"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 QC problems and clashes in your models. But what happens once they’re found? Action items get siloed in email threads and 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 outside of BIM Track. When data sits in silos, your time and money are being wasted.
You can use BIM Track directly in Autodesk Revit, Navisworks, Tekla Structures or our browser-based web platform. Our open 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 the 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, for better or for worse! 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 built in to each issue. Why spend time creating the same report every week? We will soon be releasing scheduled reports that email your predefined coordination report template to the right team members at predefined intervals.
Instant Collaboration & Communication
BIM Track is a data driven approach using the power of the cloud to provide instant collaboration and allowing stakeholders to work simultaneously with the most up-to-date issue data.
Accessibility & Transparency
With our web-based platform, invite all stakeholders to your projects to facilitate the collaboration and access the information, witness the evolution of the issue resolution process to better understand the status 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.
Never leave your work environment: create, view, and resolve issues directly in the authoring software with our add-ins for Revit, Navisworks, and Tekla Structures.
BIM Manager at Penta Building Group
Project Coordinator, Engineering & Construction at YQB Airport
Corporate BIM/VDC Director at Bernards USA
CAD Manager & BIM Specialist at Allies & Morrison
Architect & BIM Coordinator at Northmill Associates
Much of BIM Track’s power is based on properly filled out issue attributes. We’re going to take a deep dive into issue attribute best practices for optimal BIM Track project and team management.
This is the second post in our best-use series that shows some of BIM Track’s practical applications. This month, we focus on BIM Track’s free web viewer for IFCs.
Co-founder and CTIO Carl Veillette is well-known to our BIM Track fans: odds are good you have met him at a trade show, sat in one of his webinars or read one of his blog posts. However we’d like to introduce you to BIM Track’s other co-founder: Jimmy Plante, the businessman behind BIM Track.