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BIMcollab ZOOM completes the ecosystem

BIMcollab ZOOM completes the ecosystem

June 29, 2017 BIMcollab ZOOM is a model viewer for creating a federated model from multiple IFC files to analyze the data in the models, with the help of smart filtering and color-coding against an IDM. It also offers a direct connection to BIMcollab for viewing, editing and creating issues. Read more >
Watch our Tuesday tech talks for BIMcollab

Watch our Tuesday tech talks for BIMcollab

June 1, 2017 Every Tuesday, with the exception of holiday periods, we give you tips on working with BIMcollab and the BCF Managers. We do this via a short webinar that allows you to respond live to the topics discussed. Our colleagues Paul, Christian and Gerben are happy to help you. View the upcoming topics >
Rijnboutt: "All the previous todo-lists are gone"

Rijnboutt: "All the previous todo-lists are gone"

May 31, 2017 "During our 'clash-meetings' all team members present the issues they wish to discuss, and the 3D view gives a better and quicker perspective on the issue. We can create issues on the spot in the BIMcollab web application. BIMcollab then functions as a report, including all the issues of the clash-meeting, and eventually as the project file", says Jaap Hoving, project coordinator at Rijnboutt. Read more
press release: BIMcollab ecosystem update to support BCF 2.1

press release: BIMcollab ecosystem update to support BCF 2.1

April 13, 2017 KUBUS released an update of its complete ecosystem for BIM issue management BIMcollab®. All private spaces were updated and starting from today new BCF Managers will be available for download, connecting all major BIM tools, like Navisworks, Revit, ARCHICAD, Solibri, Tekla and more. Read more
"BCF Managers essential to meaningful workflow"

"BCF Managers essential to meaningful workflow"

April 12, 2017 Matthias Holtschmidt, BIM director at gmp: "As a collaboration platform for the exchange and coordination of issues BIMcollab was fundamental for us in the transformation to BIM. The live connection between Solibri and BIMcollab was crucial in the decision-making process. BIMcollab plays a key role within our BIM workflow and is a very powerfull tool." Read more
Download BCF Managers in Tekla Warehouse

Download BCF Managers in Tekla Warehouse

April 10, 2017 Attention to all our Tekla-users. You can now download the BCF Manager for Tekla Structures directly from the Tekla Warehouse. Use it to connect to BIMcollab, directly from Tekla and optimize your workflow. Download >
Update BIMcollab Ecosystem & BCF Managers

Update BIMcollab Ecosystem & BCF Managers

April 8, 2017 We released an update including the new standard for BCF 2.1 supported in whole ecosystem. Also, the LiveChat is now available on join.bimcollab.com. Learn more about new features and improvements >
"BIMcollab empowers the entire team"

"BIMcollab empowers the entire team"

March 6, 2017 Thomas Gillen, BIM manager of Multiplex Construction Europe, a tier 1 main contractor, explains how they introduced BIMcollab into their day to day workflow while working on major construction projects in central London. Mr Gillen was happy to share his story about how and why he chose BIMcollab. Read more
Will you define our next webinar?

Will you define our next webinar?

March 2, 2017 We always want to keep our BIMcollab users well informed about the capabilities of BIMcollab through our FAQ, mailings and periodic webinars. Do you have an idea for our next webinar? Is there a topic you would like to hear more about? Then send your requests to marketing@bimcollab.com and you may define our next webinar.
New Solibri Model Viewer Pro offers live connection

New Solibri Model Viewer Pro offers live connection

March 1, 2017 Solibri has released the PRO edition of their Solibri Model Viewer. This edition now includes the BCF Connector which will allow BIMcollab users to connect to BIMcollab for evaluating issues, leave comments or add additional viewpoints making it a powerful tool for Reviewers. Unfortunately you cannot create new issues or modify issue-properties like status. Before you include the Viewer in your work proces, please read the things you need to know >
Manage your subscription on the new dashboard

Manage your subscription on the new dashboard

February 27, 2017 Early February we released a small update to all BIMcollab spaces to provide administrators with direct management of their subscription, adding users on the fly when projects demand more capacity as wel as editing contact and billing information. We improved the readability of PDF reports by changing the orientation of list pages to landscape, added many security enhancements and fixed several minor bugs.
 
Live chat available on BIMcollab website

Live chat available on BIMcollab website

February 21, 2017 If you have any question regarding BIMcollab, you can open the Live Chat on www.bimcollab.com which will be available during our working hours: Monday till Friday, 09:00 - 17:00 o'clock (GMT +01:00). We are happy to help.
Keep your team up to date using notifications

Keep your team up to date using notifications

February 15, 2017 Collaboration is all about good communication and BIMcollab provides a number of ways to help you communicate with your team members. When you need direct action to be taken you can use the notify feature. Any user added to the notify list will receive an email immediately. Learn more about this and other reporting features from the recording of our webinar 'Creating reports in BIMcollab' >
Join over 10.000 satisfied users worldwide

Join over 10.000 satisfied users worldwide

January 13, 2017 Our BIMcollab customer base keeps growing. From small companies with mid-size projects to large international companies with big projects. Also numerous educational institutes use BIMcollab in their curriculum. Check out our selection of BIMcollab user worldwide and join them. Read more
BIMcollab and the BIM Equity BIM Workflow Guide

BIMcollab and the BIM Equity BIM Workflow Guide

January 11, 2017 In BIM Equity's 4 part “BIM Workflow Guide” they explain the need for good issue management with BIMcollab in any OpenBIM project. Thomas Graabæk of BIM Equity says: "Our customers tell us, that managing issues with BIMcollab provides better value to the project than model based quality assurance in it self. Others say BIMcollab is the best way of communication between a group of Revit users within a project team. In our point of view the combination of BIMcollab and Solibri Model Checker is the strongest solution to guarantee high quality for the AEC industry.”  Read more
BIMcollab Review by Rob Jackson of BondBryan

BIMcollab Review by Rob Jackson of BondBryan

November 23, 2016 In the last blog post of Rob Jackson, Associate Director of BondBryan architects UK, he writes about needing better methods for managing issues in BIM to ensure that issues are dealt with efficiently and effectively. In his post he reviews BIMcollab. Read more
Press release: New BIMcollab® 3 focuses on issue approval

Press release: New BIMcollab® 3 focuses on issue approval

October 20, 2016 Today KUBUS announces BIMcollab® 3 to be available for customers on October 22nd. This new version focuses on workflow optimization and approving issues by multiple stakeholders. To further enhance collaboration in projects with a shared coordinate system, the BIMcollab BCF Managers now support full use of Survey points through the complete ecosystem in all BIM applications. Read more
BAM wins buildingSMART award

BAM wins buildingSMART award

September 30, 2016 BAM’s use of BIM at the Felix Platter Hospital in Basel has received a 2016 buildingSMART award for ‘Operation & Maintenance using open technology’, which was presented at buildingSMART’s International Standards Summit on Jeju Island, Korea. BAM works with IFC, BFC, Solibri and BIMcollab. Read more
Press release: New Solibri BCF Connector improves the live connection to BIMcollab®

Press release: New Solibri BCF Connector improves the live connection to BIMcollab®

September 29, 2016 Today Solibri Inc. has released a new version of the BCF Connector for BIMcollab. This add-on provide users with a direct link to BIMcollab, a powerful issue management platform in the cloud dedicated to BIM. The combination with BIMcollab offers Solibri users a powerful way to communicate detected problems directly into the BIM authoring tools of the collaborating modelers. This workflow speeds up the cyclic process of checking and improving models during design and construction preparation phases. Read more
BCF Manager for Tekla Structures 2016i

BCF Manager for Tekla Structures 2016i

September 29, 2016 For Tekla Structures 2016i we prepared a new installer for the add-on. The previous installers are not usable for this new version. So download a new free BCF Manager for Tekla Structures 2016i from our download page: download >
Webinar: sneak preview next BIMcollab

Webinar: sneak preview next BIMcollab

September 28, 2016 Since our last release, we have been busy on providing new and enhanced functionality in regards to workflow, viewpoint handling and performance. These new features will be made available to all BIMcollab users very soon.

If you cannot wait to see what we have done, you can join us on October 11th and 12th for our sneak preview webinar. Save your seat >
NEW: BCF Manager for simplebim 5.1

NEW: BCF Manager for simplebim 5.1

August 25, 2016 Since the release of simplebim 5.0, our BCF Managers have been an integrated part of the installation thereby providing simplebim users with immediate access to BIMcollab’s issue management capabilities. Now with the release of simplebim 5.1, users have access to latest version of the BCF Manager and the many improvements it contains. Read more about our BCF Managers >
Instructional videos available in other languages

Instructional videos available in other languages

August 19, 2016 Here at BIMcollab we always strive to provide a service which is both easy to use and intuitive. To get our international users up and running even faster we started to provide a number of informative video tutorials in other languages. Many videos have been recently updated and are now available in English, German and Dutch. Watch them here >
New: BCF Manager for ARCHICAD 20

New: BCF Manager for ARCHICAD 20

June 29, 2016 Coinciding with GRAPHISOFT's launch of ARCHICAD 20 (international version) we have released a BCF Manager for this new version. ARCHICAD 20 users can download this version from our website and simply install the new version. Note that it is not necessary to uninstall BCF managers for your previous ARCHICAD versions. This BCF Manager has a fresh look & feel in line with the new UI of ARCHICAD 20. Download >
BIMcollab® sponsors Nordic BIM Academy

BIMcollab® sponsors Nordic BIM Academy

June 28, 2016 NORDIC BIM ACADEMY is the biggest OPEN BIM conference in the Nordic’s and offers 3 days of BIM experiences with the purpose to inspire. The speakers are leading BIM experts with experiences from projects around the world. We support the quest for collaboration and knowledge sharing in the AEC industry. After all BIM – and particulary OPEN BIM – is all about closing the gaps between disciplines and software platforms. Program & tickets >
Webinar: Master your BIMcollab workflow

Webinar: Master your BIMcollab workflow

June 27, 2016 Register for our interactive webinar "Master your BIMcollab workflow" on September 6th, 2016. Our BIMcollab product manager will teach you the possibilities of issue management for BIM and show you the main functionalities of BIMcollab and all of our BCF Managers. Save your webinar seat >
4-hour BIM meetings reduced to 30 min.

4-hour BIM meetings reduced to 30 min.

June 17, 2016 Erik Smook, BIM Manager at Archivolt, said the following about the renovation of a nearly 100-year old historic monument: “Getting the data right by using BIMcollab turned out to be a huge time saver. A 4-hour meeting was reduced to a 30-minute meeting, which left us with much more time to focus on the design.” Read more
Update BIMcollab spaces

Update BIMcollab spaces

May 27, 2016 We are in the process of updating all BIMcollab spaces and join.bimcollab.com. This update provides our users with small number of bugfixes as well as some fine tuning to smoothen the workflow. The feedback we receive from our users is very useful and helps us to keep improving the BIMcollab ecosystem. So get online and join over 5.000 others in mastering your issue management with BIMcollab. Join >
Welcoming Tekla Structures 2016

Welcoming Tekla Structures 2016

May 26, 2016 With the recent addition of a new BCF Manager, we proudly welcome yet another member to the family: Tekla Structures 2016. Like our other BCF Managers it supports opening/saving BCF files and connecting to all BIMcollab® spaces including join.bimcollab.com. Issues found in model checkers can be communicated through BIMcollab® and then reviewed directly in Tekla Structures. Download >
BCF Managers available in Autodesk App Store

BCF Managers available in Autodesk App Store

May 25, 2016 Both BCF Managers for Revit and Navisworks are also available in the Autodesk App Store, including the 2017-version. You can download them for free. Download >
New: BCF Managers Revit 2017 & Navisworks 2017

New: BCF Managers Revit 2017 & Navisworks 2017

May 3, 2016 We just published the new BCF Managers for Revit 2017 en Navisworks 2017, following the release of the 2017 edition by Autodesk. The BCF Managers add full BCF 2.x support to these BIM tools. Additionally they offer synchronization to BIMcollab® 2, providing reliable and structured cloud based issue management. The new BCF Managers make the ecosystem complete. Download BCF Managers >
Press release: New BCF Managers 2.5

Press release: New BCF Managers 2.5

April 11, 2016 Eindhoven, The Netherlands March 22, 2016 - Today KUBUS announces the new release of all its BCF Managers for Revit, ARCHICAD, Navisworks, Solibri, Tekla Structures and simplebim. The BCF Managers add full BCF 2.x support to these BIM tools. Additionally they all offer synchronization to BIMcollab® 2, ensuring reliable, structured and cloud based issue management. Read more
Press release: BIMcollab® 2

Press release: BIMcollab® 2

March 3, 2016 Today KUBUS announces the release of BIMcollab® 2. This new version features huge performance improvements, renewed user interface, new functionalities and overall enhanced workflow. BIMcollab offers real-time BIM issue management connected to BIM models from whatever source and regardless of the size, location or distribution of the project team. Handling big and complex projects with thousands of issues is easy with BIMcollab 2. Read more
Learn all the new exciting stuff

Learn all the new exciting stuff

March 2, 2016 To show you all the new features, we are hosting a webinar. You get a live tour of all the new possibilities and improved functionalities, from our one and only BIMcollab experts. It is free, you only have to register.

Thursday 10 March | 10.00 AM CET, register >
Also new BIMcollab BCF Managers

Also new BIMcollab BCF Managers

March 2, 2016 All connecting add-ons for BIM tools like Revit, ARCHICAD, Solibri, Navisworks, Tekla Structures and simplebim are updated. The interaction between issues in the cloud and these BIM tools is further optimized by faster downloading and publishing of issues. A newly designed interface offers a closer integration with the functionality of the web-application. With new filters you can have a quick look at a subset of your open issues and synchronizing is just a single click away.
Without BIMcollab we couldnt manage all the issues

Without BIMcollab we couldn't manage all the issues

December 9, 2015 Construction companies De Nijs and Dura Vermeer: "With projects of this size you have to handle an enormous amount of issues. BIMcollab gives you a clear overview and makes the process of solving them more efficient." Read more
BIMcollab adds value to our workflow

BIMcollab adds value to our workflow

November 25, 2015 Mark Moerman, BIM director at J.P. van Eesteren:We used BIMcollab and people got really excited about working with it. It really makes the process more cohesive. That is, what I believe, BIM should do. Make all the fragmented information whole again.” Read more
New: BCF Manager for Tekla Structures

New: BCF Manager for Tekla Structures

October 1, 2015 Today KUBUS announces the release of the BIMcollab® BCF Manager for Tekla® Structures. This new add-on is the next step in our expansion of BIM tools that are directly linked to BIMcollab® for cloud-based issue management. Read more
Announcement: BIMcollab BCF Manager for Tekla

Announcement: BIMcollab BCF Manager for Tekla

July 8, 2015 We have taken a BCF Manager for Tekla Structures into beta-testing. With this add-on, which will be released later this summer, also Tekla Structures-users can connect to the BIMcollab ecosystem. Join your projects and improve the communication and management of issues in the project team. If you are interested in beta-testing, send a mail to info@bimcollab.com.
Renovation by Archifoor proves BIMcollabs value

Renovation by Archifoor proves BIMcollabs' value

July 8, 2015 Rob van Leuven, Archifoor: "For the renovation-project of the KUBUS Headquarters we used both BIMcollab and the BCF Managers. It created a smooth workflow for sharing issues online with team members. The fact that we had direct access to all issues from within our BIM authoring tool and model checker made communications much easier." Read more
New milestone: 1500 users on join.bimcollab.com

New milestone: 1500 users on join.bimcollab.com

July 7, 2015 This week we passed 1.500 registrations on join.bimcollab.com, growing steadily with an average of 350 users per month. For us an inspiration to continue. The BIMcollab community and the use of our BCF Managers for Revit, ARCHICAD, NavisWorks and simplebim (with more to come) is growing fast and gaining ground in the AEC industry. These tools are being used on a daily basis in more and more projects. 

Create your free account today at join.bimcollab.com
Join us, Join in

Join us, Join in

June 30, 2015 Follow us on twitter and linkedIn to stay updated on the latest news about BIMcollab. We also have our own YouTube channel where we post tutorials. If you want to share your experiences about BIMcollab you can send us an email.
New version of BIMcollab fine-tunes the details

New version of BIMcollab fine-tunes the details

June 2, 2015 This week we released a new version of BIMcollab. We added functionality to approve/merge users which are created during BCF file import, enhanced the project-pages for administrators, simplified the process of purchasing extra projects or users and fixed all known bugs. We also released BCF Managers with improved BCF 2.0 support and added automatic updating. A new version of Solibri’s BCF connector with proxy support and improved reliability will follow shortly. 

NOTE: We strongly advice all users to update to the newest BCF Managers as soon as possible, because we solved some critical problems in the communication with BIMcollab. Download >
BCF Managers for Revit and Navisworks 2016

BCF Managers for Revit and Navisworks 2016

June 2, 2015 We just released our BCF Managers version 2.2 for Revit 2016 and Navisworks 2016. The functionality is updated to support the newest possibilities of these versions. Also all other versions of Revit and Navisworks BCF Managers are updated and improved. Download >
Oslo Technical College at the vanguard of BIM

Oslo Technical College at the vanguard of BIM

May 1, 2015 To promote BIM on an educational level, the students at Oslo Technical College had the chance to use the new BCF2.0 format through the BIMcollab server. In multi-disciplined project groups the students made BCF-reports from ARCHICAD, Revit and Solibri Model Checker. Read more
Add new projects and turn viewers into editors

Add new projects and turn viewers into editors

April 30, 2015 Since the latest update it is possible on join.bimcollab.com to create new projects. You can also add two additional editors as team members. This makes it possible to explore real bimcollaboration in the free version. If you already have an account, click the 'More info'-button on the right of the project title. There you can select the 'New project'-button to create a new project. On the team member-page you can change two current team members from viewers into editors.
Webinar Master your BIM workflow

Webinar 'Master your BIM workflow'

April 30, 2015 Participate in one of our interactive webinars "Master your BIM workflow" on June 17th or 25th. Do you want to learn more about the possibilities of issue management for BIM, or learn about the main functionalities of BIMcollab? Register today >
 
BIMcollab BCF Manager for Navisworks

BIMcollab BCF Manager for Navisworks

April 23, 2015 Today we released a BIMcollab® BCF Manager for Navisworks. With this add-on one can add full support for both BCF 1.0 and BCF 2.0 to Navisworks. Additionally, it has a direct connection to BIMcollab® for issue management across teams and other BIM tools. Issues found in Navisworks can be visualized in BIM modeling tools like Revit and ARCHICAD, since the relevant objects and camera-position are saved as well. Read complete press release >
Download BCF Manager for Navisworks

Download BCF Manager for Navisworks

April 22, 2015 This add-on enables you to create, zoom-to and comment on issues found in Navisworks. You can generate multiple issues from the clash detective with one click. Use the live connection with BIMcollab to publish clashes for smooth communication to team members with other BIM tools. The BCF Manager for Navisworks offers you an efficient and easy manageable OPEN BIM workflow. And it's free, so what are you waiting for? Download >
New release of BIMcollb® & BCF Managers

New release of BIMcollb® & BCF Managers

April 15, 2015 Today KUBUS released a new version of BIMcollab, the first BCF based cloud solution for BIM issue management. Simultaneously, updates of all connected BCF Managers for Revit, ARCHICAD and more became available. Later this week a brand new BCF Manager for Navisworks will be released as extension to the platform. Read full press release >
New: BCF Manager for Navisworks

New: BCF Manager for Navisworks

February 22, 2015 KUBUS announces the upcoming release of the new BCF Manager for Navisworks in the first week of March. Like the current BCF Managers for Revit and ARCHICAD, this version supports opening/saving BCF files and has a direct link to BIMcollab®. Read complete press release >
New tutorials available

New tutorials available

January 28, 2015 We published some new tutorials about BIMcollab on our YouTube channel, explaining some of the most interesting features. See how you can use BIMcollab to communicate issues between team members from Solibri Model Checker to Revit, ARCHICAD and others. Watch tutorials >
BCF Managers with live connection to BIMcollab®

BCF Managers with live connection to BIMcollab®

January 28, 2015
Did you already join BIMcollab? Then try our add-ons for Revit, ARCHICAD, simplebim and Solibri to view BIMcollab issues were you need them most: right within your BIM authoring tool. And don't forget to download the example projects for a quick start. View the complete list of supported BIM software here, or go straight to our website and download the right add-on for your BIM tool >
Why choose a dedicated BIM issue tracker?

Why choose a dedicated BIM issue tracker?

January 28, 2015 Many issue trackers are developed for software development and they overwhelm users with a large number of options, custom-fields, text boxes and drop down menus. We focus on the core features needed for BIM, with high quality visualisation and the goal of getting all team members, regardless of their skill level, logging and managing issues with minimal training. But most of all, we offer a direct connection with all major BIM tools. Read more
KUBUS releases BIMcollab®

KUBUS releases BIMcollab®

December 17, 2014 KUBUS announces the release of its new ground breaking BCF based issue management system in the cloud: BIMcollab®. 
“We are happy to invite users to try BIMcollab for free on join.bimcollab.com. Upload BCF files or connect to BIM applications and invite team members to view your issues. Improving communication in BIM projects starts today.” says Erik Pijnenburg CEO of KUBUS. Read the complete press release >
KUBUS introduces BIMcollab®

KUBUS introduces BIMcollab®

November 18, 2014 KUBUS announces the introduction of a new ground breaking product in one of the most interesting front lines of BIM: BIMcollab®. This BCF based issue management system in the cloud operates across applications. It helps bridging the differences between BIM tools and targets the multidisciplinary cooperation between companies working on construction projects. BIMcollab® is designed to manage issues during design and construction phases where BIM is used. Read the complete press release >
Solibri User Excellence Event | introducing BIMcollab

Solibri User Excellence Event | introducing BIMcollab

November 11, 2014 On November 26th we have our Dutch launch event where we will be presenting and demonstrating BIMcollab (in Dutch) together with Solibri Model Checker 9.5.

For more information and registering, click here >
BCF Manager for simplebim released

BCF Manager for simplebim released

September 9, 2014 Unique and groundbreaking is the possibility to create issues directly from the validation results found by simplebim. For the first time model-checking and data-validation software are linked to the communication of issues. Send your issues as a BCF file to the modeler. They can now be easily pinpointed in the modelers application to get fixed. 
New: BCF Manager 1.3

New: BCF Manager 1.3

July 14, 2014 We are committed to keep improving the workflow for BIM issue management with our BCF Manager. The latest release, version 1.3, is mainly about small bug fixes. But we are proud to announce that it's also compatible with ARCHICAD 18 and available at the Autodesk Exchange App Store for Revit.
New: BCF Manager 1.2

New: BCF Manager 1.2

February 26, 2014 With the improved workfl​ow you can optimize teamwork by assigning issues to team members and filter only your own issues. All team members can work on their issues simultaneously, because BCF files  can be merged at anytime. Issue lists are combined, and comments are listed in the correct historical order by intelligent merging functions. create issues in 2D floorplans, sections, elevations and detail drawings. Even within a 3D ARCHICAD document you can create issues and locate them easily, because every issue opens the right drawing, zoom and position.
Solibri magazine runs story about the BCF Manager

Solibri magazine runs story about the BCF Manager

October 31, 2013 KUBUS BV, Gold Partner of Solibri, Inc. in the Benelux countries, has developed BIM Collaboration Format (BCF) plug-ins for Revit and ARCHICAD. BCF provides an efficient collaboration workflow for model Quality Assurance and Quality Control. Using this approach enables issues found by Solibri Model Checker (SMC) to be easily communicated and located directly in the BIM authoring software. These issues can be shared with the team members responsible which provides everyone with a better grip on the development and the quality of the models. Round trips back to Solibri make it possible to view solutions, follow mark-ups and provide feedback on issues. Read more
KUBUS launches BCF Manager for both ARCHICAD & Revit

KUBUS launches BCF Manager for both ARCHICAD & Revit

October 28, 2013 KUBUS takes BIM collaboration to the next level with the release of BCF Managers for both Revit and ARCHICAD. Building Collaboration Format (BCF) allows issues found by model checking software to be easily displayed in ARCHICAD or Revit. BCF enables an efficient collaboration workflow for model quality assurance and quality control, and is supported by Solibri, BIMsight, Tekla Structures and DDS-CAD. Read more

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