The following describes the steps to be followed in order to allow BIMcollab to deliver an on-premise
installation of a BIMcollab space within your organization. Please review all of these steps and
ensure that you will be able meet all of the requirements stated.
Step 1: Purchasing an on-premise space
Anyone can order a BIMcollab space as an on-premise
installation. Contact us
for more information and prices.
Step 2: Prepare a Microsoft Windows server
When we have received your order (or earlier if requested), you will receive a guide how to properly
prepare a Microsoft Windows server to be used to host
the BIMcollab space.
Your organization is responsible for
properly preparing the server.
The preparation needs to be completed before the BIMcollab team can install the software on your server.
You can find a downloadable version of the preparation guide here
In order to complete the on-premise installation, it is
necessary for the server to be accessible through the
internet by our support team. If required the server can
be disconnected once the installation is complete.
To enable our support team to connect to the Windows
server through a remote connection, a public DNS
registration is required and will be registered by our
Once all the preparations are completed, our support
team will take over and install the BIMcollab space and
any other necessary components. This will be done in
the next step.
Step 3: We install the software
The server will be registered and installed from our
internal BIMcollab Control Centre. After installation our
support team shall perform a set of routine checks to be
sure the BIMcollab space has been properly rolled out
and is functioning as required. Normally, this will take
three working days.
Step 4: Set the administrator password
After the quality checks in step 3 are passed, your
space administrator, as registered in step 1, will receive
a confirmation email with the possibility to set a
password for the administrator account. This must be
done immediately as this will be the only person who
can access the BIMcollab space once the roll-out is
Step 5: Configure the local network
You may need to configure your local network so that
the server (and the space) can be reached by the
necessary client computers. We highly recommend that
this is done prior to disconnecting the server from the
Internet. This will allow our support team to assist in this
step if needed.
Step 6: Disconnect the server
If required for your project’s security policy, the
BIMcollab server can now be disconnected from the
Internet. The public DNS registry will remain available for
future updates or maintenance. However, we can remove
this on request.
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