Do you remember Lotus Development Corporation? Let’s face it, we all use a lot of excel to do our work, track our revenue, manage our business and our household budgets. This application is ubiquitous in business and everyone from grandparents to millennials use it frequently to crunch numbers. Most financial analysts and sales operations personnel proudly talk about pivot tables and trend analysis as part of their skills.
Did you know that a large amount of construction companies use Excel also for many tasks including Estimating? We are talking about thousands of construction projects that often add up to tens or hundreds of millions of dollars being done in a spreadsheet that is templated for this type of work.
That is why we created a 2-Way connection to Excel inside Assemble. This 2-Way connection allows you to use the Building Information Model data and other Assemble Properties and analyze, chart, and format it using all the powerful Excel commands. Then with a little planning you can add templates and utilize macros to quickly create data to assist you with making decisions in real time. You can also push this information from Excel back into your Assemble project where the data will be safely stored in our cloud system and be available as a project version on demand for you or anyone in your project team.
If you want to use more BIM on your projects and you are an Excel user look deeper into the 2-way connection between Assemble and Excel. To contact us, just go to our website and we’ll quickly get someone to show you how to use this solution.
PS. If you remember Lotus Development, then do you know who Jim Manzi was?
Don Henrich is an accomplished technology veteran in both the MCAD and the AEC industries. As Chief Operating Officer of Assemble he is responsible for strategic vision, sales, marketing, customer support, partners, and field operations. Don and his wife Noel have three children, reside in Marblehead, MA and spend as much time as possible sailing on Massachusetts Bay.
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