Verifi3D and Dropbox Integration: The Game-Changer for SMEs in the Construction Industry

Verifi3D and Dropbox Integration: The Game-Changer for SMEs in the Construction Industry

Building Information Modeling (BIM) has become increasingly important in the construction industry. With the right tooling and processes, it allows architects, engineers, and contractors to create federated BIM models of a building project, which can be used to visualize, analyze, and simulate the performance of the building before it is even built. However, with the increase in BIM and the complexity of so-called capital projects, it’s becoming more and more important to ensure that the BIM data is available, accurate and compliant with industry standards. This is where Dropbox and Verifi3D come in.

Dropbox, the global content collaboration platform, is a cloud-based data storage solution that allows users to store, share and collaborate on files from anywhere.

Verifi3D, developed by Xinaps, is a cutting-edge technology that specializes in providing a comprehensive 3D verification solution. The team really understands the challenges that come with checking BIM model data. Verifi3D is designed to automate the verification process, helping general contractors and designers ensure that all BIM information is accurate and compliant with industry standards.

Sometimes it can be difficult for an SME to afford the costs of a full-fledged common data environment (CDE) that supports BIM models and workflows. This is where the integration with Dropbox comes in. By integrating Verifi3D with Dropbox, you will turn your Dropbox account into a fully cloud-based, BIM-capable CDE based on ISO19650 standards.

This integration gives you the opportunity to access the advantages of a cloud-based CDE for a fraction of the cost of traditional CDE solutions. With Verifi3D and Dropbox, you can start to automate the process of BIM data model checking, ensuring that the BIM data is accurate and compliant with project and industry standards.

Additionally, the integration allows you to collaborate and share files with their team members and stakeholders, just like they would with a traditional CDE.

One additional benefit of the Verifi3D and Dropbox integration that should not be overlooked is that Dropbox has a wide range of security features, including two-factor authentication and encryption, to ensure that your data is always safe and secure. As Dropbox is compliant with industry standards and regulations, this should give you the peace of mind that all your project data is shared, safe and secure.

This a game-changer for SMEs in the construction industry as the integration ensures that their BIM data is available, accurate and compliant with industry standards.

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Edgar Westerhoven

BIM Manager
QPM – Qatar Project Management

Edgar Westerhoven

BIM Manager
QPM – Qatar Project Management

Get the most out of Dropbox as a Common Data Environment for construction

Get the most out of Dropbox as a Common Data Environment for construction

Shirin Arnold, Industry Lead, Construction at Dropbox, and PBC Today discuss how digital technologies such as Verifi3D, the recent collaboration between Dropbox and Xinaps, can help the industry create a powerful Common Data Environment.

How do you see the evolution of construction in the next 3-5 years?

Between 2008 and 2015, the construction industry as a whole went through a difficult period. Less time was available during that time to innovate and digitize procedures. Collaboration and the manner in which partners collaborated on projects were challenging. In this period, we’ve seen significant growth in embracing Dropbox in construction. Now, the pandemic has accelerated digitalization as we see customers starting to embrace a digital workflow, and this trend will not be stopped. More construction data is consequently accessible due to the construction industry’s rising digitalization. You can clearly see that the SME market is quickly following the corporates who first set everything in motion.

As an industry expert, why did you choose Dropbox?

Throughout my career, the people I work with, the problems that need to be solved, and the impact I can have has always been the driving forces in my career. I am so passionate about using all of the brilliant new tools that the industry has access to, but only if those tools are being used correctly by teams that want to collaborate effectively. It’s incredibly satisfying to watch a building come together with the right team, the right process, and the right technology. This is coming from someone who started her career in construction learning about the latest technology in construction and then ultimately becoming the Construction Industry Lead at Dropbox.

So, it looks like you are on a mission?

Yes, for corporates it’s easy to digitize and innovate. To shape the market, they have networks, funds, and teams. Corporate entities use Dropbox. SMEs, however, frequently face challenges with their digital transformation since they lack the resources and skills to keep up with the big players. We believe there is an opportunity to better serve Dropbox’s devoted user base by adding more functionality to our platform. Our partners have been crucial to Dropbox’s success throughout the years. With the Dropbox app center, we make it easier for Dropbox partners to reach a significant group of potential customers. Creating value is what we want for our customers.

Could you please elaborate more on it?

Millions of users have access to Dropbox thanks to our partners, who also put a lot of effort into integrating their products to forge a robust ecosystem. We are dedicated to redistributing our success to benefit our partners. The idea that success is best when shared serves as our guiding principle. Our goal is for our ecosystem of connected applications to keep expanding and integrate Dropbox with an increasing number of the services that our clients use. Our technology partners help make this happen by developing applications that connect to Dropbox products, enhancing the experience for our customers.

