While processing capability and computing power have greatly improved the design environment for users, organizations, design team managers and users still grapple with challenges in understanding the biggest blockades to task workflows. The industry has had little data to understand which tasks consume the most time and identification of patterns/types of projects that overshoot time deadlines most often. Not to mention, the age old client query of understanding and measuring the efficiency of designers.

With this problem in mind, nCircle Tech built the CAD Efficiency Tracker Plugin which runs in the development environment background of AutoCAD and collects data trackers on idle time, tasks performed, files accessed and so on. This data can be accessed, analyzed and queried to understand and eliminate inefficiencies in the development lifecycle over individual and multiple projects.

Plugin Features and Use Cases:

  • Give prompt, data backed and accurate feedback to designers about tasks and time consumed per task
  • Identification of most time consuming tasks for better planning
  • Accurate time and cost estimates of projects to avoid spillovers and delays

The CAD efficiency Tracker technology demonstration supports the following CAD platforms:

  • Autodesk® Revit®
  • Autodesk® Inventor®
  • Autodesk® AutoCAD®