Premiering new visual verification features for Autodesk Build and BIM 360
EarthCam, the leader in webcam technology and services, released important upgrades to its Autodesk Construction Cloud® integration today at Autodesk University. EarthCam’s live jobsite cameras can now capture and deliver imagery to Autodesk® Build, the new project management and field execution solution now available to users globally, as well as BIM 360® and PlanGrid®.
EarthCam is supporting Autodesk’s commitment to unify best-in-class features from BIM 360 and PlanGrid – in the highly-configurable Autodesk Build environment. EarthCam engineers are ensuring that actionable visual information is promptly available for each new feature as Autodesk expands capabilities for Autodesk Build. Many of EarthCam’s existing Autodesk Construction Cloud integrations are already fully compatible with Autodesk Build.
“Through our long-established partnership with Autodesk, we’re committed to adding as many new image integration features as we can for no additional charge to customers,” said Brian Cury, CEO and Founder of EarthCam. “We’re proud to empower VDC teams with visual data that improves collaboration, mitigates project risk and enables data-driven decision making from one powerful platform.”
On the design side, comprehensive use of live construction cameras is becoming the new norm for VDC teams. EarthCam continues to lead the charge by merging real-time webcam imagery with Autodesk products connecting projects throughout their entire lifecycle. New, intelligent perspectives of jobsites are created by infusing navigable Navisworks® or Revit® 3D models with EarthCam’s 360° imagery, providing x-ray like insight, and clear visual evidence of progress. Synched live camera streams are meshed with model views, and users can zoom in on architectural details while immediately seeing the corresponding model alignment.
According to James Cook, head of integrations at Autodesk Construction Solutions, “By integrating EarthCam’s real-time visual imagery in to Autodesk Construction Cloud solutions, EarthCam empowers our mutual customers to make project management decisions grounded in the real-time status of their projects.”
Many architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) teams also rely on BIM 360 for collaboration around requests for information (RFIs). With the EarthCam and BIM 360 integration, visual data from EarthCam cameras and sensors augment RFIs with objective, photographic evidence. Users can automatically push images directly to an RFI in either Draft or Open status. ‘Draft’ RFIs allow contextual data or annotations to be added to an image before it is sent to the reviewer. This prevents duplicate data entry, and eliminates extra manual steps to amend ‘open’ RFIs, making workflow fast and efficient.
EarthCam is driving productivity for a more visually informative jobsite. EarthCam provides end-to-end services, including camera rentals, same-day delivery and professional installation. To learn about the new Autodesk integrations, meet EarthCam at the virtual Autodesk University exhibit, earthcam.net/autodeskuniversity or visit earthcam.net/autodesk