McLaren releases first stage support for BIM

McLaren-logoTwo months after its previous release, provider of construction project collaboration and computer-aided facilities management solutions, McLaren Software has announced the latest version of its Software-as-a-Service FusionLive platform, describing it as “arguably the most significant release in recent years”.

McLaren BIMIn the face of growing building information modelling (BIM) capability in rival SaaS collaboration systems (4Projects, Asite, etc) to provide the required common data environment (CDE; post), it delivers some functionality promised in August: what it describes as “first stage support” for BIM, allowing users “to open, view, navigate, select / deselect components and attribute information held in 3D IFC format models.”

The release adds: McLaren CAFM Explorer users will also be able to access these models in future releases supporting the building lifecycle from construction to facilities management.

McLaren CEO Paul Muir says:

This first phase of BIM support is a natural progression for FusionLive for construction collaboration and also for CAFM Explorer for facilities management. Streamlining processes and communications between users is a key foundation for a BIM strategy. This latest release also includes submittal comment management and other features designed to simplify ease of use and efficiency but not losing sight of the importance of the single point of truth for a project.

Extended BIM support will be announced in the near future as McLaren enhances our offerings to support building construction and facilities management for our Built Environment customers.”

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