What are the main challenges companies face when it comes to embracing new technologies?

Companies, particularly SMEs, face a number of challenges, including the inability to anticipate the potential digitized futures of their businesses, low levels of digital maturity among employees and employers, and—most importantly, the inherently limited human resources. Although SMEs are interested in digital technologies, they need assistance in determining which technologies are most appropriate for their objectives and processes.

Even throughout the same phase of a construction project, there is often a lack of cooperation between the professionals involved. The design and construction phases are sometimes not adequately coordinated and integrated, as construction companies are not involved in the design phase, and this leads to inefficiencies, delays, and potential errors. The possibility for stakeholders and professionals to influence design decisions and engage with other professionals on the methods, tools, and technologies to be employed is reduced as a result of this impeding the integration of construction knowledge among stakeholders and professionals.

To encourage all construction enterprises further down the value chains to adopt digital solutions, it is essential to promote collaboration among professionals throughout the various construction phases. One such tool that closed the gap in the design and construction stage is Verifi3D by Xinaps, and we’re thrilled about the value that the integration will bring to our customer base.

Why is Dropbox partnering with Verifi3D from Xinaps?

Given the recent and rapid emergence of digital technologies in the construction sector, the issue of standardization has been gaining importance, as it is pivotal for the interoperability of different digital tools. Like many other businesses, the construction sector is subject to a wide range of standards, regulations, guidelines, and specifications.

The transition to digital workflows has had a significant influence on construction companies. Although BIM and ISO 19 650 have been around for decades, in the last two years we have seen an acceleration in the rate of adoption within our customer processes. This is a great time to collaborate with companies like Xinaps to offer the existing Dropbox user base and potential Dropbox users the opportunity to build a Common Data Environment by integrating both propositions.

What do you expect from this partnership?

Our partners have been crucial to Dropbox’s success throughout the years. They worked hard to integrate their solutions to build a strong ecosystem and contributed to the availability of Dropbox to millions of users worldwide. We are dedicated to redistributing our success to benefit our partners.

The transition to a digital workflow is unstoppable. So, we see customers in general and also within other partnerships we have, will require more for data storage-only solutions. We anticipate that by creating an ecosystem around it, customers, particularly those in the construction industry, would design entire workflows around centralized cloud-based file repositories. This is what will take effect in the collaboration with Xinaps, the developer of Verifi3D. The Dropbox integration gives Verifi3D users the best of both worlds – the advantages of model coordination and clash checking combined with cloud storage and access without losing control of their data. A two-way sync enables model coordination at all times and in all environments enabling digital innovation and accelerating global adoption.

How would you like to position Verifi3D in relation to Dropbox?

You are just at the beginning of Dropbox’s next act. Dropbox has historically been known as a back-end infrastructure platform for file syncing and sharing, a market we still dominate. We devote a significant amount of time and effort to developing products, enhancing our infrastructure, and the legacy of our business. As more people work remotely, our users need more efficient ways to share data. Although Dropbox is the quickest, most secure method to sync and share your files, our customers are always evolving.

Verifi3D can be thought of as your IFC and .rvt files’ spell checker as they are stored in our repository. A significant problem in a building is inconsistent data. In construction projects, data quality can make all the difference between profit and loss. If data had been adequately reviewed throughout the pre-construction and early construction stages, 30% of building materials that end up being wasted would have been avoided entirely. Dropbox is thrilled to be working with a partner who places a strong emphasis on data quality, as this could lead to better margins as well as reduced waste due to fewer construction errors. This partnership with Xinaps will bring our customer base added level of efficiency, accuracy, and power to collaborate.

What are the best things about Verifi3D that you have discovered so far?

The advanced rule-based engine of Verifi3D is impressive! Imagine with the integration, users can literally check, clash and validate their building models without leaving the solution and bring in federated models from multiple sources. Best of both the worlds!

What advice would you give to AEC firms to help them be more comfortable in starting to use new technologies to improve their business/workflow/process?

The architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry is in transition. Advanced technologies are driving it. For the majority of businesses, many significant technology-driven improvements are still on the to do list. It’s a fact that AEC businesses encounter a myriad of challenges, a majority of which make implementing new technologies challenging.

The good news is that AEC companies are progressing in their adoption of emerging technologies. Making sure AEC firms have the tools and infrastructure they need to support advanced technologies is one way to encourage more of them to use them. That includes end-to-end, multi-layered security, a cloud solution, and scalable storage capacity. The cloud is one option that meets all of the aforementioned requirements while avoiding capital spending, ongoing maintenance, upgrades, and labor costs.

