Release history

New features & improvements

BIMcollab Multilanguage release


Three extra languages, international usage

  • BIMcollab ecosystem (WebApp, BCF Managers, ZOOM) available in English, French, German and Spanish.
  • Different languages allowed per user within one project, for international cooperation.
  • Improved hotkey functionality in ZOOM when using non-US keyboard layouts

  Improvements & bug fixes

  • Release BCF Manager for ARCHICAD STAR(T) Edition 2018.
  • Improved import of non-compliant BCF files.
  • Bug fixed when creating Excel report from activity list.
  • Bug fixed of incorrect status in PDF reports.
  • Various small bugfixes and user interface improvements.

BIMcollab ZOOM 1.0 r2


New features

  • Hide similar components in the 3D window.

Improvements & bug fixes

  • Increased performance with complex (MEP) models.
  • Solved problems with models that have far away origins.
  • Several improvements on moving section planes and annotations.
  • Better overall support for models from Allplan.




  • Fixed an issue where you could not zoom to container components.
  • Property Sets from SketchUp 2018 are now read.
  • Improved display scaling on windows.
  • Several minor bug fixes.

BIMcollab Webapp 4.0

02-12-2017 | New look, same feel

New features

  • Completely redesigned user interface, new look, same logic.
  • New project dashboard with graphical overview of projectstatus and recent changes.
  • Fresh colors reflect status of an issue everywhere.
  • Graphs page with 15 different graph types.
  • Improved coloring, illustrating history of status changes in issue details pages. 
  • Option to block administrators from accessing a confidential project.


  • Request to join a project requires the mail address of a projectleader for better security and access approval flow.
  • Import issues via CSV is extended with approvers.
  • Improved subscription management pages. 
  • you can send or download a PDF with confirmation for approval by a colleague.
  • Many small improvements which make your work faster.

BIMcollab ZOOM 1.0


New in ecosystem

For visualizing, validating and reviewing IFC models.
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BCF Managers 4.0

06-11-2017 | New snapshot tile view

New features

  • Issue list now available as small, medium or large tile view *)
  • Comment history visually enhanced with snapshots.
  • Issue filter extended with all properties.
  • More clear user interface for usage of colors.
  • Updated logos and toolbar icons.

*) Not available for ARCHICAD and Tekla Structures due to API limitations.

Bug fixes

  • When color usage is switched off in Navisworks: no resetting of model colors anymore.
  • Correct information in simplebim about IFC Type.
  • Limitation in length email address removed.
  • All known bugs are solved.

BIMcollab® 3

08-07-2017 | Maintenance update BIMcollab 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


Maintenance update BIMcollab Ecosystem & BCF Managers

Ecosystem update

  • New standard for BCF 2.1 supported in whole ecosystem
  • Live chat possibility added to
  • 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


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



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

BIMcollab® 3


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


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



  • 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


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


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


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



  • 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



  • 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.




  • 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
  • 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


  • 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

  • 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


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


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


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 

  • 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

  • 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


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



  • 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


  • 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

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

BCF Managers 1.3

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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