BIM 360 is a construction management platform connecting AEC workflows from design, to preconstruction, to site execution, to commissioning & handover. By connecting the data, people, and processes, more predictable outcomes are achieved. More predictable outcomes help general contractors, construction managers, project managers, superintendents, subcontractors, architects, engineers and owners, improve profitability of their projects.
BIM 360 Docs is document management built specifically for architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) professionals to publish, manage, review and approve all project documents in the cloud. Project teams can stay up-to-date on 2D plans and 3D models, create design markups, and extract document sets from design files.
BIM 360 Design is built for team collaboration, allowing users to co-author shared Revit models, and manage deliverables throughout the construction project lifecycle.
BIM 360 Glue helps users perform constructability reviews and streamlines BIM project workflows. Users can review projects and resolve coordination issues by directly loading models into Navisworks for 4D animated timelines, model-based quantification, and more. Layout features enables vertical construction contracts to connect the coordinated model to the field layout process, improving accuracy of building components.
BIM 360 Build improves quality and promotes safety. By doing so, project efficiencies are gained, which reduces rework and risk. Digital checklists are used for inspections, ensuring safety and quality programs are beind adhered to. Users can create, assign and manage issues, RFIs and submittals, as well as track field performance with daily reports.
BIM 360 Ops is mobile-first maintenance management solution. Monitor building health, access asset information, and manage occupant tickets, all from your mobile device. Anytime, anywhere.
It is great to track your punchlist and rolling completion issues. We did not use it for commissioning, but I would have liked to try it so we could link it to our 360 Glue Revit models. This looks like a very helpful option.
1). In the field, the iPad app is very easy to use, with the exceptions of a few small things.
2). It is especially easy for contractors to walk their Issues, take pictures, make comments, etc.
3). The print reports and schedule reports module is really helpful. There are many different report types and layout options, which is repeatedly useful.
4). It is easy to see any pertinent info in Issue list view, and print quickly from that page.
5). Customizing the different types of drop down Issue Filters for different users is very handy, and necessary. And it is very easy to sort and search for Issues using the filter module in Issue List view.
6). After I figured out how to contact tech support, it was certain that I would get a diligent response. I would say response time was always within 24 hours, unless I said it was urgent, and very through.
Here are common Problems our large team and I run into often:
1). The website commonly has a huge latency when loading new pages. And I mean typically 3-10 seconds, and occasionally 10-20 seconds to load a page.
2). More often than I would like, the Issue List column sorting feature at the top of each column on the website version just will not work.
3). Pinning an issue from the website version is not very intuitive, and takes you a completely different pathway to find the maps. This should be something that is easy to get to from the window of an open issue, just like the iPad app version.
4). Sometimes the syncing function has an error and you need to re-sync.
5). Not frequently, but few times more than I would have liked, the site would just not let people do things like change statuses, or on a couple of occasions even just open the site.
6). After walking in the field adding issues for a while, the iPad app will stop letting you load photos. You have to close and restart the app and you're good to go again.
Experience is good with BIM360 if you use the total cycle of BIM360. Great workflow for design partners (A/C/MEP).
I'm a General Contractor and also have to deal with subcontractors, suppliers and partners. they deliver other formats such as IFC files. that's lacking in BIM360 and Navisworks right now. there is no good workflow to engage the partners to the platform.
Even so is Issue Management missing. in Design stage it is difficult to track an Issue.
then we miss the integration with planning/scheduling software there is no development on:
the same with:
Quantity Take Off
BIM Model check on standards / BIM execution plan
Rule based checking in the model for example: clash on: swing of the door hits anything in his way.
integration with planning /scheduling to make 4D still images and animations.
there is one in Navisworks I know but it would be great to have that integration with:
Revit model + Partner Models -> Glue -> planning connection with geometrie -> make animations or images/bookwork for realisation stage.
Then data -> cross project data pull out for Quality / Safety advisors and board.
visualisation of that data
And the biggest miss is one single platform login. now its scatered all around single point solutions.
Still waiting for BIM360 Docs to be more mature. Our current document management system is still better than Docs so I can't start implementation of BIM360 Docs if there are some key functionality missing right now.
I'm sorry for the critical notes I made above but I think it's good to be critical and hopefully you can get the benefits of it.
And as you might know we love BIM360 and are heavily using it on our projects!
keep up the good work and great vision for the future of BIM360!
Greetings, Gert-Jan Ditsel - Dura Vermeer
Design stage integration and workflow
Revit -> Glue -> Navisworks (clash +Model Coordination) -> Field
no single sign on, no mature Document management
Recently HB Construction in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is offering our design teams and owners new tools to help facilitate our commitment to providing quality buildings. Autodesk BIM 360 products, Glue and Field with Autodesk Building Ops are cloud based mobile platforms used for coordination, collaboration, QA/QC management, asset and finally preventative maintenance. Autodesk's BIM tools are transforming HB's handover experience to our owners and building operators giving them access on day one of operations to the information they need.
Gathering of building data starts in the early stages of pre-construction. HB creates construction models either from the design models or from 2D construction sets. Using Autodesk BIM 360 Glue, models are used to coordinate location of trade's elements virtually before placement in the field. We work with all our sub-contractors to sign-off on a fully coordinated model before field work begins.
While working on coordinating element locations in BIM 360 Glue, HB and its subs also use Autodesk BIM 360 Field to provide asset data important to the building elements warranty, preventative maintenance and operation management. BIM 360 Field also supports our field management allowing HB to track issues for quality assurance, safety, and commissioning.
