NEWS: 3D Repo adds BCF support and GIS integration

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BCF improves collaboration by removing the need to manually locate design issues using only a description or screenshot

3D Repo has added Building Collaboration Format (BCF) support to its cloud-based BIM collaboration platform. Users will be able to import and export BCF files with a view to giving them a more efficient way of communicating design issues within their current workflow.

BCF is an open standard, which allows issues, proposals and change requests to be encoded and addressed within the BIM model. It removes the need to manually locate an issue, using only a description or screenshot, reducing confusion and potential errors while speeding up communication

The new version of 3D Repo also includes live GIS data integration. Live map integration, with current support for standard base map tiles and additional publishers and data layers on the roadmap, provides real-world context for 3D models. The inclusion of GIS data also allows for external factors, such as proximity of another building or feature, to be included within the design and construction decision making workflow.

Other features include additional support for mobile devices in beta, including Android and iOS through a mobile web browser, Xbox controller support and support for FBX files with embedded textures.

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