Hightower BIM Content: now available on UNIFI Connect
February 5th 2018, by Hightower
Hightower is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with UNIFI Labs making our Revit content library available to global Architectural Firms, Engineering Firms, Contractors and Operators (AECO) via UNIFI Connect; a globally available cloud-based portal for premium quality BIM content.
Directly tied to UNIFI’s industry-leading BIM content management software leveraged by leading AECO firms across the world, UNIFI Connect provides a secure and unique workflow for designers to access and insert building product manufacturer content directly into Autodesk Revit models. Designers can simultaneously browse content from their internal, firm-based libraries alongside high quality content from product manufacturers, including Hightower, when searching for Revit content to place in their projects. Importantly, all content hosted on Connect has undergone UNIFI’s rigorous quality control process and deemed to meet essential benchmarking criteria, providing a greater degree of assurance to design firms that the content will perform appropriately in a project environment.
As the name suggests, Connect also helps to facilitate better collaboration and data exchange between manufacturers and designers through the utilization of content that is accessed in real time. Rather than content being downloaded in an isolated way that leads to a disconnect between the content provider and the content user, Connect allows designers to access content through specific, administrator-approved manufacturer Channels. In doing so, when manufacturers make updates to their content library, library administrators are alerted to these changes, including models that may exist in live projects, so they can make any updates necessary within their projects or firm-based libraries.
UNIFI Connect is more than just a content hosting platform; it enables Hightower to more closely collaborate with our customers by partnering with them at the enterprise level, while improving usability at the individual designer level.