ViewAQC™ for Revit® 2019 Now Available

September 18, 2018, Naples, FL: 26 Degrees Software is proud to announce the release of ViewAQC™ 2019 for Revit 2019. ViewAQC now includes a “usage” license format, allowing firms to manage all projects firmwide using a single license file. ViewAQC continues to allow Revit® team members to manage and reference views from any Revit® model into any other Revit® model. Firms currently using ViewAQC on projects include:

 

Cannon Design  /  Chick-Fil-A  /  Gensler  /  HDR  /  HKS  /  IBI Group  /  KCCT

NBBJ  /  Perkins+Will  /  Renzo Piano Architects  /  Shop Architects  /  SMRT Inc.

 

Here are some comments from ViewAQC clients:

 

Natalie Madden, BIM Leader at Vertical Arts, Inc. explains:

 

“Managing views and view references between linked files was a very labor and time intensive task that was prone to human error.  As is often the case with large projects, computers were being stressed and required the Revit models to be split multiple times throughout the life of the project.  We were not looking forward to the arduous task as we found a significant gap between the gains desired and the gains achieved, in no small part due to the need to create reference views and sheets so view tagging would remain correct. 

 

Then we were introduced to 26 Degrees Software’s ViewAQC. Life in a multi-model BIM project got much better!  The integration of ViewAQC removed the error prone and laborious task of fake view references from linked models. A simple click of a button and we are also able to tell what model the true information was coming, rather than having to search through all of the models to find it. ViewAQC is so proficient that our entire team could use it in the same model without any issues or overlap due to its nearly instant updating. ViewAQC has become an integral part of our BIM workflow on this project and we cannot imagine returning to the old ways of reference views and sheets in our next multi-model project. ViewAQC continues to be very successful on our massive multi-million SF Revit project.”

 

 

Steven Rushmore, BIM/CAD Manager at Michael Baker International explains:

“We went forward with the purchase of ViewAQC due to how much versatility this product had to offer a multi-building project…All of my concerns and questions were handled professionally, and the price point was fair and non-recurring.”

 

 

An Architect, Associate and BIM Leader from one of the Top 50 ENR 2018 Architectural Design Firms explains:

 

“Since we began using it almost ten months ago, we’re finding ViewAQC to be an integral part of our BIM workflow. Starting with a large, complex, multi-model project, our team members now “could not work without it.” It’s efficiency in managing references between linked models is generating interest among our other teams and offices. The 26 Degrees Software team has also been extremely helpful in getting us up-and-running, providing expert support and a seamless integration of the software into our models and addressing any questions and concerns raised by our teams. We have since purchased more seats for another large project and have plans to implement ViewAQC firmwide”

 

 

Editor’s notes

 

26 Degrees Software LLC (www.26degreessoftware.com) provides comprehensive, project-centric and experience-based BIM software & application services to the global architecture, engineering, construction and operation (AEC&O) market. ViewAQC™ is a QAQC application designed for referencing and coordinating views across multiple models of a Revit® project. It manages and references views from any Revit® model into any other Revit® model. ViewAQC manages callouts in Autodesk Revit® 2017, 2018 & 2019, and supports Collaboration for Revit®, for any 2D, 2.5D, 3D view types & drafting / detailing views. ViewAQC™ also increases efficiency for projects of all sizes as they approach construction documentation, allowing a set of best practice details to be quickly and easily incorporated and managed.  Please call today for a live (videoconference) demonstration at your convenience. For more information from 26 Degrees Software contact Cyril Verley by phone: +1 617-719-7474 or by email: cyril.verley@26degreessoftware.com.

Cannon Design has successfully used ViewAQC™ for the past five years designing & documenting the largest single construction, 14,000 room hospital  project in North America called Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) (http://www.architectmagazine.com/technology/tackling-north-americas-largest-healthcare-project-in-seven-steps_o).

Firmwide Deployment of ViewAQC™ 2018 by Two Major Architectural Design Firms

Cannon Design & Perkins+Will implement 26 Degrees Software’s product to QAQC multi-model view referencing in large Autodesk Revit® projects

October 11, 2017, Naples, FL:Both Cannon Design & Perkins+Will now have ViewAQC™ 2018 available firm-wide for their large & multi-model Revit® projects.ViewAQC™ 2018 was developed by 26 Degrees Software to allow Revit® team members to manage and reference views from any Revit® model into any other Revit® model. Cannon Design has successfully used ViewAQC™ for the past five years designing & documenting the largest single construction, 14,000 room hospital  project in North America called Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) (http://www.architectmagazine.com/technology/tackling-north-americas-largest-healthcare-project-in-seven-steps_o).

