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    A. O. Smith Makes Life Easy for Specifying Engineers with Revit Software

    Ashland City, TN (Monday, 18 May 2009)

    A. O. Smith Water Products Company is the first in the water heater industry to offer specifying engineers and architects complete access to 3D building information modeling (BIM) of its commercial water heater and boiler products with Autodesk® Revit® software. By visiting the company’s website, specifying engineers can download the 3D Revit models to be inserted into their building model or drawings.

    Each Revit product family file allows the selection of the individual model and its associated database of critical installation information. Now, specifying engineers can easily integrate an A. O. Smith product into their building designs. Downloads are available at Future plans include making the A. O. Smith files available from the Autodesk “Seek Site” where product models can be directly accessed from within the Revit program.

    “Due to numerous requests from specifying engineers, we knew it was the right time to offer this service,” said Howard Holliman, product manager for A. O. Smith Water Products Company.

    “We are proud that A. O. Smith is the first water heater manufacturer to offer Revit 3D product models to our engineers. It enables us to continue to build our brand message of innovation,” said David Chisolm, brand manager.

    Revit models are currently available for the Cyclone® Xi (BTH), VF Boiler (VW / VB), Master-Fit® (BTR) and the Gold Series (DRE) product families. Engineers simply open the file on the website, and then choose the model they want to specify.

    About A. O. Smith: Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and hydronic boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation.

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