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Gemma Da Silva

Gemma Da Silva

Last updated: September 01, 2023  •  3 min read

Newforma Konekt Integration Brings Seamless Collaboration to Enscape 2.8

When teams and partners collaborate effectively, truly great things can happen. 

That’s why we’re excited to announce that Enscape 2.8 comes with built-in collaborative functionality, helping you to work better together and bring your projects to life! 

What’s more, Enscape is now integrated with Newforma Konekt (formerly BIM Track), a world-leading web-based issue tracking platform, providing you with greater choice when it comes to deciding how you document, track, and resolve issues with your design models. 

Read on to learn more about this exciting new partnership and what it means for you. 

Bringing collaboration to real-time rendering  

The Enscape and Newforma Konekt integration helps you to communicate your design changes and quickly receive feedback from both internal and external stakeholders. 

It’s now possible to raise, track, and resolve issues either in your browser, within Enscape or directly in Revit, SketchUp, ArchiCAD, Vectorworks, and other modeling tools, helping to simplify collaboration throughout the design workflow. 

BIM Track Issue Tracking and Enscape

Whilst some other real-time renderers offer the option to export annotations back to your BIM software, Enscape together with Newforma Konekt, is the first to offer a truly seamless collaborative experience, since all notes are automatically synced – no exporting required! 

Being able to quickly identify and document issues from either your models or your renders, such as a missing fire exit sign, or the wrong type of lighting, helps to improve transparency and collaboration amongst all necessary parties, whilst also speeding up the design and decision-making process. 

The Newforma Konekt and Enscape integration is advancing how teams perform design review and coordination sessions today. Immersive meetings and efficient communication workflows are how firms differentiate their approach to collaboration in our competitive industry. This new integration truly is a symbol of innovation and will drive our common customers to be more efficient on their complex projects.

Carl Veillette, VP of Product, Newforma Konekt 

Track, assign and resolve issues with ease

When an issue is created within Enscape, Newforma Konekt, or your BIM software (if it’s supported by Newforma Konekt integrations), you have the option to assign it to another member of your team, together with a screenshot and details relating to that specific issue.  

And with the live sync between Enscape and Newforma Konekt, all data is seamlessly passed from one platform to the other, allowing you to work in your tool of choice, rather than having to go back and forth between various systems which can be an inefficient use of your time. 

Tracking Multiple Issues in BIM Track and Enscape

This new integration enables you and your team to easily track issues relating to your projects and quickly resolve them, helping to speed up your workflows and deliver projects with greater accuracy. As project manager Joseph Kim says below, it’s a real game-changer!   

Enscape 2.8 includes a collaboration feature so that we can easily communicate with peers who are accessing the same file. We can now submit an issue with a title, description, and even Enscape's rendered image. This can then be addressed by different stakeholders which helps to streamline our processes since it avoids having so many scattered emails. And if you need more in-depth functionality, Enscape now integrates with Newforma Konekt's issue tracking platform. What a game-changer!

Joseph Kim, Project Manager, MJM Architects

Take advantage of Newforma Konekt's additional functionality

For those of you who love drilling into analytics, Newforma Konekt comes with powerful reporting capabilities which enables you to better understand your data and easily identify trends.    

And if you’d like to be automatically notified of any changes to your issues, simply add a user to the 'Notify’ attribute and you can easily stay up to date with any changes made. 

In future versions of Enscape, additional Newforma Konekt functionality will be available, and you’ll be able to choose from more attributes for your issues, including Zone, Phase, Type, Discipline, Priority, and Due Date.  

Creating Issues in Enscape and BIM Track

Do I need a Newforma Konekt license? 

It is possible to use Enscape’s Collaborative Annotation feature exclusively of Newforma Konekt, which allows team members to capture and track issues within the same project. 

You can also provide a view-only overview of your issues with external partners, without an Enscape or Newforma Konekt license. 

But if you want to take advantage of the additional functionality and capabilities that Newforma Konekt offers, then yes, you will need one of their licenses.

And if you’re not already using Enscape, be sure to sign up for a free 14-day trial:

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Learn more

To better understand how to utilize Enscape’s new collaborative annotation feature in conjunction with Newforma Konekt, take a look at our best practice guide.  

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Gemma Da Silva
Gemma Da Silva

Gemma is part of the Content team at Chaos and loves to provide architects and designers with practical tips to improve their workflows and visualizations. If you have something you'd like to share with the wider Enscape community, email blog-editor@chaos.com!