Assemble Systems and BIM 360: Better Together

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Assemble Systems enables construction professionals to condition, query and connect data to key workflows, including bid management, estimating, project management, scheduling, site management, and finance. A 2019 Assemble Systems webinar, which discussed the power of the integration of Assemble and BIM 360, described how collaboration and communication are growing between project teams. With this integration, the webinar explained, project teams can make more informed decisions with access to specifications and documents from BIM 360 directly in the Assemble model. The integration “provides a holistic view of the project to increase collaboration, transparency and accountability at every step of the project from design to construction.”

Tim Kelly, Senior Product Manager at Assemble Systems, addressed the question: Why did Autodesk choose Assemble to become “part of its portfolio?” Kelly explained that Assemble “unlocks and enriches the ‘I’ in BIM.” The software is very “object-centered” and utilizes model conditioning in order to make the transition from a design model to a construction model.

Brent Ramos, Sales Director at Assemble Systems, explained the Autodesk approach to the construction space and project environment. “The backbone of our focus is to produce more predictable outcomes into the job site,” he said. “The best way we can do that is by first digitizing all aspects.” As communication occurs between different solutions, Ramos explained, information needs to be both predictable and integrated. “Our question has always been… how do we pull these platforms together?” Ramos said. BIM 360 Docs, Design, Glue, and Build all include essential benefits to a project that one would complete with Assemble.

Kelly also suggested that Assemble and BIM 360 are simply “better together.” With an integration between the two, a person can “increase collaboration and accountability with access to issues tracking and project documents from BIM 360 directly in their Assemble model.” Access to both Assemble and the tools contained within BIM 360 are extremely helpful in achieving success and efficiency in a project.

Brandon LaCourciere, Senior Manager of AEC Territory Technical Sales, mentioned that people in different sectors of the AEC industry will each require different things. “I’ve got different needs and different portions of that information,” he said. “This is an opportunity in any role to gauge this information and manage the data from my unique perspective. That’s the feedback we’re getting from each of these roles and from our customers.” Integration pushes “straight through” to what a team needs to move on with their project rather than “wading through” digitized and undigitized information.

As of the webinar’s publishing in May 2019, Assemble Systems was in phase one of the integration process with BIM 360. The integration includes document linking and issue tracking.

The Assemble Systems website describes the company as a “web-based solution that lets you extract BIM data, add intelligence, and collaborate in real-time to make better decisions and deliver projects on time and in budget.” This Autodesk company provides “a SaaS solution that acts as a HUB, consuming Building Information Models, drawings and point clouds.”

You can learn more about Assemble and the part it can play in unlocking the “I” in BIM for your company by contacting Applied Software today and talking to a BIM expert.

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