Ricardo S. Secteur: Génie civil Nombre d'employés: 2-10 employés
BIM 360 is a much needed centralized information platform where you can share all the information regarding a Civil Engineering and Architecture project with all the team, or teams, that are participating in such project. I find this tool entirely useful for my projects, because I can share all the information about a project with my team, involving different disciplines such as Structural Engineering, Architecture, Plumbing Engineering, Interior Designers, and, most importantly, the Client Team.
The main difference about BIM 360 and other cloud services is that it allow us to review Autodesk files. Personally, in the projects I've participated, I've used it for reviewing, markups, and comment files from AutoCAD, Revit, and 3DS max. This is very useful because you don't have to install an app for using this service, all you have to do is access to the BIM 360 page from any smartphone, tablet, or pc, and you can view the model from that page.
1) Access to the Autodesk files for Reviewing.
2) Saving all the information regarding a Civil Engineering Project.
3) Access to the Autodesk files from any smartphone, tablet, or pc.
4) Interaction with the models without the need of an app, just by accessing from any browser.
5) Markups and comment sharing.
The only con that I can think about is that you cannot edit files in this software. But, since its purpose is just to share information, I don't think that is necessarily a con.
Leonardo R. Secteur: Urbanisme et architecture Nombre d'employés: 2-10 employés
For a designer or a builder is like a never getting old toy.
When I had to tenderized before BIM, it was a whole journey, design on Cad, transfer and convert to sketchup, rhino and Revit, with BIM just attach your planes, and you're good to go and take to virtual reality, what you are imagine as it is.
It will keep improving, don't change the platform with each software update.
Utilisateur vérifié Secteur: Exploitation minière et métaux Nombre d'employés: 1 001-5 000 employés
It was very hard to implement with all our offices around the world and clients. The softwares and tools are amazing but my experiencie with our client was very hard to implement.
Is very easy to use, i can be very helpfull for medium project especific for buldings etc. You can track problem in all the stage of the engineering
Is very expensive and for general managment or project engineer in the mining sector is very difficult to work with, because of the lack knowledge and is not very common in the sector. And in order to use in the full potencial all stakeholder most know and have the software not only the viewers.
Jeff B. Secteur: Construction Nombre d'employés: 1 001-5 000 employés
Looking for better controls within the clash tools, better alignment with how Navisworks Manage handles clash tests. Tolerances, are not as good, as well the general navigation of clash results is slower than Navisworks.
I do like the product, in general try and implement on all my larger projects - it is a great tool for a VDC manager! However construction teams are using Navisworks instead of the Glue tools for clash detection coordination. It would be more collaborative if the clash tests were hosted\tracked on the 360 Glue site - at this time its much too time consuming to track and manege the clashing on Glue site. The cloud hosted models however do make it better even in Navisworks to ensure your using the latest modeling.
Another feature that I would really like to see is a managed folder structure (As administrator) I would like to have the capacity to create folders that only certain users could access (Like a client area only) this would allow me to publish modeling (Clash free) to my clients folder - they could then review the finished product.
Saves time in downloading and uploading - creates better collaboration by having a format all team members can review - without specialized software.
For construction trades to fully embrace the clash tools need to be more powerful, and "Navisworks Like".
More control for owner, or client access of finished product - it generally does not translate well in review of an ongoing clash coordination model (problems may be evident and misunderstood by some clients).
Design teams are not yet familiar with the modeling coordination process, like contractors and trade modeling teams - there seems to be a lack of interest in learning model review as opposed to reviewing construction\contract documents - it is treated like an additional task - instead of a collaborative and powerful tool to obtain a more coordinated design. Design teams should be trained on this aspect fully.
Sonya C. Secteur: Construction Nombre d'employés: 51-200 employés
I've been a user of this software for large projects with multiple trades and stakeholders and find it to be essential for coordination. It's great to be able to look through large models quickly rather than having to use Revit to open each one.
The ability to view and explore 3D models right in the browser as well as the ability to have the 2D sheet view in the corner of the screen to easily identity location within the model. I find the ability to view properties and layers very helpful when looking through models. Clean user interface.
It's not entirely intuitive. You do have to know a little about how the models are constructed with regards to elements if you are trying to show or hide certain items.