When considering new technology for your business, consider the return on investment and the technology’s value to the company. To see how the emerging software tool compares to the existing methods, test it out on a real project. Companies must first identify where their needs are and where there are bottlenecks before implementing new technologies and solutions. The only way to scale and manage your business effectively is through technology. Safety, sustainability, and resilience must be made into key performance indicators.

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Integration Announcement: Verifi3D is integrated with Dropbox to enable model coordination from anywhere, via the cloud

We are excited to announce that Verifi3D is now integrated with Dropbox, the global content collaboration platform. This integration allows users to seamlessly sync and access their models (.rvt and IFC files) between Verifi3D and Dropbox, all in a browser, making it easier than ever before to collaborate on building design models and ensure that they are accurate and error-free.

Dropbox has long been the go-to solution for teams looking to collaborate and share files in the cloud. We are thrilled to be able to offer our customers the convenience and flexibility of integrating Verifi3D with Dropbox. The integration with Verifi3D enables us to advance our collaboration capabilities and give our users the ability to work with BIM models in the cloud in a browser.

As models are brought in from different sources (locally stored, desktop, cloud), they quickly become out of sync when changes are made. We are delivering business value to organizations to break down silos and counter the challenges in model checking. The federation between the models can be managed using Verifi3D’s unique model coordination capabilities. It enables different disciplines involved to coordinate, unify multiple files, and view federated models.

With two-way sync, users can make changes to their models in either Verifi3D or Dropbox and have those changes automatically reflected in the other solution. It brings the latest version of BIM files right into the workflow by having a single source of truth for all project data. Thus, enabling seamless collaboration with team members and streamlined workflows.

We are thrilled to integrate with Dropbox,” quotes Frank Schuyer, CEO of Xinaps. “Teams will be able to collaborate on BIM models more easily, streamline their model checking process, and improve the quality of their building designs anywhere, anytime in the cloud. The integration with Dropbox is just the first step in our mission to make model checking more efficient and accessible for everyone.

This integration brings together the best of both worlds, allowing users to easily access, sync and collaborate on their building design models between Verifi3D and Dropbox. It is a major step forward for model checking and collaboration, making it easier for teams to optimize their workflows and increase productivity.

We are excited to see how our customers will take advantage of this new feature,” adds Frank Schuyer, CEO of Xinaps.

Verifi3D’s integration with Dropbox is just the first step in a series of planned integrations with other leading solutions, aimed at further improving the efficiency and accessibility of model checking.


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How to connect Verifi3D with Dropbox?

How to connect Verifi3D with Dropbox?

Dropbox integrates with Verifi3D to break down content silos and brings the latest version of your BIM files right into your workflow. Users can synchronize .rvt and IFC files between Verifi3D and Dropbox, all in your browser. Have a single source of truth for all your project data. Ensure a seamless flow of information in real time. The cloud-based (SaaS) solution for building design checks and validation in one workflow in a browser.

Access all your Dropbox assets without leaving Verifi3D. No set-up is needed, just connect your Verifi3D project folder to Dropbox and you’ll have all your assets at your fingertips.

Accelerate innovation and boost productivity. Files automatically stay in sync so your team can instantly check for clashes in building designs in less time. View, edit, check and validate .rvt/IFC files in Verifi3D. The combination creates powerful collaborative workflows.

Easy set-up. Connect Dropbox to Verifi3D with a few clicks. Easy to implement and use.

Share files on the go. Seamlessly access your .rvt/IFC files directly in Dropbox and share them with your team. The connected workflow enables model coordination at all times and all environments, thus increasing the quality of work and reducing errors in the process.

How to connect Verifi3D with Dropbox?

1. Navigate to the login and sign up page

2. Sign up for a new account or log in to Verifi3D with your Verifi3D credentials

3. You will see the Projects overview page

4. Click on the top right button “Add project from Dropbox”

5. You will need to authenticate yourself with your Dropbox credentials

6. Once authenticated, your Dropbox projects will automatically appear in the Verifi3D environment

7. You can find the content of your Dropbox in Models > Model Browser.

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Why model checking?

Why model checking?

in BIM, Industry insights

BIM usage evolves

As BIM usage evolves, so do reasons for model checking. In recent decades, the construction industry has moved from paper-based drawings to digital drawings. From there it proceeded to BIM models. Even more recently, it started to embrace BIM supporting services in the cloud. 

