BIM 360 Glue: Acquiring Access to a New Project 

SB Project VD&C Engineer

Steps Involved:

STEP 1: When we have won the bid and finalized list of subcontractors, add the project to BIM 360 Glue by placing a helpdesk ticket request

STEP 2: Decide required subcontractors to conduct 3D models to be “glued” into BIM 360 Glue.

STEP 3: Add project members (subcontractors) to project and assign a markup color to each member

STEP 4: Upload design model from design team and/or in-house to BIM 360 Glue using the preferred method of Glue Add-Ins in Revit, AutoCAD, Navisworks and Civil 3D. 

STEP 5: Set up folder structure by phases, buildings, and levels (See Best practices for setting up folder structure in BIM 360 Glue).

Why this step is important: 

1. Allows the subcontractors to be informed about the project early-on in the coordination process and to prepare for items of discussion during BIM kick-off meeting.

2. Prepare and initialize the platform serving as the focal point where subcontractors and SB collaborate during the coordination process.


1. Carefully identify those subcontractors required to produce 3D models which the expected value obtained from clash resolution using BIM 360 Glue justifies the costs of producing the trade-specific model.

2. Ensure color association with each project member remains permanent throughout the coordination process once established.


1. Do not delay setting up the project and project members 

2. Do not require all subcontractors to produce 3-D model for BIM 360 Glue without first evaluating the potential advantages and costs for the project.