A while back, I conducted extensive research into Revit content management tools. I was commissioned by Unifi to do this, and I told the story of the process over here. You can also watch the related webinar here. Over the last couple of years, some of you have approached me to gain access to the master Excel comparison matrix document that I produced. Recently, Jay Merlan updated this document on behalf of Unifi and it has now been approved for public release!

Here is a link to download a ZIP archive containing the Excel document.

Data Entry and Scoring Matrix

The document is very detailed and consists of a number of key sections:

  • Matrix – where data is entered and initial scores are calculated. This includes a ‘feature weight’ where you can allocate how important a given feature is to you personally.
  • Screencasts – links to actually tests undertaken
  • Test Results – summary sheet
  • Cost data – a series of sheets for attempting to compare and calculate overall cost of the content management system
  • Summary Pivot Tables and Charts
  • Overall Summary Chart
Summary PivotChart

 

As it is an Excel document using Formulas and Pivot Tables, it could be a very powerful starting point for you to dig in and investigate the various features of Revit and BIM Content Management systems and Content Providers. I hope you find it useful!

Feel free to comment here with any of your thoughts, and if you have any questions about the document and how it works.

Main benchmark categories:

  • Added Value Data 1 – AD1.
  • Batch Tests 1  – BT1.
  • Capability Tests 1 – CT1.
  • Company Info and Support Data – CD1.
  • Feature Comparison Data 1 – FD1.
  • Management Capability Scores 1 – MS1.
  • Management Feature Data 1 – MD1.
  • Metadata Tests 1 – MT1.
  • Speed Tests 1 – SP1.
  • Stability Tests 1 – ST1.
  • User Experience Data 1 – UX1.
  • User Experience Data 2 – Bad – UX2.

Information categories:

  • Company
  • Content
  • Cost
  • Deployment
  • Development
  • Management
  • Platform
  • Revit integration
  • Software
  • Support
  • User

ArchVision has just released a new content subscription service, initially focused on Revit construction details, called Detail Warehouse. What is it and how does it work? Read on below…

Quote:
The DETAIL WAREHOUSE provides access to over 27,500 native Revit Drafting Views designed to kick-start or supplement your in-house Revit standards library. The collection is comprised of foundation, door, window and roof details representing 50 sub-categories of construction details. In addition, you’ll also have access to nearly 1000 Revit Components.

The goal of DETAIL WAREHOUSE is to provide you with an efficient starting point and ongoing complement to your own internal library. For only $499 per year you can access the entire reference library drawing on what you need, when you need it. Learn more at DETAIL WAREHOUSE.
AVAIL

Besides offering the most extensive collection of Revit Drafting Views available anywhere, access to the DETAIL WAREHOUSE is provided via ArchVision’s innovative new content management platform called AVAIL. Through AVAIL, DETAIL WAREHOUSE subscribers can access foundation, door, window and roof “Channels” and search and download content closely matching their needs. A Properties Panel presents high-resolution previews of each Drafting View. AVAIL let’s users browse or search the content in a Channel but also offers an innovative new way to find content we call “Panoply”.

From:
DETAIL WAREHOUSE, AVAIL & PANOPLY | ArchVision Blog
Press release:
ArchVision DETAIL WAREHOUSE
The World’s Most Comprehensive Collection of Revit Details

ArchVision is pleased to announce the immediate availability of a new BIM content subscription service called DETAIL WAREHOUSE DETAIL WAREHOUSE provides access to over 27,500 native Revit Drafting Views and nearly 1000 Revit Components designed to kick-start or supplement in-house Revit standards libraries.

The collection, comprised of foundation, door, window and roof details representing 50 sub-categories of construction details, saves customers hundreds of hours searching, converting or re-creating details, and allows users to focus more time on design and less time on details.

“This extensive collection of Revit details was designed to help AEC firms build their internal standards libraries which can cost tens of thousands of dollars in labor costs to produce” says Randall Stevens, ArchVision CEO. “The details were painstakingly crafted natively in Revit and fully customizable to each firm’s specific needs.”

Managing thousands of details demands rethinking how they are organized and retrieved. The DETAIL WAREHOUSE is managed through AVAIL, a new content management platform also developed by ArchVision. Through AVAIL and it’s integrated Panoply filtering technology, DETAIL WAREHOUSE subscribers access foundation, door, window and roof “Channels” and download content closely matching their needs. AVAIL provides a robust solution for managing, publishing, and accessing content in an efficient, user-friendly way.

Yearly access to the DETAIL WAREHOUSE is available immediately for $499 at archvision.com/products/detailwarehouse.

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About ArchVision
ArchVision improves design modeling and visualization with content and content management solutions. Our RPC technology provides architectural entourage in the form of people, tree & plant, and automobile content. Our AVAIL content management platform provides content organization and search tools for managing vast amounts of design content. DETAIL WAREHOUSE, a collection of ready-to-use Revit Drafting Views, holds over 27,500 Roof, Window, Door and Foundation details with unlimited downloads.

Contact
Kela Lester
Marketing Coordinator
klester@archvision.com

Links
archvision.com/products/detailwarehouse
avail.archvision.com