Smart Issues

An innovative approach: BIMcollab’s Smart Issues automate the time-consuming process of clash management

The newest version of BIMcollab Nexus and BIMcollab Zoom introduces Smart Issues: an intelligent solution to the time-consuming process of clash management. A first in the world of BIM. Smart Issues – emerged from BIMcollab’s powerful combination of model validation and issue management – know the clashes they represent, to which objects they belong, and when they are reported or solved. In other words: Smart Issues carry all the necessary information about linked clashes to update their status automatically, without a user having to rerun clash detection rules. This offers BIM managers new, more reliable and time saving workflows.

Issues ‘know’ clashes

When a user zooms-to a Smart Issue, BIMcollab Zoom will show the involved clash-boxes with distinctive colors, reflecting their status in the new model. This immediate visual feedback is possible by running a quick clash-detection in the background, providing a very powerful and easy way to evaluate and update issues. 

When a BIM manager receives new models, Smart Issues can automatically be checked, updated and closed. Just with one single command.

“We believe that integrating model validation into communication of requirements, issues and model validation, helps design teams to create better models in less time. The introduction of Smart Issues represents the next big step in our journey.”

Erik Pijnenburg, CEO of BIMcollab

Prevent duplicate reporting

Smart Issues prevent duplicate reporting. Even if a user runs other clash-rules, with different clash grouping, in a later stage, Zoom will recognize the clash immediately and show its status: reported, ignored or new. 

And the best part: if team members run their own clash-rules, Zoom will still recognize the reported clashes and the issues they belong to. This enables large teams to divide the workload across multiple BIM managers.

“The time-consuming overhead caused by redundant clash reporting is completely eliminated with BIMcollab’s Smart Issues.”

Gerben Bouthoorn, Product Owner BIMcollab Zoom 

The introduction of Smart Issues, brings an update to Zoom’s clash detection, separating duplicates from clashes. Also, the already outstanding clash-boxes became even more clear with color-coded status, independent of used rules and grouping. Clash-boxes are now selectable for fast and easy manual reporting.

Progress visible in the cloud

BIM managers can follow the models’ progress in the cloud in two easy ways: by viewing the status per linked clash and by looking at the default viewpoints. This allows them to get an overview of the progress in clash resolution, just by looking at the tiles. More green is more progress!

For more information about Smart Issues, visit this page.