Press release: New BIMcollab ZOOM 2
KUBUS, a software company offering BIM solutions for the AEC industry, announces today the release of BIMcollab ZOOM 2, the latest version of the most powerful free tool for BIM viewing and validation. The launch represents significant improvements, including dimensioning, a unique auto-coloring feature to color code components automatically and support for point clouds.
“ZOOM is designed to view and validate models in a very simple and intuitive way, making it significantly easier for every member of the project team to participate and verify project data.” said Erik Pijnenburg, CEO of KUBUS. “With this latest release we expand the integrated issue management to the level of BIMcollab 5.”
BIMcollab ZOOM 2 is fully integrated into BIMcollab’s issue management workflow. It is the best tool to discuss issues in design review meetings within the context of the federated model. It helps to analyze data in order to easily find design flaws or to verify resolutions. Today’s product release announcement addresses above all the feature requests and feedback from customers. The major improvements are:
- Add 3D dimensions to viewpoints. Annotate issues with the 3D dimensioning tool. This new tool snaps to corners, edges and surfaces in the BIM model and intuitively adapts by measuring the perpendicular distance when needed.
- Classify with auto coloring. This unique and unparalleled option will color code components automatically based on selected properties, without having to specify them one-by-one. A legend will automatically be generated, showing values and corresponding colors for reference.
- Load point clouds to compare with IFC. Combine point clouds with IFC models to check for deviations between ‘as built’ and ‘as designed’, and easily create issues to communicate with team members.
- Document issues better with 3D texts. Add 3D text annotations to document issues better in cases when comments or descriptions are not sufficient. Enhance issues with 3D text annotations to refine the communication when comments or descriptions are insufficient.
The new BIMcollab ZOOM release will be available on June 21, 2018 for both Windows and Mac users. BIMcollab ZOOM can be downloaded for free at www.bimcollab.com/download-zoom.
More details on all of the updates are available at release updates
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.
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