But which is best? We will guide you through the pro’s and cons of the three options.
Importing clashes from the Clash Detective
This method is most effective for clashes found by the Clash Detective in Navisworks. They should be imported directly from the results of the Clash Detective into the BCF Manager.
Once the clashes have been imported in the BCF Manager, you can use BIMcollab to further communicate about the issues.
The benefits for this workflow are:
- The clashing elements and the information of the clash is saved in the issue
- The issue in the BCF manager retains a link to the corresponding original result in the Clash Detective
- The issue can be updated to reflect changes in the status and assignment of the corresponding clash when a clash test is rerun
Importing issues from Saved Viewpoints
Problems found manually during a visual inspection of the model can be documented as Saved Viewpoints in Navisworks, and then imported directly in the BCF Manager.
Once the viewpoints have been imported, you can use BIMcollab to manage and communicate about your issues, and the saved viewpoints are no longer necessary.
This method is most beneficial for viewpoints that are already present in the Navisworks file, before setting up a connection to BIMcollab.
For new problems that are found, we recommend to create the issues directly in the BCF manager, as described below.
For issues to be created manually during visual inspections of your models, the easiest will be to create new issues directly in the BCF Manager via the "+" button.