One of the features we're most excited about in the new release of IMAGINiT Clarity is the way that it can help automate the model exchange process.
While the first version of Clarity was built around Revit Server, ever since then we've supported both Revit Server and traditional Revit workshare projects. Whichever case - you probably spend a lot of time exchanging models with partners, and then cleaning them up and replacing the copies you already had.
I recently spent time with a firm that estimated that the three main BIM coordinators were spending 50 hours a month just on the mechanics of doing the model exchange process on their active projects (once every 4-5 days, or more often as milestones approached). This includes:
- transferring the models
- opening them
- fixing links
- purging and auditing
- stripping out views you don't need (which can reduce the file size by half!)
All of these things can now be automated using Clarity tasks. And the same thing can happen with "outgoing" models where you're publishing models out - you can deliver clean models, with little-to-no effort - making your partner's BIM coordinators' lives easier as well (for what that's worth :) ).
The Clarity tasks can be kicked off on-demand, or scheduled (every Friday night at 2:00am), and they execute in the background on a server or workstation.
Periodic exchange of models between partners is a fundamental reality in the Revit universe today, and we're excited that Clarity can make the process go smoothly, and remove it from your daily to-do list.