Nonetheless, the level of BIM adoption is unevenly distributed. Many companies work on digitising and encoding their paper-based document structure into structures of digital documents. Other companies have continued to the follow-up step, digitalizing, and adopting fully digital workflows. They rely on information structures that exceed the conventional notion of documents.

Especially the latter steps of digitising and early steps of digitalisation form a threshold for BIM adoption. This is due to the need to overcome both cultural and technological complexities in construction projects. It is necessary to connect a multitude of software systems. Professionals from multiple disciplines need to co-create coherent digital twins. And contractually obliged companies need trustworthy business propositions. 

To grow beyond this struggle, model checking has to lower the threshold for transition. It needs to reduce the biggest risks, establish common languages, help people to express what they expect from one another. There is more than one reason to engage with model checking. How are these reasons related?

A dynamic model for motivation

The complexity of the ongoing digital transition contributes to the diversity of reasons to adopt model checking workflows. To get a better grasp on this situation we will consider a well-known model for motivation, Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. (Maslow, A.H. (1943). “A theory of human motivation”. Psychological Review. 50 (4): 370–396.).

Maslow noted that “typically an act has more than one motivation.” As motivators for human action, he identified five basic needs: 

• physiological,
• safety,
• love,
• esteem and
• self-actualization, which he further detailed into
– cognitive,
– aesthetic,
– self-actualization and
– transcendence.

Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is best known in the form of a pyramid diagram (Figure 1).

Why model checking - Figure 1

Figure 1 - Maslow’s Motivation Model

The hierarchy is more than an ordered list. It is a dynamic model for the relationship between needs which explains how primary goals change over time. Maslow noticed that the drive to fulfil any one need is related to the fulfilment of other needs. The motivation to fulfil higher-level depends on the fulfilment of lower-level needs. The lowest unfulfilled need is the most important. As each need from the base up is satisfied, the next following appears as the most important. As we scale the hierarchy all fulfilled needs still matter, but in reverse order (Figure 2).

Why model checking-Figure 2

Figure 2 - Gratified needs are not active motivators

A hierarchy for model checking needs

We can adopt Maslow’s hierarchy to better understand needs and motivators for model checking. By doing this, we will also gain insight into how these needs depend on one another. The resulting hierarchy of needs for model checking looks as follows (Figure 3).

Why model checking - Figure 3

Figure 3 – A hierarchy of Model Checking needs

  1. Access (Physiological)
    Ensure secure access to the models.

    Fulfil pre-requisites for any form of model checking to occur. Models must be accessible, and files should not be corrupt. It should be possible to view the models.
  1. Damage Control (Safety)
    Avoid the costliest mistakes.

    Shield the project from the costliest modelling and specification mistakes. One example for such mistakes are geometry clashes that can prevail through design, estimation, and construction. A checking environment also needs to be secure. Access by permission only. 
  1. Common Language (Love)
    Establish a common language within the project team.

    The participants of the project team need to be able to find a common language. They need to be able to express their expectations to one another. This can be done in the form of exchange information requirements, product data templates, and project-level information delivery specifications.
  1. Standards & Building Code (Esteem)
    Relate to the outside world and earn recognition.

    The common language needs to resonate with standards and practices widely acknowledged by the industry and with the regulatory requirements laid out in the building code.
  1. Dashboards & AI (Cognition)
    Gain knowledge, acquire an understanding.

    Now there is objectively meaningful information to display on dashboards. Key performance indicators can be defined. This is also the level where machine learning can deliver ever better insights.
  1. Integrated Design (Aesthetic)
    Exceed the technical perspective.

    Requirements can be expressed for both design concept and technical performance. In this way, aesthetic solutions are on equal footing and better match with technical solutions.
  1. Change into Growth (Self-actualization)
    Grow and differentiate your company.

    Individual users and organizations can develop a signature style and differentiate themselves, whilst still ensuring the achievement of common goals.
  1. Mission (Transcendence)
    Understanding to wisdom.

    Holistic perspective. Change the industry. Build a better world.

You may disagree with the order of this hierarchy, or even with the items in it. If so, take the model as a basis for discussion. Which needs do you think exist, and in which hierarchy?

Be prepared for the next why

The proposed model offers the following:

It is a generic overview of the needs which model checking can fulfil.

• It lays out how they exist in a hierarchy, and how this hierarchy develops dynamically.

• It helps name the needs you currently perceive, in relation to other needs.
– Find which lower-level needs ought to be fulfilled first.
– Find which needs you may experience after you fulfilled your current ones.

• It can serve to map out a BIM adoption plan across the entire hierarchy that reaches out far beyond the needs that are currently apparent.

• It may help you to choose tools that are compatible with your organization, fulfil your needs, and have the ambition to be future proof.

