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BIM Collaborate Pro connects architecture, engineering, and construction teams on a single platform to make collaboration simpler. It improves communication, accelerates project timelines, and reduces rework and RFIs.
BIM Collaborate Pro is used by AEC teams across disciplines but is particularly useful for project managers, project architects, BIM leads, and digital practice managers.
Centralize data. Remove fragmented workspaces and connect teams to a single source of truth.
See the full picture. Manage secure access to relevant project data and track progress against timelines so you deliver on time.
Change the way you collaborate. Make use of aggregated model visualizations, extensible workflows, powerful automation tools, and more.
BIM Collaborate is for teams that review design work, give feedback, and coordinate models. BIM Collaborate Pro is for teams that need to co-author in Revit, Civil 3D, or Plant 3D and manage data exchange.
Here are some of the features of Autodesk BIM Collaborate and BIM Collaborate Pro:
Holistically manage civil engineering, building design, and multidiscipline data using project-based workflows in one environment. View statuses of packages across different project roles, leading to better connectivity, communication, and project transparency.
Streamline project setup by configuring settings in a project template for files, issues, forms, and Roles. Replicate project setup from previous projects with fewer steps, saving time and adding better consistency.
Easily review designs in a web browser. Administer teams, projects, and accounts in one place. Secure access to relevant data with automated control to keep teams focused by using robust access permissions.
Understand how changes across disciplines affect planned work by viewing and comparing any combination of models in 2D or 3D, even previous versions. Establish watch groups to track and scope changes and get automated notifications. Set approval workflows for change audits.
Design leads can use the timeline view to easily see dates and view contents of shared design packages and data, as well as create and consume packages on multidiscipline projects using one interface.
Easily identify and assign issues on a design for fast resolution. Use the issues add-ins to resolve issues assigned to you from the cloud directly in Revit or Navisworks for closed-loop workflows. Learn more.
Explore design options by running clash analysis against shared models in folders that separate design trials from live ongoing work.
Track common issues throughout the design co-creation process, using the power of your own project data to improve planning and predictability.
Store and manage all project data, whether generated in Revit, Civil 3D, or AutoCAD Plant 3D, in one location to improve efficiency during handover.
Collaborate in Revit with anyone, anywhere securely in the cloud, and visualize an aggregated project model in your browser. Sync changes in real-time, and publish when ready. Move worksharing to the cloud for faster, smoother Revit co-authoring. Use BIM (Building Information Modeling) data to improve downstream constructability. Revit product UI just as the user initiates collaboration in the cloud.
Collaborate anytime, anywhere, with security. Centralize Civil 3D files in one location to keep teams on the same page and visualize design changes to see their impact Securely collaborate on Civil 3D files, data shortcuts, and xrefs in one location, with easy design review in a web browser. Civil 3D UI showing the user locking a DWG file in the cloud.
Ensure teams have access to the correct data, optimize review processes, gain insight into project progress, and access model coordination and clash detection tools. Securely access AutoCAD Plant 3D files across teams and maintain compliance requirements in a cloud-based common data environment.
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Autodesk Build provides a toolset for managing, sharing, and accessing project documents that result in streamlined workflows between the office, trailer, and jobsite. You can track the quality and safety of the project with issues and forms. Use RFIs, submittals, and meetings to manage the flow of information in the project. You can even track progress as the project evolves.
Autodesk Build also connects to preconstruction workflows in Autodesk BIM 360, BIM Collaborate, BIM Collaborate Pro (Design Collaboration and Model Coordination), and Cost Management for collaborating on designs, coordinating models, and managing costs.
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The Issues tools in Autodesk Build allow you to track work across the construction lifecycle and create references to photos, files, RFIs, assets, and more.
Once you configure the Issues tool, your team will be able to create issues quickly and easily from the field. This makes it simple to identify problems, prevent delays, and manage work on your project. With greater visibility and the ability to track progress, you’ll be able to deliver quality work on time.
