How it works
To start using Vcad you have to register on our site, from here.
After confirming your email you need to choose a subscription plan and then you can upload your files. That’s it!
Finally you can download the pre-configured Power BI templates we have prepared for you.
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One of the main features of Vcad is the ease of use.
Register on our portal and upload your file.
You can upload .ifc or .rvt files and choose whether to use the Open viewer or the Autodesk’s Forge viewer. At this moment it is not possible to load other formats but we are working on handling more.
Vcad automatically converts your files.
Contact us if you are having trouble converting your files.
Once the file upload has been completed the file will be processed by the application, extracting the geometric and information data from the model.
Model preview available.
Check if your model is correctly displayed.
After the conversion process is finished click on the button next to the file name to check your model. Is something going wrong? Write to us, our support team will help you.
Premade templates available to download.
Download the prepared templates and start building your report.
In our platform you will find a series of prepared templates, each one built for a specific purpose: analysis of elements, spaces, colors and much more.
FORMATS AND VIEWERS
Vcad is able to handle files in .ifc and .rvt formats, and soon also Navisworks formats.
When uploading the file, you can choose which viewer to use, the Open viewer or the Autodesk Forge viewer. To use the Forge viewer you need to create an account on the Autodesk Forge portal and after that, enable your account on the Vcad site.
You can use the Open viewer or the Autodesk Forge viewer when uploading files in .ifc format. Depending on the type of viewer used you will have a certain number of downloadable templates, each with its own dataset.
If you upload .rvt files, you can only use the Autodesk Forge viewer. Using the Forge viewer it is also possible to upload multiple linked files and download a certain number of pre-configured templates.
The report contains the .ifc model embedded into Power BI and linked to each asset it contains along with each attribute. It was created starting from one of our templates and it uses the Open viewer.
The report contains the .ifc model embedded into Power BI and linked to each asset it contains along with each attribute. It was created starting from one of our templates and it uses the Autodesk Forge viewer.
This report was created starting from one of our templates. The report contains the .rvt model embedded into Power BI linked to asset, attributes and to two tables with coloured elements grouped by family and type.
The report contains multiple linked .rvt models embedded into Power BI. It was created starting from one of our templates and it is focused on asset and attributes analysis.
A slot is the holder of a BIM file.
Based on the type of subscription plan, the users will have access to a set number of slots. This means they will be able to create unlimited reports with a set number of models at a time. In other words, the number of slots is the number of concurrent models the user can create reports with at any time. Once a project is completed the slot can be cleared and used with a new model.
To use Vcad you need to activate a subscription plan. It is possible to do a 10-day trial period by subscribing to the FREE 10DAYS subscription which can be activated only once. Once the trial period is over, the templates created will stop working.
Click on the button below to view the different purchase options.
The main peculiarity of Vcad is the ease with which, both the Power BI expert and the less experienced user, can use it.
This does not mean that starting from one of our templates it is not possible to build complex reports, indeed it is possible to add external data sources, integrate the model with databases and everything that Power BI normally allows you to do.
In addition to the templates already present, that will increase over time, Vcad is able to load templates created by users, associated with their accounts and built to meet the most diverse needs.
Find below some examples of reports created using Vcad!
This manual has the purpose of describing the functionalities of the BIM Services platform.