It’s already been one year since the talents and tools of Assemble Systems joined the Autodesk Construction Solutions family, and what a year it’s been! We want to take this opportunity to look back on and update the Autodesk and Assemble communities on how the companies are working together to improve project outcomes through the power of construction data.
A screenshot of Assemble Systems software in action
Assemble Systems is a cloud-based solution for general contractors that provides real-time access to critical project data--from 3D models and point clouds to cost and schedule--throughout the project lifecycle. The solution enables construction professionals to condition, query, and connect BIM data to key workflows across bid management, estimating, scheduling, site management and finance, and we’re excited to add these capabilities to the Autodesk construction portfolio. Assemble Systems’ products are used by 174 unique customers, in nearly 1,000 sites and offices working on 12,700 projects, including one-fourth of the ENR 400 customer list.
Assemble joining Autodesk demonstrates our continued focus on supporting the digitization of the construction industry, and helping your project teams access and leverage actionable data to make real-time decisions and realize more predictable outcomes. Assemble helps this goal by unlocking the “I” in BIM, conditioning design data to make it useful for the rest of the project.
3D models are extremely powerful, but they’re also very complex. Assemble turns abstract models into a simple UI with simple communication so that anyone on the project can benefit from the information. Assemble users can quickly and easily access model information through a web browser, create custom views, and easily organize and share them with anyone on the project team.
One Year Later
From the beginning, everyone on the Autodesk team was excited to welcome Assemble. Assemble has made projects easier for companies ranging from McKinstry to P. Agnes.
“I welcome the Assemble Systems team to the Autodesk family as part of our efforts to digitize and improve the construction industry. We are connecting project data from design through construction, creating the cloud-enabled tools necessary to make the critical preconstruction phase of a project more predictable and profitable.”
ANDREW ANAGNOST, PRESIDENT AND CEO, AUTODESK
That excitement was well-warranted, as the two solutions are already proving to be “Better Together.” The ultimate goal is to integrate the Assemble solution with the Autodesk BIM 360 project management platform over time, sharing these benefits globally and continuing our commitment to provide the best possible experience for construction customers. We are proud to announce that integration has begun and is now available for users of both platforms.
BIM 360 and Assemble: Better Together
The integration of Assemble and BIM 360 provides users of both platforms with the benefits of each. The two platforms now allow single sign-on, and data from Assemble can be viewed in BIM 360 and vice versa. Assemble users can increase collaboration and accountability with access to issues tracking and project documents from BIM 360 directly in their Assemble model. BIM 360 users can now benefit from Assemble’s object-centric approach to organize and share content directly from their models in an easy-to-use and helpful way. While Assemble has historically been utilized in preconstruction, now BIM 360 users have access to Assemble data and can utilize it during project execution.
Assemble has had a long history of integrating with many of the Autodesk core authoring tools such as Revit, Autocad, and Civil3D. Now, Assemble connects to Navisworks, an Autodesk solution, allowing many more data formats to be brought into Assemble and enhance coordination efforts.
Continuing our Commitment to Innovation
Automation in preconstruction lays the groundwork for the entire construction project to be more streamlined by using the building information model (BIM) to enable better visibility, productivity and collaboration. BIM 360 is quickly becoming the industry leader for project visualization, design and construction, helping project teams to collaborate on coordinated, shared designs – regardless of location, role, or stage of the project.
“Autodesk is an AEC technology leader and was the majority investor in our Series A funding last year. We partnered closely with Autodesk to make the greatest impact on the construction industry. We’re excited about joining Autodesk and continuing to make BIM data more useful across construction project workflows."
DON HEINRICH, CEO, ASSEMBLE SYSTEMS
The preconstruction phase is where a substantial amount of data is created and arguably one of the most critical stages to a successful project overall. Welcoming Assemble Systems to Autodesk is another exciting moment in our collective efforts to support the needs of the construction industry. Together we are better connecting critical data created in preconstruction to those who need it, when they need it, across the project lifecycle.