IMAGINiT Technologies Launches Civil 3D Health Check

June 14, 2013
Rand Worldwide announced that its IMAGINiT Technologies division has launched their Civil 3D Health Check service.

Rand Worldwide announced that its IMAGINiT Technologies division has launched their Civil 3D Health Check service.

This unique analysis performed by IMAGINiT experts is an in-depth investigation into an organization’s processes using Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D. The Health Check aims to provide companies with a proven path to collaborative workgroup productivity.

“IMAGINiT’s global team of experts not only understand the mechanics of the software, but more importantly the workflow, training, and customizations that can be done with AutoCAD Civil 3D,” says Bill Zavadil, senior vice president of worldwide services, IMAGINiT Technologies. “With the sole objective being enhanced team productivity, our Health Check service is used to quickly and effectively evaluate an organization’s current working environment and their utilization of Civil 3D. This analysis generates an actionable report outlining what our customers can do to take technology, processes, and profitability to the next level.”

Oftentimes companies implemented Civil 3D because it was needed to win a bid, but employees were left scrambling to learn the tool while working on a billable project. For firms that have been using Civil 3D from the beginning, they may be using old processes and workflows that could be evolved to make workflows more efficient and streamlined. In many cases firms know that they could be doing things more efficiently and effectively but they simply don’t know where or how to start. IMAGINiT’s experts help to identify the symptoms and recommend solutions. For a brief overview of IMAGINiT’s Civil 3D Health Check process, watch this video.

During a Civil 3D Health Check, three fundamental areas are analyzed.

  • People: Individual team members are interviewed to assess their understanding of Civil 3D and existing skills. This identifies specific areas where skill levels can be improved through training. Results of this analysis are measurable and can demonstrate an actual return on investment for personnel investments.
  • Process: Data sharing, project workflows, and data management are examined to determine strengths and areas of weakness. By looking at how project data flows through the complete life of the project, this analysis ensures data stability is maximized and data duplication is minimized.
  • Technology: The Health Check team also uses a qualitative review to evaluate CAD standards, styles and settings including current utilization of the software against industry best practices. Reviewing key questions such as whether required styles exist and how they are built, identifies areas where templates can be improved or customized to positively impact workflows.

After assessment and analysis, the IMAGINiT Health Check team generates a report with a list of the top items that organizations can improve upon immediately, as well as additional prioritized actions focused on the longer term. This allows teams within companies using Civil 3D to explore design options more easily and efficiently, analyze project performance, and deliver consistent, higher quality information. With more efficient processes and streamlined workflows, collaboration is increased, and projects are completed faster with less billable hours and fewer project over-runs.