Bricsys® and BIMcollab are delighted to announce the integration of the BIMcollab BIM Collaboration Format (BCF) Application Programming Interface (API) into BricsCAD® BIM V20. A new BCF panel in the BricsCAD BIM product lets users connect to the BIMcollab platform through this open API. The connected panel allows users to see, open and manage BIM model issues directly inside of the BricsCAD BIM product environment, while working directly with the BIM model.

The open BCF API has been recently released by BIMcollab. It is based on BuildingSMART open standards, to better facilitate effective communications across a variety of BIM tools and workflows. Bricsys is proud to deliver one of the first application software products that uses this open BCF API to connect with the BIMcollab platform.

Using the panel, the BricsCAD BIM user can select an issue and have the relevant model elements automatically selected. This workflow enables efficient communications of design issues, without the added hassle of sending emails and attachments back and forth via traditional channels. Also, users can add comments to model issues stored on the BIMcollab server and can change the status of issue notifications.

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About Bricsys NV

Bricsys® builds BricsCAD® for people who build things. For the last two decades, our singular focus has been making cost-effective, unique Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Common Data Environment (CDE) products. Now a part of the global technology giant Hexagon AB, we are reinforcing our commitment to take your design workflows to the next level.

Our goal: to help our customers achieve more, in less time, for less money.

About BIMcollab

BIMcollab is an issue management system for BIM in the cloud and bridges the gap between BIM applications by offering a broad set of add-ons for all popular BIM tools. Part of its powerful ecosystem is BIMcollab ZOOM, a free model viewer to find information flaws, communicate issues and verify solutions. Connecting BIM-teams via the BIMcollab cloud means dramatically reducing time spend on communication about issues and helping to improve model quality: fewer construction errors and lower costs.