Digital Transformation With Zero Downtime and Zero Productivity Loss: A Voyansi-RedBuilt Case Study
In 2018, RedBuilt found itself at a crossroads. They had weathered the great recession in good form, but the experience had raised tough questions about the kind of company that RedBuilt should become, and where they wanted to be positioned in the marketplace. RedBuilt had always prided themselves on staying ahead of the curve, especially when it came to their innovative portfolio of structural wood products. But their digital infrastructure was merely keeping pace with the rest of the industry, and the company was keen to change that. To navigate that transformation, they sought help from Autodesk Solution Provider Voyansi.
The following priority project goals were identified for RedBuilt: 1) Increase production and efficiency rates 2) Save time 3) Automate daily tasks 4) Improve communication with partners and offer automated solutions for customers on-site
In the time they’ve worked together, Voyansi has supported a wide range of digital projects at RedBuilt, including: 1) Project development in AutoCAD and Revit 2) Creation of shop drawings 3) Revit implementation and migration 4) Model viewer development 5) Revit toolbar for automating standard workflows
The following significant business outcomes resulted from the solutions delivered: 1) Smooth transition to Revit arguably increased productivity. 2) Seamless integration between Revit and their ERP system through the automation tools: Some examples are the "Material Export" tool that with a single button press, takes every single schedule that Revit has made, consolidates them, and exports the combined list to the ERP, and the "Open Web Accessory" tool that automatically brings in all the cross-bridging, blockings and bearings into the model. 3) Improved collaboration with partners and customers makes it easier to take their files and integrate them with theirs. Also, the development of the "Model Viewer" tool for mobile devices where a framer can take his tablet and open up the model, scan a product on the job site, and be shown where to place that product in the context of the model.
Voyansi has proven to help RedBuilt by improving productivity and collaboration with customers, solve problems faster and save time. Autodesk Revit is really becoming the hub of all information for RedBuilt's processes.
- Configuration & Deployment
- Structural Engineering