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Manu Venugopal
New York City
The BIM Gluru!
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Are you building a web or mobile application for Architecture, Engineering, Construction or Manufacturing industry? The Autodesk Forge Platform enables you to quickly create seamless intuitive cloud powered apps, services and experiences. The Forge Platform includes a number of web services that span the design through operations processes including early... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2016 at The 360° View
Autodesk University 2015 innovations main stage witnessed some incredible stories about innovation from across the globe. One of the obvious highlights is JE DUNN Construction's innovative cloud-hosted visualization and pricing interface that is helping them shave significant time and cost from the projects. And revealing its potential to unsettle the siloed, incremental way in which buildings are designed and built. John Jacobs, Chief Information Officer, presented how JE Dunn has transformed the preconstruction process leveraging their LENS pricing software, Dunn Dashboard and Autodesk BIM 360 for a seamless, transparent and connected ecosystem. Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2016 at The 360° View
By Manu Venugopal At Autodesk University 2015, Autodesk unveiled the cloud-based Forge initiative to accelerate a cloud connected ecosystem to transform how products are designed, made and used. Following the announcement of the Forge platform, we've set the dates for our next Autodesk Forge Accelerator. The Forge Accelerator will be... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2016 at The 360° View
In the recent BIM 360 Field release, there are a few enhancements to the API: 1. Now you can retrieve Business Unit attribute using /api/projects Business Unit is an attribute for detailed project information, which is helpful for company who manage many BIM 360 Field projects to group the projects... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2015 at The 360° View
Hi Henry, thanks for your comments. Field API documentation ( would give a good overview of the capabilities or extent of what can be done with APIs. When you say customized form are you referring to a Field Checklist? Then yes, you can create a checklist through API and also link additional data to it. Refer to api/checklist call.
There is a buzz in the construction industry about a new document management solution called Project Alexandria. So what is it and how does it change the construction workflows? Project Alexandria is a purpose-built document management system for construction. Stay tuned to the site where we'll be revealing more about it in the coming weeks. Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2015 at The 360° View
At BIM 360 our mission is to accelerate project delivery and reduce risk for our customers by enabling office to easily coordinate and connect while empowering the field to anticipate and act. A simple and powerful example is the Daily Updates feature that allows users to manager their jobsite performance details from the field itself. Today we are introducing the Daily Updates API. Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2015 at The 360° View
This years Autodesk North American Construction Customer council meetings were held last week on June 23-24. DAQRI hosted the council meeting at their facilities in Los Angeles, CA. This years meetings focused on the latest developments with initiatives and trends such as production planning, collaboration, building operations, the internet of things, wearable technology in the field and more. I was thrilled at the chance to experience the Smart Helmet being developed by DAQRI. Setting a new standard for industrial, professional-grade wearables, DAQRI Smart Helmet realizes the true potential of augmented reality and 4D in the enterprise space. Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2015 at The 360° View
Hi Cara, Thank you for the feedback!
Toggle Commented Jun 29, 2015 on DevDays 2013 and BIM 360 at The 360° View
Hi BIM Training, Thank you for your feedback!
The second Autodesk Cloud Accelerator program was held from June 1 - June 12 in Autodesk San Francisco Office. Around 10 partners from around the world spend two weeks developing their applications on Autodesk Cloud Platform. I had the opportunity to attend the kick off and spend time with some of them discussing the BIM 360 APIs and the potential for integrations using the same.Developers from these partner companies got a chance to work intensively on their chosen project with the help, support and training of the Autodesk Cloud Engineering teams. The projects involved the use of any Autodesk cloud technology API – View and Data, Autodesk BIM 360, AutoCAD I/O, Autodesk InfraWorks 360 or Autodesk ReCap. It is such a great opportunity to accelerate your development with face-to-face advice and support from Autodesk cloud technology experts. Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2015 at The 360° View
BIM 360 Glue and REST APIs are becoming very popular among our partners and customers who wants to interact with the project data in BIM 360 cloud. The Glue Viewer allows users to pass some of the parameters to an embeddable viewer to visualize live BIM data through 3rd party applications and browsers. A lesser known fact is BIM 360 Glue's Javascript APIs, that allows users to interact with the Model View for rich bi-directional workflows. Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2015 at The 360° View
How to extend BIM’s values from design and construction phase to facility operation and maintenance (O&M) phase? This is a question that many facility owners with pioneering spirits have been asking. All the valuable information captured in the design and construction process does not have to die after the handover – it can connect with existing Facilities Management (FM) applications and serve as digitized data repository to be used for O&M purposes. Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at The 360° View
I switched to an Apple Macbook Pro three years back and has been using it ever since at work and home. Running BIM 360 Glue or Navisworks in a Windows virtual machine using Parallels has become such a breeze that I barely have to pause. It took me a while... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2015 at The 360° View
If you are planning a BIM pilot project or looking to review your current workflows, and practices, here are two great resources for you. Happy reading! 1. BIM Deployment Workbook Get the Autodesk® BIM Pilot Deployment Workbook. It’s a step-by-step guide to launching a BIM pilot for construction professionals. 2.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at The 360° View
The document library in BIM 360 Field has seen a lot of improvements in recent times including mark up improvements and linking documents, etc. and according to the team - we're not done yet! Last week saw updates to how Document versions are managed in Library and this update also improved the Publish API for importing documents to the library. Let us take a quick look at the most recent updates. Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2015 at The 360° View
In my last post I briefly introduced the basics of Dynamo and visual programming, and shared some video resources. In this post I will conclude the discussion by sharing some my thoughts about the practical uses of Dynamo Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2015 at The 360° View
Design is both art and science – this is especially true at this time when Building Information Modelling (BIM) is changing the AEC industry’s paradigm of how buildings are planned, analyzed, created and managed. Computational methods give designers the ability to automate many of the design tasks, generate parametric geometries and parse the design model to perform various engineering analysis. Well, as promising as it sounds, I understand it can be very challenging and probably scary for designers to write all the codes/scripts to develop the computational methods. In this blog, let’s take a look at how to develop “easy” and “graphical” scripting for computational design using Dynamo. Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2015 at The 360° View
Thank you Tomislav for bringing this to our attention. We have fixed the webpage issue and it is working now.
In my last blog post I talked about Driving an RFI workflow through BIM 360 Field. This generated some discussion around data extraction and one of the readers asked about how to make it more efficient when there are large number of data points. This gave the idea of starting a series of posts focusing on Field Data Extraction. So in this blog post, I decided to write about the Filters in BIM 360 Field - A very powerful and simple feature to help manage your data, sort, filter and extract. Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2015 at The 360° View
In this blog post, we look at how to leverage Autodesk BIM 360 Field's best-in-class data collection mechanisms to identify and record issues early in the process as well as make them a part of the official RFI process by feeding them seamlessly to a Project Management system. Lot of Field users have asked the question of how to take a Field 'issue' item and create an RFI from the same. Let us take a look... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2015 at The 360° View
Autodesk BIM 360 team has created an online tour application that allows industry professionals to understand how BIM 360 can help in their day to day work. The tour is tailored to specific roles in the Construction industry and can be customized further based on user preferences. Whether you are a BIM/VDC personnel, or a Project Manager or part of Field operations team, you can select the specific role that you play in the team and look for information that is valuable to you. The online tour is accessible at Autodesk BIM360-Online Tour. Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2015 at The 360° View
See how Autodesk is using the BIM 360 cloud and mobile infrastructure to push BIM data further into the field using the BIM 360 Layout app and feature within BIM 360 Glue. Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2014 at The 360° View