Christine Cavataio, CHUM Senior Project Manager &Senior Vice President, Cannon Design explains:

“Our project team of 180+ Revit® users working on 41 Revit® models in 10 Cannon Design offices around the world needed a tool to reference common details from model to model. ViewAQC™ provided a QAQC workflow that leveraged the management of sheet view callouts across a 6,000 sheet, Phase 1 architectural package set. Due to the pace of the project, we did not have the time to manage Revit® callouts by “duplicating” views within each model. ViewAQC™ was and remains a brilliant solution for managing multi-model callouts in Revit® and the reason it’s being used firmwide at Cannon Design.”

Helen Gorina, LEED Green Associate Digital Practice Manager at Perkins+Will explains:

 

“Our Digital Practice team in collaboration with a Revit® project team in our Seattle officeinitially & successfully piloted ViewAQC™. It’s now used on multi-model projects in our Los Angeles and Miami offices.Based on the results of these pilot projects, Digital Practice recommended implementing ViewAQC™ on large projects where it will be most useful for multiple models and large teams. It works well with distributed teams in multiple offices, making collaboration much easier and is planned for a firmwide implementation this year. Managing details across multiple Revit® models can be a time-consuming chore in any Revit® project. On a large project with distributed team and multiple models it can become a daunting task and take many hours of coordination. ViewAQC™ solves this problem of referencing views contained on the sheets in different Revit® models. ViewAQC™ has a robust user interface and project teams find it easy to learn. It has proven itself resilient and includes utilities to check, diagnose, and repair broken links as well as utilities to track changes.”

“We are honored that Cannon Design & Perkins+Will have chosen ViewAQC™ as part of their BIM QAQC tool set.” says Cyril Verley, RA & Director of Sales at 26 Degrees Software. “We developed ViewAQC™ to enable Revit® teams to cross-reference views across multiple Revit® models. The reference labels will be automatically updated when the source details are moved to different sheets or their numbers are updated, similar to how it works when a view is moved to a different sheet within the same Revit® model.”

Editor’s notes

  • CHUM: At 3.5 million square feet of space, this healthcare facility will have the ability to serve 345,000 ambulatory patients, 22,000 inpatients and 65,000 emergency patients per year. This hospital will also feature 770 single-patient rooms, ambulatory and diagnostic centers, surgery, intensive care, clinical laboratories and a research center for over 35 medical disciplines. As one of the largest academic medical centers in North America, it is scheduled to open in 2017.
  • Cannon Design(http://cannondesign.com)is an integrated design firm that unites a dynamic team of architects, engineers, and industry specialists driven by a singular goal – to help solve clients’ and society’s greatest challenges. The firm’s defining strength is its ability to harness creative intelligence, from team members and clients, to identify and connect the best ideas across industries and geographies that advance successful design solutions. CannonDesign is recognized as the #16 design firm in the world by Architect Magazine, a top 10 global design firm in healthcare, education and science by numerous industry rankings, and one of the 10 most innovative architecture companies in the world per Fast Company.
  • Perkins+Will(http://perkinswill.com)is an interdisciplinary, research-based architecture and design firm established in 1935. Founded on the belief that design has the power to transform lives and enhance communities, we collaborate with clients all over the world to create healthy, sustainable places in which to live, learn, work, play, and heal. More than 2,000 professionals across over 20 Perkins+Will offices include some of the brightest minds in architecture, interior design, branded environments, urban design, and landscape architecture.
  • 26 Degrees Software LLC (26degreessoftware.com)provides comprehensive, project-centric and experience-based BIM software & application services to the global architecture, engineering, construction and operation (AEC&O) market. ViewAQC™ is a QAQC application designed for referencing and coordinating views across multiple models of a Revit® project. It manages and references views from any Revit® model into any other Revit® model. ViewAQC manages callouts in Revit® 2016, 2017 & 2018, and supports Collaboration for Revit, for any 2D, 2.5D, 3D view types & drafting / detailing views. ViewAQC™ also increases efficiency for projects of all sizes as they approach construction documentation, allowing a set of best practice details to be quickly and easily incorporated and managed. Please call today for a live (videoconference) demonstration at your convenience. For more information from 26 Degrees Software contact Cyril Verley by phone: +1 617-719-7474 or by email: cyril.verley@26degreessoftware.com.

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