Wilkhahn Revit Content Case Study

Wilkhahn Revit Content Library

Revit Content Creation / BIM Strategy

Project Summary

Wilkhahn are a global leader in the design and manufacture of premium quality office chairs and furniture. Designers from around the globe seek out Wilkhahn products due to their reputation for excellent, innovative design and quality construction. Having identified the global shift in specification and documentation technology being utilised by designers, Wilkhahn saw creating a high-quality Revit content library as being a key component of the service they offer their specification clients. Wilkhahn were also adamant that their Revit library reflected the quality of their brand and the products themselves. Although Wilkhahn is headquartered in Germany, IGS in cooperation with Wilkhahn Australia was chosen to create the Wilkhahn Revit content library, one that was to be rolled out through their worldwide distribution network.

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Project Challenges and Solutions

Multi-discipline Design Requirements


With the aesthetic aspect of Wilkhahn’s products being a major focus for both the supplier and the client, like most manufacturers undertaking their first BIM library project, there was a high priority in the mind of the client that the 3D component of the Revit families accurately reflected and accentuated the design integrity of the products in a visual sense.
A large number of the products included in the initial library creation included geometry that was highly organic. There were very few straight lines and angles, especially in the range of office chairs. Modelling this kind of geometry in Revit is challenging, especially when creating manufacturer’s content where a major consideration is to keep the file size to a minimum and performance in a project environment is extremely i