When you start project coordination, frequently you are tasked with biweekly or even weekly model clash detection/coordination workshops. I know how overwhelming and monotonous these can become for everyone, having sat through a large number of those myself. On most occasions, it is an individual or a group of people that run clash detection analysis resulting in a long list of clashes that many of us don't understand.


What is Instant Clash?

If you ask me what Instant Clash is and how can it help your current or future project coordination? Well, the answer is simple. It is a unique approach to running your clash detection. Get the entire team involved in the process wherever they may be. It runs instantly in your web browser, automatically identifying and highlighting the exact intersection points between different model elements.

How does it work?

Instant clash compares Base vs Target models and is based solely on geometry, regardless of the file format. Any project members working in 3D Repo can perform clash reviews without the need to be trained in Clash detection software or be limited by a lack of software licenses in their company. Get a detailed look at the cluster of highlighted clashes where instant clash highlights intersections rather than objects. Below is an example of how the two principles compare.

Instant Clash results

Alternative clash detection results

What are the Benefits?

How do many users find it benefitting their coordination meetings already? The most obvious reason is that you no longer have to wait around for a dedicated person to perform a clash test analysis. Also, avoid the enduring task of grouping and reviewing hundreds or thousands of repetitive test results. Most importantly, there is no steep learning curve which often slows down the project progress.

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