I asked Bryan Cowles, one of our Building Solutions Team Managers, to write up a quick post that talks about our Clarity 2013.1 release and a new flavor of Clarity, Clarity Workshare. After this initial post, we'll be looking to follow up with more in-depth technical information... but I have a question for you. Is there anything specific that you would like us to provide additional detail on? If not, we'll just keep on our merry way and may or may not touch on the topics that are most relevant to you. Leave a comment below and we'll get it taken care of!
That being said, here's Bryan!
Part of my job as a technical team manager is to provide our clients with software demonstrations. Lately, most of my time has been dedicated to the ever growing interest in our Revit Server add-on, IMAGINiT Clarity.
If you aren’t familiar, Clarity is a very powerful collaborative tool that provides project level security by enabling an admin to limit the visibility and editing rights of certain projects to specific users, something you can’t do with Revit Server alone.
But that is not all that Clarity does. Beyond the collaboration, Clarity offers task automation and the ability to provide key data to non-Revit users via a web portal. Imagine not having to deal with time-consuming tasks like exporting sheets to DWF, DWG or PDF. No longer having to provide room data sheets. All of that (and more) is possible with IMAGINiT Clarity.
The ability to create, extract, update and access all of your project information in one simple web portal has many of our clients very excited and planning how they could take advantage of such powerful functionality. However, a common response that often comes up at the conclusion of my demonstration is,
"Wow! Everything Clarity can do is very impressive and would fit nicely into our workflow but we don’t see ourselves using Revit Server anytime soon. Can I get the same great functionality without using Revit Server?"
Until now, my answer had been “Unfortunately no.” Well my friends, that is no longer the case! We here at IMAGINiT are happy to announce the release of Clarity Workshare which runs on Autodesk Revit (no Revit Server required).
This common concern summarized above led our developers to create this latest Clarity product. With Clarity Workshare, users will be able to point their Clarity Task Server to any Revit Project (that is workshare enabled) on their local servers and experience the benefits of allowing access to key BIM project data through the Clarity web portal. Automating the production of sheets, schedules, and other file types will save you not only time, but it will free up a Revit user so that they can continue working on the Revit model, not exporting sheets and views all day.
Are you ready to automate the production of your key BIM data? Do you want to allow your non-Revit users access to the data they are constantly requesting? If you are ready to take the next step in online project collaboration but don’t have a Revit Server, then Clarity Workshare could be right for you.
For more information, contact your local IMAGINiT account manager and visit imaginit.com/clarity.