The Issues tool provides a set of preconfigured categories and types under those categories to organize the issues on your project. You can get started right away or configure the categories and types to your project’s needs.
To configure, customize your issue settings. You can create custom types and categories. Issues have default attributes that you can fill out to provide details on the issue, but custom fields can be added. Adding a root cause can also help to understand how to prevent issues from recurring. You can also manage permissions to issues so that your team has access as needed.
You can create issues within the Issues tool or from markup in the Sheets and Files tools. Once issues have been created, they can be viewed in the Issues log, managed, and exported.
The Forms tool in Autodesk® Build enables your team to fill out, review, and manage project forms. This provides a single secure point to coordinate data collection, photos, and follow-up documents.
Create templates for checklists, daily logs, or other forms for your team, and anyone can complete the forms on-site through our PlanGrid Build a mobile app or at the office on the web.
To help you get started right away, Autodesk® Build comes with a set of preconfigured form templates. However, you can also import templates or create a brand new template. Here is a basic workflow for using the Forms tool:
The Forms tool uses three roles for the forms on your project:
Each role can be assigned in the form templates, and the roles will apply to any form created from that template. See Setting Up Templates for more details.
Contributors can fill out forms individually or in collaboration with others, depending on how the form template was configured.
There are three contributor collaboration modes – single contributor, multiple contributors in sequence, and multiple contributors in parallel.
You will receive an email notifying you with updates about relevant templates and forms in these instances:
Submittals are documents created for approval by the project’s stakeholders. They go through a formal reviewing process.
Submittals are usually: shop drawings, technical data, product specifications, or samples. Submittals group into:
For example, package items for electrical and mechanical components of one system. Submit the package for review. Packages allow reviewers to approve or reject individual items. Note: Only the Submittal Manager can add items to a package.
The PlanGrid Build app allows viewing the general information about submittals, including the Activity log. It’s impossible to modify submittals or view documents in-app.
Project Administrators and Submittal Managers can create and edit Custom Review Workflow for Submittal items. Custom Review Workflow allows:
To create Custom Review Workflow:
Custom Review Workflow will now be visible on the Workflow bar.
To edit Custom Review Workflow:
Project Administrators assign the Submittal Managers and create custom submittal responses for the project using the Settings menu. Use the blue action button in the workflow bar to progress a submittal to the next person or step back.
Important: Reviewers can edit their response within a review step using the button in Workflow Table.
Project Administrators and Submittal Managers can create, edit, and delete Custom Review Workflow templates for projects. Custom Review Workflow templates facilitate smooth work with submittals.
To create Custom Review Workflow template:
To apply the template to the submittal item click and select the template by name. Note: Templates can also be applied when creating submittal items.
1. Responsible Contractor
The primary subcontractor is responsible for submitting the documents or materials for approval.
2. Submittal Manager
The Submittal Manager (typically, General Contractor) is responsible for:
To Close and distribute items:
A closed item report can be saved to a folder in the Files tool. This allows for easy access and organization of reports for future reference. Important: When closing and distributing, Submittal Managers need to select attachments that are part of the final response and the final response.
The Final response and attachments appear at the top of the item page. Submittal Managers can be added through the menu. Use members, companies, or roles to add members.
Required Reviewers: The reviewer (typically, the Architect) is responsible for reviewing and approving or rejecting the submittal. Important: Once all required reviewers respond in a given step submittal item moves to the next step.
Optional Reviewers: Engineers and consultants asked for review/feedback. Note: Required and Optional Reviewers can respond and add attachments.
Watchers: Various stakeholders receive notifications on status changes.
Cost Management in Autodesk Build is a robust set of capabilities purpose-built for construction teams, centralizing all cost activities in the cloud. Cost Management helps to improve cost control and streamline workflows. It also provides real-time visibility into cost-related risk, allows for more accurate forecasting, and brings more predictability to cash flow and profitability projections.
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