Setting up your BIMcollab ZOOM Trial

Setting up your BIMcollab ZOOM Trial

BIMcollab ZOOM is a desktop IFC viewer for model validation. The full functionality of BIMcollab ZOOM can be unleashed by acquiring a full ZOOM license. 
This article will take you through the procedure to obtain a free 30-day trial of BIMcollab ZOOM step by step.

Step 1: Activate the ZOOM Trial license

  1. Go to
  2. Click on 'Start my 30-day full Trial'

  3. You will be asked to enter your email address to activate the ZOOM Trial license

    1. If a BIMcollab ID already exists for that email, you can login with your password, and the trial is immediately activated. The license will be automatically connected to the existing account.
    2. If no BIMcollab ID exists yet, you can create one in the next step.
      You will be asked to fill in your name and set a new password. The trial is immediately activated and the license will be connected to the new account.

      You can also go here to register for a BIMcollab ID beforehand:
  4. Once the trial is activated, you will get a confirmation message, along with the date until when the trial is valid

If you run into any issues during the request of your trial license, do not hesitate to contact us via

Step 2: Download and install BIMcollab ZOOM

Go to our website and download BIMcollab ZOOM.  Once downloaded, you can install the application on your computer.
You can find a Quick Start Guide to help you get started in the article  Quick Start Guide BIMcollab ZOOM ‚Äč

Step 3: Start BIMcollab ZOOM and retrieve your Trial license

Start BIMcollab ZOOM to start making use of your ZOOM Trial license.
If this is a first time installation, an activation will be requested. You can activate the application by logging in with the credentials of your BIMcollab ID .
If you activate BIMcollab ZOOM with the same BIMcollab ID with which you requested the trial license, the license will be automatically retrieved, and you can immediately start using BIMcollab ZOOM to its full potential.

Follow these steps to retrieve your ZOOM Trial license, if it didn't happen automatically yet:
  1. Go to Extra > Settings > License
  2. Under 'License type', select 'Personal license' (in Mac, type in in the BIMcollab field)
  3. Under 'License credentials', fill in the login credentials for your BIMcollab ID
  4. Click on 'Obtain' to retrieve the license

The connection will check if a ZOOM license is available for your account, and will activate your ZOOM Trial license.

You can confirm whether you are using a license by looking for the text 'Trial mode', and the amount of days remaining in your trial period in the lower left hand corner of BIMcollab ZOOM.
If the text is 'Free mode', you are still using a free license.

Step 4: Use as you like

You can now use your ZOOM Trial license in combination with any BIMcollab Cloud spaces. The connection to your trial license is remembered.
Your Trial license is valid for a period of 30 days.

Load the provided  Example models  or your own IFC models.
Enjoy your Trial period and feel free to share your experiences with us!
Did you know BIMcollab support is free of charge?
If any issues occur during installation or usage, or you just want to give us a thumbs up, let us know by contacting us through

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