noun: quantum leap
a sudden highly significant advance; breakthrough
Today, with our release of Visual Variance, your ability to manage the design review process just got a lot faster, a lot easier, and a lot less error prone. Whether you are an architect reviewing your consultant’s models, a MEP Engineer reviewing new models from the architect or a general contractor reviewing weekly models on a design build project, how long does it take your team to identify design changes? Days? Weeks?All the time you have to spend managing design changes at major project milestones slows down your progress and reduces your margins. Visual Variance from Assemble will transform how you identify model changes and the speed at which you can identify and communicate the changes, ultimately facilitating a more cost effective and timely process for managing change throughout design and construction. Keep reading to understand how…
1. Move from paper and pdfs to an easier, more accurate way of finding and reporting changes.
Is your design review time spent trying to find project changes by flipping through pages of drawings to compare sheets, overlaying pdfs or some other workaround to systematically find project changes? Assemble transforms how you find changes, by archiving all versions of your model information into one centralized database, allowing you to compare any two models at any time. We report changes to you in both a spreadsheet format and a model representation so you can easily identify where the changes have occurred between model versions. Assemble’s automated model checking ensures greater accuracy and reduced errors when searching for changes. Just publish your model from the authoring tool to Assemble and run a Variance Report to get started.
2. Compare model versions and start addressing change management issues in minutes.
With the click of a link, the automated model comparison launches and within seconds, Assemble reports a complete model inventory comparison with a visual representation of the changes. The comprehensive report provides you with immediate insight to the scope and type of the changes so that you don’t have to waste days or weeks before you take action. With Assemble you can start addressing the issues immediately. Assemble Visual Variance will report adds or deducts from the model, and identify where a type and/or quantity have changed. Our visual variance helps you sort through the changes and understand the impact to the project by the change type, helping to reduce your chances for errors.
3. Target your communications.
To respond quickly to change, you need the ability to share and show team members the issues. Assemble offers you multiple options for sharing information among the project team. Export to an Excel spreadsheet, save a custom view of the systems that matter to the project, and filter information to see only what you need. If you have clash rules set up in Navisworks, just export the changes to a Navisworks Search Set and clash only the new objects. With Assemble you choose the way you want to organize information so that the response is fast and targeted to the discipline, trade or team member addressing the issue.
With Assemble’s Visual Variance you can keep on top of your design as it develops from concept to completed building. You can publish your models on a frequent basis (weekly, bi-weekly) and know exactly what has changed instantly and quickly ascertain how those changes affect the project. Armed with the knowledge of how these changes cascade through to the finished building, you can make informed decisions early that can have a positive impact on your building. Visual Variance from Assemble will transform how teams manage change and the time they spend on the design review process. Without Assemble, how much time will you lose to change management? And how many errors will you make manually checking documents? More importantly, with Assemble, what does your business gain in managing and communicating change more timely and cost effectively?