Workflow is defined as “the sequence of industrial, administrative, or other processes through which a piece of work passes from initiation to completion.” Sounds simple enough, especially with the introduction of technology in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) workflow.
Assemble Systems assists the AEC sector by streamlining the building process with the use of software technology. Our software makes content metadata easily accessible to one or more individuals (collaboration) or machines (systems), and decisions are based on up-to-date data and progress notes. This data already helps the construction process, but what if you could choose specific automations in order to implement more control over the workflow process? Well, it’s actually not a question of what if, but a question of which one.
Assemble has various advanced workflow options to cater to individuals’ specific needs. When you’re dealing with decisions based on data and deliverables, these custom workflows give more control to the user in order to organize tasks, complete projects faster and create open communication that limits costly mistakes. Today we’re going to expand on three advanced workflows from Assemble.
- Quantity Validation
This feature cuts the time it takes to complete projects from start to finish. With Assemble Quantity Validation, any member of the collaborative team can access inventories in order to verify quantities, quickly and with ease. A visual validation can be accessed through the Assemble model viewer where inventories are extracted and automatically linked to the design model. Quantity analysis can then be done fast and correctly.
- Model Variance
Plans change; it’s bound to happen to any project. What’s important is how the building team handles those changes. With Assemble’s model variance, users can visually track data changes and conceptual cost implications across all model versions. Changes, specific scope selections and parameters can be highlighted between model iterations. Also, total cost implications can be analyzed in order to evaluate and organize a successful updated plan that’s within the construction budget.
- Conceptual Estimating
Condition model data with custom coding schemes and cost databases to generate accurate model-based conceptual estimates with Assemble. By assigning cost to model information, the cost data you have applied to existing components will adjust accordingly. Publishing a model to Assemble provides insight as to whether a new hard estimate is needed, whether there is scope creep or if there are any other major changes to system types and quantities.
There are many ways for users to customize their workflow. For more advanced workflows, please visit here.