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Friday, November 17, 2017

HyperCast Integration for BIM 360

From the Autodesk App Store:

HyperCast is the world's most advanced weather-based decision-making tool. It features ClimaCell's nowcasting engine, providing pinpoint weather prediction down to city-block-level granularity in real-time and at one minute intervals 0-6 hours in the future. The HyperCast data quality is unmatched in the weather industry, achieving up to 90% correlation with ground truth, as opposed to 50% correlation achieved by other sources.

The integration with Autodesk® BIM 360® allows the user to import the project's location automatically into HyperCast app (assuming every project has a valid address).
For every project that has a valid address, HyperCast App will automatically create a pin so you can quickly find your project on top of the map and set alerts.

In addition, HyperCast features a new alerts tool (Weather Observer™). The alert system is designed to help you stay aware of the real-time and forecast weather events which affect you the most. The user can set thresholds for specific weather phenomena (i.e., rain intensity, or snow accumulation), and notify your team member via SMS or email hours before the event will take place. You can set the alerts, for specific pin locations, or for polygons.

HyperCast is featured as a web-based dashboard and is best compatible with Google Chrome browser.

Dashboard View

ProjectReady Central Integration for BIM 360

From the Autodesk App Store:

ProjectReady for Autodesk® BIM 360® connects BIM 360 content, including of Autodesk® & Autodesk® Revit® files, directly with ProjectReady Central, for use in the creation & management of Transmittals, RFI's, Submittals and Change Orders with SharePoint, Office 365 and File Folders

By Connecting your BIM 360 content with ProjectReady Central for Document Control and Distribution you can: 
  • Seamlessly access, filter & leverage all your BIM 360 content (including AutoCAD & Revit files)
  • Connect content from BIM 360, SharePoint, Office 365 & File Folders into any document control package (Transmittal, RFI, Submittal and Change Order)
  • Access content from all your BIM 360 Projects, Accounts, Folders & Sub-Folders
  • See a preview of your BIM 360 documents and drawings directly from ProjectReady before adding to your document control package
  • Automated Cover Sheets and built-in workflows ensure controlled, secure delivery of your content, internal & external of the organization
  • Reporting and tracking of your distributed BIM 360 content

Reporting and Tracking of your distributed BIM 360 content and document control packages

Sensera SiteCloud Integration for BIM 360

From the Autodesk App Store:

Sensera SiteCloud and SiteCloud Cameras provide automated monitoring of construction sites for applications including as-built documentation, project management, marketing, safety, and site security.  SiteCloud cameras are 100% solar/wireless/LTE, affordable for projects of all types, and simple to deploy and move.  SiteCloud software provides web-based viewing of real-time and archived construction site images and video from any desktop or mobile device. SiteCloud features include fully-automated timelapse, live video streaming, image compare and markup, security recording, analytics and alerting. SiteCloud supports an unlimited number of cameras per site, and sites per account.

The SiteCloud Autodesk® BIM 360® Integration allows project images collected by SiteCloud Cameras to be automatically and/or manually uploaded and archived in BIM 360 accounts. Once uploaded images can be viewed directly in BIM 360. The integration supports any number of cameras to be configured for upload to BIM 360 projects.

SiteCloud: Configure-Camera dialog

BIMcollab BCF Manager for Autodesk Navisworks v4.0

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 4.0, 11/17/2017

The new Navisworks add-on offers a much better visual display of issues by their snapshots. With three possible snapshot-sizes and resizable panel-width users can choose how to use the available screen size. Also the issue history with comments is visually enhanced with their linked snapshots.

Extended filtering options
You can now filter issues on all properties. Especially when working in large projects with lots of issues it is much easier to keep an overview and find the issues to work on.

Navisworks
The way issues are created from clash detective or saved viewpoints is improved. It now supports workflows where users have their own model-coloring for disciplines or classifications. When the use of colors is switched off, model-colors are not reset when creating issues nor when zoom to issues.

List of new features
  • Issue list available as small, medium or large tile view.
  • Comment history visually enhanced with snapshots.
  • Issue-filter extended with all properties.
  • More clear user interface for usage of colors.
  • Updated logo’s and toolbar icons.
  • Improved performance and reliability.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Pype Integration for BIM 360 – Transfer and Manage Submittal Logs

From the Autodesk App Store:

The Pype - Autodesk® BIM® 360 integration allows users to easily transfer and manage their submittal logs in BIM 360. Pype provides innovative construction software solutions that enable project teams to start projects faster and finish stronger. Using our patent-pending software, Pype automates submittal log generation using our machine learning platform.


onTarget for BIM 360 – Visual Scheduling Software for Construction

From the Autodesk App Store:

onTarget is the visual scheduling software for construction which automates workflows, provides actionable insights and predicts risks based on real-time progress data.Using the mobile app, project managers in the field can stay up to date on mission-critical activities and visualizations in the exact location on the 3D Building Information model. Progress and bottlenecks are communicated instantly, ensuring accurate reporting of data and saving hours of time previously spent on paperwork. The result is real-time, data-driven actionable insight that saves time and cost.

onTarget and Autodesk® BIM360® integration enables users to easily and efficiently draw upon 3D BIM data and consolidates the information across various teams, systems, and processes. The Forge platform is used to extract and translate the design data from the original file, so that dispersed teams in the construction process can collaborate in real time, track and update project progress with just a swipe.

