Not too long ago, 3D printing, the creation of a 3D object from a digital file, felt like the stuff of the future. When 3D printing was first talked about, we had lofty expectations for how the average consumer might benefit. Could we print out our dinner one day? How about the fork used to eat that dinner? If that dinner, and many others, clogged an artery, would our doctor print us a new one? Construction firms and architects have taken a different perspective entirely, however.
Construction's Need for Integrations On an average day, a construction firm needs quite a few applications to functions. Everyone who touches a project at a construction firm is using software applications, but they aren’t always the same applications. A firm might use four or more applications at any given time to track and manage everything it takes to run a construction firm.
There was a day, not so long ago, when our applications didn’t talk to one another. In other words, they weren’t integrated. Let’s use Facebook examples because whether we like to admit it or not, we are all using it. You haven’t always been able to upload photos from your phone’s camera album right onto Facebook. You used to have to get out your digital camera, find the cord, plug it into your computer, and then wait for your photos to upload.