BIM software integrations to help you work more efficiently
At BIMcollab, we believe in collaboration. Not just between architects, engineers and contractors, but also with software developers worldwide. That is why BIMcollab is an open platform that supports many standardized APIs, like the BCF-API and CDE-API of buildingSMART.
We develop connections or integrations with the main BIM tools ourselves. Besides that, many third-party developers join our Developer Network to build their own plugins.
BIMcollab BCF Managers
Our BCF Managers are plugins available for all popular BIM tools, including Navisworks, Revit, Archicad and many more. They enable you to create, edit, filter, comment and lookup issues in your BIM model directly within the tool you will use to solve them. No more switching between applications.
Share issues with team members via BIMcollab Nexus, independent of the software they use. Review solutions, provide feedback or prepare review meetings with Favorites. Use confidential issues, set up an approval workflow or notify team members.
Software creators are welcome to connect their software to our ever-growing platform, based on our free SDK’s.
Get started with BIMcollab within your own BIM software
These BCF Managers are developed by the BIMcollab team and downloadable from our helpcenter. Are you using other connected BIM software? Then you can download the BCF connectors from their website or directly from the software itself.
Lookup issues in your model in no time
Finding the location of issues in your model with component highlighting is an essential part of the workflow. The camera positions automatically account for possible differences in coordinate systems, like survey points in Revit or Archicad. The several ‘zoom-to’ options ensure high performance while working with very big models.
The issue filter, available when you are connected to BIMcollab Nexus, helps you to never overlook issues that are assigned to you. The special ‘section box’ functionality enhances your productivity whilst identifying issues by showing you the context directly around selected elements.
Speed is important, especially when dealing with large models and large number of issues. The ease of connecting, downloading, and publishing is unprecedented due to fast background loading and caching. Automatic notifications for potentially slow performing viewpoints prevent bottlenecks.
Prevent issues: give modelers insight in IDS-requirements
BIMcollab BCF Managers automatically show the project’s IDS requirements for the objects modelers are working on. For instance, when creating a ‘wall’, it’s requirements are directly visible. This way, the modeler can ensure the model contains the required information, which will dramatically reduce the number of issues found in later stages of the project.
With IDS in BIMcollab you can reduce the number of issues dramatically by sharing IDS requirements with modelers even before they start creating a model.
“Navisworks and BIMcollab Nexus work brilliantly together”
Import Navisworks Clashes or Viewpoints
The BCF Manager for Navisworks allows you to import thousands of clashes at once from the Clash Detective or from your saved viewpoints. Meta data is added, such as issue descriptions and comments (e.g. clash status, clash point, assigned to, approval data and more). New model versions with resolved clashes? No problem: you can update issues in BIMcollab Nexus from the clash-detective as well: update the clash status or assign it to someone to approve the solution.
Create an efficient openBIM workflow with BCF Managers
Learn how our BCF Managers support any situation that requires BIM issue management.