This article shows how you can use BIM Track for issue tracking in conjunction with BIM 360 Design and BIM 360 Glue.
Please note that there is no integration between BIM Track and BIM 360.
Revit/BIM 360 Design/BIM Track
If you are using BIM 360 Design with Revit cloud worksharing, you can integrate BIM Track into your workflow to raise issues directly in Revit so that other users can access and resolve them back in their own local copy of the central model.
The following steps provide the recommended workflow for working with BIM Track and BIM 360 Design.
- In Revit, open the project file, creating your own local copy of the central model.
- Make the desired design changes by borrowing elements or using worksets to sign the required elements out (see Editing Elements in Other Worksets and Worksets).
It is recommended that you save your local model frequently (Ctrl+S).
- Publish and/or modify issues using the Revit add-in (see Localize an Issue - Add-ins, Create an Issue - Add-ins and Views to Issues).
Please note that when you publish an issue from Revit, you only send the 3D view from which you created the issue, not your model. To upload your model to BIM Track, see Adding IFC Files.
BIM Track synchronizes with the central model before publishing.
- Save your local model and synchronize your changes to the central model, or download the latest changes from the other users directly into your local copy (see Saving and Reloading Workshared Projects).
Revit/BIM 360 Glue/Navisworks/BIM Track
BIM 360 Glue allows your team to work simultaneously on the same NWF file (see Workflow: Collaboration and Coordination). From Navisworks, you can use the add-in to log into BIM Track and use the Clashes to Issues feature to upload clashes found in the Clash Detective to BIM Track so that Revit users can access them.
Here is a typical workflow demonstrating the use of BIM Track with BIM 360 Glue when collaborating on a merged model in Navisworks.
- In Navisworks, open the merged model.
- Find clashes (see Use Clash Tests).
- Publish your clashes to BIM Track (see Clashes to Issues).
- Once published, in Revit, you can display clash pinpoints and create a selection box (see Isolate Elements in a 3D View with a Selection Box).
Where are local copies saved?
Local copies are saved at the following file path: C:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Local\Autodesk\Revit\<Autodesk Revit Version>\CollaborationCache
For more information, see How to find the local copies of Revit Cloud Workshared files.
If a user has signed out elements, but forgets to relinquish them and another user has a scheduled publication for the model to BIM Track, will the elements from the workset be missing in BIM Track?
Borrowed elements can stay signed out if the option is not checked to relinquish them during a sync. In this scenario, the elements in the local copy will still be sent in the export, but if the user that has them signed out has made any changes, those changes will not be reflected into the central model, therefore they will not be in the export.
Discover other BIM coordination workflows in this blog post.