We have been exploring different options on which we could expand our open source platform for Fieldforce into a true collaboration tool that would streamline the efforts of CAD users to keep up to the as-built markups coming in from the field.
The short video below showcases what we’ve accomplished to date. We call the process “closed loop monitoring” which we borrowed from the pharmaceutical industry with which we’ve done past work. The term “Closed Loop Monitoring” refers to the nature of the design documents being released to the field, coming back as redlined markups and the changes being incorporated back into the original design hence closing the loop.
Once again, we must highlight that this platform is meant for utility companies that need to have cloud functionality run internally as a Hybrid Cloud solution and not meant as a replacement for the cloud based BIM 360 product available by Autodesk. We use the entire suite of Autodesk Forge APIs that we can and are expanding to new features with them including plug-ins for BIM 360.
There are multiple workflow possibilities here but the main take away is that using Forge viewers we could easily help engineering and design teams close the loop with field constriction crews working on Substation projects.
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