What is Assemble?
Industry Specialties: Serves all industries
Assemble is a SaaS solution with a central hub that stores drawings, building information models and point clouds. It lets construction workers connect, query and condition data for key workflows like estimating, scheduling, finance, bid management, project management and site management. It is web-based and helps users add intelligence, extract building information model (BIM) data and collaborate for better decision making, and to deliver projects within a set budget and on time. Autodesk acquired this system in 2018.
Its flagship product, Assemble Insight, is a cloud-based inclusion that lets AEC businesses use BIM data for project collaboration, better decision making and improved projects.
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Benefits and Insights
Why use Assemble?
Key differentiators & advantages of Assemble
- Improve Change Management: It lets users access changes in model iterations. Model updates and associated quantities can be highlighted to help users understand the budget and scope implications of project changes.
- Improve Project Outcomes: Users can identify issues during the building phase, reducing rework after construction has started. Project teams can lower risks by letting stakeholders access current and accurate model data during the project for better decision making.
- Avoid Budget Overruns: It helps users identify changes and suggest them to management to cut costs while maintaining functional and quality performance.
- Increases Owner Satisfaction: It keeps owners informed about job progress, helping builders improve business relationships, retain clients and empower teams to deliver projects within budget and on time.
- Evaluate Design Changes: It has model variance capabilities, enabling estimators to recognize design changes between iterations. They can also explain the changes, whether in type or quantity, in project estimates.
- Customizable: Users can manage parameters for Timeline, Vico or Synchro and sync the data to the Revit model to update scheduling and phasing. Users can also integrate data with models to connect quantities with procurement, logistics and scheduling.
- Improve Collaboration: Users can create views and share them with project teams, ensuring that the team is working with current and updated data sets.
- Track Project Progress: It lets users track project progress by integrating activity IDs to BIM and connecting material quantities to the project timeline to create schedules.
- Design for Constructability: Users can improve model integrity to increase the durability of the model. Design collaboration helps users create a model where information can be added and be given to the owner after the project is complete for facilities management.
- Identify Risk: It lets users visualize the construction process before structures are built. Safety and potential risks can be identified while protecting the crew from potential hazards.
Assemble is used in 1000+ construction sites to manage 7500+ projects and offices for 170+ companies. One-fourth of ENR 400 customers use Assemble. It has a host of technology partners and integrates with software like Autodesk BIM 360, Oracle Primavera P6, Sage, Procore, iSqFt, DotProduct, PCL PartsLab, eTakeoff and Bloom. It won the Construtech 50 award in 2016 and Construtech Vision award in 2015.
- Quantity Takeoff: This feature lets users increase the accuracy of their bids by extracting quantities based on precise data in the BIM model. Project teams can quantify and visualize changes between iterations.
- Subcontractor Management: Superintendents can manage issues and project scopes that impact schedule and cost. With this multidisciplinary approach, users can address any potential issues before they start.
- Field Management: It supports integration with Procore, letting users take models to the field for project control, keeping projects within the budget and on time.
- Better Model Quality: Users can access model properties to identify incorrect or missing information. Users can manage model properties to collate data, ensuring quality for BIM workflows.
- Performs Model Takeoff: It extracts based accurate information in BIM models and explains costs by scope to confirm subcontractor quantities.
- Access to 3D Models: Users can manage industrial projects and facilitate collaboration between multiple stakeholders by providing detailed reports and data-driven decisions.
- Instant Access to BIM: Users can manage BIM projects as Assemble facilitates collaboration between stakeholders with data-oriented reports. It helps users with quick access to data leading to timely decision making.
- Tackle Bid Day: Users can easily group, categorize and sort model objects to facilitate an efficient bid day process. To verify bids, estimators can shift objects to bid packages and pull quantities to validate and compare contractor bids.
- Export and Import Data: It helps users import changes and update model data. Its model inventory feature exports data to Navisworks Search Set or Excel workbooks.
- Visualize Data: Users can visualize and manage data to view project scope to identify changes required to support decision making. It validates subcontractor model changes, bids and quantities in a few minutes.
- Access to Design: Assemble helps the design team empower owners, stakeholders and general contractors by analyzing, accessing and contributing to the design approach.
- Design Cost Impact: The estimating team can track high-cost components, letting the design team balance estimating costs and design. This keeps the project budget in control without affecting the design quality.
Some of the product limitations include:
- Inconvenient bugs.
- Loads slowly on old computers.
- Doesn't support model-based estimating.
- Doesn't support modeling platforms apart from AutoCAD and Revit.
Assemble Suite Support
mail_outlineEmail: Email support is not available. Users can submit their details in a contact form on the website to contact technical and sales support.
phonePhone: Phone support is not available.
schoolTraining: Assemble offers a getting-started guide, support forum and knowledge base with articles, downloads, whitepapers, videos and webinars.
local_offerTickets: Users can create a ticket by submitting their details on Assemble Systems’ contact support page.
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