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.


Do’s: 

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.

Don’ts: 

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.