Enterprise Implementation of Collaboration for Revit

Collaboration for Revit is all about storing your project central Revit models in the Cloud. This allows designers to access these ‘cloud’ models, to make and monitor design changes and communicate directly with the design team from within Revit.

When implementing Collaboration for Revit (C4R) at company level, we focus on two main topics:

  • Network Connectivity
  • Cloud Model Collaboration

Network connectivity focuses on the technical aspects needed to use C4R effectively. Cloud Model Collaboration focuses on the model authoring aspects using C4R. Of course each of these two main topics will be broken down in subtasks.

C4R traffic
Typical C4R data traffic shapes

Network connectivity

is about how are you connected to the data center where the information is hosted and what does your project shape traffic looks like. Topics that need to be addressed are latency, bandwidth packet loss and the resulting throughput. What is the impact on your local network over time and how are the connections to the ISP’s, to the Backbone, to the submarine cables, to the Amazon Edge locations. How does network connectivity affect your capacity and therefor resource planning. How does capacity affect network connectivity investment.

Cloud Model Collaboration

It’s our experience that many companies that need to work together ask themselves, do we trust the other party well enough. Although it is a valid question, the answer to another question has a far greater impact on collaboration.

How do you want to collaborate: Directly or Indirectly?

Revit for Collaboration
Revit for Collaboration

The answer to this question has direct impact on your modelling processes, design management and 3D coordination, but the answer will also have an impact on your network connectivity. There are many variables that have an effect on the solution. Geo-location or project specifics may require a different approach. Therefor we offer a framework implementation with clear guidelines and a road map for improving performance. Some of the elements that are part of the framework

  • Network infrastructure monitoring plan
  • Resource management
  • Backup Disaster Recovery
  • Model Authoring Guidelines
  • Information Management Dashboard

This implementation is designed as a framework capable of integrating with your existing processes. For example if you already have extensive modelling guidelines than that is great.

Cloud Based Project Delivery

Once you have implemented Collaboration for Revit at company level, the next logical step is Cloud Based Project Delivery.