As part of an advanced technological construction site, a strong internet connection is essential.
Beyond this, these are the system requirements for BIMSearch to run as smoothly as possible:
BIMSearch supports models with the following file extensions: *.*rvt (Revit), *.*nwc, *.*nwd (Navisworks), *.*iwm (Infoworks), *.*fbx (Filmbox), *.*ifc, *.*dwg, *.*dwf, *.*dwfx, *.*dwt, and more.
The models must be stored on BIM 360 Cloud or Autodesk Construction Cloud (ACC).
Revit models (*.*rvt file extension) stored on BIM 360 Cloud and Autodesk Construction Cloud (ACC).
Important: BIMSearch can only present data that is visible in the selected model view.
You will need to prepare the following before you use BIMSearch:
The BIMSearch app is powered by Forge, so if there is an issue with the Forge, BIM360 or ACC platforms BIMSearch might not work properly. In this case, check the Autodesk services status on Autodesk Health Dashboard.
If your model is very large, it might not work smoothly on BIMSearch. In such a situation, it is mandatory to create views with the BIM model divided into smaller sections such as by level or by discipline, so that there will be fewer elements in the view and therefore less data for BIMSearch to handle. Don’t forget to make sure all the required views are published to the cloud.
Note: The order in which published views are shown on the BIMSearch Document Browser is set by the order in which they were created, with the oldest views at the top. The default view when opening a model is the oldest view in the set.