Bottlenecks and issues can be immediately solved empowered by the real-time navigation in the model and access to right information about quality and quantity at the right time.


Smartvid.io for BIM 360 – Photo and Video Management Platform

From the Autodesk App Store:

If you’ve ever felt like the photos and videos in your company are getting out of control, you’re not alone. Based on input from builders like you, we’ve built a photo and video management platform designed for the needs of the AEC industry. One of our core features – “SmartTagging” – uses artificial intelligence to automatically tag content based on voice and image recognition. Set up the BIM 360 Docs integration in 90 seconds or less, and start analyzing your photos and videos using the SmartTagging engine right from BIM 360 Docs.

How it works: All photo and video content is pushed from BIM 360 Docs into Smartvid.io for machine learning based analysis. Create one spot for all critical photo and video content for one and many projects.

Smartvid.io, Inc. focuses on solving the management, collaboration, search and analysis challenges associated with industrial videos and photos. Its SmartTag Engine uses machine learning to support voice and image recognition to detect images in a video or photo and then automatically tag it according to defined terms. The platform saves significant time for teams, improves client communication, tackles the challenge of enterprise-wide media management, and provides a photo and/or video “insurance policy” that allows for easy retrieval of key imagery.


Spot-r Integration for BIM 360 – Real-Time Workforce, Equipment, Location and Safety Data

From the Autodesk App Store:

Spot-r is an RTLS sensor system offering full job site visibility into your workers and keeps you informed of safety incidents in real-time.

Using the Autodesk® BIM 360® integration, a Spot-r user can easily setup job sites using their BIM 360 projects and can view the current locations of workers on both their 2D drawings and 3D models from BIM 360 Docs.

Import drawings from BIM360 Docs

hsbShare for BIM 360 Docs – View Projects in the Cloud

From the Autodesk App Store:

View projects with hsbshare cloud based app that provides granted access levels to teams to manage projects from design to build. Customizable templated databases that are based in the cloud and accessable via different workflows, providing real time configured data. 3D Viewer geometry supporting multiple models agglomerating complete project scenarios. SQL query support for data mining analysis within projects.


eSUB Integration for BIM 360

From the Autodesk App Store:

Easily bring existing BIM 360® Docs information into your eSUB projects. This application provides integration between Autodesk® BIM 360® Docs and eSUB allowing eSUB users to access, view, and attach a file from Autodesk BIM 360 docs to any eSUB document.

Important: to list BIM 360® Docs files, this application requires an authorization by the BIM 360® Docs Account Administrator. After sign in, follow instructions.

Attach any BIM 360 DOCS file(s) to any eSUB document including RFIs, Change Orders, etc.

Free Projects Export for BIM 360

From the Autodesk App Store:

Projects Export is an App that allows you to view and export your Autodesk® BIM 360® Docs Project List in Excel, ODS, and CSV format.

Project Export enhances your BIM360 experience by allowing you to archive and manipulates your project metadata in Excel, Google Sheets, or a program of your choice. Using any of these tools, you can easily sort, categorize, and report on your projects. Project Export also enables you to archive the state of your projects at a point of time, so that you can report on progress over time, enabling auditing and accountability.


SmartBid Integration for BIM 360

From the Autodesk App Store:

Keep your project plan room and files organized in one-centralized location, without breaking up your construction bid management flow.

Easily connect both of your accounts to access the optimized project document management tool. Once your accounts have been linked, your selected BIM 360 Docs project files and plans are implemented into your SmartBid plan room files structure, as well as synced with any future changes made in the BIM 360 platform. Choose the security of the project plans and files shown to your subcontractors to avoid the unintentional publication of sensitive information. Allow your subcontractors to view your enhanced project plan room and files in one central location to provide you a qualified, optimal bid for every project.

Contractors can increase the efficiency of the bid management process and ensure that their invitations to bid are efficiently delivered with the correct project plan room and files. No more wasting the day tracking down project documents, contractors can quickly move from the bid management phase to the project winning phase in order to complete the project on time and on budget.

Plan Room BIM Viewer

Free Windows Explorer for BIM 360

From the Autodesk App Store:

Windows Explorer:

This app will help you become familiar with your Autodesk® BIM 360® Revit files.

You can search quickly to find what you want in few seconds.

This app contains good looking and cool icons.


Free Schedule Lookup – Search Schedule Cells

From the Autodesk App Store:

Do you ever need to find a cell with given value, a field name or a column heading in numerous project schedules or to find out where the key schedule value comes from?

With Schedule Lookup, you don't have to do it manually or wait for schedule regeneration anymore! You can perform various searches combining several options such as ignoring case or partial containment of string value.

