As of the beginning of the year 2022, the Catenda team has released new features and updated old ones in Bimsync (open CDE). Since last year, the technical team has launched a new internal feature called "User Voice". Through direct conversations with our customers, users and resellers, we take note and promote to our product team improvements and new features that would enhance the day-to-day operations in their Bimsync experience.
Discover the 5 new features/updates in Bimsync.
This new feature provides the ability to create a Document Approval workflow, related to the "Common Data Envrionement" (CDE).
The picture below describes the steps necessary to have the process in place on your project.
A detailed demonstration of those steps are shown in this tutorial:
Uploading an IFC (Industry Foundation Classes) inside the Document section enables a preview of the model individually. Furthermore, users can send this model to the 3D viewer by clicking on the 3D button.
The "drag and drop" feature in Bimsync allows users to drop files, folders and ZIP.
There are some improvements that has been made to the measurement tools in Bimsync. Recently support for imperial measurement have been added, in addition to the existing metric ones. The default can be defined in project settings.
The measures snaps to curves/lines created by a clipping plane are now supported. They also support snapping to the centre of circular objects like pipes. This works for both the measurement tape and the laser measure tool. Snapping also works with point clouds.
Notice the "bullseye" in the measurement pointer. If it is blue, it is not snapping. If it is red, it snaps to a line/curve. If it is green, it snaps to a corner.
The point measure is a new tool in the measure toolbox. With this tool users can get the x, y and z position of the part you are pointing at in 3D. It is supported both for Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) and point clouds. This tool also supports snapping.
All of these tools can be accessed by clicking on the arrow icon in the top right corner of the 3D viewer.
Project's administrator can decide to share a public link to a bookmark with a set of revisions and models.
Learn more about all the updates in Bimsync here.