Integrating AutoCAD 360 to Improve Project Efficiency: Part 3
This week we focus on the AutoCAD 360 product features that can help in the procurement of materials and the installation process. At this point in a project, high productivity and good communication are crucial.
Using AutoCAD 360 both on your mobile device and via your web browser back at the office can bring a lot of value to your project by increasing productivity, saving you time, and enabling others on your team to be design contributors. Here’s how.
Phase 3: Procurement & Installation
Provide Drawing Access to All Those Working on the Project
Before installers get to work, a number of different groups need access to relevant drawings—for simple viewing, markup, or even minor editing purposes. By sharing drawings through Design Feed and setting permissions to View or Edit, different people working on the job will have access to the most up-to-date drawings via their smartphone or tablet (through the mobile app) or via their browser (using the web app).
View, Markup, and Provide Comments While on the Job
On-site changes made on the fly by installers due to clashes between services can be documented by installers, project managers, site foremen, or anyone else who has been granted editing capability. These can be brought to light without site inspection by adding notes and photos to a CAD drawing, and all parties working on a drawing can be notified via email when changes are made.
Multiple people can work on a drawing at once, so field markup can be cleaned up and changes implemented by a draftsman (or someone else) in the on-site or off-site office in real time. These office changes can be made quickly and easily via AutoCAD 360 or on AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT so long as they are connected to and using Design Feed.
Handling Punchlists Towards the End of the Project
Create punchlists in Design Feed and then share them with the appropriate people, or export them to Evernote if need be. You can also add GPS locations to punchlist items using the AutoCAD 360 mobile app, adding photos directly to relevant points in the drawings or tagging photos with their GPS location. This makes it easier to locate items that need to be addressed, saving you time.
Ok, three project phases down, one more to go—next week, we’ll cover how to use AutoCAD 360 at invoice/closeout and also during the ongoing management of your project. In the meantime, check out all our latest blog posts at www.autocad360.com/blog.