by Brianna Crandall — April 7, 2017 — Invicara, provider of transformative solutions for building information modeling (BIM), announced this past week the release of BIM Assure 1.2, with new features focused on making BIM data validation and reporting easier and faster. The latest tools help users edit data quickly and share information with people that don’t have access to BIM.
BIM Assure is a collaborative, cloud solution that unlocks BIM data and helps entire project teams collaborate on data quality. BIM Assure’s intelligent rules help users to quickly identify and resolve issues to improve BIM quality and sync the corrections back to the source model. In addition, the easy-to-use Web app provides a common BIM environment that lets architects, engineers, contractors, and owners (AECO) share models and manage data, creating new opportunities to streamline design and construction workflows and improve project delivery.
BIM Assure new capabilities include:
- Element data editing: Unlock building information and create new workflows to edit model data and fix issues directly in BIM Assure and sync the updates back to Revit.
- Element reports: Provide detailed reports on model data in Excel to help share information with other people and systems.
- Data slices: Create a focused set of model elements to streamline model navigation and data reporting.
- Interactive 2D views: Improve communication by providing access to building plans and data in interactive two-dimensional (2D) views. You can select elements in a 2D view and highlight it in the 3D model.
Tim Luke, CEO of Basepin, an innovative BIM consultancy, noted:
My owner clients are demanding better data. Basepin’s LOD-based contracts specify exactly what model data is required and how it can be used. We use BIM Assure to check models against agreed LOD requirements and produce LOD reports. BIM Assure is helping us ensure the models have the right information — reducing RFIs and providing a better project handover.
For more information, see Invicara’s BIM Assure product page.