Creating and editing issues in BIMcollab ZOOM

Creating and editing issues in BIMcollab ZOOM

With BIMcollab ZOOM you can connect to a BIMcollab space and exchange issues directly.
You can connect to an existing BIMcollab project or  create your own new project

Connecting to your project from BIMcollab ZOOM

Choose the desired project by first connecting to the correct BIMcollab Space:
  1. Open BIMcollab ZOOM and click on the Connection icon 
  2. Fill in the following information:
    1. BIMcollab: URL of your private space or join.bimcollab.com
    2. Your email address
    3. Your password
  3. Choose 'Connect'
  4. Choose the project which you want to connect to
  5. Click OK



  6. Any issues which are already present in the project, will be displayed in BIMcollab ZOOM after connecting

Create, edit and delete Issues

Create Issues

When you are connected to the desired project you can start creating issues. 
For more information on how to find and visualize issues, consult the articles  Handling issues in BIMcollab ZOOM  and  How to create fast, light-weight and effective viewpoints.
  1. Go to the Issues tab
  2. Click the  button to add a new issue, or right click in the 3D view and choose 'Add issue'



  3. Fill in the Title and other fields
  4. The active view will be used as a viewpoint for the issue. You can also a 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 Paint, where you can add annotations. 
    For more information on the creation of viewpoints, consult the article How to create fast, light-weight and effective viewpoints
  5. Choose which components are saved in the viewpoint, and whether the selection and any colors that have been added to the visible components are saved.
    Store only what’s needed in the viewpoint of the issue.
    You have the following options to choose which components to be stored in the viewpoint:
    1. Visible
    2. Selected
    3. None = Show whole model



  6. If necessary, 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


Any annotations and section planes that are visible in the viewpoint will also be saved in the issue.

Edit Issues

You can zoom to an issue by double-clicking on it. The viewpoint which is saved in the issue will be activated.

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, add a new 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 the cloud

Add, edit and delete comments

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. Click once on the comment 
  2. 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, select the comment and click on the  -  button beneath the comments.
You can only delete a comment which you have created yourself.

Synchronizing issues to your BIMcollab Space

After creating or updating issues in BIMcollab ZOOM, you can synchronize them with the project in your BIMcollab space, by clicking on the 'synchronize project' button at the top of the menu .
After synchronizing, the issues will be visible in BIMcollab Cloud, and assigned team members will receive a notification about the issues you raised.

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