The Live Meeting with Revizto 5

NewsDecember 18, 2020

Brett Settles, Global Director of Customer Success

Live meetings can be a risky business.

Teams across the AEC space regularly call for live meetings based on regular and urgent project needs. Design review, coordination, installation and existing utilities are just a few of the topics we discussed in live meetings from nearly all of the positions I previously held in the industry. 

Using 3D software in a live meeting can be risky in many ways. If you are unable to get to a visual on-screen to answer questions or reveal information to prompt, then the right questions that lead to solutions can not be asked. If you can adequately leverage live 3D, it can be very compelling in this setting. Revizto 5 is directly addressing this – in terms of model visibility but also how those discussions tie into actual results.

What follow-up?

When items are discussed in meetings with specific views and then delegated to the proper stakeholders, how are stakeholders expected to follow-up on what was discussed in the meeting? Are they just supposed to remember the visual or take notes? Are they supposed to get the image in some report? If it is a report, how do they properly reply? What if the model has changed since the meeting? All these questions play a role in how effective technology used in live meetings is in chasing down the issues and fixing them with as little confusion as possible.

Live with 5.

Revizto 5 introduces a new way to tie these meetings directly to our models and the Issue Tracker – all while solving the questions of meeting history and model versions. Revizto 5 presents tools to solve the issue of manipulating the models live, in real-time, as well as beginning to cycle that information from “meeting to follow-up” in a more thorough and easy-to-use manner.

While many tools in Revizto 5 already do this, such as our 2D overlays that can be saved and marked up in issues, we are also introducing tools that rely specifically on the model data as well.

How do we further our ability as an application to provide our customers with even more value? One way we will be doing this is with Appearance Templates. These templates in Revizto 5 allow teams to save and distribute data-based model views and tie those views directly to issues as illustrated below. Check our some of the new features in the Revizto 5 video HERE.

In this sequence of images, we can see one camera position or viewpoint is used to view the model in many ways – built in our Appearance Profiler and saved to our new Appearance Templates.

As you can see, I am changing the way I view the model at the click of a button from any camera location or saved viewpoint. As the model changes, the views with the templates applied also change while the data is introduced. 

On top of this, all views are saved when issues are created. This brings correct context to the person following up on the issue – taking them back to exactly what, when and how the problem was discussed in the meeting.

You can see above that the last view was used to create an issue – which relays exactly how it was being looked at live. This helps keep everyone on the same page throughout the process of conducting live meetings with model-based issues and follow up.

Furthermore, we have worked this functionality into the issues themselves so that the user can quickly change context if it needs to change after the meeting for any other coordination or design purpose.

In the next sequence of photos, I illustrate how we can highlight (using feature shown above) things such as the pipe system feeding the existing tank all while analyzing the situation to show the implications of moving the tank or deciding to redesign the air supply.



Many of these new features were born from existing customer input to help extend the use of Revizto into more areas of their projects. It also expands our goal of moving what we create in authoring tools through to project delivery – so we listened and built Revizto 5 with the intent of bringing the ICP (Integrated Collaboration Platform) to live meetings in a big way throughout 2021.

About the author

Brett Settles

Brett is the Global Head of Customer Success at Revizto and a BIM/VCD technology expert. He started his career in BIM and 3D technology as an Autodesk Reseller for the Midwest. As a 16-year industry veteran, he spent 8 years as an engineer and was previously a Visualization and Civil consultant. Brett has been a leader and agent of change for construction technology, specifically BIM/VDC for the past 16 years and successfully implemented some of the industry’s most innovative solutions and methods for AEC firm of all sizes around the world.

The Live Meeting with Revizto 5 Teams across the AEC space regularly call for live meetings based on regular and urgent project needs. Design review, coordination, installation and existing utilities are just a few of the topics we discussed in live meetings from nearly all of the positions I previously held in the industry. 2020-12-18
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