Monday, 8 June 2015

A360 Collaboration for Revit

Autodesk has introduced a new cloud-based services called “Autodesk A360 Collaboration for Revit”.

Autodesk A360 Collaboration for Revit is a Cloud Subscription service that works with Revit software to connect building project teams with centralised access to BIM project data in the cloud. Teams stay connected in real time using the Communicator chat tool within models. Integrated with Autodesk A360,

Collaboration for Revit enables the entire project teams to work on shared building information models

In simple words, we may describe it as a cloud version of Revit Server; it provides a centralised location in the cloud to save and access a work-shared Revit project files across a WAN. The project team of architects and engineers could be located across the globe. Awesome I know but it goes beyond that.

Work-sharing in the Cloud

To start collaboration in Revit, you just go to [Collaboration] tab and click on [Collaboration] button. The rest is quite intuitive. (The image below on the left shows the Collaboration tab, button and dialog.)


Communicator in Project Context
The second main feature of A360 Collaboration
for Revit is a built-in "chat" window called Communicator. 
You can invite your team members to the project and communicate with them within the context of the given project. It really makes sense. Activities around the 
project are tracked there. 
(The image above on right shows Communicator window.) 

A360 and Viewer

Of course, since it uses A360, you can share any related files on A360. Additional beauty is the model viewing capability on A360. You can view a model in A360 on your browser, iPad and Android device without needing Revit. (Then image below show browser viewer)


Centralised access to project data in the cloud

Enable project team members in all disciplines, from multiple firms, or sites to concurrently author a model using the BIM process.

In-context communication

Connect team members with direct, real-time chat within project models to free teams from traditional, limited tools, such email and phone.