Panzura Announces Advanced Global Element Locking Technology
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Panzura Announces Advanced Global Element Locking Technology

By CIOReview | Friday, December 5, 2014

CAMPBELL, CA: Panzura, a provider of enterprise storage infrastructure solution, enhances the capabilities of its locking technology by introducing element locking to allow designers of Autodesk Revit – a building information modeling software –to work simultaneously on the same documents in an efficient manner.

Many multi-user applications like Autodesk Revit and Microsoft Excel allow users to work within the same file at same time using the common storage where sub-file or element locking is required. Panzura’s element locking gives the liberty to its user to work and lock small elements of file while they use the same documents without hurting the application performance or data integrity.

Panzura introduces new Revit functionality for Building Information Modeling (BIM) collaboration including fine-grain element borrowing and work-sharing monitors. Fine-grained element borrowing allows distributed team to work on the same Revit model at the same time and to borrow even the smallest element like collaborating in the same office removing the geographical constraints.

With work-sharing monitors, the users can have real-time visibility across their team to keep themselves updated on the status and activity of other users who are working on the same model, regardless of their locations.

“Collaborating globally has to be the same as collaborating at a single site in terms of the same speed, performance and ability to know what others project team members are working on in the model,” says Randy Chou, Co-Founder & CEO, Panzura. “Our fine grained global element locking, element borrowing and Worksharing Monitor were developed based on our experience with nearly 100 AEC customers using Revit across sites just like they were sitting in a single room.”