BIMcollab Twin | From Rotring via floppy to the cloud

Sometimes there are moments when you do something you have done or experienced before. That flashback brings the past back to the present. At the beginning of this year I had such a moment in Helmond when I visited the Oranjekade project of our customer BanBouw. For a moment I was 25 years back in

Top 5 FAQ about issue management answered

Top 5 FAQ about issue management answered

The design process is fundamentally a multidisciplinary task. No one designs a whole building by themselves. It is a complex process with many different systems and technologies that, at the end of the day, must all fit together and work in harmony. Here you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions about issue management.

BIMcollab Twin | Digital twin as a live real estate file

Complete digital property files with (static) information about buildings are nothing new. But an increasing number of systems can now also process dynamic sensor information of a building in property files and visualize this in models. This contributes enormously to the controllability of the indoor climate of buildings, partly thanks to signaling and control of

Take a look at the year 2021 in numbers

Take a look at the year 2021 in numbers

What number of BIMcollab users did we reach this year? How many BIM professionals attended our webinars? How many nationalities does the BIMcollab team consist of? And what’s the number of trees we planted for CO₂ reduction? This is the year 2021 for BIMcollab in numbers.

Must see: the best BIMcollab webinars of 2021

Must see: the best BIMcollab webinars of 2021

This year we organized 58 BIMcollab webinars. In total we received 13.254 registrations. The webinars were often provided in 6 different languages (English, German, French, Portuguese, Spanish and Dutch) and were rated with an average of 8.7! Let’s look back.

BIMcollab Twin | Multifunctional, that QR Code

I hardly dare to write about it because the corona pandemic has made it a controversial subject: the QR code. Still, I will it because it is a wonderful innovation. At BIMcollab we use it to unlock information from real estate files. The QR code is that pixeled square with all those black and white

9 important questions about Smart Issues answered

9 important questions about Smart Issues answered

Last June, Smart Issues were introduced as part of the BIMcollab ecosystem. Smart Issues offer BIM managers new, more reliable and time saving workflows by carrying all the necessary information about linked clashes to automatically be checked, updated and closed. Smart Issues also prevent duplicate reporting, even by other team members. A great, time saving feature if you ask us!

BIMcollab Twin | Spatial structure is the foundation for document management

How should we organize our folder structure? I have been asked that question hundreds of times for as many projects and real estate portfolios. And apparently there is quite a bit of uncertainty about setting up databases. I get it, because storing data and (especially) finding it is difficult. People probably know that I ‘do

BIMcollab Twin | BIMcollab and Madaster create easy insight in use of materials in building files

BIMcollab and Madaster have simplified the exchange of information about materials used in buildings. The companies have created a link between their platforms and the building records of clients. In a single operation, BIM models on the BIMcollab Twin platform can now be transferred to the Madaster systems. This keeps all data of a building project continuously

Create, save, and share BIMcollab's federated models via Dropbox

Create, save, and share BIMcollab’s federated models via Dropbox

Sharing files via web-based services have quickly become an important part of our day-to-day work. So are federated models. But now the challenge is to choose where to find your files across multiple available web-based tools each offering specialized features.

Get the most out of BIMcollab ZOOM with Section Planes

Get the most out of BIMcollab Zoom with Section Planes

With this short blog we aim to help you with getting the most out of BIMcollab Zoom, regarding the usage, placing, visibility and functionality of the section planes in BIMcollab Zoom. There are a lot of easy tricks with shortcuts. In this blog we will show you the most important shortcuts for BIMcollab Zoom to save you a lot of time.

Reporting Issues: Advanced BIMcollab reporting using Power BI

Reporting Issues: Advanced BIMcollab reporting using Power BI

One of the biggest advantages of managing issues in BIMcollab Nexus is that all team members have direct access to the current status of your project. Simply log in and all issue data is readily available as issue and activity lists as well as in various forms of graphs.

Picture Perfect: How to create optimized issue viewpoints

Picture Perfect: How to create optimized issue viewpoints

In the AEC industry we tend to rely on visual communication to share our ideas and designs. People strive to create that perfect image. Far less effort is often put into the visuals used to communicate the issues found while evaluating our BIM models. Although there is no one-size-fits-all solution for creating the perfect viewpoint, there are some tips we can share which should help you get close.

Pointcloud -to- IFC checking: With AutoCorr & BIMcollab ZOOM

Pointcloud to IFC checking: With AutoCorr & BIMcollab Zoom

Are you tired of not being able to find field clashes or Scan-to-BIM models that do not match the existing conditions exactly? And what about tracking all of these tedious issues? An interesting solution can be found in the combination BIM & Scan® AutoCorr™ and BIMcollab Zoom, as they are perfect for automatically identifying issues and sharing these with other members of your project team via issue management.

The challenges of good issue management

The challenges of good issue management

When managing a project, you will need to deal with issues which will come up. These issues can originate from anywhere such while performing a visual inspection in a model viewer like BIMcollab Zoom or a clash detected using a model checker such as Navisworks or Solibri. You will need a way to make sure that each of these issues has been assigned, has been addressed and when necessary solved.

BIM issue coordination: 7 reasons why worksheets don’t work.

BIM issue coordination: 7 reasons why worksheets don’t work

Is this the most recent list? Have all issues been identified and followed up on? Has another clash been run? Has the status changed? As a BIM manager or BIM coordinator it is crucial to have a grip on your project. Yet in practice, multiple separate worksheets (often Excel spreadsheets) are commonly used to exchange issues. This is why worksheets don’t work.

Is Navisworks suitable for issue management?

Is Navisworks suitable for issue management?

Validation and clash detection is becoming more and more integrated in BIM construction project worldwide. Several applications are available that can detect and document these conflicts. Navisworks is one of those validation tools and is used to manage and share model clashes. It provides two separate methods to perform these tasks. In this blog we will explain them and help you decide which one is best for you.

How to always work with up-to-date IFC files

How to always work with up-to-date IFC files

Working with different disciplines on different BIM models can be challenging. You have to find an efficient way to share IFC files among team members and make sure everybody can use the most recent versions. One of our clients came up with an interesting solution we would like to share, using BIMcollab Zoom as an effective tool to always have up-to-date IFC files in the federated model.