Bird Tools - Raven - A BIM Communication Tool

Bird Tools - Raven - A BIM Communication Tool

Win64, English

Building Information Researchers and Developers OÜ
Send instant messages to team members and monitor their “synchronize with central” activity. Supports Autodesk® BIM 360® Design, Revit Server, local workshared, and Nasuni hosted models.

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.

When a model is first opened, the configuration window will be shown for the user to configure the tool for that model. This is a one time only phenomenon and the configuration window can, later on, be accessed through the Configure pushbutton under the Bird Tools ribbon tab. Users can use the configuration windows to manage each model, import and export configuration files.

The tool allows the user to configure the integration with several supported platforms. A separate guide for each platform can be accessed through dedicated pushbuttons in the Configuration Window.

Whenever a workshared Autodesk® Revit® model is opened, and if the tool is configured to do so, 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. System tray notfications can be turned On/Off by the users.

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.

For a more detailed walkthrough, please checkout the narrated video guide.


       - This tool needs to be installed on all of a team's systems so that all the members' activities are properly monitored. An active user that hasn't installed this tool 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 if you ever face a problem with this process.



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 7/8.1/10/11) and uninstall as you would any other application from your system.

Additional Information

Known Issues


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Version History

Version Number Version Description


- Added Support for Revit 2024 - Improved connectivity of the communicator - The app is now powered by Forge (a.k.a APS) - Both the Revit side and communicator side now support light and dark themes based on Revit's configured theme (2024+) From v4.0 - Added support for Revit 2022 and 2023 - User settings are now saved in the user profile and persist after any application upgrade - Fixed bugs - Improved Performance


- Digital Signature Hotfix


- The tool now features a 30 day Free Trial period. - Added interoperability for Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Webex Teams, Google Hangouts, Slack, and Flock. - Added support for local workshared models and Nasuni models - The reported time stamp is now that of the user's local system. - Added new faster and more reliable servers. - All connections are now fully encrypted. - Added new muli-model monitoring feature. - New communicator app can now be resized. - Communicator notifications can now be turned on/off - Settings are project-based and can be imported/exported - Added support for 4K display. - Fixed issue with non-entitled users being slowed down by the tool. - Drastically improved performance. - Added a new configuration window for more flexibility. - Added support for Revit 2021. - The app is now signed. - Fixed several other minor bugs.


-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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