System | 3-Part Specifications for the Verge LVL Lavatory System.

 

The Bradley Verge Lavatory LVL-Series Product Library features a 1, 2 or 3-station model.

  • All 4 Verge Product Line Series (LVL, LVG, LVS and LVR) are designed using Bradley's patented molding process for the solid surface material; Evero Natural Quartz.

  • Bradley features their exclusive process for creating elliptical, parabolic and curved surfaces using solid surface materials.

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Key Costs and Quality Steps for Building Revit Families

Posted by Daniel Hughes on May 24, 2016 1:30:00 PM

The Bradley BIM Team maintained time and cost records for building the Bradley Revit Family Library from the summer of 2009 to December 2011.When I survey the Revit family modeling costs, relative to the processes we used to build Bradley's 1000 Revit Families; it reveals the "real value" in cost savings for each pre-built Bradley Revit Family Model.

Each pre-built, Bradley Revit model, can typically save a trained and knowledgeable BIM Manager between $150-$250 of labor costs.

Whoa! How did you arrive at that dollar value?

I arrive at this value, by combining these 2 assumptions with our 7 standard steps (below) for properly constructing a Revit family model. In fact, these are the initial steps I teach every professional; that needs to properly create Revit family models.

 Assumption #1: I set my BIM Manager costs at $75 / hour; realizing the manager has real costs for hourly wage, software, equipment and benefits. The manager should have a billable rate (cost) for creating project Revit families (project billing cost) AND company standard Revit family library (billed back as overhead to reduce future project costs). I identify these costs as an organization's BIM Assets.

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Bradley Solid Plastic Revit Lockers | Easter-Egg Parameter Options

Posted by Daniel Hughes on May 23, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Bradley Lenox Tiered-Locker Revit Family models are available for download as 1 (single), 2, 3, 4, 5 and/or 6-tiered Revit families.

Each Bradley Revit tiered-locker has a variety of locker height options; that are stored as Revit family types: (24" Height, 36" Height, etc)

Once you've chosen the Revit Locker Height - Family Type; the Revit Properties Box has a series of "check-box" instance parameters that set these lockers' options:

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