Release history Nexus, BCF Managers, Zoom

Release history Nexus, BCF Managers, Zoom

In this article you can find an overview of the new features and improvements of the BIMcollab Ecosystem made in 2022 and 2023. Older release notes are archived.
Use the navigation column to the right to navigate quickly to the older release notes.

BIMcollab Zoom | 29-01-2024

Build number 7.3.6

New features and improvements

  1. Update Smart Issues is now available for IDS conflicts
  2. All IDS related functionality is now available in the MacOS version of Zoom.

Bug fixes 

    1. Fixed an error when obtaining a space-restricted license if the URL was not an exact match
    2. Fixed crash after removing local model from Project folder
    3. Fixed ifcProject description not appearing in Lists
    4. Fixed timezone bug (where timezone has a minus offset from UTC, e.g. UTC-2)
    5. Fixed quantities for certain files with a prefix in square or volume dimensions (like cm2 and cm3)
    6. Fixed the labelling of IfcTank as Electric Flow Storage Device instead of Tank
    7. Fixed a visual problem with the conflict results count after run/sync (MacOS)
    8. Fixed problem when editing a List set, the description was not visible in the editor window (MacOS)
    9. Fixed a crash when loading a file after running a conflict rule (MacOS)


    BCF Managers | 26-01-2024

    All platforms
    build number 7.0.5

    New features

    1. IDS palette in the Navisworks, AutoCAD, Tekla, Standalone and SDK BCFMs
    2. New BIMcollab visual identity in Archicad BCFM

    Improvements & bugfixes

    1. Fixed a bug where the Deadline field was handled incorrectly for timezones negative from UTC.
    2. Fixed a crash bug for Archicad 26 and earlier versions


    BIMcollab Zoom | 21-12-2023

    build number 7.2.17 Windows

    Bug fixes 

      1. Fixed a bug where the Comments section of the Issues panel did not update after Update Smart issues


      BIMcollab Nexus | 29-11-2023

      New features

      1. Introduction of the BIMcollab Model WebViewer. Share and explore BIM models of any size with unparalleled performance (will become available gradually over the next couple of weeks)
      2. Switch to BIMcollab Twin, BIMcollab's digital twin management platform

      Improvements

      1. Introduction of BIMcollab's new visual identity
      2. Renaming (BIMcollab Cloud to BIMcollab Nexus)

      Bug fixes

      1. Fixed a bug where custom properties were not correctly synchronized across applications
      2. Fixed a bug where the Autodesk Docs integration could not be set up
      3. Fixed a bug where the modification date of Lists is not updated correctly



      BIMcollab Zoom | 29-11-2023

      build number 7.2 Windows and 6.10 MacOS

      New features and improvements

      1. New visual identity
      2. IDS conflicts now saves the reported and ignored status of conflicts (windows only)
      3. IDS conflict checks are now case-insensitive (windows only)
      4. Restrictions for free versions are extended:
        1. Import/export of Smart views has been removed
        2. Read only rights for shared Smart views
        3. Read only rights for project folders

      Bug fixes 

        1. Resolved a problem when using Project folders with special characters
        2. Resolved a crash on property selection



        BCF Managers | 29-11-2023

        Revit, Tekla, Navisworks, AutoCad, Standalone
        build number 6.5.5

        New features

        1. Rebranding the BCF managers new product icon and logo.

        Improvements & bugfixes

        1. Repaired the AutoCAD BCF Manager uninstaller so it now deletes the language registry entry.
        2. Fixed a bug where changes done in IDS on Nexus were not getting synced in the IDS palette.
        3. Corrected an issue where the Revit 2021 BCF Manager installer was overriding the Revit 2020 version.
        4. Fixed the item order in the Add, Edit and Filter issues drop-downs to match Nexus.



