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

Thanks!

Add documents to an issue upon creation

We've just released a feature many users have been asking for: Add documents to a newly created issue.

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The Add documents panel is now available before a new issue is submitted.

Using this panel you can link documents and folders to issues, as well as upload new documents and link these.

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  1. Choose the source for the documents to attach (from Bimsync's Document Library, or connected SharePoint and Dropbox libraries).

  2. Link to folder in Document library.

  3. Link to a single document.

  4. Upload new documents to the folder.

  5. Link or unlink documents and folders here.

The documents are linked to the new issue:

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Import and export of BCF 2.1 files

We've updated our BCF file management to handle both import and export of BCF 2.1 files. To import or export BCF file to/from Bimsync, click on the exchange BCF button at the the top righthand corner of an issueboard:

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Translations updated

Another translation update and this time we got German up to 100%!

  • German - Vielen Dank! Andres
  • Spanish - Thanks to Jose
  • Dutch - Thanks to Richard
  • French - Thanks to Bianca
  • Norwegian Bokmål

Thanks for all collaborations

Copy project as template

The feature for copying elements from an existing project when creating a new project has been improved. You can now select which parts you want to copy:

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This is very useful when standardising your organisation's processes. For example using the same labels across all projects. Just copy labels from your best-practice project every time you create a new project.

Visual text formating added to issues

We've added a Markdown editor to the description field in issues. This makes it easier to use text formating in your issue descriptions. The most commonly used formating functions are now easily available in a handy toolbar under the description field. You can toggle between Write mode and Preview while eidting text.

Write mode

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  1. Use these buttons to access often used Markdown formatting.
  2. Click here to toggle between Preview mode and Write mode
  3. Open this menu for more help with advanced Markdown syntax.
  4. We've added these special buttons for mentioning other issues (#) or project members (@)

Preview mode

See your formating before submitting the issue:

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Updated Viewer 3D API

The Viewer 3D API stable channel has been upgraded.

Changes in this release (moving from r116 to r117):

  • Added dispose method to release WebGL resources
  • Fixed a regression in navigationMode method to allow custom navigation modes
  • Updated to three.js r117

Updated translations

  • Spanish - Thanks to Jose
  • Portuguese
  • Norwegian Bokmål

Thanks for all collaborations

Improvements to viewpoints

The improved snapshot feature for adding viewpoints to issues now has some buttons in the thumbnail so that you can refresh the viewpoint, toggle between 3D, 2D and image before submitting the issue.

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  1. Toggle between 3D, 2D and image to save with comment.

  2. Add annotations to the thumbnail image by clicking on the image in the thumbnail.

  3. Refresh viewpoint. If you need to change the viewpoint (for example zoom closer, rotate, select more objects) you can update the viewpoint before submitting.

  4. Cancel add viewpoint. Use this to remove viewpoint and just add a text comment.

  5. &6. Number of models(5) and objects selected(6) in viewpoint. These will be updated upon refreshing the viewpoint.

Use an image as thumbnail for a viewpoint

You can choose to have an image connected to a viewpoint instead of a viewpoint thumbnail. Follow these steps:

  1. Choose add image and select image file to use.

  2. Click on connect to viewpoint.

  3. You can select objects in the viewpoint if you want to highlight an object that is associated with the image.

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If you want to disconnect the image from the viewpoint use this button:

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New version of Mobile app

We've just released a new version of the mobile app, packed with lots of new features improving the use of 2D and 3D on your phone.

Here is what’s new in this version:

  • Access 3D models directly from the main menu.
  • Add a clipping plane in 3D view.
  • Inspect properties of 3D objects.
  • Create and play back 3D viewpoints.
  • Improved 2D viewer with better 2D marker experience.
  • Support of absolute and relative date format.
  • Added Norwegian language.

In addition to this list of features, there are some general improvements:

  • The app is now iOS 14 and Android 11 compatible.
  • Faster start up and better response time on clickable elements.
  • Faster loading of issue details page

3D viewer in main menu

Choose 3D viewer in the main menu, then select the models you want in the 3D view.

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Add clipping plane

Select an object, then use the clipping plane tool to create a section. Use the clipping plane widget in the bottom right of the viewer to toggle the plane between active (you can slide the plane back and forth) and inactive (rotate and zoom in model as normal). You can also reverse the clipping plane.

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Inspect properties of 3D objects

When you select several objects in 3D you now get a list of the selected objects by clicking on the blue button in the bottom right hand corner. In the list you can select an object and view it's IFC properties. You can also clear the selection when in the object list.

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3D viewpoint

Play back 3D viewpoints by clicking in the play button in the viewpoint thumbnail. You can now create viewpoints on the fly in the app using the comments in issues (add viewpoint).

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Improved 2D markers

It's now easy to identify a selected issue or a new issue in the 2D view from the issue icon. A new issue has a dashed halo, a selected issue has a full halo.

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Absolute date and time

Use settings to decide between relative date and time or absolute date and time.

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Norwegian language available

Where available, the app follows the language you're using on your phone (currently English, Norwegian and French). For telephones set up other languages, the app defaults to English. On iOS you can choose language for a specific app under General settings for that app. This means that you can run an app using a different language from the phone's language.

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Update your app on GooglePlay or Appstore to enjoy these new features!