The first steps to get started in Assemble are to create a project and publish a model. If you do not have a model to publish to Assemble, you can use the Sample Project to follow along with the Getting Started tutorial.
In Assemble, Projects contain models and saved views of precise datasets for a particular project in your office. Assemble provides an environment to help you easily create specific views of the model information particular to a design, preconstruction or construction workflow. Views may consist of specific objects, specific models, multiple models combined together (federated), or any combination of objects from multiple models. Within any particular view, you can step back through previous versions to display the state of the model at a particular point in time.
Open an Existing Project
Every Assemble site has a Sample Project published and available to all users to experiment with and learn Assemble. From your Project Dashboard click on the Sample Project Card to navigate to the contents of the project. To return to the Project Dashboard click on the Assemble logo in the upper left of the application.
Create a New Project
To create a new project from the Assemble web application, from the Project Dashboard:
- Click the button.
- In the Create a project window, complete the following fields:
Name: Enter a name for the project.
Job Code: Enter the job code for the project (optional).
Description: Enter information about the project (optional).
Image: Browse to the location of the image used to represent the project and upload the image (optional). Note: The maximum size of the image file that you can attach to the project card is 4 MB.
Card Color: Select a color to represent the project (optional).
3. Click Create.
You are now ready to Publish a model to Assemble! Navigate to the 04 Publishing Models to Assemble section, or continue to review the following information about project settings.
Archiving or Deleting a Project
Any project can be archived for storage from the Project Card. Once archived the project can then be deleted. Archived projects can be unarchived for future use.
To Archive a Project, click on the on the Project Card:
- Click Archive.
- Notice the Project Card is no longer displayed on the Project Dashboard.
To Unarchive or Delete a Project, click on the link at the top of the Project Dashboard.
- Click on the on the Project Card you wish to Unarchive or Delete.
- Choose either Unarchive or Delete from the menu. If you choose Delete you will be prompted to confirm the delete.
Modifying Project Settings
From the Project Inventory, click on the Edit Project button to add/remove team members, specify the project units and upload your Assembly Codes to the project. It is not necessary to modify the project settings prior to publishing models to Assemble.
Users can either be Project Administrators or Team Members. Project Administrators can publish models to the project, assign other users to the project, and edit or delete project information. Team Members can view and work with the project data, but cannot publish models to the project. Users must be added to your site directory prior to adding them to the project directory.
To learn more about adding users to the site directory, click here.
To learn more about managing project access for users, click here.
Use the Project Units page to specify the unit measurement system for quantities in Assemble. The measurement system is configurable per project.
To learn more about Working with Project Units, click here.
Upload your own custom assembly code file with codes, costs, and level of development (LOD) specific to your project. Additionally, you can download an assembly code template file or download the assembly code file currently in use for the project. The downloaded files can be used to help you create your own custom file or to use from one project to the next. A text file (TXT) can be downloaded, as well, to import into Revit.
To learn more about Working with Assembly Codes, click here.
To learn more about Customizing Assembly Codes and Assembly Code Descriptions in Revit,click here.
To learn more about Level of Development (LOD), click here.