Recent Updates to Autodesk BIM Collaborate

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On November 16, 2021, Autodesk announced over 50 product enhancements and new features for products on the Autodesk Construction Cloud platform.

Cloud-based BIM Collaborate and BIM Collaborate Pro connect architecture, engineering and construction teams on a single platform for better project outcomes.


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BIM Collaborate connects AEC teams that coordinate models, review designs and give feedback. Teams can work together on a single platform to execute on design intent and deliver constructible models.

BIM Collaborate Pro, which used to be known as BIM 360 Design, is for teams that manage information exchange and co-author models in Revit, Civil 3D or Plant 3D. It enables them to collaborate in the cloud and includes Revit Worksharing, Collaboration for Civil 3D and Collaboration for Plant 3D.

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As described by Autodesk, following are the updates to BIM Collaborate:

Easier navigation during change analysis

A new user experience allows you to more easily manage and analyze design changes. You can select the models you want to compare and quickly apply filters by discipline, category or modification type (for instance, shape, property, transform). Teams will have more control over changes that affect them and how that occurs.

Ability to review non-consecutive designs during change analysis

Prior to the update, architects and engineers who reviewed design changes before consuming them could only review the differences between the newest design and the immediately previous design. Now, any past design can be reviewed alongside the newest one.

The following three updates are features in both BIM Collaborate and BIM 360:

Link for immediate access to Revit issues

When an issue gets resolved in Revit, designers can now use a “quick link” to access related files or check their work against other models using the clash matrix. Architects, engineers and BIM managers using Revit can immediately access issues, clash information and models from cloud applications – i.e. Autodesk BIM Collaborate or Autodesk Docs. The update makes it easier to create high quality designs.

Advanced grouping for model coordination

With “advanced grouping” capabilities, you can now group clash results with a greater level of granularity. Clashes can be grouped by any property of a clashing object. You can choose from standard properties or custom ones to organize and group clashes, allowing for faster resolution and clearing.

IFC, NWC and VUE support for model coordination

The update added support of NWC (Navisworks Coordination) and VUE (3ds Max animation) files, plus extended support for IFC (Industry Foundation Classes) files. When they are used in BIM Collaborate for automatic clash detection or model aggregation, BIM managers, design teams and trades partners have greater flexibility to participate in model coordination.

These recent updates will enable design firms like yours to create higher quality designs, streamline workflows and make work performed on the Autodesk Construction Cloud platform more efficient. 


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