Another major announcement was made at Autodesk University 2014 as it revealed that Autodesk are to release A360 Collaboration for Revit, a cloud-based service to aid synergy between Autodesk Revit and Autodesk Infraworks 360.
The technological plateau has been designed to allow BIM project teams to gain centralised access to project data in the cloud. Problems such as corporate firewalls and physical location are said to be eradicated by the new product which allow Revit users at any level in any project lifecycle team to access models.
Formerly codenamed Project Skyscraper, the cloud and mobile tool will be released in the US on December 7th, 2014.
The lucky stateside Autodesk customers will be the first to sign up for a subscription, accessing them to the Autodesk A360 Team cloud-based project collaboration platform, which according to AEC Magazine, will “allow the entire project team, even project contributors who do not use Revit, to view, search, and socially interact with all project design data”.
Discussing the success a beta version of the upcoming release had on one of their projects in Oregon, Project Manager and Senior Associate Architect at SRG Partnership, Bjorn Clouten said: “We’re sharing linked BIM project models with the entire project team in the cloud. Everyone has instant access to the latest information. It’s terrific. We’re enjoying the kind of smooth BIM collaboration that we’ve sought for more than 10 years.”