Manage and Resolve Issues¶
bimU.io Agile has a comprehensive issue tracking capability for recording and managing problems or tasks in BIM models. An issue can be anything from an interdisciplinary clash to a constructability problem. You can also add Markup to a BIM Snapshot with a saved Viewpoint while creating a new issue. Subsequently, you can review issues and open corresponding camera viewpoints across multiple BIM environments, including BIM modelling tools, BIM clash detection tools, and bimU.io Agile's online model viewer.
CREATE ISSUE button on the left menu to create a new issue. Alternatively, you can do it from the plus button in the top menu bar.
Having a BIM snapshot attached to an issue is helpful to review from the same viewpoint later on. bimU.io Agile can navigate you to the same location in 3D environment. There are two ways to add a snapshot of the active BIM model view along with its camera viewpoint:
- Add snapshot from BIM Software: Make sure you have bimU.io Launcher installed and have supported BIM software opened. The
Snapshot from BIM Softwaredropdown will show a list of available BIM software for you to select. If you'd like to track down some model elements, remember to select them in the active view.
Having section box enabled and clipped to a small range makes the camera viewpoint saved more precisely.
- Add snapshot from Web Viewer: Open a BIM model in bimU.io Agile's web viewer and then try to create a new issue. A snapshot of the current view should automatically be added.
You can add markup to a snapshot to provide more context. The markup tool allows you to create lines, shapes, texts, etc. to annotate model view. Click the edit button to open the markup tool. If you want to start over, click the delete button.
Camera View and Attached Elements¶
If a snapsoht is created from BIM software, camera view type and number of selected elements will be shown on the bottom. This information will be useful when you open a viewpoint later.
Every issue has a number of issue fields associated with it, including
due date, etc. These issue fields are configurable. You can change available options based on project requirements. See Configure Issue Fields for more information.
Create Issues with Similar Settings¶
Occasionally you might want to create issues consecutively with the same issue type, disciplines, zones, etc. Tick the
Create another check box. Then you can create another issue with the same options selected.
View Issues in Issue List¶
Go to the
Issues page to view all issues in a table. You can turn on/off table columns from the toolbar.
View Issues on Kanban Board¶
Go to the
Board page to view all issues on a Kanban board. Every issue is represented in a card and categorised in different columns by issue statuses. You can change row grouping, column grouping, and display order from the toolbar. If you drag and drop an issue card into a different column or row, the issue fields will also change accordingly.
View Issues alongside Web Viewer¶
Open a BIM model in bimU.io Agile's web viewer and click the
Issues icon button on the right toolbar. All issues in the current channel will show up on an
Issues panel. You can quickly open a saved viewpoint in the web viewer from an issue card.
You must have an identical BIM model uploaded to bimU.io Agile in the first place.
You can find issues more quickly with certain conditions, i.e. an issue field has specific values. Issue filters are available on the
Issues page, the
Board page, and the
Issues panel. Click the reset button to clear all filters.
View and Update Issue Details¶
Clicking an issue on either a table row or a card will open up a dialog that shows issue details. Every channel member can update issue fields and leave comments here. Click on the image to view markup and snapshot in its original size.
Saved viewpoint can be opened in supported BIM software or in bimU.io Agile's web viewer. Click the magnifier button and select where you want the viewpoint to be opened. The underlying principle is similar to BCF (BIM Collaboration Format) viewpoint.
Before opening a viewpoint, you must also open the original BIM model file or an identical BIM model.
Open Viewpoint in BIM Software¶
Again, make sure you have bimU.io Launcher installed and have supported BIM software opened. If the current viewpoint has attached elements, i.e. some elements were selected during issue creation, you can select and/or isolate attached elements to find them more easily in the active model view.
A perspective viewpoint will be opened as a camera view in Autodesk Revit which is a bit clunky to navigate. Use orthographic view to create an issue if you're going to review it in Revit.
Open Viewpoint in Web Viewer¶
If you have the
Issues panel opened alongside the web viewer, simply click the magnifier button on an issue card to open viewpoint. If you have the web viewer opened in another browswer window, you can open viewpoint from the issue details dialog. This is particularly useful when you have multiple monitors. For example, you can use the Kanban board and the web viewer at the same time by putting them on different screens.
Move Issues Forward¶
Every issue should be progressively closed out based on the sequence of issue statuses. You can find more information here. If you have issues grouped by status in board columns, it's the easiest way to move issues to the next status column by drag-and-drop. Alternatively, you can change issue status in the issue details dialog.
You can delete issues that were created by youself. Only a channel admin has permission to delete every issue. To delete an issue, click the three dot button on the top right in the issue details dialog and select