Release history

New features & improvements

BIMcollab® 3

08-07-2017 | Maintenance update BIMcollab Ecosystem
 

Ecosystem

  • Ecosystem prepared for BIMcollab ZOOM.
  • Extra billing address available on dashboard.
  • Improved upgrade proces from space-dashboard.
 

New features Web application

  • Multi-edit for all issue properties
  • All team members can now be defined as approver
  • Bug solved where issues could be invisible
  • Several small bugs fixed


 
12-07-2017 | New BCF Managers ready for download
 

BCF Managers

  • New BCF Manager for ARCHICAD 21.
  • New look & feel of refreshed user-interface.
  • Imported issues in Navisworks can get clash-names in titles and an editable prefix in the description.
  • Improved performance of sorting issues in ARCHICAD.
  • On closing main application a warning pops-up to synchronize modified issues.
  • Publishing of 1000+ issues faster and more robust.
  • Notify also sent when modifying comments.
  • Activation moved from user to computer level: better support for citrix.
  • Several small bugs fixed.

BIMcollab® 3

08-04-2017 

Maintenance update BIMcollab Ecosystem & BCF Managers
 

Ecosystem update

  • New standard for BCF 2.1 supported in whole ecosystem
  • Live chat possibility added to join.bimcollab.com
  • No mail reports send to inactive users
  • Several bugfixes and minor improvements
 

Performance improvements

  • Many performance improvements helpful for very large projects (> 20K issues) like:
    • Retrieving issues in add-ons up to 90 times faster
    • Publishing issues from add-ons up to 2 times faster
    • Issue lists in web-application up to 4 times faster
    • Problem solved where settings pages became slow
 

 
 

Other improvements in BCF Managers

  • New issue filter by type
  • Components in linked IFC files in Tekla are now found
  • Solved problem where GUIDS from Navisworks were not found in Revit
  • Solved problem with some special characters in usernames
  • Possibility to create issues from saved viewpoints in Navisworks Simulate
  • Several bugfuxes and minor improvements

BIMcollab® 3

04-02-2017 
 

New features

  • Added new subscription management capabilities to Administrator’s dashboard.
    • Upgrade/downgrade the subscription.
    • Update billing information.
 
 

Improvements/bug fixes

  • Improved readability in PDF reports by placing lists in landscape orientation
  • Various security improvements
  • Various bug fixes

BIMcollab® 3

31-10-2016 
 

Fixed

  • Filtering options for Assigned to all.
  • .csv import for files with missing columns.

BIMcollab® 3

22-10-2016 
 

Improved workflow

  • Define project owner to receive new issues.
  • Define area owner to receive issues assigned to the area.
  • Define per issue who needs to approve it.
  • Hyperlink to other issues in comments and descriptions.
  • New Reviewer role to comment and approve issues.
  • A viewer can only view issues.
   

Enhanced reporting

  • Reports of activity-lists in PDF and XLS.
  • Filter activity-lists on status.
  • Easily hide issues not visible for all team members (for presentations).
  • Select individual issues for a report.
 

Improved imports

  • Import of BCF files further optimized and more reliable.
  • Excel based issue import extended to all fields including url’s to snapshots.
 

User interface of web-application

  • Checkboxes for activating projects, users and team members direct in lists.
  • Add a thumbnail image to your project.
  • Sorting remembered and paging added on user- and project lists in administration.
  • Improved performance when editing multiple issues. 
 
 

General improvements in all BCF Managers

  • New workflow features fully supported.
  • Extended user interface to support all issue properties.
  • Notify team members about issues from the add-ons.
  • Possibility to filter issues on area.
 

Renewed Navisworks BCF Manager

  • Up to 50 times faster issue creation and zoom to.
  • Faster issue generation from Clash Detective.
  • Select multiple clash-tests to generate issues from.
  • Automatic usage of (Saved) viewpoints for clashes.
  • Generate issues from Saved viewpoints.
  • Possibility to cancel operations.
  • Colored components also saved to viewpoints.
  • Support for Survey points in shared coordinate projects.
 

Revit BCF Manager

  • Support for grouped objects.
  • Support for multiple users working in a shared model.
  • Support for Survey points in shared coordinate projects.
  • Made dockable in Revit 2017.
   

General improvements

  • Correct usage of Chinese, Japanese and Cyrillic characters.
  • Improved mail notifications when users are added via import.
  • All known bugs fixed.

BCF Connector for Solibri

29-09-2016
 

Features & enhancements

  • Greatly improved performance
  • Synchronizing up to 50 times faster
  • Reduced viewpoint-size
  • Information send only once and only when modified
  • Publish only modified issues
 

  

  • All information is published
  • More clear messages for exceptional situations
  • Comments added to the right slides
  • Improved user-identification and user-mapping
  • Consistent BCF files and BIMcollab synchronization
  • Many bugfixes

BCF Manager for simplebim 5.1

13-07-2016 
 

Features

  • Same functionality as other BCF Managers 2.5, now also available for simplebim 5.1:
    • Connect to BIMcollab to publish or load issues.
    • Save and load BCF files.
    • Create issues, zoom-to issues, comment issues, etc.
  • BCF Manager for simplebim included in installer

BCF Manager for ARCHICAD 20

29-06-2016
 

Features & enhancements

  • Same functionality as other BCF Managers for ARCHICAD:
    • Connect to BIMcollab to publish or load issues.
    • Save and load BCF files.
    • Create issues, zoom-to issues, comment issues, etc.
 

