"As the manager, [BIM Track] helps me understand
where we are at globally in our BIM coordination efforts"
BIM Manager at Penta Building Group
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You’re pretty good at finding model quality issues and clashes in your models. But what happens once they’re found? Action items get siloed in email threads. Team members need to wait for meetings to move forward. The result? “We’ll coordinate as much as we can before deadline X.” We say that’s not good enough.
BIM Track provides the basic information you need to resolve coordination issues. Who is responsible for resolving this. When it needs to be fixed by. Have questions? Your team can comment back and forth on issues directly in their everyday software and anyone can view the issue context.
We believe the data in BIM Track belongs to you, our clients. It’s our job to help you find ways to visualize and share this valuable data where you need it. When data sits in silos, your time and money are being wasted.
You can use BIM Track directly in Autodesk Revit, Navisworks, Solibri, Tekla Structures or our browser-based web platform. We’re making it easier for teams working in 2D and 3D to work together in a user-friendly platform.
Our API allows for bi-directional data exchange. Issues can be exchanged across different platforms using the BCF file format. We also let data in; IFC models can be imported into BIM Track’s free web viewer to see your issues in their full context without expensive authoring software licenses.
Let’s face it: if your name is publicly assigned to an issue, it’s much more likely to get resolved than if it is batted around like a ping-pong ball during coordination meetings. Individuals and teams alike are accountable with BIM Track to each other and other stakeholders.
You can’t delete anything in BIM Track either: issues or comments. The whole, unvarnished truth is contained within! There is, however, a strong notion of team access, so you can resolve internal issues amongst your fellow team members.
Every minute counts. On a large airport project, we discovered that the average time it takes to navigate to an issue in the authoring software is 2 wasted minutes. With BIM Track, you simply click “View in Model” in Revit, Navisworks, Tekla Structures or our web viewer and get taken directly to the issue’s location.
We apply this time-saving philosophy to everything we do. Do you respond to LinkedIn messages (from people you know) or email faster? That’s why we have the comments tool for each issue. Why spend time creating the same report every week? You can now schedule reports that email your predefined coordination report template to the right team members at predefined intervals.
Instant Collaboration & Communication
BIM Track takes a data-driven approach to coordination using the power of the cloud so that all stakeholders can work simultaneously with up-to-date issue data.
Accessibility & Transparency
BIM Track’s web-based platform gives project access to all stakeholders, who can access the information they need and track the evolution of the issue resolution process to better understand the coordination state of your projects.
Reduce Issue Management Time
Don't wait for coordination meetings & printed reports. Save valuable time & stop searching for the right issue view or finding that one email.
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BIM Manager at Penta Building Group
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CAD Manager & BIM Specialist at Allies & Morrison
Technology like BIM Track unblocks communication. But this doesn’t dissolve traditional roles and responsibilities. Your teams need communication rules they can rely on during their daily coordination tasks. If you’re a PM about to set up your first BIM Track project, we’re going to show you two types of communication workflows. They’re tried and tested in the real world (not just software Nirvana-land) by our parent company of BIM specialists BIM One, who uses them on their projects.
“I tried BIM Track once. But when I hit <View in Model>, I got nothing.” This sentence is the surest way to break our BIM Track hearts. Is it because our software is terrible? No. It’s because this problem boils down to the dreaded SHARED COORDINATES. In this blog post, we are going to share our best practices for sharing coordinates across your models in Revit.
Welcome to the first installment of coordination confessions, our advice column penned by our new agony aunt Wilma. Submit your completely anonymous coordination confessions, be they people or technology problems on the job and you might be featured in the next installment.