What is BIM 360?

BIM 360 is an Autodesk cloud sharing platform for Revit users. It allows project teams to effectively work in a collaborative environment. All project stakeholders in the AEC industry can connect to execute projects from conceptual design through construction and ultimately project turnover.

BIM 360 and cove.tool

With early stage analysis, cove.tool allows users to quickly understand the impact of various design decisions. Thus, if you are collaborating on BIM 360 and want to upload models directly to this automated performance analysis platform, that can be done in the following ways:

  1. If you are working on a central model/collaborating to a central model in Revit, you can directly use the Revit plugin to upload your geometry. Also check out cove.tool's Vimeo and Youtube page for the latest video tutorials.

  2. If you don't have a local copy of the Revit file on your system then either you can download the central model from the Docs in BIM 360 or you can extract it from the zip folder provided by your architect or the BIM Manager. In both the cases, you must properly detach the Revit central file following the steps shown in this video.

If you are working with linked Revit files, for both the scenarios mentioned above, you must follow the steps here.

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