We can view and edit issues instantly in BIMcollab, Solibri Model Checker and ARCHICAD. All the previous todo lists are gone, the entire project team has the same up-to-date list with all the issues to work on. An openBIM workflow means communicating clashes and collaborating with multiple software tools. Rijnboutt recognized the value that BIMcollab adds to an openBIM workflow early on.
BIMcollab is a cloud based platform that facilitates communication about IFC models via BCF format. This makes collaborating and sharing issues between Revit, ARCHICAD, Navisworks, Solibri and Tekla Structures easy.
All major BIM tools have a direct link
A big advantage of BIMcollab is that all major BIM tools (Solibri, ARCHICAD, Navisworks, Revit, etc.) have a direct link through the BCF Managers with BIMcollab, and thus can import and add issues in realtime to a project." If BIM tools aren't connected by a BCF Manager, but support BCF files, then a file-based workflow can be used. Issues can be saved as BCF file and imported/exported from and to BIMcollab." Rijnboutt creates issue in Solibri or ARCHICAD for team members like structural designers, engineers and contractors. At their turn, engineers can create issues in their own software - like Revit or Navisworks - and assign them to someone from the Rijnboutt team. "When we open an issue from the engineer in ARCHICAD, the BCF Manager zooms directly to the location of the issue in the 3D model. After we resolved the issue we can communicate this within the ARCHICAD BCF Manager (and then synchronize with BIMcollab) or edit the issue directly in the BIMcollab web app. The engineer automatically receives a notification that the issue is resolved.''