Offline workflow BCF Manager
Creating, importing and exporting issues offline
It is advised to always use the BCF Manager with an online workflow by connecting to BIMcollab Cloud. If this is not possible, you can create, import and export issues as BCF-files to exchange them with the rest of your project team.
The rest of this article describes the offline workflow.
- Open the BCF Manager in your preferred application
- To start a whole new project, select 'New offline project' (1)
- If you already have a BCF file to start the project, choose 'Import BCF File' (2). The issues from the file will be imported.
You can find an example BCF file on our website.
See the Heading 'Export issues from the Cloud for a offline workflow' below, to see how you can export issues from the Cloud into a BCF file
Press the '+' button (3) and start to make new issues, or click the pencil button
to edit existing issues
- When you are ready to export the issues to a BCF file, hit the Save button (4)
Import the BCF file in BIMcollab Cloud
It is possible to import the BCF file in a project on BIMcollab Cloud:
- Go to your own BIMcollab Cloud or to join.bimcollab.com
- Go to the preferred project
- Go to the Import tab
- Click on 'Browse'
- Select the preferred BCF file and hit the Open button
- The 'Import' button will turn yellow, press this button
If some fields are indicated as mandatory in the project, fill in a default value for these fields. Default values can be entered for other fields as well. If these fields are not filled in in the BCF file, the default values will be used in the imported issues.
After downloading the file you can open this with the BCF Manager. See the heading 'Creating, importing and exporting issues offline' for the steps.
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