Store, Sync, & Share Revit Project Files In SharePoint
You already know how large design files can become and how difficult it can be to share them with other construction project team members, all of whom are using any number of leading AECO software and platforms. With so many companies using SharePoint to manage daily operations, there have been a lot of people asking about the feasibility of using SharePoint to store Revit project files, Revu pdfs, and large Civil3D files. If you are wondering if a file type like Revit is supported by SharePoint, this article will discuss why it’s not only possible to use SharePoint as a design file repository, but for some, can actually a solid solution for companies that are looking to get more value from the software and tools they already own. Additionally, when further empowered with tools that allow you to synchronize data to SharePoint from solutions like BIM360 and Procore, you gain the peace of mind of knowing that you, as well as anybody else working on the project, has access to the most current and accurate project information at any given time.
Why Store Revit Project Files In SharePoint
SharePoint, at its foundation, is a document management system. As such, you can use the platform to store any number of documents and document types. While SharePoint doesn’t allow you to open Revit files natively, utilizing SharePoint as the place of record and central repository for content in flight, has a ton of value. And with the ability to sync content across various platforms (facilitated by ProjectReady), even as your design team continues to work in the Autodesk Construction Cloud (ACC), you can be confident that you are always up-to-speed and that you always have access to the single version of the truth – which can then be referenced and audited well after the project has been completed.
Microsoft Office 365 is a well-known and trusted player in the business productivity space and, as a result, most organizations already own and use SharePoint as part of their existing Office and Microsoft 365 licensing. While designers and builders spend a lot of their time working in other platforms and common data environments (CDEs), project owners rely heavily on SharePoint to manage multiple libraries’ worth of Microsoft Office documents spanning across growing asset portfolios. The ability to secure the Revit files they receive from their design teams within their SharePoint sites is a best practice to ensure that all information related to a project is available if and when it’s needed on their end.
Whether you’re an owner, a designer, or a builder on the project team ProjectReady works hand-in-glove within the M365 environment to help users find greater value in their existing investments while making it easier for entire teams to work better together. Our clients have told us that ProjectReady has been the key to unlocking the value of M365, Microsoft Teams, Power BI and SharePoint by bringing together the AECO platforms they use every day, like Procore and ACC.
Content Storage Solutions For Construction Teams
If yours is like most other companies in operation today, you already own Microsoft 365 for business. Therefore, it makes sense to look for ways to drive greater value from this existing investment. As the only collaborative construction project information management solution in the market that truly understands and unlocks the full M365 tech stack, ProjectReady empowers AECO professionals to use the platform seamlessly within their specific discipline while managing the day-to-day business operations. Click here to request a free demonstration of ProjectReady to learn more about how it can support your BIM 360 document management and system synchronization needs.