Use Kroqi Drive with BIMcollab Zoom

Use Kroqi Drive with BIMcollab Zoom

Kroqi can be used in combination with BIMcollab Zoom via the 'Project Folder' functionality. In this article, we will explain how to configure this connection in a few simple steps.

Icon change
In BIMcollab Zoom version 7.4 or later, the icons in the navigation tab for both the local file and shared project folders have been improved as follows:
 
Project Folder in BIMcollab Zoom
As a general principle, the project folder functionality in BIMcollab Zoom makes it possible to link IFC files and point clouds stored in a shared folder to a project on BIMcollab Nexus. This connection becomes possible when you connect BIMcollab Zoom to your project on BIMcollab Nexus. This way, all project team members will always have access to the most recent files, automatically loaded in the tree view of BIMcollab Zoom when connecting to the project.

As for this shared folder, it can be a folder located on Kroqi effectively. To use it as a "Project Folder" in BIMcollab Zoom, you can proceed as described below:

As a project leader

  1. On Kroqi, set up a shared folder that contains all the project files. Make sure that this folder is accessible to all team members
  2. Download and install the application Kroqi Drive. You can find the application via Plus > Applications in your Kroqi account.
    (For more details, you can watch the video at the bottom of this article)
    Make sure that the models you want to load in BIMcollab Zoom are synchronized in the folder of Kroqi Drive on your computer.
  3. Open BIMcollab Zoom
  4. Connect to the space and project of your choice
  5. Set up the Project folder as described in the article Set up the Project folder to link shared files to a project
  6. When browsing to the correct folder, select the synchonized Kroqi folder in Kroqi Drive
  7. The models will be displayed in the 'Navigation' tab
  8. Right-click on the models that should be loaded and choose 'Load model'

As a team member

  1. Download and install the application Kroqi Drive. You can find the application via Plus > Applications in your Kroqi account.
    Make sure that the models you want to load in BIMcollab Zoom are synchronized in the folder of Kroqi Drive on your computer.
  2. Open BIMcollab Zoom
  3. Connect to the space and project of your choice
  4. Connect to the Project folder as described in the article Load the files from a shared project folder in BIMcollab Zoom
  5. When browsing to the correct folder, select the synchonized Kroqi folder in Kroqi Drive
  6. The models will be displayed in the 'Navigation' tab
  7. Right-click on the models that should be loaded and choose 'Load model'

‚Äč
The steps above are only necessary the first time a user connects to the project after the Project folder has been set up, so this is a one-time step for every user.
The next time the user connects to the project, the models will be automatically loaded from the correct location. The load status of the models is stored for each individual user.

Because this setup is folder based, all changes in the connected Autodesk Docs folder are recognized automatically when a user connects to the project for the first time after the change.
Therefore this workflows ensures that all team members are working with the most up to date models at all times.
Replace updated models, add new models and delete outdated models from the shared folder.
An updated version of a model can only be detected when the new file has the same name as the previous version. If the updated version has a different name, it will be added to the project as a new model and the previous version will be shown as missing (if it was deleted from the folder).
The model tree will give feedback on the load status and availability of the models by its color. Consult this article about different colors of model names for more information on the meaning of the different colors.

FRENCH - WATCH 2 MIN






    • Related Articles

    • System requirements BIMcollab Zoom

      Windows Operating system Microsoft® Windows® 10 or 11 Internal memory 16GB RAM or more (8GB minimum) Mouse A mouse with scroll wheel is highly recommended Graphics A dedicated video card with support for OpenGL 3.3 graphics Apple OS X Operating ...
    • Download BIMcollab Zoom

      BIMcollab Zoom is a fast and intuitive model checker that offers rule-based data and geometry checks and information takeoffs. Integrate model viewing and checking into your issue management workflow for efficient clash management. Share ...
    • BIMcollab Zoom login

      While working in BIMcollab Zoom, you will notice that the application might request you to login on several occasions in order to proceed with your work. Although it could look repetitive, each login process has a clear objective and will depend on ...
    • BIMcollab Zoom and ARM Mac

      In June 2020, Apple announced the transition of CPUs in Macintosh computers from Intel to Apple-designed chips that use the ARM architecture. Is BIMcollab Zoom compatible with Macs with ARM chipset? Yes, BIMcollab Zoom 4.2 and later versions are ...
    • Finding issues in BIMcollab Zoom

      By creating a combination of models (created by different disciplines) you can visually detect conflicts between these models. Next to this, BIMcollab Zoom Viewer has Smart views that can automate identifying and coloring components based on defined ...