UNIFI Pro Version: 3.9.4

OVERVIEW

UNIFI Labs is pleased to announce that our 3.9.4 software update is now live! This minor update will resolve several bug issues and under-the-hood enhancements for the next generation of UNIFI Pro. 

For more information on this update, please read below and remember you will need to update UNIFI to be able to access this update.

HIGHLIGHTS

New Functionality

Users can now access search filters when viewing a saved search

bug fixes

• Fixed an issue where selecting advanced installation options would cause a .NET framework error to occur

• Fixes various insertion issues for UNIFI Pro v4 BETA 

WRAP UP

Thank you for being a valued UNIFI customer and taking the time to check out our release.   

Until next time,  if there’s a feature, update, or bug fix you’re hoping for in a future UNIFI release, please don’t hesitate to let us know. 

What ROI (return on investment) Can I Expect With UNIFI?

 

        ROI (return on investment) is a measuring tool companies use to see how effective or profitable their investment has become. In simpler terms, it shows how much you have gotten back compared to how much you originally had put in. An example of this is imagine you buy software for $300 but it saves you an hour a day, and you make $150 an hour, this means the tool pays for itself within 1 day and saves you over $30,000 a year. Most of the time when calculating your ROI, it has to do with how much money or time you have put into your investment or business decision and if it is paying off positively. When it comes to any business investment or decision, you should always consider the ROI. Taking the time to figure it out in advance will always help you when figuring out which investments or decisions are worth your time. As the CRB team even states about their opportunity cost with UNIFI, “The platform quickly paid for itself and resulted in a positive return on investment for us.”

The ROI formula is a very simple calculation. The ROI is usually a ratio, percentage, or time. To obtain it, you divide the gain, net benefits, or time saved that was earned from the investment by the actual cost or time spent on the investment. You must note that figuring out your ROI is different from calculating your profit.

ROI = net benefits/total cost 

Those that leverage UNIFI Labs, the industry-leading content management platform, obtain an outstanding ROI, quickly. We understand firsthand that the industry we serve doesn’t have budget in the masses to spare, thus delivering on this promise to save much more than our product costs is always top of mind. Having over 40,000 worldwide happy users is just the proof in the pudding, UNIFI user Philip Kendal from BECA states, “UNIFI solves all of our problems with a single source of truth that saves time and money.” Researching UNIFI’s ROI has led us to be able to proudly state that we can save each designer at your firm around 200 hours annually and help save your firm thousands of dollars each year, leading up to a 515% return on investment. Shown below is a video going over what happened to a firm and their individual designers before and after they started using UNIFI.

 

To help show you the potential of UNIFI’s ROI, we have created an ROI calculator for you to determine what your firm’s ROI could be when you implement UNIFI. You can find the calculator here and we also have all our ROI facts ready for you to view on the same page. As Guatam Shenoy from Steinberg Hart states, “UNIFI pays for itself within weeks.” So, try out our ROI calculator today and see how much time and money UNIFI could save your organization.  

In conclusion, finding your ROI can help any company or firm make the right business decisions. That is why some of our current customers have implemented UNIFI on top of seeing our outstanding search abilities, project analytics and being cloud-based. Are you impressed by UNIFI’s ROI and are interested in seeing UNIFI in action? Click here to get started and book your live demo today. 

Employee Spotlight: Adam Simmons

Employee Spotlight: Adam Simmons 

Adam Simmons is one of our outstanding employees that makes UNIFI succeed. As a BIM specialist, he wears many hats including product development, support, and QA. His dedication, expertise, and alignment to UNIFI’s company values make him an exemplary UNIFIER. 

We sat down with Adam to get his view on working at UNIFI, and what he has enjoyed since he started at UNIFI over a year ago. Continue to read below to see our interview with Adam! 

What has your experience been with our company culture? 

The company culture at UNIFI starts by striving to be accountable, authentic, agile, curious, empathetic, and humble. This is the character of those I met when I first started at UNIFI and while no one lives up to all of these in perfection there is a desire to be and hold others accountable to this kind of character at all levels of the company. I can’t say I have ever experienced a culture where these things have been clearly desired as well as commonplace among its staff.  

What are some things you have noticed about our leadership team? 

The leadership team at UNIFI is welcoming and accessible. It’s not uncommon for them to be part of regular meetings and have open opportunities to share concerns and issues. Something that is hard to find in today’s business first world.  

What parts of our mission do you connect with? 

Truth, honesty, and humility in building maintaining and supporting something that helps our industry.  

