Local and Remote Access with BIMcloud

Building Information Modeling brings unique challenges to design teams. When implementing BIM architects often run into bottlenecks in model accessibility and workflow management. While these issues can be managed in large firms they can be overwhelming for small to mid-size practices.

For model-based team communication we recommend the BIMcloud. This product is a model based team collaboration solution that uses an industry-first Delta Server™ technology. It reduces network traffic to a minimum for instant and reliable data-exchange both within the office and over the Internet. The BIMcloud manages multiple points of connectivity, maintaining a central point of truth that all parties can access. Unlike file-based sharing solutions that behave like an FTP – the BIM Server keeps everyone on the same page. Working in multiple data sources allows for a missing link in the chain of communication. It helps avoid missed updates, which means no user is liable to fall out of the loop and no longer be part of the process.

“After carefully comparing Revit and Archicad, we selected Archicad as our BIM software when we started our new firm. Teamwork and BIMcloud have been perfect for our practice – allowing us to collaborate internally and externally, wherever we happen to be working!”
– Tom Wuertz, Principal, Handprint Architecture

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BIMcloud in Practice

Heather Young Architects is a growing practice located in the design-sensitive and collegial environment of Palo Alto, California. HYA understands the importance of good design with a higher level of attention, management and environmental stewardship to clients, both residential and commercial. Their projects are varied in architectural styles that reflect HYA’s goal to embrace clients’ interests and desires. They match clients goals to the essential qualities of good architecture: strong plans, good proportions, and a high attention to detail to make functional and beautiful designs.

In this case study Heather Young, Principal at HYA, reviews how BIMcloud and Archicad’s Teamwork technology aided in facilitating communication as well as increasing productivity. She will discuss how the technology has improved their workflow and design process as well as it’s impact on project collaboration.