        BCF Managers | 07-11-2023

        Revit
        build number 6.4.4

        Bug fix

        1. Fixed a bug that caused Revit to crash after certain interactions e.g. editing of families


        BIMcollab Zoom | 26-10-2023

        build number 7.1.300 (Windows only)

        Improvements

        1. You can now check 'Part-of' specification from IDS
        2. Run on My view for IDS check
        3. Part Of information available in the property panel

        Bug fix

        1. Resolved a crash that could occur when importing Smart Views and Lists from the File menu
        build number 6.9.24 (MacOS)

        Bug fix

        1. Fixed a problem with displaying of subfolders in the shared project folder


        BIMcollab Cloud | 05-10-2023

        New features

        1. Set up Specifications based on the IDS standard and share them with the whole team
        2. Import IDS files to create Specifications
        3. Export IDS files to share Specifications with external parties


        BIMcollab Zoom | 28-09-2023

        build number 7.0.12 (Windows only)

        New feature

        Use IDS conflict detection to check your model against information specifications
        1. Connect to your Cloud project and retrieve BIM specifications (IDS)
        2. Detect missing or incorrect properties with a single click
        3. Report IDS results to issues as you are used to with clash detection


        BCF Managers | 28-09-2023

        Revit
        build number 6.4.3

        New features

        1. IDS palette to display IDS specifications in the context of the Revit model, in a human readable format

        Improvements & bugfixes

        1. Fixed a Zoom-to issue about Quick-zoom not unhiding elements previously hidden by Full zoom



        BCF Managers | 30-08-2023

        Navisworks, Tekla, AutoCad, Archicad, Stand alone
        build number 6.3.8

        Improvements & bugfixes

        1. Fixed an issue about the assignee not updating on update issue (Navisworks)
        2. Corrected a view projection error (Tekla 2023)
        3. Fixed a connection issue (Archicad, Windows)

        BIMcollab Cloud | 17-08-2023

        Bug fixes

        1. Fixed an issue where the issue panel would not always load in the Trimble Connect model viewer
        2. Fixed an issue where a company could not be deleted

        BCF Managers | 16-08-2023

        Revit
        build number 6.3.7

        New features & Improvements

        1. Support for Revit Shared Coordinates

        Bug fixes

        1. Corrected an error on the version selection page of the Revit bundle installer
        2. Fixed a SelectionUpdate event crash on Revit 2023 and 2024

        BIMcollab Zoom | 13-07-2023

        build number 6.8.26

        New features

        1. Nested objects are now added in the model tree

        Bug fixes & improvements

          1. Updated the prerequisites included in the installer
          2. Fixed an issue with converting sq ft to m2
          3. Fixed an issue where Smart Views were empty
          4. Fixed an issue where the timestamp property was unavailable in Lists
          5. Fixed an issue where some property values of IfcProject were wrong
          6. Fixed an issue where the component property panel was displayed only after selecting it twice

          BCF Managers | 26-05-2023

          Revit, Navisworks, Tekla, and AutoCAD
          build number 6.2.19

          New features

          1. New BCF manager for Revit, Navisworks and AutoCAD 2024
          2. New BCF Manager for Tekla 2023

          Improvements & bug fixes

          1. Fixed an issue with Revit Survey Point coordination (Revit 2023)
          2. Fixed an error with list sorting according to deadline (Autodesk 2024, Tekla 2023)
          3. Fixed an issue caused by mouse scrolling in issue comments (Autodesk 2024, Tekla 2023)
          4. Fixed an error concerning uninstallation (AutoCAD 2024)

          BIMcollab Zoom | 24-05-2023

          build number 6.7.16

          New features & improvements

          1. 'Run' will now only execute the selected clash rules or lists, instead of all
          2. Improved geometry rendering

          Bug fixes

          1. Fixed crash caused by mouse scrolling in issue comments
          2. Fixed a crash for some IFC file from Tekla

          BIMcollab Cloud | 13-05-2023

          New feature

          1. ZOOM shared resources (Smart views, Clash rules, Lists, Smart Properties) are now visible in Cloud

          Improvements

          1. Reload the issue list separately on the Model tab
          2. Added support for switching from Named to Floating licenses