  

  • Compatible with ARCHICAD 20 
  • Improved UI, in line with the new look of ARCHICAD 20

BCF Manager for Tekla 2016

26-05-2016
 

Features & enhancements

  • Same functionality as other BCF Managers for Tekla:
    • Connect to BIMcollab to publish or load issues.
    • Save and load BCF files.
    • Create issues, zoom-to issues, comment issues, etc.
  • Location BCF Manager for Tekla 2016 has changed to side pane on the right of the screen (under applications).

BCF Managers for Revit 2017 and Navisworks 2017

03-05-2016 
 

New features and enhancements

Same functionality as other BCF Managers 2.5, now also available for Revit 2017 and Navisworks 2017:
  • Connect to BIMcollab to publish or load issues.
  • Save and load BCF files.
  • Create issues, zoom-to issues, comment issues, etc.

BCF Managers 2.5

13-04-2016
 

Enhancements

  • New interface for better usability
  • All issue-properties can be accessed
  • Issue filtering transparant
  • One click synchronizing of issues
  • Update existing issues from clash-reports in Naviswork
  • Clipping planes in Navisworks
  • Improved handling of visible and selected components
  • Show colored components as selected
  • Viewpoint information: check visible, selected or colored components
  • Quick zoom for large models: set camera position only
  • Bounding box feature to isolate selected or visible components
  • Save connections for fast access
  • All known bugs are fixed
 
 

Better Camera positioning

  • More exact camera retrieval and zoom-to in eco-system
  • Positioning in Revit relative to survey point excluding rotations
  • Better translation to orthographic (Revit) or perspective (ARCHICAD, simplebim)
  • Option to keep active projection mode in Tekla
  • Option to stay in orthographic mode in Revit
 

Performance optimization

  • Connecting, downloading and publishing issues up to 100 times faster
  • Improved background loading and caching
  • Automatic notifications for slow viewpoints
  • New BCF 2.1 reduced viewpoint size

BIMcollab® 2

03-03-2016 
 

 Enhancements

  • Start-page shows latest activities & better graphs.
  • Lists of activity per person since last login, last week, month.
  • Lots of interface enhancements, better columns, filtering, sorting, paging, etc.
  • Improved viewpoint handling and information: number of visible and selected components.
  • Better feedback during import and export (reporting).
 

Performance optimization

  • Browsing issues up to 10 times faster
  • Issue lists use paging for faster display
  • Import of large (>100Mb) BCF files up to 50 times faster
  • Webservices for connecting add-ons optimized
  • Improved performance throughout the application.

 

 
 

Workflow

  • Import of XLS files to load issues from other (excel-based) issue-management approaches
  • Workflow setting per project who is allowed to close issues, who is allowed to import files
  • Projectsettings, team members, Milestones, etc. Now visible for all users
  • Easier to create new projects on join.bimcollab.com
  • Reporting to PDF, XLS of issue lists, with or without comment-history
  • All generated reports in one overview for later download
  • Daily or weekly activity overviews of your projects per mail
 

Bugfixes

  • Issue order remains during BCF 2.x import
  • Less sensitive for erroneous BCF files
  • All other known bugs are fixed

BCF Managers for Tekla Structures 21.1

15-01-2016
 
  • Same functionality as other BCF Managers now also for Tekla version 21.1:
    • Connect to BIMcollab to publish or load issues.
    • Save and load BCF files.
    • Create issues, zoom-to issues, comment issues, etc.

BCF Managers for Tekla Structures

01-10-2015
 

BIMcollab new features & improvements

  • Same functionality as other BCF Managers:
    • Connect to BIMcollab to publish or load issues.
    • Save and load BCF files.
    • Create issues, zoom-to issues, comment issues, etc.

BCF Managers 2.2 r2

25-06-2015
 

Improvements for NavisWorks / Revit 2016

  • Scope box in Revit is not assumed to be an element anymore
  • Hidden elements in Navisworks can no longer be part of a selection set
  • Problem solved when creating a Revit issue in 2D view

BIMcollab 1.2 - BCF Managers 2.2 r1

04-06-2015
 

BIMcollab new features & improvements

  • Approve/merge users which are created during BCF import.
  • Improved filter possibilities with status.
  • Improved BCF 2.0 support, synchronized with other vendors (see below).
  • Easy purchase of new projects and users.
  • Easier recognition of inactive projects.
  • Improved project-pages for administrators.
  • Several bugs were fixed improving overall stability and performance.
 

