Syncing Annotations to BIM 360 Issues
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Written by Ignacio Gimenez
Updated over a week ago

What is it?

Resolve's two-way sync connects Resolve's annotations tool with the BIM 360 Issues log. Annotations made in Resolve can be pushed automatically or one-off to BIM 360 Issues, and upon being processed in BIM 360, key data will flow back to Resolve.

Who is it for?

Customers using BIM 360 Issues as their main issue management tool

How does it work?

After linking your model from BIM 360 to Resolve, your team can begin to review the model in VR and make annotations. The annotations can then be viewed and managed on the web.

If your team uses BIM 360 Issues as your main issue management tool, you can choose to push annotations from Resolve to BIM 360 Issues in two ways:

Automatically: All annotations will be automatically pushed to BIM 360 Issues, with no action required from your team. This option is convenient, but may result in your team pushing test or otherwise trivial annotations to BIM 360 Issues.

One-off: Your team can access Resolve and select which annotations you would like to push to BIM 360 Issues. This gives you more control over what ends up in BIM 360 Issues, but requires more involvement to process annotations. To do so:

  • Click on the annotations bubble next to your model's name in the "Linked Models" section

  • Click "Create BIM 360 Issue" next to the relevant annotation

Whichever syncing method you use, once an annotation has been synced to BIM 360 Issues:

  • Two-way syncing between Resolve and BIM 360 Issues will be enabled for the annotation

    • Issues marked "Void" in BIM 360 will be permanently deleted from Resolve. Annotations marked "Void" in Resolve will be deleted from Resolve and marked "Void" in BIM 360 Issues.

    • Issues marked "Open" in BIM 360 will have an "Active" status in Resolve, and vice versa

    • Issues marked "Answered" or "Closed" in BIM 360 will have a "Resolved" status in Resolve. Annotations marked "Resolved" in Resolve will be marked "Closed" in BIM 360 Issues.

  • The user who made the annotation will be marked as the Issue Owner, as long as they have linked their personal Resolve account with their personal BIM 360 account (by going to the Integrations section in Resolve and clicking "Link BIM 360").

    • Annotations made by users who have not connected their personal Resolve and BIM 360 accounts will have the model owner, the person who originally linked the model from BIM 360 to Resolve, indicated as the Issue Owner.

  • The following text will automatically be included in the Issue:

    • "This annotation was synced from a Resolve virtual reality meeting.

      Resolve Annotation Author: [Name of user who made the annotation]

      Resolve Annotation Text: [Annotation text]"

  • The BIM 360 Issue number will be indicated in Resolve, in the same area where you click "Create BIM 360 Issue". It's important to note that this number may be different from the Resolve annotation number, which is shown to the left of the annotation screenshot

  • The same BIM 360 Issue number will be displayed in the "ID" column in BIM 360 Issues and at the top left of Issue when it is opened:

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