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Using plugins with Aconex

3rd party plugins are used with Aconex to find and create issues, and to assign them to users who will fix them.

What this content covers – and doesn’t

This content only describes how to use Navisworks, Solibri and Revit in conjunction with Aconex. It doesn’t describe any the other functionality you might use in these plugins.

Why use Aconex with plugins?

Plugins are used with Aconex for one of two reasons:

  • find issues and upload them to Aconex – this is done in Navisworks and Solibri (and Aconex)
  • fix issues found in Aconex or other plugins – carried out in Revit.

There are a couple of workflows that you could use with these. Note that data created in Aconex, Navisworks and Revit is automatically uploaded to each of these. If you use Solibri, this process has to be carried out manually.

The following scenarios show examples of the basic workflow:

  1. An issue is created in Aconex:
    • This is then reviewed in either Navisworks or Solibri.
    • The issue is assigned in Navisworks or Solibri. This is an optional step.
    • Next, the review data is uploaded to Aconex.
    • The issue data from Navisworks or Solibri are assigned to a specific Revit user. This assumes the issue wasn’t assigned in either Navisworks or Solibri.
    • The Revit user reviews and fixes the issue.
    • The fix data is uploaded to Aconex, as a model revision, where it is reviewed and, if accepted, closed as an issue.
  2. An issue is created in Navisworks or Solibri:
    • The issue is assigned to a Revit user.
    • The Revit user reviews and fixes the issue.
    • The fix data is uploaded to Aconex, as a model revision, where it is reviewed and, if accepted, closed as an issue.

Downloading the plugins

You can download all the plugins, as well as AutoDesk Revit, from Model Downloads.

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