Vico Office Client is the publishing, importing, viewing, and reporting hub for all Vico Office applications. One Vico Office Client module is required for each user of the Vico Office Suite.
Here are the Features found in the Client, along with the benefits to your team:
Publishers. In order to take advantage of constructability analyses, quantity takeoff, cost planning, and scheduling in Vico Office, users must first publish the models from the BIM-authoring applications.
Vico Office Client includes an Add-On to popular BIM-authoring tools like ArchiCAD, Revit, Tekla, AutoCAD MEP, and AutoCAD Architecture. This add-on appears as a drop-down menu within the modeling software and allows the user (an architect, an engineer, a modeler at the GC firm) to publish their model to the Vico Office environment. Publishers are included in the price of the software.
Being able to organize and combine models from multiple authors and multiple BIM formats brings more opportunities for project collaboration.
Importers. Vico Office Client has several Importers with which project stakeholders can import files to the platform. We currently support IFC file imports, CAD-Duct file imports, SketchUp, DWG, and sbXML imports (a cost data exchange for our Swedish customers). There is an additional charge for these importers.
Excel Import. Once you have models in the Vico Office Client, you can bring in additional data you would like to correlate with the model. Oftentimes, this data will be in Excel - for example, exported cost details from Timberline, or cost items for a schedule. This data can be mapped directly into Vico Office Client and be associated with any of your project models. Essentially, this turns any data you already have into model-based data by correctly mapping it to model elements and their database fields.
Compare & Update. What happened to the project since the last meeting? With Compare & Update, you can quickly track changes to your project, see who has added more information, etc. These "project snapshots" allow you to track progress and keep everyone focused on the tasks at hand. You can also use Compare & Update to copy certain elements from a past project (a "reference" project) to your current project.
Reporting. Because Vico Office is an object-oriented database application, and not a flat-file application, each piece of data collected and organized for a project can be reported upon. Vico Office Client contains the reporting engine which include customizable report templates for your team. Examples include a quantity takeoff report, cost plan repost, constructability analysis report, etc. Use the report wizard to create reports that match your company's look and feel, share with other Vico Office Client Users, or PDF and distribute at meetings.