LAS VEGAS, NV (Autodesk University 2014) - Autodesk's BIM 360 Layout app for the iPad with connection to the BIM 360 Glue web service challenges modern layout practices being utilized by contractors today. As most layout processes have connections to 3D models on larger construction projects, rigor can now be placed on managing and leveraging the up-to-date, coordinated information by the entire project team for construction layout. BIM 360 Layout removes common data exchange barriers and provides a seamless connection between the real-time coordinated model and the process of laying out and staking points in the field.
Here’s how the process works. First, the design model (AutoCAD, Revit, or Navisworks), with field points created in the Autodesk Point Layout plug-in, are imported into the BIM 360 Glue web service. Then, point sets can be shared to project field crew(s) via an email link. When the link is opened on an iPad, the BIM 360 Layout app is launched with the assigned point sets ready to be laid out. Once the field points have been staked and verified, or new points are collected (all of which can be done while working offline), the field crew can sync the information back to the BIM 360 Glue web service once connected to the internet. The collected points can then be imported from BIM 360 Glue to Autodesk Revit via the Autodesk Point Layout plug-in. Within Revit, a deviation analysis can be performed to assess if completed work by an MEP contractor is within the appropriate tolerance and not in conflict with components in the building model.
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|John Foster has over 20 years experience in CAD and data management ranging from software development through consulting to business development and sales. He currently develops strategy at Topcon BIM for Europe. More…|