Being able to understand and visualize your building data is essential to any data-driven workflow. With the increased adoption of business intelligence platforms – such as Power BI – our team has observed the need for simple and easy tools tailored to harvesting and visualizing building information. To support this, I am excited to announce the availability of Proving Ground’s new product offering: Tracer.
Tracer is a toolkit for harvesting your Revit data and creating interactive diagrams with Microsoft® PowerBI® software. The Tracer toolkit includes an Autodesk Revit® addin that allows users to export data records and geometry into an open database file format that can be used as a data source for Power BI.
The Tracer visual for Power BI can be used to create interactive 2D vector graphics within a dashboard report. With Tracer, building professionals can construct visually compelling dashboards which include interactive plan graphics and object location diagrams.
Moreover, we believe Tracer eliminates cumbersome, multi-step processes that professionals often navigate to analyze their Revit data. As such, a central goal with Tracer is to streamline the ability to make powerful interactive reports with a low barrier to entry.
We hope Tracer will help you to analyze and communicate your building data to support decision making for realizing exceptional built environments.