Activation of BIMcollab ZOOM and BCF Managers with BIMcollab ID

Activation of BIMcollab ZOOM and BCF Managers with BIMcollab ID

In the new versions of BIMcollab ZOOM (5.3.29) and the BCF Managers (5.6.49), you no longer need an activation key to activate the application.
Instead, you will be asked to enter your BIMcollab ID credentials. Your BIMcollab ID is an overarching BIMcollab account based on your email address, which is used to identify you within the entire BIMcollab ecosystem.

When you open the new version of BIMcollab ZOOM or the BCF Managers for the first time, a login window will pop up and you will be prompted to enter your email address.

Using BIMcollab ZOOM version or older, please follow these instructions.
Using a BCF manager version 5.5.83 or older, please follow these instruction.


  1. You get the message that your password is incorrect
    You might have entered a password you use to access a private BIMcollab Cloud space.
    The password for your BIMcollab ID can differ from the password you use to login to private BIMcollab Cloud spaces.
    Enter you BIMcollab ID password, or click 'Forgot your password?'.
    You can also access your BIMcollab ID information via
  2. You do not yet have a BIMcollab ID
    When you enter your email address, ZOOM/ the BCF Manager will automatically recognize whether a BIMcollab ID already exists for that address. If no ID is found, you will be redirected to a window where you can immediately create a new account.
  3. There is no internet connection
    For activation, you must be connected to the internet. If BIMcollab ZOOM or the BCF Manager cannot connect to the internet, it will automatically start in free mode.
    If your internet connection runs through a proxy server, you can enter your proxy settings by going to :
    1. ZOOM:
      1.  Extra > Settings > Connection
      2.  BIMcollab ZOOM > Preferences > Connection
    2. BCF Managers: BCF Manager settings
    In the settings window, activate 'Enable proxy server', and enter the proxy settings. If necessary, contact your IT administrator for more information.
    Once BIMcollab ZOOM / the BCF Manager has access to the internet, you will be asked to log in the next time the application is started.
For more information about the BIMcollab ID and the activation of BIMcollab ZOOM and the BCF Managers, consult these articles:
  1. My BIMcollab ID
  2. Activate BIMcollab ZOOM (Free)
  3. Activate a BCF Manager

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