BIMcollab® BCF Manager for Autodesk® Navisworks®

BIMcollab® BCF Manager for Autodesk® Navisworks®

Win64, English

BIMcollab
The BIMcollab® BCF Manager for Autodesk® Navisworks® provides the ability to create and modify issues and communicate them through BIMcollab Nexus or via BCF files (supports version 1.0 and 2.x), dir

General Usage Instructions

Online workflow BCF Manager

  • Start Navisworks
  • Load the model(s) for which you want to create or review issues in Navisworks
  • Choose the BIMcollab tab in the ribbon
  • Click on the BCF manager icon to open the BIMcollab BCF manager pop-up window
  • If you are a first time user, you first need to  Activate your BCF Manager
  • Connect to a project on BIMcollab Nexus from the BCF Manager
  • If there are already issues present in the project you connect to, they will be displayed in the issue list
  • Create new issues manually, or import issues from clashes and saved viewpoints in Navisworks
  • Select issues in the issue list to see their details.
  • When an issue is selected, you can quickly edit it, or add a new comment to it
  • Double-click the issue to zoom into its viewpoint in the model in Navisworks
  • When you have made all the necessary changes, synchronize the project to BIMcollab Nexus, to share the issues with your team members

 

Offline workflow BCF Manager (Creating, importing and exporting issues offline)

It is advised to always use the BCF Manager with an online workflow by connecting to BIMcollab Nexus. If this is not possible, you can create, import and export issues as BCF files to exchange them with the rest of your project team.

  • Open the BCF Manager in your preferred application.
  • To start a whole new project, select 'New offline project'.
  • If you already have a BCF file to start the project, choose 'Import BCF File'. The issues from the file will be imported. You can find an example BCF file on our website.
  • Press the '+' button and start creating new issues, or click the pencil button to edit existing issues.
  • When you are ready to export the issues to a BCF file, hit the Save button.

 

For detailed instructions, visit our Navisworks BCF Manager Quick Start Guide.

 

Commands

Installation/Uninstallation

Install or uninstall the BCF Manager according to standard procedures.

  • Unpack the zip file 
  • Double click the file to start the installation process
  • Follow the instructions on your screen

 Uninstall the BCF Manager from your computer as you would uninstall any other application from your system (via the add/remove menu).

Additional Information

Known Issues

Contact

Company Name: BIMcollab

Author/Company Information

BIMcollab

Support Information

For help please visit www.bimcollab.com/support or contact us at support@bimcollab.com.

Version History

Version Number Version Description

6.5.5.0

New features- 1. Rebranding the BCF manager's new product icon and logo. Improvements & bugfixes- 1..Fixed the item order in the Add, Edit and Filter issues drop-downs to match Nexus.

6.3.8.0

Improvements & bug fixes- 1.BCFM Navisworks: Fixed an issue about the assignee not updating on update issue. 2.Tekla 2023: Corrected a view projection error. 3.Archicad Windows: Fixed a connection issue.

6.2.19.0

New features- New BCFM for Navisworks 2024. Improvements & bugfixes- Fixed an error with list sorting according to deadline. Fixed an issue with the scrollbar.

6.2.16.0

New features 1.Approval field added to issue filter options. 2.Relational operators for priority and deadline added  to issues filter options. Improvements & bugfixes 1.The save filter sub-dialog is now translated in the localized versions. 2.Fixed an issue where the BCF manager could freeze if many closed issues are filtered out from the issue list view. 3.Fixed an issue where the sync-indicator did not change status in the issue panel on adding an issue to favourites. 4.Fixed an issue where the deadline filled in by a milestone did not appear in issue list view. 5.Fixed an issue where the header of the issue panel was too tall in dimension for certain scalings. (Navisworks only)                                                                      

6.1.11.0

Features Saved filters: save and retrieve different property configurations for filtering issues. Auto Sync: an option to always keep selected and edited issues up to date with Cloud. Set viewpoint as default: an option to set any comment viewpoint as default issue viewpoint. Bugfix Solved a bug where the Server busy prompt blocked the user from activating the Navisworks BCF manager and using the MRU.

5.6

New features: Simplified product activation by logging in with BIMcollab ID Modernised connection to BIMcollab Cloud Navisworks specific: Redesigned Import to BIMcollab panel Extended limits for description and custom fields Solved a bug where the element IDs of clashed elements were not added to comments after importing Solved an issue where pending team members were processed incorrectly on the Notify list Solved a bug about the Lookup in BIMcollab button on the Import dialog

5.5

The new plug-in for Autodesk® Navisworks® is now available within the new BIMcollab 5 ecosystem with enhanced project management features and GDPR compliance. New features and improvements • Dutch & Portuguese languages support • Community translation support • Issues can now be set without an assigned team member • Improved add/edit issue dialog • Improved interaction while trying to edit someone else’s comment • Various small bug fixes and user interface improvements

5.4

The new Navisworks plug-in is now available within the new BIMcollab 5 ecosystem with enhanced project management features and GDPR compliance. New features and improvements • support for favorites • filter issues which you have to approve • add viewpoints of all clashes grouped into issues • adapted licensing system for easy roll-out on Citrix-systems • accelerated uploading, 20 to 40% faster • various small bug fixes and user interface improvements • improved performance and reliability • support for custom fields and mandatory fields

5.3

The new Navisworks plug-in is now available within the new BIMcollab 5 ecosystem with enhanced project management features and GDPR compliance. New features and improvements • support for favorites • filter issues which you have to approve • add viewpoints of all clashes grouped into issues • adapted licensing system for easy roll-out on Citrix-systems • accelerated uploading, 20 to 40% faster • various small bug fixes and user interface improvements • improved performance and reliability • support for custom fields and mandatory fields

