London, 07 November 2018 – 3D Repo has released the latest version of its cloud based digital construction platform complete with an online platform for the tracking of health and safety issues, SafetiBase, and support for Bentley CAD files. Designed to further promote collaboration within digital construction projects, the free version of 3D Repo now also offers users the ability to add additional users to a TeamSpace, completely free of charge. User storage has also been boosted within the basic package allowing entry level users to experience the true power of 3D Repo.
“This release is all about improving collaboration, co-ordination and communication with a focus on health and safety. We are also keen to prove the power of 3D Repo for new users,” commented Jozef Dobos, CEO and founder of 3D Repo. “SafetiBase is a great initiative that has the potential to really impact the way the industry works. Having the backing of some of the biggest players means we can really set the standard for how health and safety data is shared in a BIM environment.”
Included within the newly released 3D Repo is SafetiBase the collaborative way to share and use Health and Safety information and project risks, associating them directly to the model. Using existing best of breed solutions, including 3D Repo’s BIM platform, SafetiBase conforms to the newly published specification for ‘collaborative sharing and use of structured health and safety information using BIM’ (Publicly Available Specification PAS 1192-6).
Users of 3D Repo can now also upload 3D .dgn files, the CAD format files used by Bentley Systems, MicroStation and Intergraph, to 3D Repo where they can be managed in the online database and used in federations for design co-ordination. “By allowing direct support for the Bentley format we have opened a number of new workflows for our users which we feel will prove very useful moving forward,” added Dobos.
Up to five additional collaborators can now be added to a starter 3D Repo TeamSpace, assuming they have first pre-registered. The role and function of each user can also be restricted with new fine-grain user management and privilege settings including options for admin, read-only, commenting and full collaboration. A new pricing structure has also been announced with options ranging from a free starter package through to enterprise-wide solutions. New users are being encouraged to sign up for a free starter account at www.3drepo.org
Additional new features within 3D Repo include advanced filtering within the Issue Tracker, the ability to search both groups and saved views, live updating of groups and improved performance on large models.
3D Repo is the multi award-wining company behind the cloud based BIM platform that allows users to access the latest 3D models and make real time changes and informed decisions online. Often described as an online knowledge base, the 3D Repo platform is different from other collaboration tools as it uses a component-based database – meaning that information is live, useful and accessible throughout the entire project lifecycle.
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3D Repo is a multi-award-winning company offering a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform for Building Information Modelling (BIM) in the cloud. Instead of architects, consultants and contractors sharing massive proprietary files in a costly and time consuming manner, they can simply point their web browser to an encrypted knowledge base in order to examine each project stage virtually.
With 3D Repo, users can manage model revisions and highlight potential issues using live collaboration tools, which allow the whole project team to work from a single source of truth. More than 40 different 3D file formats are decomposed and federated in the company’s big data repository. Additionally, the project knowledge base can be accessed via VR giving a live experience which has applications in Health and Safety training and client experiences.
3D Repo also includes patent pending technology to identify real-time changes and clashes in 3D models. By comparing the actual geometry of a model rather than underlying, software specific object IDs or labels, 3D Diff Change Detection can identify changes between models from different sources. 3D Diff Clash Detection automatically highlights intersections, and therefore potential conflicts, between different types of models.
The 3D Repo team has collaborated on a number of large scale projects with companies such as ARUP, Balfour Beatty, Skanska, Crossrail and Canary Wharf Contractors. https://3drepo.com/