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Cadalyst AEC: "We're very excited about the integration between Revit and Innovaya.with this integration, our estimators are getting better numbers from the building model, and we can continue to use each program for its intended purpose: Revit for building design and Innovaya for construction estimating."

Dick Bates, BIM Manager
Ryan Companies

Innovaya Visual Quantity Takeoff (QTO)
Supporting BIM technologies, Innovaya Visual Quantity Takeoff (QTO) offers the most powerful and efficient object quantity takeoff tools for Autodesk Revit®, AutoCAD Architecture/MEP and Tekla® Structure.

Taking advantage of Building Information Models (BIM), Innovaya Visual Quantification performs object quantity takeoff accurately, quickly, and intelligently from Autodesk Revit, AutoCAD Architecture/MEP. Consequently, it can increase the efficiency of the project estimating process by more than 300%. Innovaya Visual Quantity Takeoff (QTO)’s robust and interactive 3D virtual reality environment also effectively improves communication and coordination between designers, builders, and clients.

Automatic Quantity Generation
Visual Quantity Takeoff can automatically generate complete object quantities directly from a design model. This process usually takes several seconds to complete for the entire building model, while the same job could take several days using traditional on-screen takeoff or digitizer methods. The quantities are extracted based on object types and their dimensions. Quantity extraction methods are easily customized and are reusable for multiple projects. Additionally, the quantities are all stored by group of objects based on the object property conditions set by the user.

Drag & Drop Quantity Generation
With Visual Quantity Takeoff, the user can also choose the Drag & Drop Quantity generation method to takeoff object quantities. With this approach, the user can select any building section (such as a building level), view the objects in 3D, and drag and drop it into the quantity generation window. They can use the same drag & drop method to choose a component type, such as walls, to takeoff the quantities of a selected building section. During this process, the user can also define the most appropriate way to group objects and calculate total quantities. The drag & drop quantity generation process can usually improve the productivity of quantity takeoff by at least 300%.

Managed Object Quantities
The quantities generated are stored in a manageable manner in Visual Quantity Takeoff. For example, they are organized by user defined folders, which can be in different classifications such as CSI or Uniformat. The quantities can also be sorted by building sections or component types. When generated, the quantities are automatically linked with the objects which can be tracked and viewed in 3D at any point. This ‘what-you-see-is-what-you-takeoff’ theme provides visual confirmation on objects’ quantity takeoff status using different color codes, and it assures the completeness of the project quantities taken-off. Each managed quantity group can be assigned a unique color code for its 3D objects for easy tracking and identifying objects associated with the quantities. Furthermore, the quantities can be saved in a separate file which can be opened in Innovaya Visual Estimating for Sage Timberline Assembly and Item takeoffs.

Intelligent Change Management
Because the quantities generated are automatically associated with the objects, Visual Quantity Takeoff can be used effectively for change management. For example, if the design has been changed, Visual Quantification can display changed, new, and deleted objects in different colors in 3D. There is also a function that allows you to validate the quantities generated previously against the new design, and then automatically update those quantities.

Quantity Reports to MS Excel
With one-click of mouse button, all of the objects quantities can be exported as reports in MS Excel. There is no limitation on how many quantity columns can be generated as in some on-screen programs. The quantities in the reports can also be sorted by user defined folders, building sections, or component types. Additionally, all object quantity color codes are shown in the MS Excel spreadsheet against each quantity group. Along with a snapshot of the color-coded 3D object view pasted into MS Excel, these color codes help identify, visually and clearly, what objects are used to generate the quantities.

Interactive 3D Visualization
With our robust true 3D engine, users of Visual Quantity Takeoff (QTO) can enjoy the best performance of 3D building model navigation. Easy-to-use 3D user interface controls allow estimators to do real-time walk-through and to examine object details. The 3D objects are highly interactive and selectable. Object visibility and transparency can be adjusted by building section or component type. All object properties can be examined. Special object information such as wall layers can also be inspected.

Support for Effective Team Communication
Visual Quantity Takeoff not only integrates design and cost estimating, it also offers essential functions to assist communication between the project members. With tools such as Markup and E-mailing, Visual Quantity Takeoff allows the user to enter highlighted comments directly onto a snapshot of the 3D design and send it as a picture, via e-mail, to project members. The powerful easy-to-use 3D navigation features are also useful for presenting design-estimating coordination issues in front of the project team.

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