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Revit with BIM 360

Published on November 11, 2020

Using Revit With BIM 360 Design

If you already own BIM 360 Design and Revit, you know the value BIM 360 brings to your projects.

  • Before you can fully take advantage of the model co-authoring, coordination, and review, the IT department and BIM Manager must setup BIM360 for your teams.
  • If you are the architect, the BIM Coordinator must also publish the Design files to the cloud before you can begin coordinating with the wider team.
  • Then the real work can begin.

Click here to view a diagram of this process.

IT Readiness

Make sure you have the tools you need

There are two parts to making sure the design team has the tools they need. First, you need to have the Revit software downloaded and licenses working. Next, you must make sure that your BIM 360 account has been activated.

Model Co-authoring

Setup and Organize your work

Stay up to date in the office and on the project job site, using cloud-connected data and systems. This will help you unlock capabilities to share and collaborate across the project lifecycle in real-time without barriers.

As a BIM manager, it is important to set up the BIM 360 project right the first time. Then invite people to the project for better team collaboration across disciplines and firms. Learn more

Next, the BIM Coordinator needs to publish the design files to the cloud to make them available to anyone, anywhere. Learn how

The Architect then uses worksharing tools to checkout and edit parts of the design files from the cloud to move the design forward. Learn how

The Architect or Civil Engineer also connects the Revit and Civil 3D files together using BIM 360 to see the entire design in context with its surroundings. Learn how

Design Coordination and Review

Setup Clash Detection

When you need to communicate with design team members that are not local to you, BIM 360 opens up a wide range of capabilities. BIM 360 fundamentally changed the way the AEC industry worked by allowing various disciplines to work in a real collaborative way. The Model Coordinate module of BIM 360 takes it to the next level by allowing the teams to automatically detect, review, and resolve clashes on their projects. To use it, you must activate the Model Coordination service on a BIM 360 project and then create one or multiple Coordination Spaces.

Run Clash Detection

Once the clashes are automatically detected in the BIM 360 Model Coordination module, you then use the tools in this module to review those clashes, create issues, or change a clash to a non-issue. Next, you manage the issue resolution process in the BIM 360 Document Management module to resolve issues before they become costly.

Design Review using the BIM 360 Mobile App

Using the BIM 360 Mobile app on-site in the online and offline modes. We start by downloading the BIM 360 Mobile app and performing design review on the tablet device using this app. Next, we create markups and issues using this app. Finally, we work with RFIs and checklists using the BIM 360 Mobile app.


Document the design

When you have the design right where you want it, you can document the design. There are several steps to preparing the construction documents that builders and engineers use.

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