One of the interesting developments at this Autodesk University 2018 is that the center of Autodesk’s AEC universe is no longer occupied by it’s flagship Revit product, but by BIM 360 – a cloud-based common data platform for connecting project data in real-time from design through construction.
This shift is part of the company’s emphasis on moving toward a single, connected design and construction process. For example, BIM 360 Design (built on the BIM 360 platform) provides a one-click connection to Revit. From here users can cloud-enable their work by extending Revit worksharing to project teams in any location (with the right access controls), giving multiple users the ability to co-author Revit models in a shared cloud environment and let entire teams be part of the BIM process.
This is one of BIM 360’s signature strengths, eliminating much of the friction involved in collaborating with Revit models. It also solves one of the fundamental problems that holds back so many of today’s construction sites – a lack of communication among teams.
Too often, contractors and trade specialists work with outdated data and error-prone plans. Furthermore, data silos, disconnected teams, and poor visibility into real-time information negatively impacts project performance.
Powerful Integrations Bring Additional Capabilities
The central BIM 360 unified platform is maturing rapidly and Autodesk is working closely with partners to integrate third-party workflow tools into the software. To date, 60 software integrations have been added diversifying what users can do through the platform. At AU 2018, a new cost management application was announced which will allow users to manage all of a project’s financial information in a one piece of software.
Learn More at “BIM 360 Design Technical Specialist Tuesdays”
If you’re interested in learning about BIM 360 Design or want to get more out of your investment in the platform, Autodesk is hosting a series of BIM 360 Design Technical Specialist Tuesdays over the coming months at 10.00 AM PT/1.00 PM ET.
Autodesk technical specialists will be online most Tuesdays throughout December and January to discuss BIM 360 Design.
Some of the topics covered in these webinars will be:
- Document Management
- User Permissions
- Design Review
- Deliverable Coordination
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