Framingham , MA – May 22, 2012 — Rand Worldwide (OTCBB: RWWI), a global leader in providing technology solutions to organizations with engineering design and information technology requirements, today announced its IMAGINiT Technologies division has released IMAGINiT Clarity and IMAGINiT Clarity LT for Autodesk Revit Server 2013 software. Designed to enhance the Revit Server platform, this web-based solution offers new and enriched features – all while supporting side-by-side installations of Autodesk Revit 2013 and 2012. Internal team members and external partners can dramatically improve project collaboration, automate repetitive tasks, and provide valuable data to non-Revit users with simple setup, easy administration and secure connectivity.
“We received widespread support from the global Revit community when we launched IMAGINiT Clarity because we created a simple, secure way to collaborate on Revit projects,” says Bob Heeg, executive vice president, IMAGINiT Technologies. “While collaboration is commonplace in the industry, it brings about new challenges. In a Revit design environment Clarity fills a need for project level security that many clients require. In addition to security, Clarity includes task automation and reports which enable architectural, MEP and structural firms to collaborate with owners and construction firms in an environment that meets the needs of each stakeholder.”
Architecture, engineering, and construction firms with multiple offices and multiple partners are now able to securely share a centrally hosted Revit 2012 or 2013 BIM model securely. New features enhance collaboration and significantly cut both time and resources required to complete essential tasks.
Secure BIM Models
The new version of IMAGINiT Clarity helps minimize risk of downtime by supporting the ability to host different BIM projects on multiple central host servers. This optional mesh configuration eliminates the single point of failure issue by distributing different projects across multiple servers and also provides load balancing ability for users, projects, regional pipelines and servers.
IMAGINiT Clarity’s central dashboard makes management easy with the ability to view, manage and monitor all of the central host servers as well as local accelerator servers without having to log into each of them separately.
Distributed Task Servers
To ensure the host servers are focused on critical functions, the automation of tasks can now be assigned and scheduled to other servers and/or workstations. The new version of Clarity allows specific hardware to conduct mundane tasks while freeing up the mission critical servers and staff to undertake higher value tasks.
To share model data with people who don’t use Revit, IMAGINiT Clarity also provides more export options when transforming model data into file formats. In addition to PDF, DWF, Data Export and Image Export file formats, IMAGINiT Clarity can now also automatically generate both DWG and IFC files.
IMAGINiT Clarity’s dashboard graphically displays the real-time network health of all central and local servers and activity for all BIM projects. The dashboard also provides alerts as they arise such as Model Locks, bandwith or connectivity errors, assisting the administrator to both pinpoint concerns and quickly correct the issue. Additional enhancements with this release include extending the integration and synchronization of Active Directory to virtually eliminate additional IT management required for setting up or managing user and permissions within IMAGINiT Clarity.
New LT Edition
Organizations of many sizes can benefit from Clarity, but not all need the entire package. Seeing this need, IMAGINiT created Clarity LT which helps organizations looking to get started with project sharing and security. Limited to 2 active projects and 25 users, Clarity LT has the same overall capabilities of IMAGINiT Clarity.
Availability & Pricing
For organizations interested in the new IMAGINiT Clarity LT offering, an introductory offer allows customers to purchase IMAGINiT Clarity LT at a savings of approximately 50 percent until June 30, 2012. This limited time offer also includes installation and training.
IMAGINiT Clarity can be packaged with Autodesk Revit Server or it can be integrated into an existing installation. Setup and training is included and managed by IMAGINiT’s trusted team of implementation and training experts. Pricing is dependent on number of locations, hosts, accelerators and task servers. Maintenance and subscription fees apply. For more information, visit: imaginit.com/clarity.
About IMAGINiT Technologies
IMAGINiT Technologies, a division of Rand Worldwide, advances the way architects and engineers design, develop, and manage projects. IMAGINiT Clarity 2013 was developed from the same IMAGINiT software development team who created Scan to BIM.
Customers of this leading professional services and technology company include organizations in the building, infrastructure, manufacturing and facilities management industries. Fortune 500 and Engineering News Record’s Top 100 organizations work with IMAGINiT Technologies to gain competitive advantages through expert technology consulting, implementation, training, and support services. As one of the world’s largest integrators of Autodesk 3D design and engineering software, the team leverages unrivalled industry experience to design systems that accelerate innovation while improving project quality and profitability.
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