UK-based SaaS platform developer 3D Repo has launched a new model-sharing platform, 3D Send, speeding up secure sharing of BIM outputs.
London-based built environment Software-as-a-Service platform developer 3D Repo has launched a new simple and secure platform, 3D Send, that enables users to share and view building information models without needing to download them first.
3D Send has been developed to allow architects, engineers, construction professionals, hobbyists, or anyone else to instantly share a 3D model. Models can be previewed in a web browser or downloaded to use with recipient’s favourite applications without a requirement for sign-in or registration.
Jozef Dobos, CEO at 3D Repo, right, said:
“Sharing 3D models can be a slow process and with everyone using different software and file types it can be a laborious task. 3D Send streamlines this process including offering a preview option, democratising model data so you can share models with absolutely anyone you need to.”
Rob Jackson, associate director at Sheffield, UK-headquartered architect Bond Bryan Digital, said:
“At Bond Bryan Digital, all our processes and tools use open standards for information exchange, particularly Industry Foundation Classes and BIM Collaboration Format. 3D Send offers us an incredibly quick and simple method for sharing models with clients, contractors, consultants and other stakeholders. It allows them to view models using these open standards in a web browser without having to download and install any software.”
3D Send users can share unlimited numbers of models, up to 500MB at a time. Files are stored safely and securely until they have been downloaded for up to 14 days using 3D Repo security. 3D Repo has independent verification via BSI to achieve the highest standards of information security, privacy, and management processes and controls.
“Now more than ever we are relying on quick technological solutions to keep projects on time. 3D Send avoids delay by sourcing the right viewer and encouraging collaboration between the project team.”
Update (1 July 2021) – Showcasing Send, 3DRepo has sent out a marketing email linking recipients to an AccuCities 3D-model of the Shard area of central London. Within 15 seconds, I was able to download, zoom into and explore the 0.25sq km tile in my Chrome browser. Impressive.
Procore integration with 3D Repo
In other 3D Repo-related news, SaaS project management platform vendor Procore announced an integration with 3D Repo last month, facilitated by the two organisations’ open APIs (application programming interfaces). Where the two products are used on the same project, Procore users can access their 3D Repo models and perform model validation, comparison, and metadata analysis from inside Procore.