This guide is provided as a support for users who fall under the general category of Civil Engineering Design. These projects will include small, medium, and large infrastructure projects across sectors such as Highways/Roads, Rail, Aviation, Water, Environmental, Power, and others.
The guide will lead users through setting up a Revizto project and the parameters required that integrate directly into the tools that best complement existing Engineering Design processes. This learning path guide will help users to implement workflows that support all phases of the project including early conceptual design, detailed and technical design, construction, and facility management.
Revizto is a platform centered around Integrated Collaboration. It allows project teams to hold conversations and correspondence of accountable issues while utilizing multiple file types containing project-related information in an easy-to-understand format.
Revizto has the ability to be deployed during any phase of a project. However, we recommend implementing Revizto as early as possible. Appending information early on, during the initial design stage will provide downstream benefits and highlight the quality of your building in one location at closeout and handover.
Account creation and downloading
Prepare for Export. Users have two choices how to create a Revizto project.
1. Directly from Revizto
After Revizto has been installed on a user’s machine and the user logged into their account, new projects can be created directly from the project menu.
Users are then able to set up the parameters of their project such as:
- Uploading documents
- Establishing folder structure
Below are links to short video tutorials that directly address the above actions.
2. From supported software.
When uploading sheets we recommend the second option. When uploading 3D models we also recommend uploading from the native authoring tools wherever possible.
This is a list of current direct plug-ins with authoring software.
Users have the option to import models from multiple files and multiple software products depending on how the separate elements that make up the project are being designed. For larger Civil Engineering projects it is not uncommon to have designers working in various Autodesk and Bentley tools, as well as scan data (see below paragraph relating to scan data).
Below are links to short video tutorials for commonly used authoring tools.
Note: Navisworks export contains the same 3D export features as the Revit plugin, but does not include 2D export.
If it's not possible to import geometry directly from the authoring tool you can import from the following supported file formats, including scan data from point clouds and converted mesh files:
.ifc , .fbx, .obj, .rvm, .rcp, .rcs, .fls, .fws, .lsproj, .laz, .las
Below is a link to a short video tutorial on how to import point clouds.
As of 2020 Revizto integrates with three main documentation management applications:
BIM 360 docs
By navigating to the “DOCS” section within the Revizto users can select which integration their project 2D documents are contained within, and connect Revizto to those specific folders.
Once connected, the user is able to select the sheets to be imported to the Revizto project. This becomes a live connection where project teams are able to access the latest versions of sheets. These sheets become automatically updated over time reflecting the documents contained inside the integrated file.
Below are links to short video tutorials relating to document integrations.
Note: Project team members are required to be added to the integration platform to view connected documents in Revizto.
Procore integration process differs from other platforms. The current Revizto API connects with Procore Docs. This requires the use of bulk editor and file mirroring tools also mentioned in the video provided above.
If your firm does not accommodate the document management platforms listed above, documents can also be manually uploaded from a local machine, server, or desktop-synced application. (ex. DropBox) - Manual document uploads may have varying factors, please reach out to your technical rep. to be advised on the best suggestion.
Adding team members and access levels
Users have two choices how to add team members to a Revizto project.
1. Directly from Revizto
By Navigating to the “share button” within the project users will be taken to a new window where they will see a search bar at the top of the page. Here users can type the email address of team members, set their access level that is dependent on their role, and select “invite”. Other users who are invited to a Revizto project will receive an email to download, install, and navigate to the new project.
2. Invite from the Revizto Workspace (project user directory)
By logging into revizto.com from any desktop or tablet, users can access the Revizto Workspace and add team members, plus set access levels within the project user directory. The project user directory also contains additional features to further modify user profiles such as:
Below are links to articles that describe how to manage team members.
Tip: By incorporating additional user information at the beginning of a project, these additional properties can be used to generate higher-quality reports and project dashboards for status updates.
Note: If other project team members are not receiving a sent invite, please see the Revizto network requirements.
Each user within a Revizto project has the ability to customize settings that best fit their preferences and hardware requirements. We at Revizto have accounted for the different types of roles within a project team and the hardware typically available to them. Below is a list of hardware, software, and Revizto specifications to operate Revizto correctly.
1. Hardware and software specifications
Below is a link to view the preferred and minimum requirements to operate Revizto on both desktop and tablet systems.
Hardware and software requirements
2. Project optimization
Revizto user specifications and settings can be found under “preferences” and “project optimization”.
Highlighted below are the project settings to help adjust a project to operate efficiently.
1. Navigation and sensitivity settings
2. Graphics settings (dependent on internal GPU specs.)
3. Cache Settings (download size of project and hardware management)
1. Cloud Compression (Compress project data for mobile applications)
2. Textures (Set 3D geometric textures for mobile or desktop use)
3. Last Hope Optimization (Last resort, if nothing else works.)
Below are the links to videos directly addressing the above actions.
Once the project has been set up containing the desired scenes, scan data, and sheets, you can refer to our articles around how to use the three main workspaces within our software, these being 2D, 3D, and the all-important issue tracker.
The following links will take you through how to navigate these areas.