Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Autodesk Announces Autodesk A360 Collaboration for Revit at AU

From Autodesk's website...

Formerly code-named Project Skyscraper, Autodesk A360 Collaboration for Revit is game-changing service that connects building project teams with centralized access to BIM project data in the cloud.  The new service is available in commercial release in North America, starting on December 7.

Overcoming the barriers of corporate firewalls and physical location, A360 Collaboration for Revit enables true centralized access to Revit models by team members in all disciplines from multiple firms or sites.  It also replaces costly work-arounds for sharing models such as use of FTP sites, sharing software or inefficient use of email with attached PDFs. As a cloud service, Collaboration for Revit does not require complex and costly IT setup and maintenance.  All project and design data is stored in Autodesk’s secure cloud environment.*

Included with subscription to A360 Collaboration for Revit, access to the Autodesk A360 Team cloud-based project collaboration platform allows the entire project team, even project contributors who do not use or have access to Revit software, to view, search, and socially interact with all project design data. With both the web and mobile A360 experiences, all members of extended project team can work together more efficiently on projects, make more effective decisions and deliver superior results.

With A360 Collaboration for Revit, team members can automatically see who else is working on the project, and changes made by one team member are immediately visible and available to everyone.  No contact lists to manage, and no FTP exchanges needed.

With the Communicator for Revit in-context chat tool that comes with A360 Collaboration for Revit, project team members from all disciplines and firms can communicate directly with each other, in real-time while working on their project models in Autodesk Revit. A vast improvement over email or phone, Communicator provides notifications of new chat messages, connection requests, and sync status for workshared models to help the team work better together.

Describing his firm’s use of the beta version of A360 Collaboration for Revit on a major renovation project for the Oregon State Capitol building, Bjorn Clouten, project manager and senior associate architect at SRG Partnership said: “We’re sharing linked BIM project models with the entire project team in the cloud. Everyone has instant access to the latest information. It’s terrific. We’re enjoying the kind of smooth BIM collaboration that we’ve sought for more than 10 years.”

There's more information available on Autodesk's website.

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