As the industry moves toward a digitalised workflow, we all have needs for model checking. And there are many reasons, just like there are many people filling various positions in various companies with different priorities. They all have in common that they need tools which unburden their workload in a tough industry. These tools need to simplify the complexities of BIM, establish trust between parties, and invite everyone to gain insights and add value. Model-checking helps people build better, together.


Product Owner
Verifi3D by Xinaps

Product Owner
Verifi3D by Xinaps


Model-checking has become an integral part of information modeling and management as more businesses embrace digital transformation. This book is highly recommended for professionals who would like to better coordinate BIM data and streamline business operations.


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Clash in a smarter way!

Clash in a smarter way!

in BIM, Industry insights, Verifi3D/by Xinaps Team Account

Building Information Modeling is a method of achieving collaboration and coordination in the implementation of design and other aspects of a construction project. Engineering design is a dynamic field that necessitates effective coordination among a variety of stakeholders to achieve desired results. Building design project entails multiple stakeholders, including structural engineers, architects, contractors, suppliers, and vendors, which can make the project completion process extremely complicated and complex. Furthermore, the entire building design and construction ecosystem are confronted with the difficulty of project completion on schedule. Precision and accuracy are key aspects throughout the design phase in such a circumstance.


Clash detection is a term used frequently by AEC firms. Three-dimensional drafting of computational models allows for this type of early detection of discrepancies in the design process. Detecting discrepancies is critical because they can have a significant impact on the construction process, resulting in delays, design changes, material costs, and budget overruns. Clashes are typical in construction projects with multidisciplinary teams working on a single construction project. Clashes can be geometric, with one structure passing through where it shouldn’t, or schedule-based, with elements occurring concurrently rather than sequentially.


There are three types of clashes: hard clash, soft clash and workflow clash. Many hard and soft clashes, as well as workflow clashes, occur when designs from various disciplines are combined on a shared platform. 


If such model coordination is not done properly this can result in significant rework. For example, problems occur when the MEP (mechanical, electrical and plumbing) models have not been checked against the structural models. This can result in concrete formwork having to be reworked to allow for conduits to pass through. This is very expensive and unnecessary. By evaluating the constructability or operations of the structure, BIM effectively assists contractors and construction engineers in discovering these clashes.


Clashes existed even before the advent of building information modeling methodology in older construction projects. Their detection, on the other hand, was time-consuming since it was mostly done manually. Construction crews would lay out the 2D blueprints and manually check for any potential clashes. 


Working as part of a multidisciplinary team might be difficult due to the high level of BIM model coordination and administration that is required. Modern clash detection techniques have the advantage of detecting clashes early and resolving them before the design is built. As a result, a large sum of money can be saved.




The term clash detection encompasses a variety of clashes. There are three types of clashes: hard clash, soft clash and workflow clash.


Hard clash: A hard clash occurs when two objects take up an identical space. Hard clash detection is carried out using algorithms that are built in the BIM object and are based on geometry and rules.


Soft clash: A soft clash indicates that an object has not been given sufficient geometric tolerances in the design phase or if its buffer zone has been violated. Soft clash detection can even show whether or not an object complies with building codes.


Workflow clash: A workflow clash results from inconsistent or conflicting building information. This form of clash occurs when elements occur simultaneously rather than sequentially. 


Why do clashes occur? 


Clashes are usually discovered and resolved in BIM coordination, at a moment in time when a model or several models together are handed over to other parties. If so, they are resolved only when the model itself is already considered finished. Clashes used to be discovered when the models of all contributing parties were considered to be final.


The causes of clashes are multiple. Only some clashes may occur because of technical errors. The most obvious causes are plain design or modeling errors. But beyond that, the modeled components clash because of differences in the modeled level of detail, or there may be differences in the geometric representations between different software and model formats.


More common causes come down to the process, due to the fact that digital models necessitate completeness and precision even when the design is still in development. When multiple parties contribute models, they all have insufficient information about the final design. Insufficient information will necessitate them to place placeholders with exaggerated geometries. In other cases, the model may express not definitive geometry but merely design intent. These models may nonetheless persist even into the detailing phase. Finally, lack of (specificity in) design rules will cause parties that model concurrently to intrude into one another’s design space.


Quintessentially, clashes are a symptom of the siloed nature of construction project teams, where partners from multiple disciplines work isolated from one another. Even when cloud-based common data environments are available, they might not (sufficiently) support clash detection, and there may be a need for but lack of experts who can execute the checks.


