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Building Industry (BIM) Releases 

OpenProject BIM 10.5: BCF Management enables central BIM project management

We are proud to announce the release of OpenProject BIM 10.5 With the new release there will be significant improvements in BIM project management for the construction industry, especially with the support of the BIM Collaboration Format (BCF). With the BCF Management module, the OpenProject BIM Edition now offers a fast and intuitive form of central collaboration and coordination in your BIM projects. Release 10.4 has already added an IFC Viewer for the integration of 3D building models. Now, BCF issues can be created directly in the 3D model and managed centrally.

Collaboration and coordination in one central BIM project management software

OpenProject supports BIM project management with central planning, collaboration and coordination for BIM projects. The software thus connects all project participants in a web-based system. As a web-based coordination tool, all BIM issues can be created, managed and distributed centrally in OpenProject.

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Support of BIM Collaboration Format (BCF)

The core scenario enabled by the new release of the BIM Edition is BIM Issue Management with is now supported by BCF. This enables issues in a construction project (e.g. clashes, requests, questions) to be crated and communicated directly on a 3D model or between several submodels.
Both, model-associated issues (BCFs) directly on the BIM model as well as non-model-associated tasks can be created and tracked.

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Central BCF issue management and BCF communication in OpenProject

The BCF Issue management and communication is thus done centrally in OpenProject. Issues can be created directly on the 3D building model, jointly prioritized and analyzed, and assigned to the responsible BIM modelers.

OpenProject offers an ideal way to comment on and track BCFs. Powerful filter and search functions support fast and intuitive use and transparent tracking.

 

BCF management split screen

BCF import and export

With the support of the  open formats IFC (Industry Foundation Classes) and BCF (BIM Collaboration Format), OpenProject is now compatible with hundreds of applications that support these exchange formats.

BIM Issues can be created wherever the user identifies them, i.e. in his favorite BIM tool. These issues can then be easily imported into OpenProject – the central BCF management system – for centralized tracking and consolidation.
An export function can then be used to distribute the BCFs back to the local applications.

Integration with classic and agile project management functions

Through the tight integration of existing project management functions, such as Gantt views, powerful search and filter functions, agile boards and much more, construction projects can be managed in OpenProject from the start of the project to the final acceptance and operation of the building.

To the overview of BIM project management.

How can you try the OpenProject BIM Edition?

Please note that the OpenProject BIM Edition is under continuous development. The current version is only a first state, which will be continuously enhanced with important build specific functions.

Test OpenProject BIM 10.5 immediately, create a free test instance for the OpenProject BIM Edition.

Release Notes from OpenProject 10.5

In the official OpenProject 10.5 Release Notes you get an overview of all features and bug fixes.

Credits

A special thanks goes to all OpenProject contributors without whom this release would not have been possible:

  • DBI AG for sponsoring the BCF Management.
  • Lindsay Kay for the integration of the 3D Modell viewer, xeokit.
  • Georg Dangl for developing the Revit Integration in OpenProject.
  • All the developers, designers, project managers who have contributed to OpenProject.
  • Every dedicated user who has reported bugs and supported the community by asking and answering questions in the forum.
  • All the engaged users who provided translations on CrowdIn.

What is on the Roadmap?

We continuously develop new features for OpenProject.

Plugins into common BIM tools

Plug-ins into the common BIM tools (such as ARCHICAD, Navisworks, Solibri etc.) make the exchange of BCF issues from the central BCF management system even faster, easier and more transparent. The next step on the roadmap is an integration with Revit.

Finally, to stay up to date with the recent development, feel free to follow OpenProject on Twitter and like OpenProject on Facebook.

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