What is Autodesk BIM Collaborate Pro?

By Jeremy Godenzi | BIM, Collaboration, Data Management

BIM Collaborate Pro is a cloud-based design collaboration software that enables teams to:

  • Organize project data, democratize access, and connect teams
  • Improve project visibility to deliver projects on time
  • Work together on increasingly complex projects
  • Co-author in Revit, Civil 3D, or Plant 3D

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.

Who uses BIM Collaborate Pro?

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.

Why use BIM Collaborate Pro?

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.

Which product is right for you — BIM Collaborate or BIM Collaborate Pro?

Here are some of the features of Autodesk BIM Collaborate and BIM Collaborate Pro:

Multidiscipline design collaboration

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.

Project templates

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.

Democratized access to design data

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.

Advanced change analytics

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.

Project activity tracking

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.

Connected issues

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.

Automated clash detection

Explore design options by running clash analysis against shared models in folders that separate design trials from live ongoing work.

Valuable project insights

Track common issues throughout the design co-creation process, using the power of your own project data to improve planning and predictability.

Single source of truth

Store and manage all project data, whether generated in Revit, Civil 3D, or AutoCAD Plant 3D, in one location to improve efficiency during handover.

Features exclusive with BIM Collaborate Pro

Revit Cloud Worksharing

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.

Collaboration for Civil 3D

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.

Collaboration for Plant 3D

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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INDUSTRIES: Architecture, Buildings, Civil Engineering, Civil Infrastructure, Construction, MEP Engineering, Structural Engineering

Published on February 24, 2023 in BIM, Collaboration, Data Management.

About the Author

Jeremy joined us in 2019 and brings with him a history of building relationships with the architect, contractor and engineer base. In his free time he enjoys running, social sports leagues and comedy shows.