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Project Atlas acquired by Bluebeam – Construction Documents get smarter
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Project Atlas acquired by Bluebeam

Construction Documents are about to get smarter (stay tuned)

Bluebeam, best known for its AEC-focused PDF solutions like Revu, has acquired Project Atlas, a digital mapping engine that uses geo-location instead of traditional folder structures to organise and visualise 2D plans and construction data. It is designed to enable design and construction professionals to create and search seamless digital maps of their projects that contains plans, people, material, site photos and drone imagery, all within highly detailed, zoomable layers. Founded by Todd Wynne and Joe Williams in 2017. Project Atlas has a Google Maps feel to it, but for construction drawings.

The platform is modeled after the Google’s online mapping tool. Users can intuitively toggle from room to room with varying levels of detail that can include site photos, drone imagery, HVAC systems, materials, measurements, and architectural elements. It will allow users to map and set their position in-person or virtually inside a structure under construction. Wynne and Williams have joined Bluebeam as the VP of business development and partnerships and as the VP of product management.

Imagine combining visualisation, collaboration and project documentation that the AEC industry needs to make critical decisions in the field.  These decisions are often the most expensive decisions in a project. By using a visual map of a project, users will be able to get their projects in a familiar, map-based context and to get information to the people who need it most.

Prior to the acquisition, Project Atlas worked with Drone Imagery, 360 degree photos, Indoor positioning, Issue Tracking, Project management, and Design Tools. Other features at the time included:

Device Handoff – Start work on your desktop, finish in the field with your phone
GPS Enabled – Locate photos, yourself, and data nearby
Instant Overlay – overlay an unlimited number of disciplines,then use the elevator button to take your overlay up a level

The videos below are from 2017. We are looking forward to seeing how the product has matured since the acquisition.

Project Atlas – Layers Tutorial (Published on Aug 9, 2017)

More information coming.

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