Thomas J. Kemp

Indianapolis, IN Architect BIM Integration Specialist

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BIM 360 Glue Add-In for Revit

July 03, 2014 By Thomas J. Kemp Leave a comment

Overview of BIM 360 Glue Add-ins

Teams that have implemented BIM 360 Glue should utilize the Add-ins available to maximize productivity in this collaborative environment. Add-ins are available for all versions of AutoCAD, Revit and Navisworks applications and provide a direct link to BIM 360 Glue projects, allowing users to update the model in the cloud without ever leaving the design application.

In my last post in this series, I provided information on where to download the BIM 360 Glue Add-ins and also reviewed the BIM 360 Glue Add-in for Navisworks.

Revit Add-in Functionality

The Revit Add-in includes functionality to upload or download model content directly to/from a BIM 360 Glue project, access clashes clashes identified in Glue, and update properties for equipment based on data collected in the field. The first time any of the Add-in tools are accessed, you will be prompted to enter your BIM 360 Glue login and password.

Glue

To upload current model content to BIM 360 Glue, select the Glue tool. You will first be prompted to select the appropriate Glue project. The Add-in will continue to use the selected project by default until Revit is closed. If you are working on multiple projects, simply select the Back button to select a different project.

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Tagged with Building information modeling, BIM 360 Glue, Cloud, Autodesk 360, Engineering & Construction, Fusion 360, AEC, architecture, Add-in, BIM, Revit, Glue, AutoCAD, Advanced Solutions, construction, engineering

BIM 360 Glue Add-In for Navisworks

July 02, 2014 By Thomas J. Kemp Leave a comment

Overview of BIM 360 Glue Add-ins

Teams that have implemented BIM 360 Glue should utilize the Add-ins available to maximize productivity in this collaborative environment. Add-ins are available for all versions of AutoCAD, Revit and Navisworks applications and provide a direct link to BIM 360 Glue projects, allowing users to update the model in the cloud without ever leaving the design application.

Add-in Downloads

Downloads for the Add-ins can be accessed from within the BIM 360 Glue application. Select the Add-ins link from the administration menu under the profile icon in the upper right corner of the application. This will open a webpage with links to all of the available add-in downloads.

There are currently Add-ins available for Revit (2012 - 2015), AutoCAD (2012-2015), Navisworks (Manage and Simulate, 2012-2015) and AutoCAD Civil 3D (2013-2015). Installation of the Add-in is fairly straightforward. Click on the link to download, open the .zip file, and run the installer. You may need to restart Revit/Navisworks/AutoCAD once the installation is complete to access the add-in.

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Tagged with Building information modeling, BIM 360 Glue, Cloud, Autodesk 360, Engineering & Construction, Fusion 360, AEC, architecture, BIM, Navisworks, Glue, Add-ins, construction, engineering

BIM 360 Glue Overview

A Week in the Life of BIM Project Coordination

We are seeing an increasing number of projects where either the owner, a construction manager, or a project manager are requiring all disciplines and trades to submit Building Information Models to use in a 3D Coordination effort. Coordinating electronically is a lot easier that resolving conflicts in the field and if done properly, can save time and potentially costly change orders. If you haven't had a project where 3D BIM Coordination has been used, it is only a matter of time. Let's take a look at how this process typically works, and the advantages of working in the cloud with BIM 360 Glue.

Typical Week of BIM Coordination

In the typical BIM coordination process utilizing Navisworks, the project BIM Manager is responsible for compiling all of the various files into a single aggregate model, generating clash detection reports and distributing these to the project team. Each individual team member independently reviews the clash reports and addresses the assigned issues. Once their work is complete, they upload a new copy of their model to the BIM Manager to be updated in the aggregated model. At the end of the week, the team gathers for a coordination meeting to review any outstanding issues. Since each discipline is working in an isolated silo, the team may have hundreds of minor issues to cull through before they can identify specific issues that require input from the entire team.

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Tagged with BIM 360 Field, Building information modeling, BIM 360 Glue, Cloud, Autodesk 360, Engineering & Construction, AEC, architecture, BIM, Glue, Advanced Solutions, construction, Autodesk, engineering, Field

Overview of Autodesk 360 and BIM 360 Cloud Services

February 25, 2014 By Thomas J. Kemp Leave a comment

Hey! You! Get off of My Cloud!

You may not realize it, but if you use a computer or a smartphone, you probably already use the cloud. Applications like Dropbox, Pandora, Netflix, Spotify and Evernote all take advantage of cloud computing and provide not only a wealth of content, but flexibility and mobility to the end user. The basic idea behind the cloud is that, instead of delivering data and content directly to the user, the user is being brought to a centralized source for data and content.

Let’s take a look at the advantages of working in the cloud.

  • First, the cloud provides access to unlimited computing power. Need information on a particular subject? Let Google or Wikipedia help find the answer. Need to generate a rendering or do some analysis of your latest building project? Autodesk has a solution to help you with that.
  • If you work in the cloud, you can share and access your data anyplace. Stuck in an airport with time to kill? You can work on that proposal saved to the team Dropbox account or login to Netflix and watch a movie.
  • Web based applications are always up to date. If you are running an application from the cloud, it is constantly updated as the developer adds features of fixes bugs. No need to download updates or install new versions.
  • Web applications are platform independent. Your data can be access from your PC at work, your Mac at home, your smartphone or tablet.
  • Finally, cloud applications and data is safer. Hosting applications and data remotely in the cloud provides greater level of security from viruses, malware, spyware and hardware failure.
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Tagged with BIM 360 Field, Building information modeling, BIM 360 Glue, Cloud, Subscription, Autodesk 360, Engineering & Construction, AEC, architecture, BIM 360, BIM, Technology, Glue, Advanced Solutions, construction, Autodesk, engineering, Field, Dropbox

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