November 9, 2021
We are excited to bring the first preview of the new online service AECBOM.com, which will be expanding OpenBOM services for the AEC industry. The new service is a partnership between OpenBOM online platform and VIMaec – a real-time platform for building environments. In this article, I want to give you an update on OpenBOM’s add-in for Autodesk Revit and online visualization service VIMaec.
AECBOM is an online platform to manage structured information for construction projects. It is also a way to collaborate between companies involved into construction projects – General contractors, architects, engineers and sub-contractors. OpenBOM Add-in for Autodesk Revit allows you to provide a service to extract Autodesk Revit information and store it in openbom.com online service for collaboration, reporting, and visualization.
Introduction Autodesk Revit Add-in for OpenBOM
Autodesk Revit Add-in for OpenBOM is installed in Autodesk Revit and provides a way to configure and extract a Bill of Quantities for different types of Autodesk Revit object instances and family types. In the screenshot below you can see how OpenBOM Add-in for Revit can be configured with an OpenBOM online account.
Settings allow you to configure what information will be extracted to create an online report in OpenBOM.
Once, information is extracted, it can be accessed using the OpenBOM web application for browsing, searching, visualization, and exporting to multiple formats – Excel, CSV, PDF.
Online reports can be shared with other project members and/or exported to Excel and other data sources. Here is an example of a Bill of quantities online.
The information can be easily exported to Excel and other files.
The information extracted from Autodesk Revit can be used in other functions of OpenBOM combined with the information coming from other MCAD and ECAD products and used for coordination of procurement activities with trade contractors.
Watch a short video demonstrating how this service can be used.
How to Get Autodesk Revit Add-in for OpenBOM
Autodesk Revit Add-in for OpenBOM and AECBOM online service is available for evaluation at this time. We invite everyone who is using Autodesk Revit to test it and give us some feedback. We are actively searching for beta customers for OpenBOM for Autodesk Revit and invite everyone interested in trying it out to contact us via OpenBOM support – support at openbom dot com.
Autodesk Revit Add for OpenBOM and AECBOM Service
We plan to make AECBOM online service to help architects, engineers, project managers, and trade contractors to manage structured information about projects online, provide reports, collaborate and coordinate in their work. Once information is extracted, you can add more data such as Vendors, Cost, Purchasing, and other information, to create POs and track orders online. We will be releasing more information about it in the future.
AECBOM is an online service provided by OpenBOM and VIMaec and it is currently available for testing and evaluation. We would be happy to connect and work with AEC industry professionals – architects, engineers, contractors to manage structured project information and collaborate online.
Contact us via support at openbom dot com for more information.