The world of engineering is evolving rapidly and is delivering innovative solutions every day. Today, we have the freedom to design using different design software; however, designers also need the freedom to share their designs with anyone irrespective of the design platform used by their receivers to view or review the shared design. In this scenario, neutral CAD Exporter plug-ins facilitate the sharing of information across the globe regardless of design formats. The objective is to provide greater operational efficiency and freedom from having a specific CAD platform to view the shared models. With this specific need in mind, Verold wished to provide its users, a greater freedom of sharing their designs on web from Revit using its platform.
Solution: Verold Publisher plug-in for Revit
The team at ProtoTech developed the Verold publisher plug-in for Revit. Using the developed application, with a single click, the entire Revit model can be converted to a file format that can be read by the Verold server. The users have the flexibility to control tessellation and thereby the size and quality of the uploaded model. The uploaded model can then be easily shared with other collaborators who do not even have Revit on their machines. They can access the model using the Verold platform.
- The team held weekly update meetings and daily progress reports
- The team developed common code architecture for the current plug-in. The same code architecture can be used to develop plug-ins for other CAD platforms. This will reduce the development time for other plugins and will help in future maintenance and upgrade of all plug-ins