Two jobcam competitors, EarthCam and Truelook, have recently announced their construction camera content—such as still images, security video and construction time-lapse videos—can now be integrated into the Autodesk’s BIM 360 construction management platform. Users of BIM 360 platform are now able to attach webcam image files and 360° virtual-reality imagery created from photos and video directly to documents and Autodesk BIM 360 hubs as a result of the integration.
"We [initially] announced [a partnership with EarthCam] at our user conference in November at Autodesk University," says Joshua Cheney, industry manager for construction technology at Autodesk. "So, since then we launched with roughly 30 applications in BIM 360 that were available and since then we've had a ton of interest and a ton of traffic from a variety of different construction workflows."
Weeks later, Autodesk announced a similar BIM 360 integration with TrueLook.
"Once you’ve connected your TrueLook and Autodesk accounts, you can look at any TrueLook image, mark it up and send it to other Autodesk users," said Ken Pittman, chief marketing officer for TrueLook. "If a subcontractor needs to see a particular image, you can share it with them through Autodesk BIM 360, even if they’re not a TrueLook user."