To some extent, to expect no clashes at all could be considered even unrealistic, because all parties must submit their work due before deadlines, regardless of the complexities of the design. In that case, clashes are an opportunity for a project team to become aware of unresolved design issues and to adjust their planning to accommodate for previously unknown challenges before they grow out of hand or are even passed down to the next phase.


How to spot clashes?


Verifi3D supports clash detection in three forms: manually, automated, and assisted.


Manual clashing is supported by simple to use, easy 3D navigation. Using Section Box and Measurement Line tools, and either element orbit or first-person view, the user can visually inspect clashes. Selective display supported by features such as Element browser, Filters, context-dependent Smart Filters, and the innovative ghosting slider allows the user multiple ways in which they can classify the building information and obtain displays of the information they need in order to find clashes. While time-consuming, manual clashing well done is an efficient way for the human user to gain a higher-level understanding of the underlying causes of clashes that occur in the models and allows them to formulate their findings accordingly. Challenging our desire to automate everything, this process is very suitable in the design phase, where the relative truthiness of the digital models depends on many factors that are hard to grasp for computers and may elude even the most complex algorithms.


Automated clash checks can be set up by using one of Verifi3D’s built-in clash algorithms to create parametrically defined Rule Sets. Catering to different scenarios, Verifi3D has a hard Clash Check, a soft clash check called “Free Space Check” (upcoming), and intersection checks that test individual and federated models for any occurring intersections.


Assisted clash checking can be understood as a hybrid between manual and automated checks, made possible by the simple and interactive user interface in Verifi3D. The aim is seamless transitions from purely manual checking to the use of user-defined filters, to the use of algorithmic checks. In construction projects, there are always edge cases and unforeseen situations. Assisted checking workflows allow the user to make manual checking more efficient, and to make automated checking more meaningful.


How to resolve clashes? 


Through integrations with both CDEs such as Autodesk Construction Cloud and Autodesk BIM 360 and issue trackers such as BIM Track, BIMcollab and BIM 360 issues, V3D integrates into your workflow. It allows all users to check their clashes even before they hand over their models. More frequent checking means that modelers become aware of issues earlier in time and contact their project partners ahead of time if necessary. More frequent checking means fewer issues accumulate. Fast feedback loops between checks and authoring software, allow partners to bring together and align their models in one shared, up-to-date environment with minimal effort.


How to avoid clashes? 


Verifi3D comes with all ingredients for avoiding clashes. Once the project team has agreed to work in a BIM workflow that includes model coordination in Verifi3D, it is possible to make use of advanced clash detection algorithms and to create checking templates to be used by all members of the project team. Then model coordination can take place based on a common data environment. Checking becomes a distributed, collective activity, executed together by all members of the team, in a shared workspace. This allows for a pro-active, iterative workflow, in which feedback from the data validation tool is constantly available, akin to a spell-checker. This allows designers to gain shared situational awareness and to be better informed and more accurate with their model output.




As more data in standard formats are combined into models, software tools are likely to become more sophisticated. Working on a single collaborative, coordinated building model rather than numerous models brought together to form a single complete model at key stages should significantly reduce the number of project clashes.


Clash detection is a core feature of any BIM verification tool, and Verifi3D can detect clashes between one or more architectural objects in a BIM model. Save time by automating clash detection and improve the quality of the models by validating data early. Verifi3D provides designers and general contractors with the tools they need to validate BIM data, automate, and reduce clashes in real-time during the model checking process. 


Clash detection should be easy. With Verifi3D – we allow more people within the company to get involved earlier in the process. Clash detection should be done collaboratively and in real-time, this is possible in Verifi3D. Clash detection is more than error detection. Verifi3D is providing a much-needed lifeline for an industry beset by thousands of challenges by offering everyone the ability to visualize, evaluate, and eliminate clashes in advance. 


Digitized clash detection workflow allows teams to share and collaborate on the same project more easily and efficiently. Clash detection enhances BIM and helps in effectively identifying, inspecting, and reporting potential conflicts and interferences in a construction project model. Prioritize the issues that require immediate attention and assign and sync issues with issue trackers such as BIM Track, BIMcollab and BIM 360 issues in real-time in the cloud. The high level of collaboration and organization engendered by clash detection reduces the risk of human error during the model inspection and reduces the amount of rework and change orders required, lowering project cost, completion date and quality.


Clash detection is becoming more common among architectural, engineering, and construction firms of all sizes. 3D modeling with clash detection is a must-have for today’s builders and related industries due to the cost savings and efficiencies it provides. Reduce rework for both preconstruction and construction teams by ensuring that the highest-quality designs make it to the site.


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Verifi3D by Xinaps

Marketing Executive

Product Owner
Verifi3D by Xinaps

Marketing Executive

Meet Verifi3D by Xinaps at the Digital Construction Week this November!

