Design and build what’s next, now

June 2, 2016 Elizabeth Katzki

No more meetings

Tuesday afternoon. Overdue for morning coffee. Meeting in 20 minutes.

You’re presenting version 4 of a model for an in-progress project. Slideshow? Check. Talking points? Check. Eyecovers, earplugs, and blankets for nap time? Might as well, because everyone has heard what you’re about to say and this meeting doesn’t need to happen in the first place.

Don’t email! Use tools that were built for sharing interactive, complex models.

Email is only great for sending words and pictures—go ahead, send your coworker in the next cubicle this GIF.

If you want to share something more complex, let’s say, a 3D Fusion or Revit model, email is probably not the best route. 3D models are inherently interactive, so, if you’re looking for feedback that could lead to a big idea, upload your file to A360 Team and start interacting with the model and collaborating with your team. Show your team how to use the immersive viewer and hold live review sessions so they can save time, too.

Stop holding pointless meetings.

For architects, engineers, product designers, manufacturers, and anyone who works with 2D and 3D drawings and models, you know what it’s like to try to share large, complex files by email or FTP with others on your team.  

The good news is, A360 and other collaboration platforms cut out wasted time on meetings, flights and conference calls for dispersed teams, and eliminate version confusion. A360 empowers you to ditch emailing 3D files as attachments for good by providing easy, seamless sharing capabilities.

Share Design Files

In addition to eliminating many superfluous meetings, the meetings you do hold improve with A360. Reinvigorate review sessions that have become stagnant by using the online viewer to mark up files and track changes for improved accountability. Improve the design review processes by including remote teams in your live review sessions. By eliminating pointless meetings you can save time and make the time you do spend in meetings more valuable.

“What am I going to do with all this time I’m saving?”

Now you’re asking the right questions! This is why we’ve written this post.

Use this time to think outside of the box. Explore building and product models in A360’s online viewer to spark new ideas you might not develop looking at a 2D or static representation of a dynamic object. Share your model across teams without making recipients download new software or install a plugin—everyone will thank you. Gain insight from every member of the team, not just those with the right software.

This new input can trigger better ideas, enabling your team to think creatively and come up with fresh new ideas.

“How can I use this advantage to get ahead of the competition?”

Stop keeping up and start leading the way.

A360 enables companies to differentiate their brand, compete at higher levels, and engage with customers and clients in innovative ways by providing the framework for design collaboration in an easily accessible cloud product.

Yes, coworkers will thank you for introducing them to A360, but clients are often most impressed with the ability to view and interact with 3D models, since they don’t always have access to view the models themselves throughout the  design process. A360 makes it  easy and intuitive for them to see a model the way you see it, without requiring any software downloads. It’s a game-changer.

Start leading the way with A360—sign up for a free 30 day trial, on us.

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