Enhancements to Schneider Electric’s New LayoutFAST Software Tool Improve the Speed, Efficiency and Accuracy of Building Information Modeling

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  • Software upgrades improve user experience and cut design time in half

  • New automated features improve productivity and allow projects to be completed on budget and on schedule

  • Cloud-based configurator ensures product data is accurate and up-to-date while enabling collaborative design and engineering from anywhere

Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, today announced the release of the new LayoutFAST software tool with an improved user interface, configuration automation features and design – bringing more speed, efficiency and accuracy to building information modeling (BIM) and electrical. design.

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The new LayoutFAST software tool offers cloud connectivity and automated features to bring more speed, efficiency and accuracy to BIM and electrical design. (Graphic: Business Wire)

Building on its award-winning software, the new LayoutFAST offers an intuitive cloud-based product configurator with parametric BIM objects and, for a limited time, vendor-neutral design assistance features. Consulting engineers, contractors, modelers and electrical designers can benefit from this free tool to select, configure and modify product models in an integrated design environment.

“Building Information Modeling is now easier with the new LayoutFAST! Our enhanced design software allows you to seamlessly integrate custom and always accurate BIM objects from the cloud into your design,” said Bassem Ammouri, director of energy management software for Schneider Electric. “And with our new professional features, like one-line diagram automation, design work goes from minutes to seconds.”

LayoutFAST integrates with Autodesk Revit® BIM software and provides access to design data, drawings, specifications and pricing for the entire Schneider Electric, Square D™, APC™ and ASCO™ portfolio. Accessible via Revit or AutoCad plug-in, via web browser or mobile device, LayoutFAST offers easy and convenient product configuration – from schematics to facility management – with just a few simple clicks.

The new LayoutFAST offers enhanced functionality for:

  • Speed: Reduce product selection time and make BIM changes on the fly by automatically generating one-line diagrams and riser diagrams based on your connected electrical distribution in Revit. Save time and increase your productivity with page uploads and downloads now processed twice as fast.

  • Efficiency: Avoid manual effort with advanced configuration options that reduce inefficiencies associated with generic BIM object tools. Quickly configure control panels based on automated, pre-determined rules, create comprehensive bills of materials, and easily share them with colleagues or manufacturers in seconds.

  • Precision: Keep stakeholders aligned, reduce change orders, and minimize risk with accurate modeling designed for real-world operating conditions. Gain peace of mind with BIM objects that have been upgraded to the latest version of Revit to maintain universal standards and enhanced for greater accuracy.

The new LayoutFAST supports the digital transformation needed to thrive in today’s ways of working, and remote connectivity is essential for effective collaboration. The BIM object creator and web-based product design tools are completely free. Also, some features, such as the automation of the one-line diagram and the riser diagram, will be free during the beta phase.

Create high-level designs with the new LayoutFAST – configure your next project today: https://www.se.com/us/en/partners/resources/layoutfast/

About Schneider Electric

Schneider’s goal is to give everyone the means to make the most of our energy and resources, combining progress and sustainability for everyone. We call it Life is on.

Our mission is to be your digital partner for sustainability and efficiency.

We drive digital transformation by integrating cutting-edge process and energy technologies, endpoint-to-cloud connection products, controls, software and services throughout the lifecycle, enabling integrated management of enterprise, for homes, buildings, data centers, infrastructure and industries.

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