Version 3.10   April 2022

1.0 BIMXtra

1.1. Hardware requirements

There are no specific hardware requirements for users who will only be using the BIMXtra web application as a standalone product.

1.2. Software requirements

  • Microsoft Windows 10 Professional or Enterprise (64-bit Build)
  • DWFx viewer, such as Autodesk Design Review or similar
  • Web browser,
    • Chromium based browsers officially supported,
    • Other browsers are supported with 'Best Efforts'
  • Microsoft Office - current versions (2016 and 2019 there may be an additional installation of the Microsoft Office SOAP Type Library v3.0 required which we will assist with)
  • PDF viewer, such as Adobe Acrobat or similar
  • Support for Internet Explorer has now been deprecated an error message will warn users if they attempt to open BIMXtra

1.3. Email account

Each user must have an unrestricted email account to receive BIMXtra system notifications and BIMXtra two-step security verification code emails.
For best delivery rate, the email domain matching your BIMXtra web URL should be whitelisted. (e.g. @bimxtra.com for https://www.bimxtra.com)

1.4. Internet connection

Recommended dedicated internet connection speed of 10Mbps or better.


2.0 Insight

2.1. Software dependencies

  • Microsoft Windows 10 Professional or Enterprise Editions (64-bit Build)
  • Current recommended GPU drivers in line with the GPU manufacturer's recommendation


During the installation process, Insight will check for the following items and install if required:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Express LocalDb SP1
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2015-2019 Redistributable (x64)
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8

2.2. Local machine user profile requirements

Installation

Insight requires local administrator rights on the PC in order to both:

  • Execute the installation and 
  • Run Insight for the first time

Running the Application

In order to allow Insight to run and update, users require specific read / write access to the following folder:

C:\Program Files\Clearbox       (Including all Sub-folders)

2.3. Internet connection

Recommended dedicated internet connection speed of 10Mbps or better.

2.4. Hardware requirements

Requirements will vary with the projects sizes / demands. Contact Clearbox Ltd for project specific guidance.

Light grey shading indicates minimal specification for this functionality

3.0 Applications

3.1. Software dependencies

The following authoring tool plugins require the appropriate CAD authoring tool to be installed prior to their installation;

  • BIMXtra & Insight Exporter for Autodesk AutoCAD
  • BIMXtra & Insight Exporter for Autodesk Civil 3D
  • BIMXtra Data Exporter for Autodesk Revit
  • Insight Model Exporter for Autodesk Revit

3.2. Hardware requirements

The authoring tool plugins have no specific hardware requirements. However, as these are to be used in conjunction with CAD authoring tools, please refer to the hardware requirements specific to the relevant authoring tool e.g. Autodesk AutoCAD ADT & MEP for the BIMXtra & Insight Exporter for Autodesk AutoCAD ADT & MEP etc.

Insight requires hardware that supports OpenGL 4.5 or 4.6 - Please note that AMD do not provide support for their OpenGL drivers and subsequently Clearbox do not recommend their graphics cards.

3.3. Software requirements

  • Microsoft Windows 10 Professional or Enterprise (64-bit Build)
  • Relevant supported and patched authoring tool e.g. Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D for the BIMXtra & Insight Exporters for Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D etc.

3.4. Local machine user profile requirements

Installation

The authoring tool plugins require administrator rights to execute the installation.

Running the Application

Where users do not have local administrator rights, to allow the plugins to run, they will require specific read / write access to the following folders:

  • Clearbox Add-ins Folder (Required for all Add-ins) (Including all Sub-folders)
  • AutoCAD Based Plugins (Including all Sub-folders)
    • C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD Year\Plugins\BIMXtra.AutoCAD.Exporter
    • C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD Year \Plugins\BIMXtra.AutoCAD.Civil3D.Exporter
  • Revit Based Plugins (Including all Sub-folders)
    • C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\Revit\Addins Year

3.5. Internet connection

Recommended dedicated internet connection speed of 10Mbps or better.

4.0 Onsite

4.1 Onsite v1 (iOS Only)

4.1.1 Hardware requirements

  • Apple iPad and iPhone devices supporting the iOS versions below.

4.1.2 Software requirements

  • iOS 12 and iOS 14

4.1.3 Internet connection

Recommended dedicated internet connection speed of 10Mbps or better.

4.2 Onsite v2 (Android & iOS)

4.2.1 Hardware requirements

4.2.2 Software requirements

  • Recommended
    • Android 9, 10, 11, 12 
    • iOS 12, iOS 14 and iOS 15

4.2.3 Internet connection

Recommended dedicated internet connection speed of 10Mbps or better.



5.0 DMS Client App

5.1. Hardware requirements

The DMS Client Application has no specific hardware requirements.

5.2. Software requirements

  • Microsoft Windows 10 Professional or Enterprise (64-bit Build)


During the installation process, DMS Client Application will install and check for the following items:

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8 (x86 and x64)


5.3. Local machine user profile requirements

Installation

The DMS Client Application requires administrator rights to execute the installation.

Running the Application

Where users do not have local administrator rights, to run the DMS Client Application, users will require specific read / write access to the following folder:

Clearbox DMS Client App folder:

C:\Program Files\Clearbox\BIMXtra DMS Client (Including all Sub-folders)

5.4. Internet connection

Recommended dedicated internet connection speed of 10Mbps or better.

6.0 IFC Exporter

6.1. Hardware requirements

The IFC Exporter has no specific hardware requirements.

6.2. Software requirements

  • Microsoft Windows 10 Professional or Enterprise (64-bit Build)


During the installation process, IFC Exporter will install and check for the following items:

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8 (x64)

6.3. Local machine user profile requirements

Installation

The IFC Exporter requires administrator rights to execute the installation.

Running the Application

Where users do not have local administrator rights, to run the IFC Exporter, users will require specific read / write access to the following folder:

IFC Exporter App folder

C:\ Program Files\Clearbox\BIMXtra IFC Exporter (Including all Sub-folders)

6.4. Internet connection

Recommended dedicated internet connection speed of 10Mbps or better.