Raven - A BIM Communication Tool

Raven - A BIM Communication Tool

Win64, English

BIRD Tools
Send instant messages to Autodesk® BIM 360® Design team members and monitor their “synchronize with central” activity.

General Usage Instructions

This tool requires its users to sign in to their Autodesk® Accounts and subscribe to either its monthly subscription service or its yearly one.

Whenever a cloud-based Autodesk® Revit® model is initiated or opened, this tool will start automatically and will be shown as a notification icon on the system tray. Its main form can be shown by a simple mouse click on its system tray icon.

The user can then read the most recent instant messages, or send an instant message which will be shown on the project's conversation (each project has its own conversation that is automatically created/loaded whenever the cloud-based project is activated in Revit)

All the collaboration activities will instantly and automatically show as pop-up notifications for every active team member (check screenshots). They can also be accessed through the “Conversation Members” tab of the main form of this app and they are also added to the project’s conversation.

In case this tool is closed by mistake, the user can start it again by pressing its pushbutton which can be found under the "Bird Tools" ribbon tab.

Notes: - This tool needs to be installed and to be running on all of a team's systems so that all the members' activities are properly monitored. An active user that hasn't installed or has closed this tool by mistake will not be shown as an active member and his activity will not be monitored.

       - Please make sure that this tool is given access to the Internet and whitelisted by your IT department. Contact us at support@birdtools-developers.com if you ever face a problem with this process.

       - The connection and conversations are not encrypted (although information about the project such as the project name are) as we don't feel anyone cares about synchronize with central operations. Therefore, we urge users not to publish any sensitive information through this tool.



The installer that ran when you downloaded this app/plug-in from Autodesk App Store will start installing the app/plug-in. OR, simply double-click the downloaded installer to install the app/plugin.

You may need to restart the Autodesk product to activate the app/plug-in.

To uninstall this plug-in, exit the Autodesk product if you are currently running it, simply rerun the installer, and select the "Uninstall" button. OR, click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features (Windows 7/8.1/10) and uninstall as you would any other application from your system.

Additional Information

Known Issues


Company Name: BIRD Tools

Author/Company Information

BIRD Tools

Support Information

Kindly contact us at support@birdtools-developers.com for additional support.

Version History

Version Number Version Description


-Fixed security issues on the server side.


- Fixed bugs in the User Interface - Fixed bugs related to conversation member status updates - Added support for Autodesk® Revit® 2020


Initial Release.
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