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Autodesk Model Coordination for Design and Construction Streamlines Process

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    Traditionally, teams rely on desktop tools for coordination (e.g., model visualization, clash detection and issue resolution), often leading to a convoluted process with limited access to information. Today, cloud-based tools like Autodesk Construction Cloud or BIM360 can be used to streamline coordination during both design and construction—ultimately offering greater transparency and improving collaboration among owners, designers, stakeholders and construction managers. Using real project examples, we’ll explore how to replicate this workflow in the cloud, so teams can run coordination and review clashes directly in Revit—without exporting files to Navisworks. We’ll also preview the best Revit settings for publishing, sharing coordinates and building stories; demonstrate how to combine and align Revit and CAD files per level; illustrate how to view assigned issues and make changes in Revit; and review similar processes in Navisworks for those unable to transition fully to the cloud.

    Key Learnings

    • Identify the benefits of cloud-based clash detection during design and preconstruction.
    • Evaluate the pros and cons to fully cloud-based coordination with subcontractors.
    • Review current technical workflows for both design and construction coordination.
    • Apply best practices and lessons learned from real projects.