As an owner, your everyday list of todo’s seems to boil down to two things: increase profit and reduce risk. This is why it pays to improve visibility and collaboration with construction teams through technology. You get to be more hands-on with progress transparency while empowering project teams to work smarter.
In engineering and construction, around 95% of all data goes unused, which often creates disconnects. By integrating this otherwise “lost” data into multi-team workflows (if not your own), you can finish projects on schedule, under budget, with higher quality, and have peace of mind that that progress is auditable across the entire project lifecycle.
Autodesk has over 200 direct integrations for every phase of construction. While there are plenty more to explore, this list pulls together some of the most popular ones for owners.
- Capital planning and asset tracking
- Design planning with scan-to-BIM workflows
- Design planning with immersive VR
- Auditing site history with reality capture
- Handover documentation
Capital planning and asset tracking
To effectively manage a bottom line, owners need to keep track of assets throughout a project, capital planning and asset tracking tools help automate and connect this crucial data. Improve oversight easily with all systems connected into one.
Aurigo Masterworks Cloud is an integrated suite of enterprise software that helps capital owners plan, build, and operate their infrastructure and facilities. The Masterworks integration with Autodesk Construction Cloud Connect passes PlanGrid information between the field and office seamlessly. This helps track, collaborate, and manage documents, issues, RFIs, and sheets. In addition, Masterworks connects with Autodesk design data, providing capital planners and construction managers critical design information across the capital program lifecycle.
The Datum360 Connected Data Platform provides an intelligent way to specify information requirements and manage your Engineering Information and Asset Management data. It connects all of your systems, providing a trusted data backbone, enabling your digital twin and allowing your people and teams to connect with their data and documents effortlessly. It integrates with BIM 360 and Autodesk Docs and interacts between your models and data to assure the integrity and trust of your engineering information, driving collaboration across projects and operations. It also provides visualization with the Forge Viewer and works with Autodesk Build and BIM 360 Field to seed and manage checklists whilst being able to capture essential data in the field.
Design planning with scan-to-BIM workflows
Design planning with laser scanning allows teams to create more accurate models of the existing conditions and to leverage scan-to-BIM workflows. Try these integrations for transforming and managing laser scan data.
Cintoo Cloud transforms terrestrial laser scan data into BIM-compatible reality data. The data can be shared, annotated, viewed, measured, and distributed for Scan-to-BIM workflows. Beneficially, each scan position can be transformed into a 3D mesh up to 20 times smaller than the source point cloud, improving the accuracy of your design files.
Capture, process, and deliver data from onsite construction sites using FARO Laser Scanners, SCENE Software and WebShare Cloud, a cloud-based hosting platform that provides real-time access for all project stakeholders. WebShare Cloud supports 3D reality data of any size to be viewed, stored, shared, and evaluated for better project management and BIM workflow via the internet.
Design planning with immersive VR
Integrations for design planning may help you imagine what a project will look like before or while it’s built to better collaborate with designers and resolve issues before they get discovered in construction. These integrations keep you on track while creating a highly collaborative environment.
Using the Resolve integration, teams can review their Autodesk hosted models in VR. Your team can leave comments in VR using speech-to-text, pull up critical 2D documents to validate models, and open large BIM projects on standalone VR devices. Resolve helps projects get more engagement with existing BIM assets to build safer, more efficient, and more sustainable facilities.
The Wild is an immersive collaboration platform offering support for BIM 360 and Autodesk Build. It cleverly uses VR/AR to help teams save time by experiencing their work in a shared virtual space. Team members can host meetings inside 3D project models at any time from a desktop, using VR or using AR, so real-time coordination and collaboration are made easy.
Auditing site history with reality capture
Use reality capture integrations to take 360° and time-lapse photos. The imagery will allow you to reference the site history throughout all phases of construction, including a final look when construction is complete. Want to see your ductwork without opening up a wall? Use these integrations.
Overlay BIM Models with 360 or time lapse photography using EarthCam. Analyze photos side-by-side against the model or drill down through layers . The integration displays live and saved images of a job site easily within Autodesk. EarthCam helps teams create a cohesive library of live and saved imagery to increase project visibility.
HoloBuilder combines the ability to capture 360° photos with document and issue management to help teams easily capture, view, and control project progress with 360° photos. This is a Construction Process Management solution for AEC firms looking to communicate their progress on site in 360°.
OpenSpace is a fast and easy way to maintain timestamped digital replicas of jobsites throughout every phase of construction. It uses AI and computer vision to automatically pin 360° captures to plans, and allows you to attach location-pinned photos to Issues within Autodesk Construction Cloud. Plus its BIM Viewer enables side-by-side photo-to-model comparisons.
StructionSite helps document and track the progress of your construction jobsites. It automatically organizes your photos and videos by location and date, giving you the context needed to spend your time solving instead of hunting.
These leading reality capture solutions are easy to enable and tightly integrate into Autodesk Construction Cloud. Find their integrations in the App Gallery and enable them across projects with a couple of simple clicks to sync photos and videos into Autodesk applications to reference during collaboration and for archival.. Users can add these Partner Cards to a project dashboard to see jobsite imagery in the context of a project. With these tools in combination, owners can reduce costs and improve the safety of the construction site.
Good documentation matters and should be carefully managed from day one. This is especially important in the final stretch before the operations team takes over. These integration partners help with documentation management during every phase of a project, including migration of documents come time for handover.
Why use separate systems when 360Sync can automatically update document libraries from wherever new files are uploaded or altered? 360 Sync integrates Autodesk Docs and BIM 360 Docs with Viewpoint 4 Projects, BlueBeam Studio Projects, Asite, Citrix Files, Procore, Box, Dropbox, Egnyte, ShareFile, Google Docs, & many more! In under 30 minutes, this enterprise solution can be up and running, syncing all your project files.
Autodesk Construction Cloud Connect is a no-code integration platform for building integrations that allow you to manage and transfer your data between Autodesk Construction Cloud applications and other common business applications within a tech stack With ACC Connect, owners can create custom workflows to sync documents into their own cloud and on-premise storage.
The Digital Handover Management solution extracts the required data and documents from an Autodesk project and distributes it to the owner’s O&M systems. It automatically transforms and processes projects while resolving handover issues, reducing latency and handover costs. Handover server processes provide validation, quality control, disparate data source stitching, and issue resolution capabilities to the owner.
As a cloud-based migration service, Cloudsfer supports over 30 storage providers including Autodesk Build and Autodesk BIM 360. It’s designed to migrate your On Premise, SharePoint, Server, or ECM data and cloud data (Google Drive, Dropbox, Egnyte and more) into Autodesk BIM 360 Docs & Autodesk Build quickly and easily. The integration provides project archiving and backup, SSL encryption, high-speed upload bandwidth, and complete scalability and flexibility to meet your needs.
Overcome challenges by tackling them with the right integrations
Using integrations that keep your teams connected helps overcome many of the greatest challenges of working on large projects. Building better partnerships with contractors, reducing rework, and unifying project management are just some of the benefits of finding the right integrations for your needs.
Great communication gets even better with centralized data. You’ll run your business and projects with much fewer hiccups. With Autodesk’s Construction Ecosystem and Platform, you can leverage different integrations to connect data across your tech stack and streamline collaboration with all stakeholders. A good construction platform helps you configure integrations your way while allowing you to develop your own (with our help) to make sure the job gets done.