Improve collaboration between BIM 360 and Revit using BCF

August 7, 2019 Autodesk

What

Learn how the BIM Collaboration Format (BCF) can help you exchange issues between BIM 360 Docs and Revit.

Who

Project Managers, BIM Managers, Architects, Engineers.

How

Autodesk BIM 360 lets you communicate with your colleagues and other teams by attaching issues directly to your BIM model. These issues can contain attachments, screenshots, deadlines, and other properties. You can assign issues to a specific person. Assigned team members or companies can add comments and flag the issue as “done.”

But how can you use and import these issues in Revit, Navisworks, or another BIM solution? Here’s where BCF (BIM Collaboration Format) can help. BCF offers a simple way to exchange comments, including all properties and assignments. Even details such as the camera view of the model are included.

Before using BCF export from BIM 360, the Account admin must enable the BCF Export app.

After it is enabled, you can export issues from your BIM 360 project in BCF format.

Issues are imported into Revit using the free BCF Manager by BIMCollab:


 

Why

Communication is an important part of BIM Management. Communication must be tracked and accessible by everyone, regardless of the software they use. Bringing issues directly into the authoring software allows designers to see and resolve issues in the same model they are working on.

Issues in BIM 360 can be archived and stored for resolution later. The issue assignment remains transparent and reduces the number of emails or phone calls between team members.

What Next?

More Information about BCF by buildingSMART: https://technical.buildingsmart.org/standards/bcf/

Autodesk BIM 360 Hub with interesting articles, webinars, and more: https://bim360hub.autodesk.com/

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