Denis Antony

Denis Antony
Denis Antony, is a Senior Vice President Global Product Management at Asite leading the new product initiatives and innovations for the Adoddle VM and CDE (Common Data Environment) platform. He has overall 22 years of experience in the Information Technology and FMCG industry, expert at working in an environment of constant change and in managing multiple priorities in a fast-paced setting.
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cBIM - Managing BIM Collaboration Format (BCF) issues for BIM models

Posted by Denis Antony on Sep 19, 2021 6:21:58 AM

cBIM - Managing BIM Collaboration Format (BCF) issues for BIM models

As long-term advocates for Open BIM Standards, Asite has enhanced its Collaborative BIM (cBIM) solution with support for Building Collaboration Format (BCF). The new model issue management solution will improve communication and increase collaboration beyond the traditional file-based BIM workflow, enabling better decision making.

The model issue functionality gives users of Asite cBIM a more efficient way to communicate design issues for topics, such as issues, clash, design, risk and safety requests, to be addressed within the BIM model.

The BCF file format is a vendor neutral solution for collaborative design, construction and operation information exchange. All issues can be easily tracked with their statuses. This removes the need to manually locate an issue, using only a description or screenshot, thus speeding up communication between project teams.


Feature Overview

What is BIM Collaboration Format (BCF)?

BCF is simply a file that contains the comments created around IFC models. It allows BIM authoring and coordination applications to communicate model-based issues with each other by leveraging IFC models that have been previously shared among project collaborators. BCF is a buildingSMART International openBIM standard which, like IFC and the Data Dictionary (bSDD), is open for all to use.

 

How is it used?

Design phase
  • Document quality assurance/quality checking (QA/QC) items of BIMs
  • Identify design coordination (aka clash detection) issues between domain BIMs
  • Annotate design options, object substitutions, and material selections
Procurement phase
  • Bid on coordination items and clarifications
  • Provide cost and supplier information for objects, assemblies, and/or systems
Construction phase
  • Document quality assurance/quality checking (QA/QC) records of installations vs. BIMs
  • Track availability of items/materials and coordinating substitutions
  • Collect last-minute information for handover to owner/operator as part of the COBie deliverables
Operations phase
  • Add notations to handover models as changes are made to the facility and its many elements during occupation
  • Provide owners with notes on necessary upgrades

 

BCF Support in Asite
  • Supports the creation of BCF Issues around IFC files in Asite.
  • Organizes and manages BCF issues with statuses and priorities.
  • Supports automated workflows for BCF Issues.
  • Supports BCF export.

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If you have further questions, please email CustomerSuccess@asite.com

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Tags: CDE, cBIM

Files - Save time and improve efficiency using automatic upload of secondary files in bulk

Posted by Denis Antony on Jun 20, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Files - Save time and improve efficiency using automatic upload of secondary files in bulk.

Asite has enhanced its robust Common Data Environment (CDE) solution to enable project teams with the ability to upload secondary files in bulk. Once a secondary file is uploaded, it will automatically be attached to the primary file based on the filename.


Here is a quick overview of the feature

Bulk upload of secondary file

When uploading files in bulk, you can now drag and drop or browse and select multiple secondary files in the upload interface. The files will be uploaded to Asite and automatically attached to the corresponding primary files.

 

Automatic matching of secondary file

If your primary files and secondary files have the same file name (minus the extension), the system can automatically match the secondary files with the primary files when uploading in bulk.
For example, to attach your .dwg files as secondary files to your primary .pdf files, ensure to keep the same file name on both extensions and the system will automatically match them together when uploading them in bulk.

 

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Tags: CDE, Asite Platform

AppBuilder - New function to automatically calculate date/number of days within web forms

Posted by Denis Antony on Mar 21, 2021 2:00:00 AM

AppBuilder Tool upgrades - New function to automatically calculate date/number of days within web forms.

Asite has updated its robust AppBuilder tool to allow App Designers to build rules and automatically calculate dates based on a start date plus defining the number of days or calculate the difference between two dates displaying the number of days, using the graphical scripting interface in AppBuilder


Here is a quick overview of this feature:

Key highlights:

  • Visual scripting support for calculating new dates based on a definition of date plus add/subtract the number of days. This is more useful for project management schedules, plans, and deliverables with dates. 
  • Supports automatically calculate the number of days based on a difference between two specified dates. 

The recent updates will enable Administrators design more robust and dynamic web forms online

AppBuilder enables project teams to accelerate business workflows or scale internal operations through converting complex paper-based processes into secure web-based forms, bringing control and visibility to all projects. Asite's easy-to-use AppBuilder tool lets you build a smart, customised online form to meet your exact needs in minutes.

To become a certified AppBuilder Designer and begin building your own apps click here.


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Tags: appbuilder, Asite Platform

Adoddle Field for Site - Experience On-site Collaboration like Never Before

Posted by Denis Antony on Feb 14, 2021 3:56:54 AM

Adoddle Field for Site - Experience On-site Collaboration like Never Before

Adoddle Field for Site ensures that those working on-site have access to the latest project information, both online and offline, using the mobile and tablet app.

Asite has upgraded its Adoddle Field App with a new site dashboard mainly focussed on site-related activities, and improved interface and navigation improvements with short-cuts to create new records or reach to your information.



What's new

Updates and new features include:

  • New dashboard focused on site-related activities.
  • Shortcut on the dashboard to add new site task (punch list/defect/snag).
  • Offline support is available for site dashboard.
  • User interface and navigation improvements for site plans and tasks.
  • Simplified menu for quick navigation.
  • Tab pinning to allow for a default landing page.
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.

