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Introducing A360 Collaboration for Revit

So you’re a team using the A360 workspace for your BIM projects; sharing files and models, enabling search and viewing, but you’d really like to take collaboration to the next level by working together on shared models.  Or you’re a project stakeholder and don’t use Revit software yourself, but do need to have the deeper view into project models that you can only get by opening the software.  A360 Collaboration for Revit is for you.

Centralized access to Revit models

Integrated with A360, Collaboration for Revit is a subscription cloud service that connects building project teams with centralized access to BIM project data in the cloud. This means that project stakeholders from multiple companies or sites can concurrently author a model using the BIM process.  Collaboration for Revit helps you overcome the barriers of corporate firewalls and physical location and replaces costly IT setups and inefficient work-arounds for sharing models. FTP sites or email with attached PDFs can become a thing of the past. As a cloud service, Collaboration for Revit does not require complex and costly IT setup and ongoing maintenance.

Revit models in your pocket

Data from projects hosted in Collaboration for Revit surfaces in the A360 workspace, which means that models are easily viewable and searchable with no exports, translations, or uploads required.  This experience only requires a web browser, iOS, or Android mobile device; connecting the whole team almost anytime, anywhere, on nearly any device.  With teams using Collaboration for Revit and A360, your firm principal or the project owner can stay current with project activities, literally viewing the latest project models on the mobile device in his or her pocket.

 

Introducing A360 Collaboration for Revit

Using A360 Collaboration for Revit

To help you get a better idea of how this new Collaboration for Revit service and the A360 workspace can revolutionize how your project teams collaborate, let’s walk through a use scenario.

As an A360 service, Collaboration for Revit includes a Subscription to A360 Team cloud-based workspace, which is where project collaboration begins.  Your A360 Team login is associated with your Autodesk ID.

Team hub: A project leader creates a team hub in A360 which associates people, projects, and content. A team hub includes team members and at least one administrator who can manage the access to projects and related content. If you are a team member, you can see all projects in the hub to which you have been invited.

Project: A project is a unique location where a team keeps all related information in one shared place. Every project belongs to a hub and has its own data, people, calendar, and wiki. When you browse to Collaboration from file navigation in Revit, Revit displays all projects across the hubs where you are a member.

  1. In A360 Team, create a Project and invite your team members.
  2. In Revit, initiate Collaboration on the project’s models associated with your A360 project.
  3. Team members open Collaboration models in Revit, and can author changes in the model concurrently using cloud worksharing.
  4. Team members synchronize a model to save changes to the central model. Other users in the same model are notified in the new Communicator tool and can see the changes using familiar Revit Worksharing workflows.
  5. Team members use Communicator to discuss changes or the project in a live chat. .
  • Communicator displays in a dockable window in the user interface in Revit.
    • Communicator displays your picture and name from your A360 Team account, along with your online/offline status and provides notifications of new chat messages, connection requests, and sync status for workshared models.
    • You can:
      • Understand who is currently working in Revit on your current Model and Project, and have conversations with them.
      • Review sync activity for workshared models
      • Display and manage contacts
      • Chat with contacts and review conversations
      • Review and respond to people connection requests

6. Models are surfaced to A360 where project members can view, search, and comment on the model, without having to use Revit.

How do I Subscribe?

A360 Collaboration for Revit is a user-based subscription that costs US$800 per user on an annual basis.  Note that Collaboration for Revit includes a Subscription to A360 Team.  Contact your reseller or the Autodesk estore to subscribe.

Where can I get more information?

Check out the product website,  getting started guide, and detailed FAQ.

If you’d like someone from Autodesk to contact you regarding A360 Collaboration for Revit, provide your contact information here.

*A360 Collaboration for Revit cloud service is currently available in North America only.

1 reply
  1. Eric Koehne
    Eric Koehne says:

    The Cloud

    A&E firms are now relying on freelancers to connect with full time employees on BIM projects in the cloud. Services like Autodesk’s C4R (Collaboration for Revit) or Graphisoft’s BIMcloud enable freelancers & employees alike to work on shared building information models in real-time regardless of geographical location.

    Overhead

    Hiring independent contractors is more cost effective as they do not consume overhead costs such as benefits or office expenses. Firms often retain independent contractors on an as needed basis. Companies can use Freelancers to assist them balance their jobs. This may be a key to success for small businesses in the future as firms compete to design better buildings at lower fees.

    Hired Guns

    Finally, consider A&E freelancers as specialists. Do you need to keep an employee that only has a limited number of skills? Now you can hire people that possess the BIM skills that you need for specific projects. What you get is a group of highly specialized building information modelers that you can swap depending on the difficulties of the project.

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