Overview: In this lesson, you learn how to connect your BIM project with the cloud using Bricsys 24/7.
After completing this lesson, you will be able to:
- Use the direct connection to Bricsys 24/7 inside BricsCAD BIM.
- Launch your Bricsys 24/7 project in a browser.
- Upload the current BIM models to Bricsys 24/7.
- Download and open a BIM model from Bricsys 24/7.
About Bricsys 24/7
The cloud-based service helps the team members to find and share their drawings faster than the conventional methods. BricsCAD BIM performs the project collaboration via Bricsys 24/7, which is a cloud collaboration tool. 24/7 makes project management, a collaboration between project teams, cloud computing security, and task automation possible. A big advantage of this cloud-based service is that BricsCAD is directly linked to it by multiple commands.
Procedure: Using Bricsys 24/7 in BricsCAD BIM
- Check the current status of your Bricsys 24/7 account using the command bar, simply type CLOUDACCOUNT.
Reports in the command bar display.
If you are logged into your 24/7 account, you will see output similar to what is shown below:
User name: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are logged out of your 24/7 account, you will see output similar to what is shown below:
Bricsys 24/7: not logged in.
- To log on to Bricsys 24/7, use the command of CLOUDLOGON.
The Bricsys 24/7 Logon dialog box displays:
Enter your E-mail/ Username and Password in the corresponding fields, then press the OK button.
Optionally check the Remember me box to save your login information for your next visit.
- To log off to Bricsys 24/7, use the command of CLOUDLOGOFF.
The command prompts to display:
- To open your Bricsys 24/7 account in a browser, type CLOUDPROJECT in the command line.
The Log on page of Bricsys 24/7 in your default web browser displays:
- To download a BIM model from your Bricsys 24/7 project to a local folder, type CLOUDDOWNLOAD in the command line.
Note: If you are not yet logged on to the Cloud, the Cloud Logon window will display first. If you are already logged in the Download from Bricsys 24/7 dialog box will display.
The following illustration shows the Download from Bricsys 24/7 dialog box.
|View on Bricsys 24/7 (1)||Shows the selected document in the Cloud Viewer.|
|Refresh projects (2)||Reloads the project list.|
|Download (3)||Downloads the selected document to a local folder.|
|Cancel (4)||Cancels files downloading from 24/7.|
- To upload your current model to Bricsys 24/7, type CLOUDUPLOAD in the command line.
Note: If you are not yet logged on to the Cloud, the Cloud Logon window will display first. If you are already logged in the Upload to Bricsys 24/7 dialog box will display.
The following illustration shows the Upload to Bricsys 24/7 dialog box. The table below presents each component of the dialog box.
|New folder (5)||Creates a new folder as a subfolder of the currently selected folder.|
|Refresh projects (6)||Reloads the project list.|
Uploads the drawing to the selected folder.
If a drawing of the same name already exists in the selected folder, the drawing is uploaded as a revision of the original drawing.
If the drawing is dependent from other files, such as external references or images, the CloudUploadDependencies user preference defines what to do:
0: Upload the drawing only and ignore dependencies.
1: Launch the eTransmit command first to compose a zip-file if the drawing contains external references.
2: Always launch eTransmit first.
Cancels files uploading on 24/7.
- To download and open a drawing from Bricsys 24/7, type CLOUDOPEN in the command line.
Note: If you are not yet logged on to the Cloud, the Cloud Logon window will display first. If you are already logged in the Open from Bricsys 24/7 dialog box will display.
The following illustration shows the Open from Bricsys 24/7 dialog box.
|View on Bricsys 24/7 (9)||Shows the selected document in the Cloud Viewer.|
|Refresh projects (10)||Reloads the project list.|
Downloads and opens the selected drawing.
A copy of the drawing is saved in the subfolder of the folder which is defined in the CloudTempFolder user preference (e.g. C:\Users\<UserName>\AppData\Local\Temp\Bricsys_24_7\).
When saving the drawing, a dialog displays:
Upload: Uploads the drawing to Bricsys 24/7 as a revision of the original drawing.
Save Locally: Saves a copy of the drawing locally.
If the selected drawing is linked to one or more other drawings, a dialog displays:
Do one of the following:
Click the Yes button and select the linked documents you want to download.
Click the No button to conclude the command. The drawing is not downloaded.
Cancels files uploading on 24/7.