BIMcloud — BIM without Constraints
BIMcloud allows a BIM workflow on any network, hardware or software configuration, connecting teams and projects of any size or setup.
"I've been looking at similar solutions on other platforms; specifically, how they're structured and also the costs. Quite frankly, I'm genuinely astonished: GRAPHISOFT BIMcloud is quite amazing! It's remarkably simpler, as well as much less expensive than other solutions. In my mind, this is a game changer for any large company with multiple sites! I don't know anything else in the market that even comes close to what you guys have done!"Stephan Langella, Associate Director, Rice Daubney, Australia
Infinite Scalability with the Cloud
Building Information Modeling has been around for 30 years. BIM works perfectly at smaller scales where no extensive “worksharing” is needed. However, BIM may be a bottleneck for larger teams requiring simultaneous access to projects from different locations. In other words, BIM is great but does not scale well — at least it hasn’t up until now!!! The BIMcloud combines GRAPHISOFT's patented “Delta” BIM Server technology with the advantages of the CLOUD, providing a scalable solution for teams and projects of any size with the following specific benefits:
The BIMcloud supports the HTTP, HTTPS and VPN protocols. With HTTPs, it is possible to achieve the same level of security as with VPN, while providing added convenience for remote access users. Central Resource Management in the Cloud
The BIMcloud connects project members in real-time from any distance. Network latency is simply not an issue for the BIMcloud
The BIMcloud functions on standard hardware, no expensive server-grade hardware or software is required to run the BIMcloud
The BIMcloud operates on any level of data security, and is easily deployed in public and private cloud environments
The BIMcloud integrates into the corporate environment allowing IT personnel to centrally manage users and data access
BIMcloud scalability supports any type of workload. Upgrading BIMcloud Servers on the fly or adding new server resources as needed, it will not interrupt the office’s productive work in any way.
The BIMcloud Manager has a browser based “zero deployment” management interface that controls each aspect of the BIMcloud.
BIMcloud Manager’s project management interface allows users to organize their servers and projects into a folder-like structure. The grouping logic is up to the company's strategy (i.e. studios, offices, project types, owners or architects etc.).
BIMcloud integrates user management with the company's existing corporate user directory via the industry standard LDAP protocol and eliminates user management overhead for the existing IT personnel. BIMcloud login credentials are automatically synchronized with company login credentials for email or network domain access.
The BIMcloud supports the HTTP, HTTPS and VPN protocols. With HTTPs, it is possible to achieve the same level of security as with VPN, while providing added convenience for remote access users.
Central Resource Management in the Cloud
BIMcloud’s role management engine allows the fine-tuning of user permissions for all resources on the BIMcloud (e.g. servers, projects, libraries, functionality etc.) matching the needs of virtually any company structure and workflow. For example if subcontractors are also allowed to work on the BIMcloud, their access can be restricted to a particular project or part of a project along with the functionality needed to complete the assigned task.
BIMcloud benefits of Architects, CAD/BIM Managers and IT Managers
New BIMcloud Installation, BIMcloud Manager configuration
BIMcloud Server Installation, Configuration, Pair BIMcloud Servers
BIMcloud Proxy configuration
BIMcloud licensing and Protection Keys
Introduction of Browser Based BIMcloud Management
BIMcloud Project Navigator and Functions
BIMcloud Project Summary and Settings Panel
BIMcloud Project Backup Schedule
BIMcloud Project Backup Managment
Introduction of BIMcloud Users Page
BIMcloud User Functions and Summary
BIMcloud User Settings
BIMcloud Servers, Functions and Summary
BIMcloud Servers Panels
BIMcloud Manager Settings and Panels
BIMcloud Activities Panel
BIMcloud Management Modes
BIMcloud Access Panel, Granting Access
BIMcloud Review Access Definitions and Permissions
BIMcloud Inherited Settings
BIMcloud Troubleshooting, Forgotten Password
Check out the press releases and the presentation below that explain how we at GRAPHISOFT see cloud computing benefiting AEC projects: