BuildingSP is excited to announce the addition of new capabilities to ClashMEP, the only real-time clash detection tool for Autodesk Revit. ClashMEP is a now a cloud-connected product that allows seamless workflow integration for teams using Revit.
At BuildingSP, we understand that the adoption of building information modeling (BIM) technology can be a challenge for modeling and coordination teams. To directly address this known obstacle, BuildingSP has added a new user mode to ClashMEP to remove adoption barriers. This new feature is called “silent mode” and turns ClashMEP into a passive clash detection tool linked to the cloud.
Silent mode is a minimum use case where all ClashMEP on-screen clash graphics, user interfaces, and other visible ClashMEP features are hidden from view. Despite being hidden, ClashMEP continues to track clashes and Revit element changes. All this data is then uploaded to our cloud infrastructure on every sync or save event, where it can be used for reporting, analytics, and dashboards. In silent mode, ClashMEP can be used in Revit with no training or changes to modeling workflows.
The value of this approach is the automation of the clash testing process for the general contractor (GC) and coordinators. We can automatically send a unique email to modelers with a list of their clashes, sorted by room and priority, everyday or at some other predetermined interval. It will only include clashes that they've created or clashes created by others against their elements. They can then use any tech they want to review and correct the clashes, including with ClashMEP.
ClashMEP, even in this minimum use case, provides projects with the following workflow innovations:
- Automated Clash Reporting: There is no need to run clash tests. Clashes are automatically collected and stored as users model in Revit.
- Sort by User: The user who created the clash is included in the clash data, which allows projects to sort and filter clashes by user.
- Sort by Room: Clashes can be sorted by room because the room name is also stored with the clash data.
- Prioritize: Clashes are prioritized using an algorithm created by BuildingSP, allowing teams to focus on the most important clashes.
- Responsible Parties: ClashMEP stores the user who creates, modifies, or edits any Revit element. Therefore, ClashMEP knows the users responsible for both elements when a clash occurs.
Using ClashMEP, even at this minimum level, creates value for the GC while integrating into existing workflows. It also still allows for the use of our product for real-time clash detection, dashboarding of project info, and access to analytics. Most importantly, this is an elegant solution that overcomes any concerns about the time it takes to adopt ClashMEP. If your team is using Revit, there is no behavior change required by trade modelers.