Effective communication of the design intent to external stakeholders (clients and contractors) plays an important part in the day to day life of the architect. BIMcloud used together with BIMx PRO on mobile devices enables architects using ARCHICAD to share their Teamwork projects with these stakeholders.
BIMx PRO users can easily contribute to the Teamwork project from any location using their mobile devices. They can effortlessly browse through any part of the published Teamwork project documentation, be it a 3D perspective or a 2D floor plan. Thanks to BIMx’s revolutionary Hyper-model technology, all 2D documentation is interlinked with the 3D model. Besides the ability to communicate with anyone from the project team in the context of the BIM project, BIMx PRO users can also highlight and redline any part of the architectural documentation. The redlining will be saved within the message and made instantly available to the design team members in ARCHICAD. These model-based communication and mark-up capabilities result in much more straightforward interactions between the architect and client/contractor, reducing valuable management time and effort for all stakeholders.
Users wishing to benefit from Teamwork messaging on mobile devices must be using both BIMx PRO and BIMcloud. (BIMx and BIM Server do not support this functionality.) The architect using ARCHICAD must publish a BIMx Hyper-model as a separate file and make it available for BIMx PRO users either through a public file sharing service (e.g. Dropbox), or by publishing it directly to GRAPHISOFT’s BIMx Model Transfer Service.
Note: BIMx and BIMx PRO are available from the Apple App Store and Google Play.
The architect can filter the published BIMx model using the Info Set property, which controls the type of model element information available to viewers of the BIMx model on a mobile device: e.g., the data defined in a particular Interactive Schedule, or the data defined in each element’s Categories and Properties panel.
In order to access the BIMcloud project, the BIMx PRO user must be a valid BIMcloud user and join the BIMcloud project via BIMx PRO on his/her mobile device. Joining a BIMcloud project via BIMx PRO requires a Client Access License on BIMcloud.
After successfully joining the Teamwork project, the BIMx PRO user can freely access all the layouts and model views of the published project. He/she can send an instant message to any member of the project team, and can include any project view within the message.
Furthermore, the BIMx PRO user can also create redlining markups in the context of the 3D model and include these within the instant messages.
The ARCHICAD user will then be able to open exactly the same view of the project and see the markups made by the BIMx PRO user.