HIVE is an industry leading content management system developed specifically for the AEC industry. Firms can organize, manage, set permissions and ensure the latest content is kept up to date and available for all project participants, even when working remotely. Users can quickly find Revit, AutoCAD, PDF, images, and other file types quickly using libraries, tags, favorites, and file metadata.
Company admins can get performance metrics based on
- Account Management
- Content Browsing
- Content Analytics
- Active Model Analytics
The account management portal allows company administrators to generate and admin access to the HIVE suite of tools. This doesn’t require a windows desktop with HIVE running. User Administration can be done from any web enabled device, allowing Company Admins ease of access to important tasks from anywhere.
The Pain Point
It is often an inconvenience when you must be at your desk, in front of your computer to execute on basic user management tasks. Sometimes we are out of the office or standing at the user’s desk and need to grant access to a toolset or portion of a toolset quickly.
There will often be times when access to HIVE libraries need to be controlled consistently for multiple users. The HIVE group management web interface makes this process very easy and reduces dependence on the HIVE desktop application.
Adding new users is a process that can be entirely done via the web interface. Any company administrator can easily open the web page, and a user and make group associations from anywhere there is a web connection.
Active Directory Synchronizer
Instead of requiring individual management, HIVE includes a utility that can be installed, allowing users and groups to be automatically synchronized with AD. This saves tons of time in the User and group management. When I.T. adds or removes users, the AD Sync tool can be set to run to also trigger those same updates in the HIVE account management system.
Users can leverage HIVE to quickly search and find the exact content they require for use in their projects. When users can find what they need quickly and efficiently, they can be significantly more productive. Design models don’t grow in file size unnecessarily from too much loaded content which means project run more smoothly and can be more easily navigated.
THE PAIN POINT
- Users can easily get lost or waste time in the nightmare of folder navigation
- Folder structure does not display critical file details, tags or metadata
- File name doesn’t distinguish which content is appropriate for use in projects
- Maintaining, updating and improving content libraries across multiple departments and locations can be tedious for BIM Management
DESIGN APPLICATION SPECIALIZATION
HIVE knows how to handle the needs of specialized design applications like Autodesk Revit. This means that project specific views, custom data and special application commands can be leveraged from a single source. One-stop shopping for content makes HIVE easy to implement, enabling users to work at their most efficient pace.
SEARCH AND FILTER
The ability to search and filter by automatic file properties and content parameters makes content administration extremely easy. Since users will always get access to all parameters of a piece of content, they can search with confidence that desired content can always be found easily.
Sometimes it is desirable to make content a little more searchable. Tagging can be used to add any extra piece of meta data to content to enable even better search results and faster searching by end users.
SEARCH RESULT META-DATA
As users find content, use it in their designs or open found documents, HIVE will append their search criteria to enable faster content results in the future. This information is also useful for analyzing user search patterns to enable even better library and content management for HIVE administrators
Often users run the same searches. For searches that are a little more involved with specialized filters, users can save the search criteria to enabling even more productivity when using HIVE to find desired content.
So, you’ve found what you think you want. That’s great, but if you want even more certainty, content details can be opened. All data stored in the content can then be additionally searched and investigated. This transparency in a single application is rare, but extremely valuable.
DRAG/DROP INTO DESIGN MODEL
All above features are useless if users can instantly consume the content. HIVE allows users to drag found content directly into their design application, or double click to use/open a file depending on context. This means users can search, investigate and use content from a single source, efficiently and simply.
Active Model Analytics (Project)
HIVE’s project analytics provides the ability to gain insight into model performance. This information is critical to a smooth-running project can make general model management significantly easier. When BIM management can be informed about every model on every project, they can make decisions earlier in the model development cycle to ensure optimal team performance.
THE PAIN POINT
When project models/files have issues, project team members end up losing productivity. The more severe the issue, the longer teams are sitting around not being productive. This wasted time decreases design time, causes stress and costs money. A crashing or poorly performing design model effects more than just the design team. BIM Managers often must stop valuable work elsewhere in the firm to put out fires and get the design team back into production.
While users are working, the HIVE analytics is logging file open and save speeds. This enables BIM Managers to understand real-time model performance of Models. Any file that appears to be getting drastically slower can be investigated more for the reason for the performance degradation.
NO USER PERFORMANCE IMPACT
A tool that logs model performance should not negatively impact the actual user performance. As soon as a user thinks a tool is slowing them down, they typically work to uninstall it. The HIVE Project Analytics toolset does not impact the user’s performance. It does run silently in the background, but it works so efficiently that users will never know it is there unless BIM Managers inform them.
The Company Overview DashboardThe launchpad for admins to quickly view top stats from across the organization such as projects and contributors with the most time captured while working on models. The graph elements in this and other dashboards link to filtered views, making it easy to get a detailed look into your organization’s overall model performance.
The Project Dashboard
An aggregated view of Revit project activities. Controls allow filtering of the data by project to see just the performance rates for models related to the project selected. Metrics include open and sync duration, file sizes, session hours and cumulative contributor times.
The Contributor Dashboard
This dashboard allows an admin to select by contributor name (contributors are Revit users) and view statistics by models and projects. In addition, the contributor’s model history and workstation names are listed.
The Model Dashboard
Provides a project and model filtered timeline of synchs to central durations, load durations, file sizes and warning counts. At a glance, this dashboard illustrates a growth or reduction in key performance indicators that suggest model performance.
The Team DashboardGives a broad view of teamactivity across all projects (or filter to single projects) as it relates to open and synch durations as well as contributor work as measured by both hours and edited item counts.
The Model Health Dashboard
Allows the admin to drill down by open or synch times to the “moment in time” statistics. This view shows workstation specifications, model metrics (quantities of loaded and unplaced families, unplaced rooms, worksets, views, etc.) and gauges the health of the model using a calculated score based on the warning count and file size.