What Autodesk Data Can You Unlock for Insights with Toric?
Toric and Autodesk have a strategic partnership that comes from the common goal of helping the construction industry drive better project and business performance.
Toric’s data analytics workspace provides the industry access to a Common Data Environment designed to help connect all systems through data, regardless of where it is created or stored. For Autodesk users in particular, Toric allows them to integrate and aggregate data into a singular workspace for analysis from their suite of Autodesk Tools, like Revit, Navisworks, Autodesk Construction Cloud, Build, and many more. Hear from Amy Marks, Autodesk VP of Enterprise Transformation, on the importance of a common data environment as the cornerstone for integrating various data silos in the construction industry. Download or share our Autodesk Solutions Brief to learn more about our partnership.
This article will explore what Autodesk tools are available in the Toric workspace and how they can be used to perform data analytics.
Autodesk Construction Cloud (ACC)
Autodesk has created a new home for all of its powerful software - Autodesk Construction Cloud (ACC). ACC combines Autodesk's construction tool sets into one unified solution to keep your project teams aligned from project design through construction and operations. The primary pillars of Autodesk Construction Cloud include BIM Collaborate Pro, Autodesk Takeoff, and Autodesk Build, and interfaces with additional offerings, such as BuildingConnected and ProEst.
Autodesk Construction Cloud provides a new way to manage an entire project lifecycle, including robust design collaboration, document management, proactive project management, and insights to manage risks.
Torc users can ingest and join Autodesk Construction Cloud data with other Autodesk tools like Revit, Navisworks, and other sources to create meaningful insights with all the context you need.
BIM Collaborate Pro
BIM Collaborate Pro is a model coordination and design collaboration solution. View BIM Design Changes in the cloud and experience real-time BIM Collaboration. Easily access issues across Navisworks and Revit to fix models, validate designs, and close out issues.
What kind of data can you ingest from Autodesk BIM Collaborate Pro to Toric?
Pull models and their metadata, documents, design issues, clash collaboration issues, and more directly from your cloud design environment to improve reporting and to keep your teams aware of the latest changes or potential complications.
What can you do with Autodesk BIM Collaborate Pro data in Toric?
While Toric currently offers direct plug-ins for Revit, Navisworks, and BIM360, it also allows design teams to connect their construction data directly from the models being hosted in the cloud in BIM Collaborate Pro.
Once data is ingested into Toric, users can leverage BIM Collaborate Pro data to report on issues, design updates, model changes, and timelines in an easy-to-consume fashion and coalesce that data with other sources outside of the Autodesk Construction Cloud. Toric’s no-code workspace allows you to control and compare versions and perform over 100+ operations to transform data into insights.
Takeoff allows pre-construction teams to win more work and deliver projects on budget. As a 2D & 3D quantification solution use Takeoff to create more accurate QTOs and estimates based on quantification type or material, which can then be pushed to an estimating tool for pricing, such as ProEst or Excel.
What data can you ingest from Autodesk Takeoff to Toric?
Beyond ingesting model data and construction documents, Toric can ingest data such as takeoff classifications, packages, takeoff types, and individual takeoff items to take your estimating processes to the next level.
What can you do with Autodesk Takeoff data in Toric?
By utilizing the data from Autodesk Takeoff in Toric, you can analyze and understand quantities and breakouts of individual takeoff items. By transforming those complicated spreadsheets into simple to understand visualizations, your team can be better informed to make decisions based on historical data. If that isn’t enough, manipulate the data directly from Autodesk Takeoff to perform cost estimations, or clean it up to prepare it for a push into an additional warehouse or ERP.
Connect teams and workflows during construction. Field management, project collaboration, and cost controls. A toolset for connecting between the office, trailer, and job site, which lets its users manage, share, and access project data.
What data can you ingest from Autodesk Build into Toric?
With Toric’s integration to Build, users can access their project files, sheets, models, markups, issues, forms, submittals, RFIs, assets, schedules, budgets, change orders, and more in one location.
What can you do with data ingested from Autodesk Build?
Advance your understanding of project performance across the board by combining all of your Autodesk Build data into clean, consolidated dashboards. Transform that data by removing superfluous information, honing in on what matters most to your project teams. Gain a better understanding of relationships between issues that spawned RFIs, RFIs that spawned Change Orders, and how those Change Orders have impacted your overall Budget.
Use the assets tools to create work-in-place tracking dashboards and relate those to a takeoff as performed in Autodesk Takeoff. Coalesce your data from the toolsets available in Autodesk Construction Cloud with any of our other 50+ connectors to create a truly connected dashboard experience.
What is Autodesk Revit?
