Hello Speckle Community!
As we celebrate the one-year milestone of our Navisworks Connector’s alpha release and look at the path to Beta status and beyond, I invite you to share your valuable insights and experiences.
Before officially joining the Speckle team, I worked on developing the Navisworks connector in my free time - it was a personal mission fueled by my own needs and insights into this vibrant community. Many of the deliberations can be found here on the forum.
Since the official release, your input has shaped the connector’s evolution, turning it into a tool that truly reflects the needs and aspirations of our users.
As we scope the next phase of the Navisworks connector’s development, now, as part of the Speckle team, I am even more committed to ensuring that our development aligns with your expectations and requirements.
Here’s what we’re looking for:
Success Stories: Share how the Navisworks connector has positively impacted your projects. Your achievements can inspire and guide further enhancements.
Success Stories: We’re especially eager to hear about your achievements using the Navisworks connector. Your stories serve as inspiration and help us understand the tool’s impact. Examples could include:
- Power BI Visualization: Have you used the connector to feed data into Power BI for advanced visualizations or analytics? Share how this integration has enhanced your data analysis capabilities.
- Enhanced Design Reviews on the Web: Tell us about your experiences conducting design reviews using data from the connector. How has this improved your review process or collaboration?
- Unlocking Legacy Data into Authoring Applications: We’re interested in hearing if you’ve managed to bring legacy data into current authoring applications via the connector. How has this impacted your workflow or project efficiency?
- Cross-Platform Data Integration: Have you used the Navisworks connector to integrate data across different platforms or software environments? This could include syncing data between design tools or managing project information more effectively.
- Innovative Custom Use Cases: Are there any unique or innovative ways you’ve utilized the connector that we haven’t considered? Maybe you’ve developed a custom workflow or used the connector in a novel context.
Your stories and experiences, whether they align with these examples or are entirely different, are invaluable to us. They showcase the connector’s capabilities and guide us in tailoring it to better suit your needs.
Feedback on ‘Send Only’ vs Potential Receiving Capabilities: Initially, we opted for a ‘send only’ approach. However, we’re now exploring the possibility of receiving data in Navisworks from Speckle. How would this shift benefit your work? Think about:
- Synchronization of comments from external platforms.
- Displaying results of automation.
- Augmenting data outside the source host application.
Challenges and Improvement Areas: What challenges do you face with the current version? What improvements would you like to see, especially considering the potential new receiving functionalities?
Educational Content Needs: With evolving capabilities, we recognize the need for updated tutorials and use cases. What specific topics or scenarios would aid your understanding and utilization of the connector?
General Feedback and Suggestions: Any other thoughts, ideas, or suggestions? Whether it’s a feature request, user interface feedback, or anything else, we value your perspective.
How to Participate:
- Share your stories, challenges, ideas, and feedback in this thread.
- Feel free to include any relevant images, links, or videos.
- We’ll actively engage in this thread, respond to your input, and discuss your ideas.
- Your feedback will directly influence our development roadmap, helping us create a Navisworks connector that truly meets your needs.
Your involvement is crucial in driving forward our mission of innovating AEC through open, collaborative digital delivery. We look forward to your unique stories and insightful feedback!