Source/Link: IMAGINiT Technologies Updates Clarity and Launches IMAGINiT Clarity Workshare for Autodesk
Rand Worldwide (OTCBB: RWWI), a global leader in providing technology solutions to organizations with engineering design and information technology requirements, today announced its IMAGINiT Technologies division has released IMAGINiT Clarity Workshare, the third product in the IMAGINiT Clarity family. Now, with Clarity Workshare architectural, engineering and construction firms that are not using the Autodesk Revit Server, can improve their traditional file-based work sharing approach and fully automate Revit related tasks. IMAGINiT Technologies has also added new features and enhancements to the Revit Server based products, IMAGINiT Clarity and IMAGINiT Clarity LT.
“Large architectural, engineering and construction firms around the globe embraced IMAGINiT Clarity for Revit Server because of the multi-firm collaboration, enhanced security and massive time savings resulting from the collaboration and automation tools,” says Bob Heeg, executive vice president, IMAGINiT Technologies. “Now our team of software developers has created a product specifically designed for firms who use Revit, but not Revit Server. Now anyone using Revit can gain similar advantages as the largest players in the industry when it comes to reporting, sharing real-time data with non-technical users and task automation.”
Now, organizations of any size can continue to use their traditional methods of collaboration, yet still benefit from the sought after task automation and reporting features of IMAGINiT Clarity. Internal team members and external partners can dramatically improve project collaboration, automate repetitive tasks, and provide valuable data to non-Revit users in real time with simple setup and easy administration.
“Clarity Workshare is a dream come true for BIM Coordinators,” says Damian Serrano, Assoc. AIA, BIM Coordinator, RLF. “The ability to expose rich data in the model and use it for creating customized reports helps us make better informed design decisions in a fraction of the time it would have taken before. In addition, the automated creation of output files – pdf, dwf, images, etc. - is a tremendous time saver and allows managers to track the progress of the models almost in real time.”
"While we are interested in Revit Server capabilities for collaboration with outside partners, we have many more projects that we perform in-house with the Revit worksharing capabilities,” says John Spangler, Information Technology Manager, RLF. “We are excited that IMAGINiT Clarity Workshare has come to the market because we know we’ll now be able to reap the benefits of Clarity task automation and reporting on all of our projects.”
Built upon the Autodesk Revit platform, IMAGINiT Clarity Workshare is compatible with both Autodesk Revit 2012 and 2013. New features enhance collaboration through an intelligent file sharing approach and automate essential tasks to significantly cut both the time and resources required.
Like the Revit Server-based versions, IMAGINiT Clarity Workshare enables tasks to be automated in three ways: every time a Revit file is updated; at a scheduled time (typically nightly); or on demand. Now mundane tasks happen automatically in the background, while freeing up staff to undertake higher value tasks. Whether the job is generating nightly PDF and DWF files or updating Room Datasheets on demand, IMAGINiT Clarity Workshare saves employees valuable time by taking care of time-consuming but low-value work.
To share model data with people who don’t use Revit, all IMAGINiT Clarity products provide new and enhanced export options when transforming model data into file formats. In addition to PDF, DWF, DWG, IFC and Image Export file formats, IMAGINiT Clarity products can now also automatically generate GBxml and FBX export files.
IMAGINiT Clarity Workshare’s website dashboard makes project management and quality control easy. With server and project based logging, managers have the ability to review and monitor activity from wherever they are. Whether it’s an employee updating data files or a contractor opening a PDF that’s been automatically generated, the BIM manager can quickly confirm who has logged in, viewed specific data, made changes etc. And built with the mobile BIM manager in mind, IMAGINiT Clarity Workshare’s dashboard is managed just as easily on an iPad or Android tablet, as it is on a desktop.
Performance Advisor Report
Every version of IMAGINiT Clarity now also automatically generates the Performance Advisor Report. Save time conducting 17 Revit model performance checks that Autodesk recommends and then simply delegate a team member to fix any issues noted on the graphical report -- it’s that simple.
New Reporting Options
There have also been some significant new features to the reporting options that are now offered in all three IMAGINiT Clarity products. New reports include the Revisions Report, Detail Items Report, Material Quantity Report and the View Report and they can easily be exported in additional formats including Microsoft Excel. Creating these reports, displays data in ways that Revit cannot – allowing team members to review information they could never automatically gather before.
Availability & Pricing
IMAGINiT Clarity Workshare offers an unlimited number of users and projects and also includes basic installation and training. Maintenance and subscription fees apply.
For organizations interested in a solution specifically for Revit Server, IMAGINiT Clarity and IMAGINiT Clarity LT can be packaged with Autodesk Revit Server or can be integrated into an existing installation. Setup and training is included and managed by IMAGINiT’s trusted team of implementation and training experts. Pricing is dependent on number of locations, hosts, accelerators and task servers. Maintenance and subscription fees apply. For more information, visit: imaginit.com/clarity.