EarthCam, the leading provider of construction camera technology and services, is making it even easier to take advantage of its powerful integration with the Autodesk BIM 360 construction management platform. Users now have access to their EarthCam live jobsite cameras, time-lapse movies and EarthCam-infused BIM 360 models as part of its new Autodesk partner card. EarthCam announced its deeper integration today at ENR FutureTech, an important industry event where construction tech innovators meet to discuss and explore emerging technologies.
Using Autodesk partner cards, EarthCam is making its versatile and cross-platform content readily available to support a lean construction environment. Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) teams can leverage EarthCam cameras already on the jobsite to gain a greater insight into the project process using real-time media. With EarthCam’s innovative software support for Autodesk BIM 360, users can geo-tag images, video and immersive 360° photos to the 3D design space to be viewed within the model for analysis. Identify clashes between virtual and as-built conditions using EarthCam webcam images and reality capture in relation to Navisworks and Revit models. Create Requests-for-Information (RFIs), observations and change orders directly on webcam images and 360° photos and instantly share with team members to answer questions quickly and keep forward momentum on the jobsite.
“Today’s digitized workflow creates enormous amounts of data from a growing number of sources. EarthCam’s unique offering converges both live jobsite cameras and 360° reality capture with Navisworks and Revit models, helping to organize and work with this data efficiently,” said Josh Cheney, industry manager for Autodesk Construction Solutions. “EarthCam provides this valuable solution via partner cards to our shared customers and I encourage all of our clients to consider this exciting integration for both exterior and interior projects.”
Image comparison tools provide x-ray like insight into the relation between photos and the BIM model for clear visual evidence of progress. Leverage extended functionality on the Forge Viewer Toolbar to compare the completed project to the architectural model. With EarthCam’s markup tools, highlight areas of interest directly on any image, include important notes, and share directly to a specific project in BIM 360. Using EarthCam’s new Broadway Media Player, a browser-based interface capable of displaying 9 different types of media, users can watch live streaming video, view highly-detailed gigapixel panoramas and playback archived footage from the past 24 hours for an added layer of security and quality assurance. Users can also take advantage of EarthCam’s single sign-on (SSO) feature to unify and streamline access across platforms.