Applied Software Facilitates Rapid BIM Information Transfers for Revit® Server 13 Projects

Revit[]Connect creates a faster, flexible, more productive multi-team collaborative environment for sharing Building Information Modeling data over the Internet

ATLANTA -- Applied Software, a leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) services provider as well as a provider of Autodesk 2D and 3D CAD products and services, announced today the availability of Revit[]Connect, a purpose-built solution that improves and accelerates multi-team collaboration for BIM projects developed with Autodesk® Revit® Server 13. Revit[]Connect enables multi-team collaboration, seamless workflows and rapid information exchanges of BIM data, preventing architectural and design firms from being at the mercy of slow or unreliable data connections between satellite offices and partner companies when sharing large project files over the Internet.

The existing methodology for sharing Revit files passes too much data back and forth across network connections to be practical. To solve this problem, many firms have invested in expensive software- and hardware-based wide-area network (WAN) acceleration products, which can cost tens of thousands of dollars. In contrast, Revit[]Connect, in combination with Revit Server 2013, accelerates BIM file sharing for collaboration at a fraction of the cost by combining hardware- and software-aided file replication and advanced Revit file management.

"BIM project teams are becoming more connected in sharing data and even large project files, which can create additional stress on network bandwidth and on the IT team that must manage the added burden of extended teams or even additional companies," said Richard Burroughs, president, Applied Software. "Revit[]Connect not only solves this problem affordably, it does it in a scalable, secure, hosted environment so that additional offices, partners and projects can be added as your project team grows."

With Revit[]Connect, the internal user network stays "internal." This workflow overlay strategy produces a secure, dedicated, high-performance work environment for better results, fewer bottlenecks and greatly reduced network lag. Remote connectivity via software-based VPN solutions can support team members who may only require temporary project access, and remote Revit sessions can also be served to devices not typically able to run Revit like iPads®, smaller notebooks or home computers, allowing for short-term, rapidly-deployed connection options. In addition, Revit[]Connect provides all the benefits of a hosted solution to:

-- Save significant time per project team member
-- Improve multi-firm project based model management
-- Eliminate working on out-of-date model versions
-- Eliminate the need for costly WAN accelerators
-- End complexity involved with FTP-based processes
-- Improve utilization of existing corporate data bandwidth

Revit[]Connect is affordably priced and available now from Applied Software. For more information, visit

About Applied Software
Applied Software is one of the largest Autodesk resellers in the Southeastern United States. It is also one of the nation's leading providers of Building Information Modeling (BIM) services including BIM modeling, analysis, training, integration and mentoring, and provides Digital Prototyping solutions to manufacturers. Since its founding in 1982, Applied Software has helped more than 5,000 commercial, academic and government clients achieve high performance and growth. Applied Software's comprehensive array of solutions and services includes product updates, education and a dedicated staff of sales and services professionals. Applied Software is also a holder of a GSA BIM Services IDIQ contract to provide a full range of BIM services to the federal government. Applied Software was selected by Autodesk as its Platinum Reseller of the Year in 2011. Over the years, it has received numerous Platinum and other recognitions from Autodesk, including again being honored in 2012 as a Platinum Club award winner.

Autodesk and Revit are registered trademarks of Autodesk, Inc. in the USA and/or other countries.

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