HIVE is an industry-leading content management system developed specifically for the AEC industry. Firms can organize, manage, set permissions and ensure the latest content is kept up to date and available for all project participants, even when working remotely. Users can find Revit, AutoCAD, PDF, images, and other file types quickly using libraries, tags, favorites, and file metadata.
Administrators can get performance metrics based on:
- Account Management
- Content Browsing
- Content Analytics
- Active Model Analytics
The account management portal allows company administrators to generate and admin access to the HIVE suite of tools. This doesn’t require a windows desktop with HIVE running. User Administration can be done from any web enabled device, allowing Company Admins ease of access to important tasks from anywhere.
The Pain Point
It is often an inconvenience when you must be at your desk, in front of your computer to execute on basic user management tasks. Sometimes we are out of the office or standing at the user’s desk and need to grant access to a toolset or portion of a toolset quickly.
There will often be times when access to HIVE libraries need to be controlled consistently for multiple users. The HIVE group management web interface makes this process very easy and reduces dependence on the HIVE desktop application.
Adding new users is a process that can be entirely done via the web interface. Any company administrator can easily open the web page, and a user and make group associations from anywhere there is a web connection.
Users can leverage HIVE to quickly search and find the exact content they require for use in their projects. When users can find what they need quickly and efficiently, they can be significantly more productive. Design models don’t grow in file size unnecessarily from too much loaded content which means project run more smoothly and can be more easily navigated.
THE PAIN POINT
- Users can easily get lost or waste time in the nightmare of folder navigation
- Folder structure does not display critical file details, tags or metadata
- File name doesn’t distinguish which content is appropriate for use in projects
- Maintaining, updating and improving content libraries across multiple departments and locations can be tedious for BIM Management
DESIGN APPLICATION SPECIALIZATION
HIVE knows how to handle the needs of specialized design applications like Autodesk Revit. This means that project specific views, custom data and special application commands can be leveraged from a single source. One-stop shopping for content makes HIVE easy to implement, enabling users to work at their most efficient pace.
SEARCH AND FILTER
The ability to search and filter by automatic file properties and content parameters makes content administration extremely easy. Since users will always get access to all parameters of a piece of content, they can search with confidence that desired content can always be found easily.
Sometimes it is desirable to make content a little more searchable. Tagging can be used to add any extra piece of meta data to content to enable even better search results and faster searching by end users.
SEARCH RESULT META-DATA
As users find content, use it in their designs or open found documents, HIVE will append their search criteria to enable faster content results in the future. This information is also useful for analyzing user search patterns to enable even better library and content management for HIVE administrators.
Often users run the same searches. For searches that are a little more involved with specialized filters, users can save the search criteria to enabling even more productivity when using HIVE to find desired content.
So, you have found what you think you want. That is great, but if you want even more certainty, content details can be opened. All data stored in the content can then be additionally searched and investigated. This transparency in a single application is rare, but extremely valuable.
DRAG/DROP INTO DESIGN MODEL
All above features are useless if users can instantly consume the content. HIVE allows users to drag found content directly into their design application, or double click to use/open a file depending on context. This means users can search, investigate, and use content from a single source, efficiently and simply.
Active Model Analytics (Project)
HIVE’s project analytics provides the ability to gain insight into model performance. This information is critical to a smooth-running project can make general model management significantly easier. When BIM management can be informed about every model on every project, they can make decisions earlier in the model development cycle to ensure optimal team performance.
THE PAIN POINT
When project models/files have issues, project team members end up losing productivity. The more severe the issue, the longer teams are sitting around not being productive. This wasted time decreases design time, causes stress, and costs money. A crashing or poorly performing design model effects more than just the design team. BIM Managers often must stop valuable work elsewhere in the firm to put out fires and get the design team back into production.
While users are working, the HIVE analytics is logging file open and save speeds. This enables BIM Managers to understand real-time model performance of Models. Any file that appears to be getting drastically slower can be investigated more for the reason for the performance degradation.
NO USER PERFORMANCE IMPACT
A tool that logs model performance should not negatively impact the actual user performance. As soon as a user thinks a tool is slowing them down, they typically work to uninstall it. The HIVE Project Analytics toolset does not impact the user’s performance. It does run silently in the background, but it works so efficiently that users will never know it is there unless BIM Managers inform them.
THE ENTERPRISE USERS DASHBOARD
This dashboard helps managers quickly understand user activity in HIVE. Knowing where your users are assigned, and how active they are can help managers understand where user training and coaching may need to occur. This can also be a great starting point to understand licensing of HIVE across the firm
THE REVIT VERSIONS DASHBOARD
When using Revit as a design app in the firm, it is important to know where updates have been applied and where they have not. Working on Revit models across multiple updates on the same Revit version is asking for project model crashing to manifest. This dashboard can help BIM Managers understand exactly who is using Revit and what version is installed.
THE PROJECT OVERVIEW DASHBOARD
Insight into corporate projects can assist BIM Managers in decision making. Is there an outlier project that has grown unexpectedly in size? Which models are opening very slowly? Is there a project very close to deadline? Knowing this helps us allocate our time to ensure the BIM environment runs smoothly
THE MODEL PERFORMANCE DASHBOARD
When you need to dig deep into project performance issues, the most important things to know immediately is open time, save time and warning counts. After that, we can begin to understand which specific models need attention, and perhaps even what we may need to do. These 3 metrics can be easy early indicators of issues that may occur in a model. Knowing this as a BIM Manager makes it easy to act before the users are sitting stagnant because the model has already crashed.
THE CMS OVERVIEW DASHBOARDWhen managing your libraries, it is a good plan to get a general understanding of who is there. This overview dashboard provides some general numbers about how many libraries, tags, pieces of content and favorites exist in your organization. The other CMS reports provide more insight into these baseline metrics.
THE SEARCH STATISTICS DASHBOARD
How is HIVE being searched? How are users navigating? When are they using the CMS? This dashboard provides all the insights about general searching within the HIVE CMS. Isolate users and see their specific interactions with HIVE. Understanding this can often lead to improvements in content, making the users even more pleased with the browsing experience.
THE REVIT CONTENT DASHBOARD
How is Revit content spread across your firm? Do we really know how large our family content is, and where it is being used? This dashboard explains just that. Understand version and category breakdowns. Dig into recent models to understand what families have been placed from HIVE and to derive what families have not been placed from HIVE.