Main search window

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Free Redundancy Checker for BIM 360

From the Autodesk App Store:

Redundancy Checker is a very useful tool for your Autodesk® BIM360® projects and will give the following:
  • File Count Information
  • Projects count
  • User count
  • Folder count 
  • File Count per project
  • Redundant files description 


Free QR Markup for BIM 360

From the Autodesk App Store:

QR Markup - choose to see more on Autodesk® BIM 360®, augment your physical world with Autodesk digital capabilities.
  • Enrich your documents with QR code stamps.
  • Scan and get document version particulars, open scanned user list for your docs.
  • Receive alerts to share your resources with required users and grow harmony within your community.

Mail Feature

Free Project Files Grouped By Users for BIM 360

From the Autodesk App Store:

Project Files Grouped by Users is an Autodesk® BIM360® file viewer which groups the files for each project for each user in that project.

Some features are:
  1. Easy to use.
  2. Once all the files are loaded it is very fast to use.
  3. Files are ordered by date descending.
  4. Open file just by clicking on it.


Free Autodesk BIM 360 integration with Google Drive

From the Autodesk App Store:

Easily bring existing Google Drive™ documents into BIM 360 Team or Docs, or backup your projects. This application transfers files between Google Drive and Autodesk® BIM 360®, including BIM 360 Team and BIM 360 Docs.

Important: to list BIM 360 Docs files, this application requires an authorization by the BIM 360 Docs Account Administrator. After sign in, follow instructions.

App login page

Free Autodesk BIM 360 integration with Dropbox

From the Autodesk App Store:

Easily bring existing Dropbox™ documents into BIM 360 Team or Docs, or backup your projects. This application transfers files between Dropbox and Autodesk® BIM 360®, including BIM 360 Team and BIM 360 Docs.

Important: to list BIM 360 Docs files, this application requires an authorization by the BIM 360 Docs Account Administrator. After sign in, follow instructions.

Transfer of files

Free Autodesk BIM 360 integration with OneDrive

From the Autodesk App Store:

Easily bring existing OneDrive™ documents into BIM 360 Team or Docs, or backup your projects. This application transfers files between OneDrive and Autodesk® BIM 360®, including BIM 360 Team and BIM 360 Docs.

Important: to list BIM 360 Docs files, this application requires an authorization by the BIM 360 Docs Account Administrator. After sign in, follow the instructions.

Transfer of files

Free Autodesk BIM 360 integration with Box

From the Autodesk App Store:

Easily bring existing Box™ documents into BIM 360 Team or Docs, or backup your projects. This application transfers files between Box and BIM 360, including BIM 360 Team and BIM 360 Docs.

Important: to list BIM 360 Docs files, this application requires an authorization by the BIM 360 Docs Account Administrator. After sign in, follow instructions.

App demonstration

SPECtrum Releases GAMUT Content Management System at AU 2017

From the SPECtrum website:

Run the Gamut

No new software to learn, Gamut is intuitive, easy to understand, and grows with you.

11/11/17

Following our ongoing pursuit to Rethink Content, Gamut is SPECtrumBIM’s solution to the problems that BIM content creates. Search for Families, Materials and Assemblies without ever leaving Revit.

Gamut is a cloud based version of the SPECtrum software that you’ve come to know and love. Hosted by the stable and secure Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform, Gamut gives you the power to search and deploy directly into projects both local and web content; all without ever leaving Revit.  It’s like Spotify® for BIM.



Free Autodesk BIM 360 Visual Reports

From the Autodesk App Store:

This application dashboard extracts and organizes Autodesk® Revit® into 3D and 2D sheets, pie and bar charts. It helps designers understand the model.

Main app screen

Read Help Document



Autodesk BIM 360 Visual Reports is brought to you by Autodesk Inc. It's free.

This add-in is compatible with BIM 360 Docs and BIM 360 Team.

There's more information available on the Autodesk App Store.

Free Enforcer for BIM 360

From the Autodesk App Store:

Enforcer is an Autodesk® BIM 360® desktop app that helps enforcing (hence the name) a specific standard folder structure for BIM 360 projects, by comparing the BIM 360 project structure with the standard XML files. For more details check the help page.

This app interacts with BIM 360 through reading accounts, projects, and projects' files and folders.
This app enhances your experience with BIM 360 by giving you a quick way to test how much a project complies with your standard project's structure. It can be run from any machine running Windows OS (internet connection is required).


Free Excel Exporter Plus for BIM 360

From the Autodesk App Store:

Excel Exporter Plus exports 3D Model files of your Autodesk® BIM 360® account into an Excel spreadsheet. Once you have selected a 3D model file, you can export the Metadata of the model into an Excel file. You will be exporting the appearance properties for Autodesk® Inventor® files, mass properties of the  Autodesk® Fusion 360™ files and for Autodesk® Revit® files you can export the object details.

Currently, this app supports the following file types:
  • .rvt
  • .f3d
  • .iam

Other file types will be supported in a later version.


Free Autodesk BIM 360 Excel Exporter

From the Autodesk App Store:

This application demonstrates how to extract Autodesk® Revit® data on your BIM 360 account, into an Excel spreadsheet. It also provides source code to demonstrate how to perform 3-legged OAuth to BIM360, how to create an extension into the 3D viewer and finally, example code to export Autodesk data, like Revit, into an Excel compatible file.

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