NavVis has announced an add-in for Autodesk Revit. The add-in lets Revit users connect their BIM models to 360 degree imagery and point clouds captured by the NavVis mobile mapping system. This add-in assists with the process of creating and updating outdated BIM models to reflect the current state of the building.
NavVis technology is an all-in-one reality capture solution that has made it possible to scan the current state of industrial and commercial properties and stream the data on any device. The data is captured by the NavVis M6 mobile mapping system, a mobile mapping system that can scan indoor environments at the speed of walking. The data is then visualized in the NavVis IndoorViewer, which is browser-based software that streams the panoramic images and point clouds.
With the Revit add-in, the NavVis IndoorViewer can now be integrated with Revit BIM models. Integrating Revit and IndoorViewer allows for a side-by-side comparison of the BIM model and the scanned state of the building, remotely from a desktop. This lets users spot the changes that have been made since the model was created and the current state was captured, helping to speed up the process of updating BIM models. Integrating BIM and IndoorViewer also overcomes data silos and reduces planning errors that occur as a result of outdated information.
Revit users who install the add-in will be able to access the added value of the NavVis IndoorViewer, which includes adding and searching for information and mark-ups, taking measurements, route finding and online collaboration with stakeholders.