Merry XML XMAS from Kubus. The new and improved BCF Manager is now available at a special price of $US39.50 until the end of the year.
New Update: 28-11-13 | Release v1 r3
Newest versions is v1 r3. Now you can now fold the main dialog for an improved work-area, use zoom at a snapshot image and create & edit up to 10 issues without activation key.
- Main dialog can be folded for improved work-area in 3D,
- Zoomed view of snapshot image,
- Improved performance and stability,
- Demo-mode: create and edit up to 10 issues per session without activation key,
- License activation by activation key:
For Revit and ArchiCAD*
You will receive an activation code, which you can use to activate the BCF Manager for Revit or ArchiCAD.
* The BCF Manager is available for Revit 2013, Revit 2014, ArchiCAD 16 and ArchiCAD 17
KUBUS BCF & OSx 10.9 Mavericks
OSX 10.9 Mavericks has new features which initially block our software installers. Our software is carefully monitored and thus reliable.
What is BCF?
The BIM Collaboration Format (BCF) is currently a pre release, submitted to buildingSMART under the new “Affiliaton Scheme” to become an official buildingSMART specification.
Official standard of BuildingSMART
The BCF concept was introduced by Solibri, Inc. and Tekla Corporation. These two companies introduced the idea of using open standards to enable workflow communication between different BIM software tools. The original developers have transferred the ownership and rights of the BCF schema to BuildingSMART for adoption as an open standard and to maintain it for the benefit of the whole industry. Read more >
Tekla Corporation and Solibri, Inc. have introduced to the buildingSMART organization an idea of using open standards to enable workflow communication between different BIM (Building Information Modeling) software tools. These firms have developed such a XML schema, called BCF, to encode messages that inform a software package of issues found in the BIM model by another software tool. The implication is that only those issues and not the entire BIM need to be communicated between software and that this simple capability will enable a degree of collaboration. This XML schema and capability have already been built into several software package including, Tekla Structures, Solibri Model Checker and DDS Architecture.
Initial experience shows that it would provide a much improved workflow as well as a reduction in the transfer of large BIM files over the internet. This is an example of unexpected innovation that buildingSMART must cultivate and encourage. The original developers wish to transfer the ownership and rights of the BCF schema to buildingSMART for adoption as an open standard and maintaining it for the benefit of the industry.