 

The recent updates will enhance collaboration on-site like never before, powering project teams to share and manage information seamlessly between the office and the construction site. 

With Adoddle Field for Site, project teams can efficiently create, view, and manage site tasks – such as defects, punch lists, and snags – using mobile/tablet devices. The application allows users to pin forms to locations on the project sitemap, allowing for accurate reporting.

The Asite Platform and Adoddle Field for Site work hand-in-hand to guarantee that all changes are seamlessly synchronized with the Asite Common Data Environment (CDE).

To learn more about the product and how it can connect your office with the construction site, please contact our team by booking a quick demo here


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Tags: Adoddle field for Site

Documents - Improved online 2D file web viewer interface

Posted by Denis Antony on Feb 14, 2021 3:56:24 AM

Asite CDE: Universal Web Viewer (UWV) interface upgrade

Asite CDE - Improved online 2D file web viewer interface.

Asite has updated its online 2D file viewer interface to provide its users with a more simplified and menu type navigation.

Here is a quick overview of the new feature:

The simplified default viewer interface

Users now have a more user-friendly and intuitive interface
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Menu style navigation options

Asite now offers improved navigation within its online 2D web viewer. It will now come with a menu style layout helping users access functions with ease.
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Easy and user-friendly display of mark-up tools with a logical grouping

The mark-up tools are now presented as buttons with the textual representation of functions rather than just icons. The improves efficiency with ease of use.
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Tags: CDE

AppBuilder Tool upgrade - New graphical scripting support for conditional formatting and validation rules

Posted by Denis Antony on Feb 14, 2021 3:55:43 AM

AppBuilder Tool upgrades - New graphical scripting support to build rules for conditional formatting and validations for your Apps.

Asite has updated its robust AppBuilder tool to allow App Designers to build rules for conditional formatting and validations within their Apps using the new graphical scripting interface.


Here is a quick overview of this feature:

Key highlights:

  • Visual scripting support for enabling conditional formatting and defining validation rules. 
  • Apply rules on fields, tables, layouts, buttons, and more design controls. 
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Tags: appbuilder, Asite Platform

Asite Platform - Support for Turkish language

Posted by Denis Antony on Jan 9, 2021 7:51:52 AM

Asite Platform : Support for Turkish language

The Asite platform introduces support for the Turkish language, adding to its list of major international languages, which includes English (UK), English (US), French, German, Chinese, Russian, Spanish, Arabic, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Irish and Czech.


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Tags: Asite Platform

Visual Workflow-New function to manually push documents to a workflow.

Posted by Denis Antony on Jan 9, 2021 7:18:53 AM

Asite CDE: Visual Workflow Updates

Visual Workflow upgrade - New function to manually push documents to a specific workflow.

Asite has updated its robust Visual Workflow tool to allow Project Administrators manually push an existing document revision to a specific workflow.

Here is a quick overview of the new feature:

  • An ability to select any document revision that is not in a running state to be pushed manually to a specific workflow set on the project folder, i.e. document revision that does not have a workflow, is in cancelled or completed state can be pushed to a specific workflow.
  • Project Administrators can now select the workflows applied on the project folder and push it to any specific workflow.

Solution overview:

  • A new right-click option is now available to push the selected revision to a specific workflow.
  • Support single and batch function but it filters out any running workflow records.
  • Project Administrators can now select the workflow applied to the corresponding project folder only.
  • Once saved, the workflow will be triggered and will initiate as a start to the workflow design based on conditions applied.

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Tags: Visual Workflows, CDE

cBIM: Tracking modifications in a 3D Revit file has never been easier.

Posted by Denis Antony on Jan 9, 2021 7:07:07 AM

Asite CDE: cBIM Updates

cBIM: Comparison for Revit files.

Asite has upgraded its Digital Engineering tool to enable Designers, project managers, and engineers to use the version compare tool and highlight the differences between two Revit file versions.

Here is a quick overview of the new feature:

Revit file compare

    • Using the compare tool improves the understanding of the design changes between versions of a Revit file but also provides online visualization of the file content without need of native revit software.
    • Use the tool to understand what was added, removed or modified and even dig into the details of different versions to understand the changes better.
    • To start using the compare tool, simply choose a Revit file that has multiple versions and select the “Compare” drop-down list in the online Asite 3D viewer, select the two versions to compare and then click the “Run” button. Wait for a few seconds for both models to be loaded and their data to be compared with differences of added, removed, modified.
    • The RAG color palette will indicate the number of any additions, removals or / and modifications. And selecting an item in the change list will highlight that object in the model view.
    • The Revit objects can be added to the Objects list function within List Builder. Use this objects list to create new form (RFI / Variation / Issue / Defect) and initiate colloration with team members.

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Tags: CDE, cBIM

cBIM: New tool to assign colors on 3D BIM Objects

Posted by Denis Antony on Jan 9, 2021 7:01:16 AM

Asite CDE: cBIM Updates

cBIM: New tool to assign colors on 3D BIM Objects

Asite has upgraded its cBIM tool that will allow designers to assign custom colors to individual or multiple 3D BIM objects. This will help view and track their 3D BIM objects more efficiently.

Here is a quick overview of the new feature:

Assign colors on 3D BIM Objects

    • Preview of 3D Model with custom colors assigned to 3D BIM objects. User can edit and remove the assigned colors. User can also hide the assigned colors from preview.

    • Assign custom colors to individual BIM object using the right-click function.

    • Add items to the Object library and bulk assign custom colors.

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Tags: CDE, cBIM