When handling projects based on the BIM method, you must make sure that all project members always know exactly what to do.

The process of creating, retrieving, and editing issues reflects the cyclic BIM workflow of exchanging data, adjusting and detailing specialist models, and updating the building model. This process is the same throughout every project, accompanying all those involved.

Therefore, you and your planning partners need tools that make issue management efficient and comfortable. For this purpose, you can retrieve, create, and edit issues by using both the BIMPLUS web portal and the Issue Manager, which is integrated in Allplan.

Adding further information to issues

One of the most important features of handling projects by means of Bimplus is the option to attach comments or other information, such as file attachments or hyperlinks, to issues. Thus, all those involved in the project can communicate and exchange information directly through the building model. As a result, any additions or changes are always up to date and available to all project participants at any time.

Placing spots in the model

When editing issues on the BIMPLUS web portal, you can place spots directly in the model. Spots mark particular points in the model, that is, specific places that require attention. You can retrieve spots in BIM Explorer and directly in Allplan.

Marking elements

Design elements affected by an issue can be marked in Allplan. Each time you select the issue, the marked elements appear in color in Allplan. You can select the marked elements in the list box of  Assigned objects in the Issue properties palette on the BIMPLUS web portal.

Saving perspectives for issues

A perspective of the model will be saved for each issue. As soon as you select an issue, you automatically see the perspective that is saved for this issue.

Importing and exporting issues in BCF format

The BIM Collaboration Format (in short BCF) is the data format defined by buildingSMART for exchanging information between project participants when handling projects based on the BIM method. Regardless of the software products used, this standard format guarantees a smooth and loss-free data exchange.

Consequently, you can import and export BCF-format issues created for the Bimplus projects by using both the BIMPLUS web portal and Allplan.

Exporting the issue list as an Excel table

It is often difficult to keep track of issues. This is particularly true when you have a complex issue list. Therefore, you can export the complete issue list of a Bimplus project in Excel format.

Retrieving chronologies of issues

A certified BIM workflow requires you to document all changes made to an issue. Therefore, you can retrieve the chronology of each issue (author, date, time, and type of change).

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