Updated: Aug 28, 2020
If you have suddenly found yourself trying to work on Revit or Civil 3D projects outside the office, don’t worry. Internet connectivity and Autodesk software make working remotely easier than ever before. BIM 360 Design — a cloud-based platform — enables AEC teams to collaborate in real-time on Revit models and Civil 3D drawings anytime, anywhere.
BIM 360 Design facilitates simplified workflows and centralizes data on a secure platform, allowing multidiscipline worksharing and coordination capabilities on Revit and Civil 3D files.
For existing BIM 360 Design users, accessing the platform is as easy as just logging in to your account on the Autodesk platform. That said, using BIM 360 Design requires you to use Revit 2018.3 and/or Civil 3D 2020 installed on your local machine.
Each module in BIM 360 includes a unique set of capabilities. Those options are related to your organization’s subscription plan and your individual BIM 360 Design permissions. If you’re a BIM 360 Design subscriber, for example, real-time collaboration for Revit and Civil 3D should be ready-to-go. But access to modules and services is controlled by account administrators.
If you’re new to BIM 360 Design check out our other post which covers how to get started and stay connected.
For new and existing BIM 360 Design subscribers who are new to working remotely, here are some best practices to help ensure that you can work productively in the cloud, protect your files with back-ups, and follow best practices for business continuity.