Additional for join.bimcollab.com 

  • Possibility to create new projects (up until your max of active projects)
  • Possibility to set projects active / inactive

 

BCF Managers new features & improvements

  • Improved BCF 2.0 support.
  • Visible, selected components recognition, color flag fixed.
  • Header-information, timezones and number-notation fixed.
  • Improved performance when many lines are added to a viewpoint.
  • Automatic updating implemented.
  • Story support for selection with Marquee in ARCHICAD.
  • Several bugs were fixed improving overall stability and performance.

BCF Managers for Navisworks

23-04-2015
 
  • Same functionality as other BCF Managers:
    • Connect to BIMcollab to publish or load issues.
    • Save and load BCF files.
    • Create issues, zoom-to issues, comment issues, etc.
  • Generate multiple issues directly from clash detection.
  • Reacts to grouping, status, level and grid intersection.
  • Create issue presentations from BIMcollab to evaluate with the model in team meetings.

BIMcollab 1.1 - BCF Managers 2.1

15-04-2015
 

BIMcollab new features & improvements

  • Select multiple issues to assign, change milestone, area, etc.
  • Fold history loggings of an issue.
  • Rotate and remove snapshots (handy when photo’s are taken with mobile phones).
  • Multi-user handling for simultaneous work on same issue from different clients.
  • E-mail-notifications now contain a snapshot of the issue.
  • Optimized GUI for less clicking and scrolling.
  • Improved BCF import.
  • BCF export is less sensitive to erroneous BCF files.
  • Several bugs fixed for overall stability and performance.

 

BCF Managers new features & improvements

  • ARCHICAD add-ons save marquee as clipping planes.
  • Support for visible, hidden and selected components in viewpoints.
  • More reliable handling of camera-positions and zoom-to between applications.
  • Easy way to solve conflicts, icons to inform user.
  • Multi-user handling for simultaneous work on same issue from different clients.
  • Improved implementation to pass firewall or proxy’s.
  • More robust against connection loss. 

BIMcollab 1.0 - BCF Managers 2.0

17-12-2014
 

BIMcollab

  • First release containing all basic functionality to manage issues in the cloud.
 

BCF Managers new features

  • support for BCF 2.0
  • multiple viewpoints per issue
  • support for clipping planes (in Revit bounding box)
  • new issue properties: description, assign to, milestones, areas
  • filter on milestones added
  • better workflow for Edit, Resolve and Close issues
 

Licensing

  • free licenses available
  • automatic license hand-out

 

BIMcollab connection

  • connect and login to BIMcollab, select project, load issues
  • publish all or selected changes
  • history logging of changes in BIMcollab
  • notifications of changes send to issue owners
 

Better GUI

  • resize dialog
  • more and resizable columns
  • sort on columns

BCF Managers for simplebim

07-09-2014
 
  • BCF Managers 1.3 for simplebim released.
  • Create issues direct from the validation results found by simplebim.

BCF Managers 1.3

14-07-2014
 
  • Improved functionality of recognition and merging information in BCF files from BIMsight and Solibri.
  • ARCHICAD 18 compatible, and improved performance.
  • Several bug fixes.

BCF Managers 1.2

09-05-2014
 
  • Find issues related to selected object(s) or with the 'text-search'.
  • Edit snapshots, upload snapshots, photo.
  • Link documents or urls to an issue.
  • During creating viewpoints choose to link the visible, selected or no objects (i.e. to show the whole model).
  • Overrule ARCHICAD view settings to shaded, hidden line, wireframe, etc.

 
  • Overrule Revit view settings with the view-templates.
  • Improved userinterface: more info available, ‘New-file’ button, hide closed issues.
  • Stand-alone version for editing BCF files, for example for a project manager.
  • Several small improvements and bugs fixed.

BCF Managers 1.1 r4

26-02-2014
 
  • Create 2D issues on all 2D documents: floorplans, sections, elevations, detaildrawings, etc.
  • Assign Issues to team members, filter issues assigned to yourself.
  • Merge BCF files: improved workflow for managing issues of all team members.

 
  • List with recent opened files, for quick project access.
  • Main window can be folded in two steps.
  • Improved support for using special characters.
  • Several small improvements and bugs fixed.

BCF Managers 1.1 r3

28-11-2013
 
  • Main dialog can be folded for improved work-area in 3D.
  • Zoomed view of snapshot image.
  • Improved performance and stability.

 
  • Demo-mode: create and edit up to 10 issues per session without activation key.
  • License activation by activation key: buy now >

BCF Managers 1.1 r2

29-10-2013
 
  • Improved performance and stability.
  • In Revit-version support for view-template used for Zoom-To.
  • Demo mode introduced: you can create and zoom up tp 10 issues per session.

BCF Managers 1.1 r1

01-10-2013
 
  • First release containing all basic functionalitys to support BCF 1.0 files in Revit and ARCHICAD.