Now that you’ve set up your projects in project analytics, let’s take a moment to review what this data is telling you.
The overview section gives you a high-level overview of all of the activity across all models and projects in your organization.
Some of the data shown is pretty straightforward: sync times, total projects, total unique team members in active projects, and so on.
Let’s take a closer look at the sections in here.
The Health Indicators section alerts you to different warnings that you indicated were important to you at a company level. This section gives you an overview of these Health Indicators and which need attention, which are at a caution status, and which are acceptable.
You can click on a particular Health Indicator to view which project the alerts are referring to.
Clicking on any of those projects takes you directly to the project page so that you can address the issue.
Revit Version Checks
If multiple users on a project are working with different versions of Revit, it could cause a project to crash. The Revit Version Checks section helps to prevent this from happening. If you see the caution icon, then this means that you have multiple users working on a project with different versions of Revit.
To help fix this issue, select the model with the caution.
This gives you information on who to contact to have them upgrade their Revit installation.
You can also filter this information based on user, model, or Revit version.
For instance, you may want to compile a list of everyone with a specific version of Revit so that you can contact them and remind them to upgrade to the latest version. You can select that version here and view each user.
Families and Usage
The Families and Usage section gives you a quick overview of the most-often placed families. This can tell you which families are UNIFI and which are non-UNIFI. It’s an effective way to tell at a glance whether or not you need to load some frequently-used families into UNIFI.
Project Admin Activity
The Project Admin Activity section provides an overview of any projects being added or modified. This is a useful feature if you have multiple company admins working with Project Analytics.
Project Analytics at a Project Level
We can get even more detailed with the data by going to a specific project. To do this, click on the Projects tab.
Next, select the project that you’d like to open.
From here, you get a general overview of your Project. You can look at the Overall Health Score, which is based on the Health Indicators that you set up at the company level, as well as the threshold values that you set up at the project level. You’ll also see a graph showing you how the project health score has increased or decreased over time.
Next, you can see the Health Indicators. These are organized similarly to how they are organized in the Project Analytics Overview; however, when you click on a Health Indicator you can select the specific model it is referring to.
The Revit Warnings section provides you with a little more information on the Critical and Non-Critical warnings within your project.
Sync Times and File Size Over Time
The Sync Times and File Size Over Time section gives you a simple comparison of the file size (which is the line) and the sync time (which is the column). This is a helpful analytic for you because if a project is taking a long time to sync, you can see what changed between that update and the next.
Project Analytics at the Model Level
UNIFI allows you to drill down into the data even further by offering you analytics at the model level. To view model analytics, click on the Models tab within a particular project.
Next, select the particular model that you’d like to view data on.
Let’s take a moment to go over what you can see at this level.
UNIFI gives you an overview of the Model Properties, including file paths, date of last update, building area, and more.
You are able to look at the Overall Health Score and historical Health Score data, just like you could at the project level
You also have a breakdown of the Health Indicators with numbers indicating the change since the last sync.
You can view an overview of the Revit Warnings for the model, sorted by what you categorized as Critical, Non-Critical, and Uncategorized.
Sync Times and File Size Over Time
And just like at the project level, you have data on sync times and file size over time.
Syncs for this Model
You can also view all syncs for this model, accessing information on the user, Revit version, size, sync time, date, and time. You can utilize the search bar at the top to filter out specific content, such as Revit version or a specific user.
You’re also able to look closely at the specific content within a model.
First, select the Content tab.
Next, click on the dropdown menu.
You can select different types of content that have been loaded into the model. For example, click on Images.
You can see exactly which images are in the project and the instances placed.
This can be useful information for you as an admin because if you see an image frequently placed in a project, then it might be beneficial to make it a part of a Revit family so that the image can be taken out of the main model.
Let’s look at another example. Select Families from the dropdown menu.
Some of the data you can view here are UNIFI vs Non-UNIFI families, number of instances placed, and even content not being placed. This is useful for you as an admin because if you see large numbers of non-placed content, then it may be an indicator that it’s time to purge the model.
If you select Rooms from the dropdown menu, you can drill down into room details, such as its area and level. Much of this data can also be exported to excel.
Another helpful feature in this section is the Compare Changes section. As people sync up their model, you are able to view the elements that they have modified.
To access this data, select the Compare Changes tab.
A useful chart shows you exactly what changes have been made and when.
All changes are tracked and you can see that content as people are working on it. Simply hover over each dot on the graph to view the date and time of change, the computer used, and the user making the change.
You’ll see 3 columns on the screen: Added, Removed, and Changed.
You can click on a category to view detailed information on the content that has been added, removed, or changed.
As you can see, you can get pretty granular with the analytics in UNIFI. This helps you easily manage each of your projects more effectively.