Meet Verifi3D by Xinaps at the Digital Construction Week this November!

Xinaps will be showcasing Verifi3D, a cloud-based model checking solution for the AEC industry at London’s Digital Construction Week this November.

Digital Construction Week is the UK’s only event dedicated to digital construction, engineering, design, manufacturing, and operation. This year the event takes place on the 24th and 25th of November 2021 at ExCel London with an expected 6,000 visitors from across the industry.

Max Fenton, BIM Practice Specialist at KPF will be speaking on the Tech Stage on “How Verifi3D enabled the KPF team to leverage the power of data validation: Model checking through predefined rulesets” on the 25th of November, 2021 at 10:15 AM. The session will focus on how using Verifi3D, a cloud-based model checking solution has helped KPF leverage the power of data validation.

In addition to the session, we will be showcasing demos, videos, and a place to engage with our team. Aside from mitigating risks in the pre-construction stage, Verifi3D simplifies the model checking workflow. With the implementation of Common Data Environment (CDEs) such as Autodesk Construction Cloud and added integrations with BIM Track and BIMcollab, teams can now manage the model coordination workflow, including clash detection, validation, and reporting in one environment. Build smarter with better data and save cost on rework.

Visit our team at stand A57 at the Digital Construction Week and experience how Verifi3D is revolutionizing the AEC industry! Come by and get an insight into how to simplify model checking in the cloud.

Revolutionize your building projects and hear from expert speaker such as Max Fenton, BIM Practice Specialist at KPF about the future of digital construction. Save your spot at the Digital Construction Week with no cost to attend and network with your peers to share ideas and experiences!


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The 5 most important ways in which cloud computing is transforming model coordination

The 5 most important ways in which cloud computing is transforming model coordination

in BIM, Industry insights, Verifi3D/by Xinaps Team Account


Cloud computing is a relatively new phenomenon in the construction industry. In recent years, cloud computing has exploded, with businesses of all sizes and across all industries shifting to Platform as a Service (PaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS) models.

Cloud computing enables the delivery over the ‘cloud’ (the internet) of a variety of computing services, such as storage, databases, networking, servers, software, and analytics, giving building professionals access to faster and more flexible resources.

BIM is no exception to this trend.

There are numerous advantages to creating, managing, validating, checking and sharing BIM models in the cloud for the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry.

Cloud-based BIM in construction projects isn’t just about remote work; it’s also about dispersed teams and collaboration. Individuals from a variety of organizations, such as architecture firms, engineering firms, general contractors, and specialist subcontractors, make up project teams. These teams can benefit from cloud-based BIM whether they are working from home, in the office, or on-site.

The construction industry is investment intensive due to which they are hesitant to experiment with new technology. While cloud computing has a lot of potential in the construction industry, such applications are not widespread. There is a knowledge gap that must be filled to assist the construction industry in adopting cloud computing technology. And while the thought of cloud-based software may seem intimidating to those in the construction business who have been utilizing pen and paper, spreadsheets, and other manual methods for communication and project management, there are other construction perks to consider.

Cloud computing – How is it transforming data validation?

Cloud computing is gaining traction in the construction industry as companies realize the advantages of cloud computing such as flexibility, dependability, security, convenience, and efficiency over on-premises solutions. The 5 most important ways cloud computing is changing data validation in the construction industry are as follows:

