BIMcloud

BIMcloud allows a BIM workflow on any network, hardware or software configuration, connecting teams and projects of any size or setup 24/7.

Introduction to the GRAPHISOFT BIMcloud

GRAPHISOFT's BIMcloud Solution goes far beyond basic cloud services offerings available on the market today. It is an all-round cloud-based collaboration solution providing the complete software layer necessary for deployment on premises as a private cloud solution or in the public cloud as a cloud service.

Thanks to its unique set of features, it is the only cloud solution that offers a true model-based BIM collaboration environment for companies and projects of any size. With the help of its mobile integration through the cloud, all stakeholders of the design-build process can actively participate in the collaborative work.

The BIMcloud is by design suited for even the most stringent enterprise level workflow and security requirements to provide a suitable solution for the collaboration problem of companies where collaboration is a critical part of conducting everyday business. Its private cloud setup option enables companies working on projects with extended security requirements to keep their data on premise and entirely under control, offering the benefits and flexibility of the cloud to all AEC projects without exception.

Top features of BIMcloud:

Real Time

Collaboration is best performed through real-time connection between parties. Thanks to its Delta-Server technology, real-time collaboration on complex Building Information Models is possible regardless of the size or location of the collaborating team. Cloud-based system architecture guarantees simultaneous access to collaborative BIM projects 24/7 for any number of endpoints from any location in the world equipped with a standard Internet connection.

Robust

The BIMcloud Solution offers built-in conflict resolution, which means "server-locks" are completely unknown phenomena for its users. In addition, extremely high network tolerance makes even long distance access possible on standard Internet lines. Support for the secure HTTPS protocol and advanced backup and version rollback options provide your BIM data - the most valuable Intellectual Property asset related to any construction project - with unprecedented data safety.

Scalable

The Cloud's most important advantage to real-time BIM collaboration is its capability to scale server resources. With BIMcloud, the project team does not need to stop working while the BIMcloud Server's resources such as processors or memory size are increased. Another advantage is the system's horizontal scaling with assigning new BIMcloud Servers on demand as the number of projects grows in the cloud.

Flexible

BIMcloud is not demanding on hardware or software. The same system can easily be deployed both in any public or private cloud setups. Connection between client computers running the BIM applications and server computers providing the collaboration platform in the cloud requires no special hardware or additional software: a simple Internet connection using standard HTTP protocol is the only requirement for real-time collaboration between virtually any locations in the world. For BIMcloud Servers, standard desktop configurations should suffice, while the BIM Cloud Manager is accessible in its full functionality from any mobile device.

Integrated

BIMcloud is fully prepared for integration into large enterprises' IT infrastructure. Dynamic Active Directory integration through LDAP protocol allows users to use their domain username/password combo to access their BIM projects in the cloud as well. Multi-tier user access and role management ensures that the BIMcloud can easily be adjusted to any organizational setup in any large enterprise environment. The BIMcloud's Mobile integration allows external team members to participate in the BIM workflow using their mobile devices as well.

For more information on BIMcloud, contact Andrew Ecker via email andrew.ecker@cadimagegroup.com