Revit is one of the most widely used software applications for BIM modeling in the construction industry. It allows architects, engineers, and construction professionals to create detailed 3D models of their projects, which helps them visualize potential design issues early in the process.
What kind of data can you pull from Revit in Toric?
Toric’s plugin for Revit allows extracting specific BIM data such as architecture, structure, and project information. Making it easy to reuse data transformation for new versions and projects, interact with design data, and export the transformed BIM data.
What can you do with Revit data?
Toric users can ingest Revit data and perform several analytics activities, like processing, enriching, cleansing, mapping, and visualization. Once data is ingested into Toric, it can be combined with multiple data sources to draw meaningful insights at every critical milestone and phase in a project's lifecycle.
We have many users leveraging Revit data in Toric to:
- Ingest Revit data into a common environment for management, processing, and transformation into insights.
- Create interactive visualizations, including a 3D Model viewer with the ability to to filter and interact with data in context to design.
- Perform critical tasks like Quantity Take-Off and Model Audits and join model data with other sources to plan more accurately and identify issues before they happen.
Check out our recent webinar on using Revit data for cost analytics and quantity take off, or read through our tutorials on performing QTO’s or model audits using Revit data in Toric.
What is Autodesk Navisworks?
A tool to review, append, and clash detect 3D models by allowing federation, navigating around them, and comparing versions.
What kind of data can you pull from Navisworks in Toric?
With the Toric plugin, users can ingest Navisworks data to create clash reports and 3D Model visuals that can be shared with any stakeholder. Toric provides automations to ingest Navisworks data on a time or change basis, ensuring reports always use the most up-to-date version of a model.
When data is ingested into Toric, users have the ability to control versions and hand-select elements to be used in analysis. This allows users to perform tasks like Model Audits, Clash Reports, QTOs, and Master Planning using Navisworks data in Toric.
Autodesk Civil 3D
What is Autodesk Civil 3D?
A civil project design tool for land development, water, and transportation projects that allows users to build and visualize their projects in 3D.
What kind of data can you pull from Civil 3D in Toric?
Users can push endless versions of 3D data and analyze models by element type, family type, or status within Toric.
Toric users can simply analyze Civil 3D data by building a data flow once to automatically apply business logic and data processes every time new data comes through. Once data is processed and ready for visualization, users can create interactive dashboards and reports customizable with their own branding, fonts, dropdowns, legends, and much more.
Autodesk BIM 360
What is Autodesk BIM360?
Autodesk BIM360 is a project management tool for AECO professionals which lets them work in a collaborative environment.
What kind of data can you pull from BIM360 in Toric?
Toric integration for BIM360 allows users to pick and choose which BIM data to ingest into Toric, such as files, cost items, RFI’s, and more.
What can you do with BIM360 data?
This integration allows users to compare project changes against your model with every new version. As well as read files, folders, RFI’s and other common datasets. The automation feature streamlines data imports -- building a Dataflow once and letting it run for as long as the project is active.
What is PlanGrid?
PlanGrid is a field-first tool that allows users to access plan sheets, documents, and models in a mobile or desktop environment. It includes the ability to perform task tracking and fillable forms for inspections and checklists from the field.
What kind of data can you pull from PlanGrid in Toric?
With Toric’s integration to PlanGrid, users can access their project data, including Tasks, RFIs, submittals, projects, and more.
What can you do with PlanGrid data?
Toric users can ingest PlanGrid data like RFI’s, submittals, projects, and more into our workspace for visual, real-time analytics. Once ingested into Toric, PlanGrid data can be processed, filtered, enriched, cleaned, and joined with other sources to create meaningful insights.
Users can create automations to ingest data from PlanGrid on a time or change basis, enabling them to achieve real-time data in their dashboards and reports.
Toric makes it easier to stay up to date with project tasks, deadlines, and the person responsible for such tasks in an easy-to-understand way. You can group RFI’s by schedule, cost, and person, or filter data like tasks by deadlines to prioritize decisions accordingly.
With Toric, you connect data from multiple tools within the Autodesk suite of products like Revit, Navisworks, Civil3D, Autodesk Build, BuildingConnected, and 50+ outside the Autodesk ecosystem like Oracle P6, Procore, and Trimble Connect. Our users leverage these connectors and the data analytics workspace to get insights across a project's lifecycle using automation and create interactive real-time reporting.
If you haven't already, we encourage you to sign up for a free account and explore the workspace with course videos. Or, don't hesitate to request a demo with our team to learn more about how Toric can help you manage your projects more efficiently.
Want to learn more about Autodesk and Toric? Listen in to hear about using Autodesk and Toric to drive digital transformation and create an expected experience. Or, learn how to integrate Autodesk Construction Cloud data and other sources to build a live project scoreboard from Adam Davis, VDC Manager at Miller Electric.