          Bug fixes

          1. Fixed a bug where zoom-to in Model tab did not show the correct viewpoint after changing the default viewpoint
          2. Fixed a bug where it was not possible to disable the “Enforce use of templates” when last template was deleted

          BCF Managers | 04-05-2023

          Archicad only
          build number 6.1.17

          New features

          1. Saved filters: save and retrieve different property configurations for filtering issue
          2. Apple Silicon compatible BCF Manager for Archicad 26 (MacOS only)

          Improvements & bugfixes

          1. Fixed an issue where it was not possible to activate the BIMcollab ID because of a DLL mismatch
          2. Fixed an issue where viewpoints created in BCF manager Archicad were misplaced in other applications
          3. Fixed an issue where going offline did not clear the content from the middle panel
          4. Fixed an error concerning the Milestone not being disabled for offline issues
          5. Fixed an issue where it was not possible to add a snapshot to a new comment at first
          6. Fixed an issue where icons were missing from the BCF manager panel (MacOS only)

          BIMcollab Zoom | 25-04-2023

          build number 6.6.342

          New features & improvements

          1. Option to run Smart Views, Clashes or Lists on components in My view only

          Bugfixes

          1. Fixed some minor issues on activating measurement tool
          2. Fixed a crash on file open for specific cases

          BCF Managers | 06-04-2023

          Revit only
          build number 6.2.18

          Hotfix

          1. Fixed a viewpoint cut plane coordination error between the Revit BCF Manager and other software


          BIMcollab Zoom | 03-04-2023

          build number 6.5.267

          New features & improvements

          1. Clashes can now be grouped on any property
          2. Revised the clash report naming for more flexibility
          3. Small change to Classification property naming (backwards compatible)
          4. Approval field added to issue filter options
          5. Relational operators for priority and deadline added to issues filter options

          Bugfixes

          1. Fixed an issue where application was crashing when sharing lists
          2. Fixed a crash when closing BIMcollab Zoom and a component is selected (MacOS only)
          3. Solved a bug where IFC Classifications were not shown in Summary (hotfix)

          BIMcollab Cloud | 30-03-2023

          New features & improvements

          1. Support for assigning ZOOM Named licenses (from April 1st)
          2. Several interface improvements to make the difference in issue status clearer in the issue list

          Bug fixes

          1. Fixed a bug where changes to Lists and shared results in BIMcollab Zoom were not shared (hotfix release 24-03-2023)
          2. Fixed a bug where visible components were hidden when zooming to an issue in the Trimble Connect integration
          3. Problem resolved where some special characters were not handled correctly in the issue search window

          BCF Managers | 09-03-2023

          Revit, Navisworks, Tekla Structures, AutoCAD, and Stand alone
          build number 6.2.16

          New features

          1. Approval field added to issue filter options
          2. Relational operators for priority and deadline added to issues filter options
          3. Option to choose the Project Base Point as coordinate base for Viewpoint creation (Revit only)
          4. MSI installer for AutoCAD

          Improvements & bugfixes

          1. The save filter subdialog is now translated in the localized versions
          2. Fixed an issue where the BCF manager could freeze if many closed issues are filtered out from the issue list view
          3. Fixed an issue where the sync-indicator did not change status in the issue panel on adding an issue to favourites
          4. Fixed an issue where the deadline filled in by a milestone did not appear in issue list view
          5. Fixed a Zoom-to coordination error related to BCF files exported from Prospect VR (Revit only)
          6. Fixed an issue where the header of the issue panel was too tall in dimension for certain scalings (Navisworks only)

          BIMcollab Zoom | 25-01-2023

          build number 6.4.0.9

          New Features

          1. Users can now share Smart Properties within their BIMcollab project
          2. It is now possible to override the default naming when reporting Smart Issues
          3. Support for IFC4 Classifications

