Imagine if you could tell exactly what has changed in your project with a push of a button.
That’s exactly what Assemble Systems allows you to do with their software, Assemble Systems Business Development Manager Fahim Dangra said. Instead of flipping through hundreds of sheets and trying to figure out what has changed by comparing a previous set of drawings to the new ones, you can just push a button.
“I can just simply click a button and our software will tell me that there is 23,000 square feet of concrete added to this model,” Dangra said. “And then right away I can jump on it and determine if I need to write an RFI, make a change order, or maybe my sub is charging me too much.”
Assemble Systems connects your 2D digital drawings to a 3D model and gives you the ability to see the same information in both drawing and model at the same time. The idea is to see as much information as possible.
Assemble gives you all the inventory or the intelligence from the 3D models and 2D drawings in a grid view, said Mark Klusza, Assemble Systems Chief Innovation Officer. As you pick on these items, you have a 3D view and then the associated 2D view and it’s all tied together at the same time.
As soon as you open the model in Assemble all the quantity information is right there.
“Everything is cross-referenced in real time and it doesn’t matter what offering source it comes from,” Klusza said
Assemble is also launching a new API called Assemble Connect. That allows you to reach into the Assemble project database and link it to other applications like Oracle and Sage.
“And based on those queries you can live update and the table and properties will change based on that external data,” Klusza said. “We can integrate basically anything and bring it into your system.”
And since it’s cloud-based it can be used anywhere there is an internet connection.
“We have kept it so they don’t have to be a BIM expert,” Dangra said. “Anybody can just go in, open up our software, tap into the model and look at the information that they wanted to.”
Assemble Systems, which was one of several sponsors at Procore’s annual conference, is able to integrate with Procore. The integration enables project teams to integrate BIM/VDC capabilities seamlessly into their project management workflows for improved project control.