London — 3D Repo launched a new version of its cloud software that offers additional support for some of the leading software packages used within the Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Infrastructure sectors, such as Autodesk Navisworks. The latest release of the cloud based BIM collaboration platform also provides enhanced support for large 3D models typical of infrastructure projects, as well as integrated VR functionality for applications such as training, safety and project consultation.
“The support for native file formats and software platforms further highlights our commitment to collaboration,” commented Dr Jozef Dobos, CEO of 3D Repo. “We want to make project information as accessible and usable as possible, which is why we engage with as many open source and proprietary formats as we can, allowing users to share 3D models, issues and ultimately knowledge with the wider project team, in the cloud, but still in the context of the original model.”
The latest versions of 3D Repo’s Open Source, Starter, Professional and Enterprise packages include advanced integration with Autodesk Navisworks project review software. A custom plug-in allows data to be uploaded directly to the 3D Repo knowledge base without the need for tedious file exchanges. This works by breaking down and pushing the native Navisworks project directly into the 3D Repo platform online, instead of storing it in files like traditional collaboration tools. This allows users to view models and collaborate with the wider project team through their web browser, even on very large and complex projects. This plug-in is now available on the Autodesk App Store free of charge at https://apps.autodesk.com/NAVIS/en/Detail/Index?id=5149387925117816371.
3D Repo also announced support for the BCF file format, allowing import/export of collaboration and mark up data for issues tracking to software such as Solibri quality assurance solutions, Trimble’s Tekla product family and 3D architectural BIM software ARCHCAD.
Users new to the world of online BIM knowledge bases can find out more and sign up to the 3D Repo online collaborative solution, and try for free the new features and functionality at www.3drepo.org.