          Improvements & bugfixes

          1. Fixed an issue where 'Long name' could not be used in Lists
          2. Fixed an issue where the 'Create new list' dialog could not be closed
          3. Fixed an issue where switching user was unavailable after a user was deleted from a project
          4. Fixed an issue with exporting Lists to excel
          5. Fixed a crash when a List was dragged and dropped
          6. Fixed an issue when browsing Material properties (MacOS only)

          BIMcollab Cloud | 18-01-2023

          Updated Trimble Connect viewer to most recent Trimble API


          BCF Managers | 15-12-2022

          ArchiCAD for Windows
          build number 6.0.13

          Hotfix

          1. Solved a bug where certain localized ArchiCAD versions freeze and crash after the user clicks on 'Connect' in the Connect-dialogue

          BIMcollab Cloud | 14-12-2022

          Updated user interface: White theme


          BIMcollab Zoom | 13-12-2022

          build number 6.3.9

          New Features (Windows only)

          1. Saved filters: save and retrieve different property configurations for filtering issues
          2. Auto-sync: an option to always keep selected and edited issues up to date with BIMcollab Cloud
          3. Set viewpoint as default: an option to set any comment viewpoint as default issue viewpoint

          Improvements

          1. Scaling support for monitors with different DPI's improved
          2. The selected property tab is now kept when switching selection between components
          3. (De)select all components in 3D is now much faster
          4. A direct link to BIMcollab academy is available through Help > BIMcollab academy

          Bugfixes

          1. Solved a bug where icons are missing for files from shared folders (Mac only)
          2. Solved several interface issue for german localisation (Mac only)
          3. Solved a crash when right clicking element properties in clash details (Mac only)
          4. 'Help' links are redirecting language specific

          BCF Managers | 8-12-2022

          Navisworks, Revit, Tekla Structures, AutoCAD and Stand alone
          build number 6.1.11

          New Features

          1. Saved filters: save and retrieve different property configurations for filtering issues
          2. Auto-sync: an option to always keep selected and edited issues up to date with BIMcollab Cloud
          3. Set viewpoint as default: an option to set any comment viewpoint as default issue viewpoint

          Bugfix

          1. Solved a bug where the 'Server busy' prompt blocked the user from activating the Navisworks BCF manager and using the MRU

          BCF Managers | 31-10-2022

          build number 6.0.12

          Hotfix

          1. Solved a bug that made the BCF manager crash when using the search function for issues (Windows only)
          2. Removed the Server busy prompt which blocks the user from logging in to the BCF Manager in Navisworks

          BIMcollab Zoom | 28-10-2022

          build number 6.2.13

          Hotfix

          1. Solved a bug that made BIMcollab Zoom crash when using the search function for issues (Windows only)

          BIMcollab Cloud | 15-10-2022

          New features

          1. New option to follow issues and be notified when changes are made
          2. Create, use or enforce the use of project templates
          3. New field to set and display a Project ID
          4. New option to add multiple values at once to define custom fields
          5. User dropdown lists are grouped by company
          6. Create subteams by prohibiting team members from assigning issues outside of their company

          Improvements

          1. Improved error handling in Trimble Integration
          2. Improved German translations

          Bug fixes

          1. Duplicate names for saved filters prevented
          2. Resolved bug while importing BCF files with unassigned issues
          3. Resolved problem with deleting issues in spaces where SSO is enabled
          4. Several other bugs solved

          BIMcollab Zoom | 11-10-2022

          build number 6.2.11

          Features

          1. Smart Properties are now available on BIMcollab Zoom Mac

          Other improvements and bug fixes

          1. Vertex count property is now more accurately calculated
          2. Solved a bug where the color picker would not show up when editing Smart view colors
          3. Solved a bug where units and decimals were not presented correctly
          4. Solved a bug where an expert property was not added after enabling it in the options
          5. Solved a bug where the introduction tour would not load on Mac
          6. Solved a bug where a file would not load when non-numerical values are given for numerical properties in stairs
          7. Solved a bug where not all issues would be visible in specific scenarios