What have been your biggest accomplishments on our team? 

Taking over primary product expert, full revamp, and consolidation of the UNIFI content audit report, managing support during Kenneth’s leave, and providing industry knowledge and current product knowledge to the dev and production team in rebuilding the product we have for web. All within one year from start. 

Which benefits are your favorite and why? 

Flexible schedule and fully remote. These allow me to live in a rural area to enjoy God’s good handy work and build my own home while home schooling my children and soon fostering among many other things… It allows for life while you work. 

Before working here, what was an exciting job you had? 

SE Regional BIM manager for Gensler. Working with one of the early employees of Revit Mark Bassett, we developed cutting edge process and tools for visualization and project efficiency that set the standard for many things that carry on today at Gensler globally. 

What drew you to UNIFI originally? And how has UNIFI changed since?  

  The love of solving complicated problems with technology is what originally drew me to UNIFI and continues to be why I work for UNIFI today.  

List a couple of fun facts about yourself! 

I am a classic car enthusiast. I once owned a 65 T-Bird and a 67 Mustang. 

 Michelle Porter, Vice President of Customer Success and Sales Operations explains what great efforts Adam brings to the UNIFI team, “Adam is authentic, accountable and agile.  His thirst for knowledge and curiosity help to build relationships with our prospects and customer’s helping them realize the potential of what can be and is possible with UNIFI.” 

 We are grateful to have team members like Adam on the team, who strives every day to be the best he can be at his position. Would you like to learn more about the industry leading content management system? Or would you like to get a FREE trial of UNIFI? Click here. 

On Showcase: Moddex

 

Moddex is an Australian manufacturer that is the leader of inventive barrier systems for large-scale infrastructure and non-residential construction projects, they’re known specifically for their state-of-the-art modular handrails and balustrades. They are currently operating in Australia and New Zealand, creating a substantial number of handrails, barriers, commercial and industry balustrade, and guardrail systems that are designed for an extensive range of industrial, commercial, and civil applications. Designing and manufacturing everything in-house, gives customers the ability to save time and money throughout the whole process. And thanks to the years of research, development, and design they have pre-engineered and designed modular configurations available, which will guarantee that it will be 100% industry standard-complaint and will be fit-for-purpose from the get-go. 

  In 2019 Moddex won supplier of the Year and ranked #6 in greatest place to work in Australia. As Moddex states themselves “With our expertise and processes, we can ensure you get the most competitive pricing, your project runs smoothly, and we work with you to meet your strict budget and timeline.” 

What Brought Moddex To Create Content For UNIFI?

Moddex has been on the BIM journey for several years, with Revit content developed as early as 2016. Throughout the past years they had been fulfilling requests for BIM content via their website request form and through third parties. In more recent years, Moddex started to receive anecdotal feedback that our BIM content would be better hosted on UNIFI.  

True to their core purpose of finding “a better way”, they stepped in and started conducting research with a small group of Australian architects on the subject.  

When it came to feedback from the architects, they had similar responses. Whilst they could download BIM content from the Moddex website into their internal libraries, there was always uncertainty around whether they were designing with the latest version.  

After conducting the research, Moddex decided they needed to create the content for customers on UNIFI. They went on to create an established Revit library with their main railing configurations. Moddox stated Moddex Revit families have been created to a consistent, high standard with the objective of finding a balance between complexity of use, functionality, documentation output, file size and performance in a Revit project environment.” 

 It is important to note as well that in addition to Revit, the content Moddex created also supports a number of file types and platforms (ArchiCAD, dwg, stp and Tekla Warehouse). For customers interested in their content it is available either through their request form or via their content page which integrates with BIMcontent.com  Since creating the BIM content they have received fewer requests (around 15 a week according to their website request form) as it is mainly self-serve. 

Conclusion

What’s most important and sets Moddex apart from their competitors is they put their customers first and are always being on the brink of discovering new ways to solve unique problems that construction projects face. A perfect example of this is how Moddex took the time, effort, and research to get involved in creating BIM content on UNIFI for their customers. Moddex understands the benefits of making their BIM content easily accessible and how it helps designers be as efficient and accurate as possible. 

To get the full experience of Moddex content on UNIFI, log in to theUNIFI web portal and go to theSubscription Center. Once you’ve subscribed to Moddox’s channels, you will be able to gain access to all of Moddox’s amazing BIM content. 

Are you not a UNIFI customer yet, but are interested in giving it a try? Contact us for a free trial.