Benefits of Integrating Autodesk 360 with BIM

This is a blog post discussing how the construction industry can be benefitted from the integration of Autodesk BIM 360 with Building Information Modeling workflow. BIM with Autodesk BIM 360 Can Take the Construction Industry to a Completely New LevelAutodesk’s design collaboration platform BIM 360™ is sold to facilitate a plethora of functions from Design Collaboration, Document Control, Quality and Safety, Site Layout, Lean Planning, Operations and Maintenance and not least, Building Information Modeling (BIM) Coordination. Building Information Modeling (BIM) is well-defined as a process that involves creating and using a 3D digital model to inform and communicate the decisions of a construction project.

The advantages of BIM 360 for BIM Coordination (and in particular BIM 360 Glue®) and its latest features are considered more fully here to show how these aspects in particular can enable the industry to improve its game and reach a whole new level.

BIM 360 for BIM Coordination

The advantages of BIM 360 for BIM coordination are that pre-construction plans can be easily shared across entire project teams, constructibility reviews can be performed and work assigned amongst team members. Beyond this rework risks can be reduced through versioning and permissions and contractual documents and control access can be managed. BIM 360 Glue is a BIM coordination service based in the cloud that can provide real-time access to connected project information. Using BIM 360 Glue for visualization, it assists in: facilitating multidisciplinary construction collaboration; making construction coordination review cycles faster; rendering construction layout tasks more efficient.

BIM360 updated features

BIM 360 now has features cantered on improving a project team’s understanding of design changes , occurring throughout the construction phase and beyond, providing them with more possible file operations within their Building Information Modeling (BIM) process.

Here are further details on how the new features of BIM360 Team enables this for project teams in two main areas, firstly by allowing users to understand design changes better and secondly by simplifying file operations.

Understanding what has changed between two versions of a design is a challenge, especially for larger, complex 3D models. It’s especially challenging for project team leads, who may not use Autodesk Revit, but need to review the latest digital model in their browser. BIM360 now assists project managers, designers, quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) teams better understand design changes across versions of a file, whether 3D digital models or 2D sheets.  Using BIM360, users can now compare file versions and easily: understand what was added/removed/modified between each version; quickly browse through change lists; see each individual change to see precisely what was altered (such as shape, location, property and so on)

To start using this tool, the following steps are required :

  • choose a Revit file that has multiple versions
  • click “versions” dropdown
  • choose “compare versions”
  • switch filters such as “disciplines affected”, “modification types”, “search and filter” on/off to narrow the change lists of interest for review “disciplines affected” include: Architecture, Structure, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing (MEP) “modification types” include: Shape Changes, Transformations, Property Changes.
  • click on “search and filter” to see categories or groups to use and to narrow search results to see changes in specific categories or groups, such as windows or floors.
  • obtain details on changes to understand them better.
  • choose between “overlay mode” or “side by side” mode, via a toolbar toggle.

Simplifying basic file operations

BIM360 has simplified standard behaviors for basic file operations so that more can be done with files in BIM 360. This enhances productivity during file management operations. Recent updates include the following:

  • “Create New Folder” option in “Move/Copy” folder
  • “Rename” action
  • “Drag and drop” onto folder hierarchical dropdown to “move” files
  • Resolved issue where multi-selecting files and “drag-drop” to “move” was only moving a single file instead of a selected set.

By using BIM 360 for BIM Coordination and the latest features designed to understand design changes better and simplify basic file operations, it is anticipated that the construction industry can be taken to a completely new level.

Guest Author 

Ashley Smith is in the space of writing digital content for architecture. She is engaged as a content consultant to architecture related sites and provide content on BIM, Mechanical & Civil Engineering. She spends her off-work time with family and travel to explore new places! . She intends to educate and keep audience abreast of the latest trends in the world of Photography and Photo editing.  Presently, she is associated with IndiaCADworks – a services company that is engaged in BIM and Cad services.

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