          BCF Managers | 07-10-2022

          build number 6.0.11 (6.0.12 for Archicad Mac)

          Bug fixes

          1. Fixed a bug where not all issues would be visible in specific scenarios
          2. Fixed the BCF Manager Info button in Navisworks
          3. Fixed the behaviour of Labels when set as Mandatory fields
          4. Fixed a language mismatch bug in the Revit and Navisworks BCF Managers

          BIMcollab Zoom | 06-09-2022

          build number 6.1.30

          Hotfix

          1. Solved an issue that would show all Property Sets in the property panel, regardless of selection
          2. Solved an issue where some properties in Summary were shown twice

          BIMcollab Zoom | 29-08-2022

          build number 6.1.22

          Improvements

          1. Smart properties performance for Summary and Material properties 5 times faster
          2. Improved Remember me functionality
          3. Renewed issue panel (see BCF Manager, Windows only)

          Bug fixes

          1. Solved a crash when the material layer names are empty
          2. Solved a crash when adding two files with the same name to a shared project
          3. Solved a bug where Classifications would not be sorted alphabetically in the property dropdown
          4. Solved a bug where user would not be able to login to a space if the address contains "/" at the end
          5. Solved a bug that would not show IfcProject property values in Lists
          6. Solved a bug that would not save the applied movement & rotation to Point cloud files on shared projects
          7. Solved a bug that would prevent Tooltips and Stamp tool to show the Material Name value
          8. Solved a bug that would not allow to use Show/Hide/Filter similar on the Element's tab for a selected clash
          9. Solved a bug that would select elements hidden by a section box when using drag selection

          BCF Manager | 29-08-2022

          Build number 6.0.10

          Redesigned user interface

          All BCF Managers and Issue panel in BIMcollab ZOOM Windows
          1. Customize the columns shown in the Issue list
          2. Smart Zoom-to: Zoom to viewpoints is always fast and optimized (Revit only)
          3. Quickly add comments with or without viewpoints to issues
          4. Use Quick-edit to update issues much faster
          5. Comments are now displayed in a chat-like format *
          6. Added user avatars to comments *
          7. Issue details tab shows a detailed overview of selected issues
          * Not included in BCF Manager Archicad

          Other improvements

          1. Improved Remember me functionality

          Bug fixes

          1. Solved a bug that would display pending members in the notify and assign to lists
          2. Solved a bug that would prevent the BCF manager from starting unless the right .NET Framework was installed (Archicad only)

          BIMcollab Installer | 29-08-2022

          build number 1.0.13

          A new application that allows users to install and manage all BIMcollab products through a single access point. 

          BIMcollab Cloud | 16-07-2022

          All users

          1. Saved filters (Connected+ only)
          2. Upload profile-photo, visible in issue-history
          3. Simplified Two-factor Authentication setup
          4. Improved menu structure
          5. See the status of hyperlinked issues
          6. Added company column to activity list

          Editors

          1. Add new viewpoints to an issue from model viewer (Connected+ only)

          Project leaders

          1. Create new issues based on previous ones (cloning)
          2. Simplified new project creation workflow
          3. Easier access to project settings
          4. Issue report as flat CSV file

          Administrators

          1. Ability to delete companies and avoid duplicates
          2. Added additional columns to user list
          3. Export user list as a CSV file
          4. Automatic notifications for users added to/removed from a ZOOM license pool

          Developers

          1. Added more user related information to Admin API endpoints

          Platform

          1. Improved security and performance by updating critical .NET libraries

          BIMcollab ZOOM | 09-06-2022

          build number 6.0.4

          New feature: Smart Properties (Windows only)

          1. Create your own dictionary with Set value to standardize data
          2. Create your own classifications based on available object data
          3. Map property values to a single new property set
          4. Use Smart Properties to make Smart views, Clash rules, and Lists operate from a shared filter setup
          5. Create and edit Smart Properties in the Smart Property editor
          6. Import / Export Smart Property sets

