The Layer App will offer pre-designed project templates, giving users an even faster way to set up key AECO workflows in Layer. As one of the newest productivity platforms on the market, Layer is an infinitely flexible app and Revit add-in that makes it easy for AECO professionals to access their rich project data right in Revit.
The new templates include pre-designed workflows for every phase of the building lifecycle: Design, Construction, and Operations.
These templates provide users a starting point to customize standard workflows to specific user and project needs. As always, any rich field data that is captured and organized in Layer can be accessed instantly in a connected Revit model.
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Construction phase templates
Layer’s Design phase templates include category forms for collecting field data, managing FF&E, and coordinating design issues. As projects move forward, Layer provides Construction phase templates for RFIs, submittals, and punch list tasks. Finally, users can format Layer’s Operations phase templates for work orders, asset management, and compliance inspections.
As COVID-19 has made efficiency and team collaboration a priority, Layer improves productivity by keeping remote teams focused around one digital source of truth that doesn’t rely on file servers. The app’s new variety of project templates and robust suite of team communication tools can be used during any phase of a building project. Digitizing manual workflows and centralizing information has huge time and cost savings, even in the middle of a project.
“Our goal is to help AECO teams find the information they need quickly, so they can spend more time designing. Layer’s new project templates will make it even easier for users to get their workflows configured and automated,” says Layer founder, Zach Soflin, AIA. He added, “We worked with several of our key clients to develop these workflow templates, which are completely editable or can be used right out of the box.”
Layer began as a quest to create the most flexible and intuitive data management app and team collaboration platform for AECO teams. Features include custom forms, in-app PDF/DWG markup, Revit integration, and more. Desktop App | Revit Add-in | Mac | PC | iOS | Android. To learn more visit them online here.