Friday, November 17, 2017

BIMcollab BCF Manager for Autodesk Navisworks v4.0

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 4.0, 11/17/2017

The new Navisworks add-on offers a much better visual display of issues by their snapshots. With three possible snapshot-sizes and resizable panel-width users can choose how to use the available screen size. Also the issue history with comments is visually enhanced with their linked snapshots.

Extended filtering options
You can now filter issues on all properties. Especially when working in large projects with lots of issues it is much easier to keep an overview and find the issues to work on.

The way issues are created from clash detective or saved viewpoints is improved. It now supports workflows where users have their own model-coloring for disciplines or classifications. When the use of colors is switched off, model-colors are not reset when creating issues nor when zoom to issues.

List of new features
  • Issue list available as small, medium or large tile view.
  • Comment history visually enhanced with snapshots.
  • Issue-filter extended with all properties.
  • More clear user interface for usage of colors.
  • Updated logo’s and toolbar icons.
  • Improved performance and reliability.


The BCF Managers by KUBUS add BIMcollab® connectivity as well as BCF file support to Autodesk® Navisworks®. It provides the ability to create and modify issues and communicate these through BIMcollab or via BCF files (supports version 1.0 and 2.x) directly from within Navisworks®.

Complete Issue Management Ecosystem

The BCF Managers are available for other popular BIM tools such as Navisworks, ARCHICAD, Solibri Model Checker, Tekla Structures and simplebim. Together with our web application, these form the BIMcollab® issue management ecosystem which provides an effective way to communicate BIM issues and thereby providing a more efficient workflow.

BCF files support is also included for working with BIM applications which support BCF natively such as Tekla BIMsight, DDS, MagiCAD and many more.

Issues can be created directly from the Clash Detective as well as from Saved Viewpoints.

Issues will contain title, description, status, who's responsible, recommendations or suggestions, and whether a resolution has been implemented. Using BIMcollab® will additionally allow you to add area information, milestones, deadlines as well as implement a formal approval process.

All issues can contain viewpoints with camera position and relevant objects. This allows you to zoom-to the issue-location, highlighting the problematic components in whatever BIM-tool you are.

Snapshots can also be added to an issue or a photo taken at the construction site.

Free Bimcollab® account

A BIMcollab “Free” account is included with the BCF Manager. Here issues can be published and managed in the cloud and shared with others direct from the plug-in or using the web interface.

Note: This app uses a custom installer (and not the standard App Store installer).

Read Help Document

BIMcollab BCF Manager for Autodesk Navisworks is brought to you by KUBUS BV. It's free. Pricing for BIMcollab is as follows:

This add-in is compatible with Navisworks Manage and Navisworks Simulate 2018, 2017, 2016, and 2015.

There's more information available on the Autodesk App Store.


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