Create and edit issues in Navisworks

Create and edit issues in Navisworks

With the  BCF Manager for Navisworks, you can  connect to a BIMcollab project and exchange issues directly.

Create issues

You have different options for creating issues, choose the workflow you prefer:
  1. By importing clashes from the Clash Detective
  2. By importing saved viewpoints to create issues
  3. Manually create issues

Create issues by importing clashes from the Clash Detective

Clashes found in the Clash Detective should be imported directly into the BCF Manager. The BCF Manager will automatically link the original clash to the issue. When the status of the clash in Navisworks changes, the linked issue can be updated.
To create issues from clashes, click the Import button, and choose 'From Clash Results'.

Create Issues from Saved Viewpoints

Another way to create issues in Navisworks is by using 'Saved Viewpoints'. These are viewpoints created in Navisworks during a manual check of the model.
To create issues from the Saved Viewpoints, click the Import button, and choose 'From Saved Viewpoints'.

For more information consult the article How to transfer Saved Viewpoints to BIMcollab Cloud.

Create Issues directly in the BCF Manager

When you are connected to the desired project you can start creating issues manually: 
  1. Click the  button to add a new issue

  2. Fill in the Title and other fields
  3. Add a comment
  4. The active view will be used as a viewpoint for the issue. You can also insert a snapshot from a folder on your computer  or from the clipboard .
    When you want to edit a Snapshot, you can click on the pencil button . The snapshot will be opened in your default image editor, where you can add annotations. 
  5. Choose which items will be stored in the viewpoint. Store only what is needed to understand the issue:
    1. Visible components
    2. Selected components
    3. None = Show whole model

    For general information about creating viewpoints, consult the article:   How to create the best viewpoints  .
  6. Fill in the names of the team members you want to notify about this issue
  7. Hit the 'Save' button and the issue will be created

Edit and delete Issues

You can zoom to an issue by double-clicking on it. The viewpoint which is saved in the issue will be activated.
You can either update an issue from its linked clash in Navisworks, or edit the issue manually.

Update issues which are linked to clashes

Issues which are created from clashes in the Clash Detective, can be updated according to the changes made to the linked clashes.
To create issues from clashes, click the Import button, and choose 'From Clash Results', and in the issue details window choose 'Update issues from previously imported clashes'.

Edit Issues which are not linked to clashes

If you want to edit an issue:
  1. Click once on the issue
  2. Hit the pencil button  

  3. Edit the issue: change the fields, add a comment, import a new or remove the snapshot, notify someone or change the status to resolved or closed
  4. Click on 'Save' to save the changes, or on 'Cancel' to go back without saving the changes. 

Delete Issues

If you want to remove an issue click on the  - button
You can only remove issues if you have created them yourself, and they have not yet been synchronized to BIMcollab Cloud.

Add, edit and comments

It is strongly recommended to only use the comment section in the BCF Manager in this OpenBIM communication workflow. The Clash Detective's purpose is to create and update clashes and to put through to the BCF Manager. The communication about those clashes should happen within the BCF Manager.

Add Comments

If you want to add a comment:
  1. Select the issue
  2. Click on the + button underneath the comments

  3. Type a comment, notify someone and/or insert a snapshot
  4. Click on 'Save', the comment will be added

Edit Comments

If you want to edit a comment:
  1. Select the issue
  2. Click once on the comment you want to edit
  3. Then hit the pencil button  underneath the comments

You can only edit a comment which you have created yourself.

Delete Comments

If you want to remove a comment click on the - button underneath the comments.
You can only delete a comment which you have created yourself, and which has not yet been synchronized to the project.
Once you created or edited issues, always synchronize the changes to the project by clicking the button  .

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