Press release

KUBUS announces SDK for its BIM issue management platform 

July 13, 2018 Eindhoven - KUBUS, a software company offering BIM solutions for the AEC industry announces today a toolkit for easy, seamless integration of BIM software with BCF and the company's cloud based platform for issue management. This will bring users high level integrations with more BIM tools, so more consultants and subcontractors can connect from their tools to join issue tracking and collaboration.

BIMcollab’s Software Development Kit (SDK) will be an efficient way for third party developers to integrate BCF support as well as a connection to online issue management to their BIM tool. It allows for BIMcollab's market leading issue management platform to be integrated easily in BIM tools for modeling, viewing, cost estimating, planning and more.

Build your own BCF Managers

The GUI, the user experience and features from the company's widely used BCF Managers will be fully available for developers. With the SDK they can make their own BCF Manager in a fraction of the time needed to understand the BCF file formats or the API to use low level libraries.

"We got more requests for integration then we could handle. With this strategic step we open up the platform for third parties to integrate their tools." Says Erik Pijnenburg, CEO of KUBUS, the developing company behind BIMcollab.

The SDK will be made available as a library with GUI and API, taking care of all basic stuff like connecting, synchronizing data, issue handling and even import and export of BCF files. The code is freestanding, making it independent of updates and the SDK, future proof, easy to apply, and less vulnerable, even with optimized background loading and caching of cloud data included.

More information regarding the BCF Manager SDK can be found here.
Click here to apply for SDK developer.

About BIMcollab® Ecosystem

BIMcollab is a ground breaking BCF based BIM issue management ecosystem in the cloud. It operates across applications and bridges the communication gap between BIM tools. Today, BIMcollab’s ecosystem improves the collaboration for over 30.000 users worldwide. It includes BIMcollab ZOOM, a free IFC viewer to analyze and validate IFC data, and many plugins called BCF managers for seamless integration with all major BIM tools, allowing to zoom exactly to the right location and highlight the problematic objects. BIMcollab targets the multidisciplinary cooperation between companies to manage issues during design and construction phases.


KUBUS is a fast growing software company offering BIM solutions for Design & Build and is exclusive distributor for GRAPHISOFT and Gold partner of Solibri, Inc. in the Benelux. KUBUS advocates openBIM and is the developer of BIMcollab®, the world’s first cloud based issue management system linked into all major BIM tools. From offices in Eindhoven, Amsterdam, Hasselt and Belgrade, KUBUS services over 30.000 international customers in the construction industry.

For more information

Contact Machiel Raaijmakers - - T. +31(0)40 213 1950