5.2

The new Navisworks plug-in now available within the new BIMcollab 5 ecosystem with enhanced project management features and GDPR compliance. New features and improvements • support for favorites • filter issues which you have to approve • add viewpoints of all clashes grouped into issues • adapted licensing system for easy roll-out on Citrix-systems • accelerated uploading, 20 to 40% faster • various small bugfixes and user interface improvements • improved performance and reliability

5 r3

The new Navisworks plug-in now available within the new BIMcollab 5 ecosystem with enhanced project management features and GDPR compliance. New features and improvements • support for favorites • filter issues which you have to approve • add viewpoints of all clashes grouped into issues • adapted licensing system for easy roll-out on Citrix-systems • accelerated uploading, 20 to 40% faster • various small bugfixes and user interface improvements • improved performance and reliability

5 r2

The new Navisworks plug-in now available within the new BIMcollab 5 ecosystem with enhanced project management features and GDPR compliance. New features and improvements • support for favorites • filter issues which you have to approve • add viewpoints of all clashes grouped into issues • adapted licensing system for easy roll-out on Citrix-systems • accelerated uploading, 20 to 40% faster • various small bugfixes and user interface improvements • improved performance and reliability

5

The new Navisworks plug-in now available within the new BIMcollab 5 ecosystem with enhanced project management features and GDPR compliance. New features and improvements • support for favorites • filter issues which you have to approve • add viewpoints of all clashes grouped into issues • adapted licensing system for easy roll-out on Citrix-systems • accelerated uploading, 20 to 40% faster • various small bugfixes and user interface improvements • improved performance and reliability

4.0 r3

The new Navisworks plug-in is now available in four of the world’s most commonly used languages: French, German, Spanish, as well as English. New features and improvements • Multilanguage available for the entire BIMcollab ecosystem (WebApp, BCF Managers, ZOOM). • Different languages allowed per user within one project, for international cooperation. • Improved hotkey functionality in ZOOM when using non-US keyboard layouts • Improved import of non-compliant BCF files. • Bug fixed when creating Excel report from activity list. • Bug fixed of incorrect status in PDF reports. • Various small bugfixes and user interface improvements. • Improved performance and reliability.

4.0 r2

The new Navisworks plug-in is now available in four of the world’s most commonly used languages: French, German, Spanish, as well as English. New features and improvements • Multilanguage available for the entire BIMcollab ecosystem (WebApp, BCF Managers, ZOOM). • Different languages allowed per user within one project, for international cooperation. • Improved hotkey functionality in ZOOM when using non-US keyboard layouts • Improved import of non-compliant BCF files. • Bug fixed when creating Excel report from activity list. • Bug fixed of incorrect status in PDF reports. • Various small bugfixes and user interface improvements. • Improved performance and reliability.

4.0

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. Navisworks 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.

3.2

The performance has been improved dramatically, up to 50 times faster when zooming to issues and creating them, for example from the Clash Detective. Saved viewpoints are now supported to use in viewpoints. Colored components are also saved. You can select multiple clash-tests to generate issues from, If needed you now have the possibility to cancel any long lasting operation. Another great improvement is the support for moved and rotated Survey points. From now on all issue properties and all features found in the web application (such as notify) are supported in all BCF managers. The new approval process is supported and the issue-filter is extended with Area.

3.1

The performance has been improved dramatically, up to 50 times faster when zooming to issues and creating them, for example from the Clash Detective. Saved viewpoints are now supported to use in viewpoints. Colored components are also saved. You can select multiple clash-tests to generate issues from, If needed you now have the possibility to cancel any long lasting operation. Another great improvement is the support for moved and rotated Survey points. From now on all issue properties and all features found in the web application (such as notify) are supported in all BCF managers. The new approval process is supported and the issue-filter is extended with Area.

3.0

The performance has been improved dramatically, up to 50 times faster when zooming to issues and creating them, for example from the Clash Detective. Saved viewpoints are now supported to use in viewpoints. Colored components are also saved. You can select multiple clash-tests to generate issues from, If needed you now have the possibility to cancel any long lasting operation. Another great improvement is the support for moved and rotated Survey points. From now on all issue properties and all features found in the web application (such as notify) are supported in all BCF managers. The new approval process is supported and the issue-filter is extended with Area.

2.5

New interface
The new interface offers you more information about the issues in one clear overview. When creating or editing issues all issue-properties can be accessed. A more transparent way of connecting to the cloud and filtering or synchronizing issues.
Insight in viewpoint content, quick zoom and bounding box for fast creation of clipping planes makes you more productive with this new version.

Better Camera positioning 
Finding the location of issues in your model is an essential part of the system. Camera positioning has been improved a lot and even takes into account the possibilities with different BIM tool’s coordinate systems like survey points in Revit. Component highlighting is improved and a Quick zoom helps working with very big models.

Performance optimization
Speed is essential when dealing with large models and large numbers of issues. Connecting, downloading and publishing issues is up to 100 times faster due to the improved background loading and caching. Automatic notifications for slow viewpoints prevent you from creating bottlenecks.

2.2

New functionality

  • Added version for Navisworks 2016
  • Improved BCF 2.0 support, synchronized with other vendors:
  • Visible, selected components recognition, color flag fixed.
  • Header-information, timezones and number-notation fixed.
  • Improved performance when many lines are added to a viewpoint.
  • Automatic updating implemented.
  • Story support for selection with Marquee in ARCHICAD.
  • Several bugs were fixed improving overall stability and performance.
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