Updated translations

  • Dutch - thanks to Richard
  • French - thanks to Sylvan
  • Portuguese - thanks to Leonardo
  • Norwegian Bokmål
  • Norwegian Nynorsk

New clip- and select tool in 2D toolbar

We have added a few new tools to the 2D toolbar:

  • Select icon Select ( 3 ) lets you drag a rectangle over the 2D canvas to create a volume for selection in 3D
  • Clip icon Clip ( 4 ) lets you quickly create 4 to 6 clipping planes by dragging a rectangle over the 2D canvas and selecting the height.

How to use

How to clip in the model

Start by aligning your 2D plan the way you want by using the Rotate tool ( 1 ). Rotation is easier if you first select a space as it will snap to the edges of the space when rotating. Next choose the clipping tool ( 4 ) and drag a rectangle to indicate the vertical clipping planes.

Clipping Select if you want to clip on the current storey/floor or using the full height. Click Clip region

Clipping result You can now move the clipping plans as normal by selecting the relevant plane in the clipping widget (bottom left), or by pressing "Shift" and clicking on the plane in the viewer. Planes can be removed individually by selecting a plane and pressing "Del" or all at once by right clicking anywhere and selecting "Remove clipping planes"

Select tool ( 3 ) will work in a similar way and will select anything touched by the "virtual box" defined by the selection rectangle and height. To get back to normal selection in 2D click ( 2 ).

Better visualizations of related objects

Being able to easily link information from libraries to objects is one of the core features of Bimsync Arena. This allows you to create two-way links between classifications, documents, product data or issues to objects in your BIM. Links are kept on a separate layer and links will be preserved when uploading new revisions. You can also export out linked data as classifications or document references when exporting your project to Ifc.

We have recently updated the related objects features so that you have two ways of visualizing the data.

Related objects counter

Start by clicking on the related objects counter Counter in any library or issue, and a menu will pop up:

Isolate objects

Isolating objects works like "isolate" (shift+t) in the viewer by making all other objects translucent. The feature will also prompt you to load any models not currently loaded in order to highlight all related objects. See example below.

Isolating objects

Load as query

Load as query will load only the related objects into view. This feature is using geometry queries to only load the relevant objects into the 3D viewer. You can click "Restore 3D" to bring back the previous view.

Restore 3D button in model picker

Our YouTube channel has more information about how to use the Libraries to connect your data .

New Property value library

With the new property value library you can have Bimsync index the values of a given property across all models of your project. For example to have the library present a list of all LOD (Level of Detail) or MMI (Model Maturity Index) with a link to all related objects.

You can index values from properties in property- or quantity-sets, and each of the values found will be listed with a link to the related objects.

You can see the feature in action in the following video:

The library will automatically be updated when a new revision of a model is uploaded.

Updated translations

  • Catalan - thanks to Eloi
  • Dutch - thanks to Richard
  • Portugues - thanks to Leonardo
  • Norwegian Nynorsk

Issues related to documents are now visible from the document

Quite a few of you are linking documents to issues and these are shown on issues as "Related documents". Now you will also see the issues related to a document from the document itself.

When looking at the document you will see a new panel named "Related issues" with a number indicating the number of related issues. Expand the panel to see details about the issues.

Related issues

Click on an issue to navigate to the issue, or right click to open in a new tab.

Upload zipped files and folders

Sometimes you might want to upload an existing folder structure to get started with a new project, or you receive regular updates on drawings on a server somewhere outside Bimsync. Now you can simply zip these files and folders and upload to Bimsync using the new "Upload zip file" feature.

Go to documents click the 3 dots button on the top right 3 dots and select "Upload zip".

Next select a zip file and the following window will appear:

Upload zip modal

By default Bimsync will create a new revision of a document if a document with the same name exist in the target folder. Alternatively you can change the behavior to "Skip and ignore" documents and folders instead.

Next click "Upload zip" to have the file uploaded and unzipped. You will see a report of every action on the end of the process.

The file will be unzipped to the currently selected folder

Please note that Bimsync does not currently check if the file uploaded is identical to the one on the server. It will only check against filename and create a new revision if a file with the same name exists in the folder.

Filter projects by owner

You can now filter the project list by project owner or by name. The project owner can be a user or an organization. The active filter is reflected in the list-view as well as map-view.


Updated translations

  • Catalan - thanks to Eloi
  • Dutch - thanks to Richard
  • French - thanks to Catenda France
  • Polish - thanks to Greg
  • Spanish - thanks to José
  • Norwegian Nynorsk

Improved API documentation

We have unified the look and feel of our API documentation and made it easier to read and search. The complete documentation is available here:

Bimsync API documentation

(1) Search within the current API documentation or..

(2) Select one of the other available APIs.