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BIM 360 Design: Basic Configuration

Autodesk has released a major update to the popular Collaboration for Revit and BIM 360 Team services. The new BIM 360 Docs and Design platforms are quite different from these legacy services, so let’s explore how to configure the new services.

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Collaboration for Revit is now BIM 360 Design

Autodesk is converging its AEC project delivery and construction management solutions into one cloud platform: BIM 360.  As of April 9th, 2018,  Collaboration for Revit will be repackaged and rebranded as BIM 360 Design.

BIM 360 Design is a cloud worksharing, design collaboration, and data management product built for distributed and multidisciplinary teams on the new BIM 360 platform. You can co-author Revit models the same way you have in Collaboration for Revit, and access data management and collaboration functionality like 2D & 3D viewer and markup tool accessible via web, phone, and tablet. You can also use additional features like:

  • Access controls by user, role, or company, and file- and folder-based permissions
  • Issue management
  • Tracking and deliverable coordination
  • Change visualization
  • Unlimited storage

Activate your Account
If you are the Contract Manager, click here to activate your team’s account. You’ll need your contract number associated with your Collaboration for Revit subscription to activate, which is available on your Autodesk Account.

What happens to the current projects in Collaboration for Revit?
If you are using Collaboration for Revit to co-author multi-discipline Revit models and are storing your project data in BIM 360 Team, you may continue to use both for ongoing projects with uninterrupted access for as long as you renew. However, data from BIM 360 Team will remain separate from the new BIM 360 platform.

Which Revit versions will work with Collaboration for Revit and BIM 360 Design?
BIM 360 Design can be used with Revit 2018.3 and later versions.

  • With Revit 2015-2018.2, you can use cloud worksharing in Collaboration for Revit (with BIM 360 Team for data management).
  • With Revit 2018.3, you can cloud workshare in both Collaboration for Revit (with BIM 360 Team for data management) on current projects. You can also use BIM 360 Design.
  • With Revit 2019, cloud worksharing will only work with BIM 360 Design (with data management on the new BIM 360 platform).

Already have a BIM 360 Design license and looking to get in configured? Please visit our BIM 360 Design: Basic Configuration blog post.

For more information, make sure to view this FAQ. For any additional questions, feel free to contact us at support@microsolresources.com or give us a call at (888) 768-7568.

 

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McNeel Rhino 6 & V-Ray for Rhino Update are Now Available

McNeel’s Rhino 6 and Chaos Group’s compatible V-Ray for Rhino upgrade are now available. We’ve gathered below a few of Rhino 6’s latest features:

  • Grasshopper – Grasshopper is now a full-fledged part of rhino and provides the solid foundation of many incredible third-party components ranging from environmental analysis to robotic control.
  • Presentation – McNeel improved Rhino with the aim of helping you present your work: be it “quick and dirty” or “high-res glossy”. With major changes to Rendering, Materials, or just plain capturing the viewport, it’s now easier and faster to present, discuss, make decisions, and iterate.
  • Display – Rhino’s new display pipeline is faster, more stable, and uses features found on modern graphics hardware, like GPU sensitive shaders and memory optimizations. This results in fewer GPU-specific display glitches and more consistent, beautiful, and frequent frames, even with large models. In some conditions, display speed can be up to 300% faster.
  • Documentation – McNeel has refined the documentation workflow; from a completely reworked annotation-style interface, to better DWG support, and Rich Text throughout. It’s now easier to convey accurately and clearly the what and the how of your design.
  • Licensing & Administration – Rhino is now easier to install, license, and configure. There’s a great new option to license Rhino using the Cloud Zoo.
For a limited-time only, upgrade your old Rhino licenses and save 20%! Promo ends May 15,2018. McNeel Rhinoceros
 

Still interested in Rhino 5? Don’t worry they’re still available. Interested in upgrading or getting a new Rhino 6 license? Want to upgrade your V-Ray for Rhino seat? Contact us at info@microsolresources.com today!

V-Ray for Rhino The latest V-Ray for Rhino now supports Rhino 6.2 and above. Chaos Group has also implemented overall improvements to make your rendering workflow faster, smoother and more productive.

 

 

 

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