BIM that connects the field and the office
View the model on-site, easily find answers to questions, and coordinate next steps with the office and all project team members.
Accelerate office and field coordination
Navigation and analysis made easy
Easily navigate the model and compare it against the current site condition. If you have laser scan data, you can seamlessly move between the point cloud, model, and 360° images, providing better context into what was installed, where it was installed, and if it was installed according to plan. See where future items should be installed by overlaying model elements onto the 360° images.
Without proper training, finding your way around a model is tricky. Saved Views makes navigation fast and easy for anyone. When you want to view something specific in your model, you might need to turn off layers, elements, or systems. Once you’ve turned off those items in BIM Compare, simply save the view so you (or other team members) can come back to it later. For added flexibility, you can create a saved view based on a specific location (such as “First floor bathroom-no ceiling”), or you can choose a visibility-only view that applies to any relevant location in your model (such as “Slabs hidden”).
BIM Element Overlay
Use BIM Element Overlay to quickly see BIM elements in your 360° photos, and improve your quality control. Choose items from the model, such as an HVAC grille, and overlay them onto the image of your on-site condition. This overlay makes it easy to see if anything is missing or items are installed in the right place. You can also take advantage of BIM Element Overlay for planning and sequencing work, helping you coordinate how different systems will be installed around each other and preventing field clashes.
BIM Compare point clouds
If you have laser scan data on a project, you can use that data to compare your on-site build to your model with point clouds in BIM Compare—perform visual clash prevention and deviation analysis within OpenSpace. Now your field teams can access and view the information and solve coordination problems instantly, without relying on a BIM specialist. By integrating your point clouds in OpenSpace, you’ll have all your reality capture data in one place—making it even easier to find what you need when you need it.
BIM offline mode for mobile
Ensure models are in the hands of the field with BIM offline mode. Since connectivity can be an issue on-site, and it’s time consuming to search for a spot with a connection, use offline mode in our mobile app to access a downloaded model for reliable viewing out on the job.
Communicate right the first time
Let your images and models do the talking. OpenSpace provides easy-to-use visual information that removes all the back-and-forth communication that slows down responses, approvals, and project schedules. View and compare current site conditions against the design intent and easily use that information to make decisions and get work done.
BIM Compare Field Notes
As you compare and analyze your on-site condition against the model, easily call out any discrepancies by creating a BIM Compare Field Note—these notes include the image and the model in a single view. Mark up, tag, and immediately share your field notes with all relevant team members. Anyone you add as an assignee or to the email alert list can delve into the issue and respond directly in the field note, improving the quality of your discussion and making issue resolution faster.
Field Notes in OpenSpace integrate easily with BIM coordination tools, resulting in streamlined communication and workflows. Export multiple Field Notes to a BCF file and then import them as issues into any solution that accepts BCF format. Now you can access your Field Notes directly from your BIM program, including all associated data as well as 3D coordinates (meaning your imported data lives in the correct coordinate space).
View models the way you want
Always have the most up-to-date models straight from the source. No more wasting time turning models, elements, and layers on and off in a selection tree. Manage multiple models and view the model that is most relevant to the scope of work being addressed. Additionally, you’ll have visibility into how your project teams are using and adopting the models.
Autodesk model import
Import your model into OpenSpace directly from BIM 360 Docs and Autodesk Construction Cloud Build. Save time with this streamlined process, eliminating the manual two-step process of downloading a federated model and then uploading the file to OpenSpace.
Multiple models per project
With OpenSpace BIM+ you can associate multiple models to an OpenSpace project, and avoid the two-step process of federating a model and then uploading it. And by breaking up large models into multiple smaller ones, you can coordinate by floor, for example. By uploading multiple models, focusing on the area you’re analyzing is made simple—just choose the model you want to view and avoid spending time hiding models you don’t need to see. Plus, when viewing smaller-sized models in BIM Compare, you’ll experience faster load times.
Model view count
To confirm and quantify your BIM return on investment, you can quickly find out the number of times a model is viewed and who is viewing that model.
“With OpenSpace BIM+, our project teams will now be able to answer questions in minutes from the field, reducing the back-and-forth they experience when resolving everyday issues.”
Breawn Felix, Regional Support Services Manager
Beyond the technology
Frequently asked questions
OpenSpace BIM+ is a suite of easy-to-use 3D tools that helps you get work done faster by unlocking BIM coordination between the office and the field. If you’d like to get started using OpenSpace BIM+, request a demo.
OpenSpace BIM+ is an add-on module that expands on our BIM Compare feature. The additional BIM capabilities make it even easier to navigate, analyze, and manage your BIM models by leveraging the image and location data of OpenSpace Capture.
Yes, the images and functionality of OpenSpace Capture are the foundation for OpenSpace BIM+. You cannot use OpenSpace BIM+ without OpenSpace Capture.
Yes, OpenSpace BIM+ furthers your BIM investment by making your models available to all project team members including field teams.