Frequently asked questions
Autodesk Tandem FAQ’s
Take a look at some of the questions we regularly get asked about Autodesk Tandem and the direction we’re headed in.
A digital twin captures the bidirectional flow of information enabling the physical asset and digital data to work hand-in-hand and in tandem, resulting in a real-time up-to-date digital model that has a true understanding of the operational characteristics of the physical asset.
The Autodesk Tandem initial product release will be available worldwide in English only. We plan to incrementally release updates in other languages in the months following the product’s commercial release.
Autodesk Tandem will support the handover of a descriptive digital twin that describes all of the assets, spaces, and systems an owner needs to manage.
We currently support Revit 2017 and later and IFC. We are utilizing the Forge Data Pipeline to ingest design data and over time will support other Autodesk formats and open formats. Specific formats and timing will be driven by customer input.
You can not output IFC data at this point.
You can interact with filters, properties, and other capabilities leveraging IFC model elements.
You can review asset by space.
You can apply parameters by template against IFC model elements.
Yes, this IoT-type integration is under consideration. Start exploring Facility Monitoring in Beta today
A tagged asset is any valuable object that is part of the handover package. Within Autodesk Tandem these objects are uniquely classified with an asset or space type and tagged with additional data. Autodesk Tandem’s Digital Handover workflow enables customers using BIM to deliver a digital replica of the facility with a well-defined information model to accelerate operational readiness. Within that information model, each asset is classified and tagged with additional data according to the owner’s requirements which includes links to the necessary documentation for that asset.
Autodesk Forge is a cloud-based developer platform where Autodesk Tandem is an application built with many of the capabilities provided through Forge. Autodesk Tandem will ultimately incorporate the functionality of components like data visualization (Hyperion) and surface workflows that leverage this functionality.
If a Facility Management system is implemented, we can manage to align assets based on their asset breakdown system. This is one of the reasons we support custom classification systems. We would expect that a Facility Management system used by an owner/operator would be populated with asset data curated within Autodesk Tandem in the future.
Today, we do not have a mobile app of Autodesk Tandem.
Not currently. Autodesk Tandem is a cloud-based solution.