How to Unify your Software Solutions Using ACC Connect

13 August 2020All, Autodesk Construction Cloud, Autodesk SoftwareACC, Integration, software



The AEC industry is in the middle of a technological revolution. Whether you’re an architecture firm just getting into 3D modelling or a contractor that is ditching paper plans, one thing is for certain: you will rarely work with another project stakeholder who is using the same solution that you are. This is especially true if you are a general or subcontractor. There are many different software players in the game who offer similar solutions. Add to that the fact that no two contractors are the same, and the result is contractors using different construction solutions based on their unique needs.

When this happens, the upshot is project data being siloed from stakeholder to stakeholder and a lack of a single source of truth. As we enter a new wave of the construction technological revolution, there is one thing that continuously comes up across the industry: the need to integrate the different software solutions. That is where Autodesk Construction CloudTM (ACC) Connect – powered by Workato – comes into play.

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ACC Connect is the Autodesk answer to the integration issue across offices and jobsites. ACC Connect is the fabric which holds the Autodesk Construction Cloud together by integrating BIM 360, PlanGrid, Assemble, and Building Connected. For those of you who are about to stop reading because you only saw one solution in the previous sentence that you use, ACC Connect also allows you to integrate with hundreds of other solutions. If you don’t see an app connection available, reach out to the Applied Software technical team to discuss building the connector for you.

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ACC Connect uses a no-coding platform. It enables those who are not developers to create “recipes” that allow you to automate several different business processes that otherwise take up valuable time during the workday. One recipe could be used for a single project or several projects. Whether you’re syncing BIM 360 issues with PlanGrid tasks or doing something simple like sending submitted PlanGrid field reports to a specific Dropbox folder, your team will be able to break down the siloes that are in place between the office and field and among your project team. Other examples of recipes include syncing your PlanGrid and BIM 360 document libraries, syncing PlanGrid tasks with a Smartsheet sheet and syncing PlanGrid photos with a folder within BIM 360. Gone are the days of manually performing these workflows. With ACC Connect, your team can save time and reduce risk by automating these (and many more) business processes.

The Autodesk Construction Cloud is revolutionizing the way companies in the AEC industry perform work. From conceptual design to operations, the Autodesk Construction Cloud has it covered. ACC Connect allows you to integrate the products within the Autodesk Construction Cloud, as well as hundreds of other solutions to automate your processes. Who would have imagined that breaking down data siloes would not require you to change your software?

If you have questions on how to better automate your architecture, engineering or construction processes, contact Applied Software today and talk to an AEC industry expert about developing your company’s single source of truth.



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