Bimsync updates
Bimsync updates

Massive upgrade of mobile app





We're excited to release a major update of the Bimsync mobile app. This time around we've really boosted the viewer navigation using the 2D view to quickly navigate to exactly where you want to be in 3D. We've also added:

  • Improved issue creation - Capture first, then add info and assign.
  • Laser measurement in 3D.
  • Packed in loads of new tools into image editing.
  • Added performance settings for managing model viewing on older devices.

2D/3D navigation

The split screen navigation feature lets you move your location in 3D using the curser in the 2D overview. You can scale the two views on the fly.

Here's how to set up the 2D/3D view:

  1. Load the models you want to see in the 2D and 3D views.
  2. Click on the 2D/3D button. The screen divides into 2D and 3D views. You can move the split to increase the size of one view to suit your focus. On tablets in landscape mode, the views display side by side.

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  1. Use the curser to navigate in the 2D view to the 3D position you want:

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  1. Open 2D or 3D tools to manipulate content in each view.

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  1. Align the 3D view to the storey in the 2D view using this sync button. You are now positioned on the level shown in the 2D view. Using the curser in 2D you can move around the storey and quickly arrive at your desired location in 3D.

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At any time your can go back to full 2D or 3D view by choosing the 2D or 3D buttons in the toolbar along bottom of the screen.

Issue attachments

Capture first, then document. Choose to take a photo, add an image from your device's gallery or a 3D viewpoint using this action bar:

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Just add a title and you can save the issue, then fill in the remaining information and assign later.

Laser measure

Measure dimensions of objects and distances between surfaces. The laser shoots measurements in X, Y, Z components from the point you choose. The measuring tool is found here in the 3D tools:

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New image editor

There's a stack of new tools for adding comments and annotations to images:

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Toggle viewer performance

You can choose between speed or quality. This feature is aimed to assist older deveices using the viewer.


The app is free to use for all Bimsync users, so download and start using it today. We'd love to hear what you think of it!

Teams and select all users added to ShareLink





Our ShareLink feature has been upgraded by adding Teams and "All users" to the options for selecting recipients. These email notifications can now quickly be created to bring attention to pages or content in a Bimsync project.

Using the new recipient selection:

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  1. You can search for individual members or teams
  2. Use the the All users button to select (or unselect) all project members
  3. Click on team names to select (or unselect) all members in that team
  4. Among the list of users you can select and unselect users

You can build recipient lists in several ways, for example by selecting a couple of teams, then removing some of the users by clicking on their names.

To learn how to use the ShareLink feature, check this previous Bimsync update: Sharelink

Better 2D marker workflow in Arena





We have streamlined the 2D marker workflow in Bimsync Arena. You can now easily create issues with 2D markers either in the 2D viewer, or in an issueboard.

In issueboard

  1. Start a new issue or open an existing issue.
  2. Choose Add Marker in the Location field:

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  1. The 2D viewer opens and you can place the marker on the floorplan, or change to another model, or storey to place the marker.

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  1. Submit the issue. The marker is now attached to the issue.

View location or move marker

When viewing issue details you can choose to view, move or delete the marker location from the Location menu:

Move view delete marker.png (You can only do this with write access on the issueboard and for the issue you are viewing).

In 2D viewer

When using the 2D viewer a mouseover pop-up displays the issue name and number.


To create an issue from the 2D view: Create issue with 2D marker.png

  1. Right-click in the 2D viewer. The marker will appear at the point you clicked.
  2. Select Create a new issue with 2D marker
  3. The issue pane opens, fill in the issue details and submit.
  4. The issue has an attached marker.

Mobile app update

There's a new version of our mobile app available in the app stores. Version 1.6.1 includes some great new features and improvements to simplify workflows using the app:

  • View all of your documents in-app, including Office documents, PDFs & videos.

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  • Advanced 2D viewing capabilities. You can combine multiple floor plans, providing a better marker and 2D navigation experience.

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  • Add many pictures, from your camera or gallery in a single step, before submitting an new issue.

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  • Create issues from within the 3D viewer including a 3D viewpoint of the current view.