As the project nears completion, Building Ops connects to BIM 360 Field allowing all the relevant documents, models, photographs and videos associated with the building components and asset data to be migrated and conveniently available in Building Ops. Using the available data and information in Building Ops the HB warranty team continually updates and manages asset information such as location, operation, maintenance, repairs and service requests for two years after substantial completion. Those in charge of operating and maintaining the building are invited and can use the mobile or web interface of the application also. In fact, we encourage this.
HB is proud to offer Autodesk BIM 360 Glue and Field and Autodesk Building Ops as added value services to our clients as they enable HB to save time, money and resources with a fully coordinated data-centric model used to manage field quality and safety during construction passing on to owners and operators, true real-time asset information reflective of the building design and construction that they may trust and access on day one of the handover experience.
The ability to access real data from the cloud. The ease at learning and getting started quickly with really world results. Ability to show subs the ease and capabilities so that they feel part of the team.
I do wish the BIM 360 products were more integrated. Each of the Autodesk BIM 360 tools offer such needed benefits that if they were able to interact with each other our teams would use them even more. When a team member on the site has to go to 3 or 4 different tools to access the same data it can get tiring.
Typically BIM Coordination occurs at the design level and involves long periods of methodical planning and QAQC activities. My experience is that, while important, it doesn't matter what A/E designs when subcontractors are given means & methods in their contract and have their own layouts to design, submit, fabricate, and install.
Using BIM 360 Glue for construction activities has been amazing. The ability my subs have to constantly update their models within BIM 360 has allowed us to run continuous clash reports on the merged coordination model. In the fast-paced construction phase, it has been crucial to ensure that all trades are coordinated before they send their parts to shop in order to facilitate a smooth installation with minimal field changes. Limiting field changes helps us save money and time; that being said, BIM 360 Glue has already paid for itself.
Overall Quality: 5 stars due to its reputation and integration with Autodesk's line of products (Revit/CAD on the design-side, and Navis/BIM 360 Field on the construction side).
Ease of Use: 4 stars due to Friendy GUI, and familiar functionality from desktop to iPad. However, it's annoying to have to manually run clashes every time the merged model is updated (which can be daily). This is VERY time-consuming if you have multiple clash sets between disciplines.
Features and Functionality: 4 stars due to clunky clash detection (it's easier and more helpful to run clash detection with Navisworks). Everybody in the field is in LOVE with the iPad app, though. The 3D walkthroughs of the model with accelerometer and gyroscope sensor input are amazing. It's great walking through a site-in-progress with the client, and pull up BIM360 Glue on the iPad, drop a pin on your location in the floor plan, and give them a live 3D view of what space will look like.
Customer support: 5 stars Autodesk forums are the best.
Value: 5 stars, we pay our license fee and can add as many subcontractor users as needed. The saving in reduced field changes/mistakes has paid for the license ten-fold.
-Ease of model updating
-Ability to share with the client in an easy-to-grasp way
-Clunky clash detection
-Slow performance on legacy hardware
-Inability to auto-run clash detection
Great tools. Some are very usefull (BIM360Team) and in the perfekt pricing. Some should get more funktions to be helpfull (BIM360Docs) or only should learn from the other BIM Tools. So it's not possible to view Office-Files on BIM Docs and it allready works in BIM360Team. Allso I miss the upload and update funktion of complet folders. This was possible in the old version of Team. In BIMDocs there is only the oppotunity to upload files (no folder!). So it's hard to keep the lokal and cloud area on the same database.
To share files between different Cloud Tools isn't working. Therefore the BIM Docs area is made for. I know it, but at this time it's hard to handle it.
In the end I will thank you for all the help I get from support team. You do a great job.
Also, you should know, that I like the cloud-products. It's the only way to work in future and your products, with all of their mistakes, bugs and missing funktions, are the the top 5 in the world.
Thanks for your innovations!
Many, but the most importants are: View all Data online without download them, communication, easy to use
Still too much missing features!!!
Data lokal are not automaticly compare to the cloud and the pricing is not attraktiv for start working with the cloud. The first step should be cheap. When you place your data in the cloud, found out, that it's working fine, you mostly will not exit the system. But meanwhile you start use the system and try to invite some more, a high pricing will avoide to get the first step in the cloud. It will be helpfull that a small admin-team should be allowed to use it for free. Comercial users like worker, industrie, snd so on have to pay for it, after the admins arranged everything.
- $30 per user, per month
BIM 360 is available in both free and paid pricing tiers.
Contact Autodesk for further pricing details.
Below are some frequently asked questions for BIM 360.
BIM 360 offers the following pricing plans:
Starting from: US$30,00/month
Pricing model: Free, Subscription
Free Trial: Available
- $30 per user, per month
BIM 360 is available in both free and paid pricing tiers.
Contact Autodesk for further pricing details.
BIM 360 offers the following features:
BIM 360 has the following typical customers:
Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business
BIM 360 supports the following languages:
Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish
BIM 360 has the following pricing plans:
BIM 360 supports the following devices:
Android, iPhone, iPad
BIM 360 integrates with the following applications:
Box, Dropbox, Egnyte, Google Drive, Microsoft Excel, Raken, RedTeam, Rhumbix, STACK, SharePoint
BIM 360 offers the following support options:
Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials