Why issue management for BIM

In any construction project many unexpected issues arise, which are hard to keep track of. Using BCF files helps, but you eventually end up with an unmanageable amount of files and versions. How do you know what is communicated with whom and with which file? And generic issue management systems lack the key aspects vital for multidisciplinary construction projects. 

That is why we created BIMcollab: an easy-to-use and powerful issue tracker in the cloud dedicated to BIM. Issues in BIMcollab are directly linked to positions and objects in your model, accessible via browsers or directly from your BIM application. 

Imagine issues linked to positions and objects in your model. All the information at hand to lookup, create and solve issues. BIMcollab's issue management offers a structured way of storing, sharing and managing issues. But most important: you have the information where it's needed: directly within your BIM tool.

Issue management

BIMcollab centralizes all the issues of your project and offers a clear overview, intuitive functionality and insightful reporting features. Never let any issue slip away.

Cloud based

You only need an internet connection and web browser to setup a project team. Start logging issues from behind your desk or by taking pictures at the construction site.


Simplify communication. Set deadlines to issues, assign them to team members, who directly get an email notification. Or choose to receive a daily or weekly activity overview.

No spreadsheets with issues anymore

Say farewell to spreadsheets, sticky notes and emailing numerous separate (BCF) files to manage your issues. Join BIMcollab for reliable and smooth issue management, and save costs. The real-time connections from all popular BIM tools and web-browsers ensure up-to-date information; anytime, anywhere for every member of your team.

All BIM software connected

More and more BIM applications are connected to BIMcollab. Either through one of our powerful add-ons, called BCF Managers, or by BCF file exchange. Real collaboration across BIM tools. Find out if your software is compatible, click here >


Shared viewpoints

The camera position is saved with the issues in viewpoints so you can zoom to the right location in your BIM modeling application with one single click. IFC object GUIDs even take care of highlighting the right components. Resolving and reporting back was never that easy.

No worries

Secure your project data by granting access rights, or use private issues. BIMcollab runs under SSL and all sensitive data is encrypted at rest in our database. Your data is backed up daily, safe and securely stored in our ISO ceritifed data center.


BCF 2.1 file support

You can use BIMcollab even with a BCF file-based workflow when your BIM application offers no direct connection. The export and import supports BCF files up to version 2.1. Just start by uploading all your project's BCF files, and we take care of sorting and combining the commented issues.

No more finger pointing

BIMcollab keeps track of all the activities and changes, providing you with a complete and transparent audit trail. No more finger pointing about who should have done what.

Flexible & rich

Add projects, users and team members. Define milestones, labels and areas. Create also non-BIM issues for to-do lists, and add photos for visual support. 

Graphical overviews

Simple and illustrative graphs offer instant insight into the workload and progress of your team. Your personal home page also shows the latest project activities.

BIMcollab ZOOM, Now ready

We are proud to bring you BIMcollab ZOOM; the latest addition to the BIMcollab ecosystem. ZOOM brings model viewing and validating fully integrated into the BIMcollab workflow.

It is the best tool for team meetings when discussing issues within the context of discipline models. BIMcollab ZOOM also helps to analyse data to find design flaws and verify solutions.

Never before you were able to participate in the BIM data workflow to explore, understand and explain a building this easy. 

Formalize approval of issues

An important part of your BIM issue management is to allow responsible team members to review and approve the work done. BIMcollab® brings a new and unique way of dealing with the complex process and responsibilities in a multidisciplinary BIM team: allow team members to approve issues before they can be closed.
Several workflow features and settings support this approval process in a simple, unique and innovative manner. Team roles include a special Reviewer role who can only comment and approve issues. Team members who are Viewer, can only view issues.

Clear workflow

Use one of four roles to define team members' rights. Additionally assign project- or area owners to receive new issues or define who needs to approve issues. 


Create reports of issues or activity-lists in PDF and XLS. Set up filters or select individual issues. Private Issues can easily be hidden for presentation purposes.

Flexible imports

Import and merge issues from BCF files or any Excel based issuelist you currently use. Or import lists with team members to setup your team.