  • Improved performance across both 2D and 3D viewers.

In addition, you will also find some other new interesting features:

  • The model name that the issue marker is related now displays in the issue screen

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  • Toggle between regular or long space names in the 2D viewer

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  • Display of (Ifc) types in the selection panel of the 3D viewer
  • Option for alphabetic sorting of your project list
  • More information in onboarding screen
  • A better display of the status bar on recent Android devices (same as iOS)

New version of Mobile app





There's a new version of mobile app (1.5.0) is now out on both stores ! 🎉🎉

Here is what’s new in this version:

  • Brand new interactive dashboard providing more statistics and direct navigation to your issue lists using predefined filters
  • Support for adding multiple images and viewpoints when creating a new issue
  • Delete issue comments using swipe gesture
  • Improved settings screen. Now you can choose your preferred home screen
  • New in-app notification system to provide you more useful information
  • Boost in performance for all Android devices

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Annotating documents in Bimsync





New in Bimsync Arena is our comprehensive annotation feature. This feature brings the power of our issue management system to Documents, so that Bimsync users can enjoy precise commenting, showing where documents and drawings need change or additional information, just like you do using models and viewpoints today.

Annotation tools have been added to our document viewer:

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You can draw freehand, add shapes, text and call-outs, highlight text and measurements.

Your annotations can be saved to an issue using our issue management. Either save to an existing issue or create a new issue. The issue can then be assigned to a team or person to change the document or provide an answer to the annotations.

Projects can set up RFI (Request for Information) and similar workflows using issuetypes and issueboards.

The annotations are attached to the document revision they were drawn on, so new revisions will be pristine, while annotations made on older revisions will be accessible by cycling back through revisions or by going to the document's related issues.

To add annotations to an issue,

  1. Open a single document in the viewer and start using the annotation tools.

  2. Save your annotations using the Annotations panel on the right. Select an existing issue or create a new one and submit your annotations to the issue.

  3. Your annotations are saved grouped together as one comment per page of the document.

  4. To use measurements and areas, first calibrate the drawing scale.

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Issues containing annotations are added to the document's list of releated issues. You'll find these under the File info tab in the right sidepanel.

You can now annotate all document formats that our viewer handles (pdf, doc, docx, xlsx, pptx, dwg and dgn).

We've also improved the full screen mode so that annotations can be added while viewing documents in full screen.

ShareLink - Notify people about Bimsync content





Ever wanted to notify a project member about a document, some issues or other content in Bimsync, without leaving Bimsync? Or maybe users have switched off their Bimsync notifications? This new feature solves these problems. ShareLink sends an email from Bimsync to the project members you choose with a link to the content you want to share. So the user will get the message, even if they have switched off their Bimsync notifications.

To use ShareLink:

  1. First select the content you want to share. For example some documents.
  2. Click the the ShareLink button.

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In the ShareLink window:

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  1. Select the project members you want to send the message to.
  2. Change the title of the message to suit the reason for sharing the content
  3. Write you own message in the message body.
  4. The URL you will be sending is available here to check.
  5. Send the message. The message is sent from to the recipients you chose in step 1. You get a Cc message to your own email.

The mail message will look like this:

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To access the content:

  1. Click on this link, Bimsync will open a page with the shared items.


  1. Copy this URL to your browser.

Translations updated!





First translation update of the new year:

  • Polish - Thanks to Jurek
  • Dutch - Thanks to Richard
  • Norwegian Bokmål


New version of Bimsync app





We've just released an update of our app on Appstore and Google Play. These new features are now available:

  • Support of landscape orientation for tablets.
  • Integrated a fullscreen option for both 2D and 3D.
  • Improved navigation throughout the app.
  • Huge performance boost.
  • Dutch and Portuguese languages added.

Exploit the full extents of the screen on your mobile device using fullscreen mode (here with 3D model in landscape on a tablet):

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Translations updated again





Another significant translation update, with many new additions:

  • Polish - Big thanks to Jurek for bringing Polish back to 100%!
  • German - Thanks Andres
  • Spanish - Thanks to Jose
  • Dutch - Thanks to Richard
  • Norwegian Bokmål