          Other improvements

          1. Users are less frequently notified when all ZOOM licenses are in use

          BIMcollab Cloud | 07-05-2022

          Increased security

          1. Increased security by enforcing complex passwords with a minimum of 10 characters
          2. Two-Factor Authentication available for all users
          3. Enforce usage of Two-Factor authentication in Connected plans and up
          4. Enforce a reset password policy in Connected plans and up
          5. Supported from May releases of BCF Managers and BIMcollab ZOOM
          6. Ability to download User Access logs in Enterprise plans

          Single sign-on

          1. Single sign-on capability added via Azure Active Directory in Enterprise plans
          2. Supported from May releases of BCF Managers and BIMcollab ZOOM

          Model Viewer Integrations

          1. Each user can select visible models in model viewer according to their need
          2. Project leader can filter out unwanted file types
          3. On average a 50% performance increase when loading one or more large models in the Autodesk Docs integration. The increase for small models is around 15%

          General

          1. Multi-value filters added to the issue and activities filters
          2. Select which columns are visible in the issue list
          3. Search for literal strings by using quotes
          4. Fixed issue with active user count after deactivating a user
          5. Fixed issue when downloading reports with non-Latin characters in the name

          BIMcollab ZOOM | 05-05-2022

          build number 5.3.29

          New features

          1. Simplified product activation by logging in with BIMcollab ID
          2. Modernised connection to BIMcollab Cloud
          3. Drag selection: Hold CTR/CMD to start selection window

          Improvements

          1. Set opaque (Smart views) now works on any component
          2. The property of Systems is now available for Coverings

          Bug fixes

          1. Solved a bug where issue snapshots could not be edited on Win 11
          2. Solved a crash when opening/adding files in Windows 11
          3. Solved a crash when synchronizing a very large amount of clash results
          4. Solved an issue with opening geometry in obscure models
          5. Solved a crash when selecting results from a disabled clash rule
          6. Solved an issue with viewpoints from Desite BIM showing up-side-down
          7. Solved a bug where values of IfcPropertyListValue and IfcPropertyEnumeratedValue were not shown

          BCF Managers | 05-05-2022

          build number 5.6.79

          New features

          1. Simplified product activation by logging in with BIMcollab ID
          2. Modernised connection to BIMcollab Cloud
          1. Redesigned Import to BIMcollab panel
          2. Extended limits for description and custom fields
          3. Solved a bug where the element IDs of clashed elements were not added to comments after importing
          4. Solved an issue where pending team members were processed incorrectly on the Notify list
          5. Solved a bug about the Lookup in BIMcollab button on the Import dialog


          BIMcollab Cloud | 09-04-2022

          Improvements

          1. Improved model viewer performance in all integrations
          2. Resolved viewpoint issues in Trimble Connect model viewer
          3. Resolved issue loading textures in Autodesk Docs model viewer


          BIMcollab Cloud | 26-02-2022

          New features

          1. Time-to-close issue data available via Power BI in Connected and Enterprise plans
          2. Administration statistics available via Power BI in Enterprise plans

          Improvements

          1. Performance improvements in BIMcollab Cloud
          2. Improved uploading performance of Smart Issues from BIMcollab ZOOM

          Bug fixes

          1. Resolved issue where images are cropped in PDF reports
          2. Resolved issues with overlapping text in PDF reports
          3. Various other bug fixes

          BIMcollab Cloud | 05-02-2022

          New features

          1. Ability to delete issues by project leaders and/or administrators
          2. Simplified account creation and login through BIMcollab ID

          Improvements

          1. Admins can now see when users were added to the space in user list
          2. All introduction tours are localized
          3. Various user interface improvements on the dashboards

          Bug fixes

          1. Resolved various issues with importing and exporting large reports
          2. Resolved issue accessing ZOOM license pool management


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