  1. Improved model coordination:
    A significant part of the classification and checking of building models is still performed manually, costing a lot of time, effort and is prone to error. Although every project is different, the most common challenges are model coordination and the lack of interdisciplinary coordination between designers, engineers and contractors. These challenges lead to rising demand for better model coordination between teams, as the industry is still lacking an integrated workflow. Verifi3D bridges the gap between the design and the construction stage. Through an integrated workflow, Verifi3D empowers customers with a set of options that can help them classify their input data, validate and visualize their building model, report possible flaws and share them in real-time with the whole team. Teams can manage the whole model coordination workflow including classification, rules and checks, and issues management in one environment. Manage clashes and assign issues using issue trackers such as BIM Track and BIM 360 Issues to various members of the team. All the teams need in one great cloud solution! With improved model coordination, find and resolve conflicts between building components before they become costly to change orders.
  2. Better collaboration:
    There are several stakeholders with whom project-related updates need to be shared. To meet project deadlines, it is also necessary to collaborate with different teams at the same time. In today’s highly competitive business world, lost productive time equals lost money. This is where the cloud can come in handy. Through browser-based interfaces, all interested parties can promptly and securely access and work on the same cloud-based file from their location at any time using PCs, laptops, and tablets. All you need is access to the internet. For example, using Verifi3D enables project managers to easily share content with subcontractors, vendors, building owners, and investors to keep them in the loop about a project’s progress. As a result, each of them can work more efficiently to complete the project on time. Additionally, architects and engineers can collaborate on a BIM project that is being carried out in an architectural and engineering firm’s office using cloud computing, even if they are at different locations.
  3. Enhanced data security:
    Project data must be handled carefully, whether it is related to a construction site design, frequent updates, or concerns that arise. It is an important component of a project’s timeline till it is completed. Keeping this information on the office’s local computers renders it vulnerable to situations like system failure, data theft, and so on. The loss of data connected to a construction project is a mistake for the contractor who is working on it. To keep the clients’ data safe and secure, most cloud service providers employ data security technologies such as data encryption, intrusion detection and firewalls. With Verifi3D users can load models locally or sync models automatically with Common Data Environments (CDEs) such as Dropbox, Autodesk Construction Cloud and Autodesk BIM 360. Having all the project data in one place simplifies analysis and reporting while also increasing accuracy. Housing the data in the cloud as a backup ensures that they are protected in any situation and are only accessible to authorized users. Furthermore, cloud-based systems process data at a faster rate than on-premises systems, saving project managers time and allowing them to quickly and easily share results across teams and regions.
  4. Lower costs:
    Cloud computing’s versatility allows businesses to select the storage, processing, and sophisticated services that best suit their needs. Firms can invest in their digital infrastructure rather than purchasing computers and backup drives, which depreciate quickly. The best thing is that when technology advances, new software versions and updates are provided in real-time through the internet, allowing companies to take advantage of them right away. The exorbitant expense of hardware is eliminated with cloud computing. For example, Verifi3D offers four packages which are monthly subscriptions that can be activated anytime. Choosing the best cloud solution based on needs will result in a higher return on investment and increased productivity.
  5. Save time:
    One of the most compelling reasons to migrate a business to the cloud nowadays is the ease with which specialist software/solutions can streamline the data migration process. Businesses that sign up for a specialized platform receive support during the move and can contact service teams at any time. With cloud computing, time spent updating and patching software, distributing client solutions to end-users, and other more tedious IT activities are significantly reduced. The cloud enables businesses to significantly reduce the requirement for full-time IT workers and, in some situations, get more work done with fewer resources. Savings can be realized nearly immediately. Furthermore, because there will be considerably fewer service outages, employees will save time and be more productive.


Aside from the previously mentioned advantages of cloud adoption, cloud computing has a promising future in the construction industry. Not only can cloud computing help cut costs, but it can also increase collaboration between teams, management, and stakeholders, allowing for speedier decision-making and more efficient resource utilization. As a result, construction projects are completed faster, with lower overhead and higher profitability. Companies in every industry, including construction, are turning to the cloud for these reasons.

Verifi3D by Xinaps is the spell checker of your BIM models. It is cloud-based and tackles many of the issues by providing pre-construction teams with model coordination, automated clash detection, and workflow integration that simplifies collaboration and minimizes manual work. With an intuitive and easy interface, Verifi3D is web-based and eliminates the need to purchase software or manage IT infrastructure. It helps professionals deliver work in quality and time, reduce rework, and leverage their teams, so they can focus on bigger tasks.

With the implementation of CDEs such as Dropbox, Autodesk Construction Cloud and Autodesk BIM 360, and added integrations with BIM Track and BIMcollab, teams can manage the model coordination workflow, including clash detection, validation, and reporting in one environment.

Verifi3D by Xinaps’s vision towards digitalization is very simple: enhanced model coordination in the cloud, better collaboration and best-in-class quality. In short, Verifi3D helps to build a better building by keeping the whole team up to date, improving building performance and eliminating the need for rework.

The construction industry is evolving stronger than ever, thanks to the integration suppliers such as Autodesk, Nemetschek, Hexagon, Trimble, Bentley. The integration suppliers play a major role in providing cloud-based collaboration services, making APIs publicly available to create an Ecosystem quicker, thereby facilitating solution providers in the AEC industry to come up with specific solutions.

Cloud services are inevitable for the construction industry as it strives to digitize its processes through the use of BIM-enabled applications resulting in the emergence of new business models, allowing construction companies to conduct business in a new way. Cloud computing will become a cornerstone as the construction sector embraces digital transformation, enabling more efficient back-office processes and making it easier for project managers to keep costs under control and projects on schedule. The sooner companies accept and use cloud-based solutions, the better equipped they will be to tackle the issues that lie ahead for the construction industry!


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