Coordinate Models

Before creating a coordination space, a project administrator must add the relevant members to the project and give them access to Model Coordination. For more information, see Manage Project Members.

Create coordination spaces

Project administrators create coordination spaces and configure them against folders in the Files tool in Docs. Coordination spaces can be set up with automatic clash turned on or off, for use in clash detection, or model review workflows respectively.

Tip: Create specific coordination folders for model review and clash detection in the Project Files folder (in the Files tool in Docs). Name the folders appropriately so it is easy for project members to locate them. Ensure that project members have at least View permissions for the folders to ensure they can access the coordination spaces.
  1. In Model Coordination, click the Settings tool in the left panel.

  2. On the Coordination spaces tab, click Create.

  3. Enter a name for the coordination space.

  4. Use the toggle to specify whether automatic clash is turned on or off for the coordination space.

    Important: This setting can't be changed later.
  5. Browse to select the designated folder for your coordination space.

    Important: The selected folder can't be changed later.

    The coordination space will include models from the selected folder and its subfolders. The folder structure is not replicated in the coordination space. All the models will be listed alphabetically in a single, flat repository structure.

  6. Click Create.

  7. Repeat this process to create more coordination spaces as needed.

    You can create multiple coordination spaces to represent separate areas or phases of a project, or different trades or teams, for example teams set up in Design Collaboration.

    There is no limit on the total number of coordination spaces that you can create, but you can only configure them against 150 unique folders.

    Note: You can have a maximum of 20 active coordination spaces at one time. Any coordination spaces that are inactive for 60 days or more are deactivated until a new model is uploaded. You may have different versions of clash on coordination spaces in your project. See Coordination Space Versions for details.
    Tip: Coordination spaces can also be created in Design Collaboration using the Shared or team folders that are created during setup.

Deactivate coordination spaces

  1. In Model Coordination, click the Settings tool in the left panel.

  2. On the Coordination spaces tab, click Deactivate next to the relevant coordination space.

  3. Click Deactivate.

    Note: To activate a previously deactivated coordination space, click Activate next to the relevant coordination space.

Upload models for coordination

A project administrator should check that any project members that need to upload models for coordination have at least Create permissions for the designated folder.

  1. From Model Coordination, open the product picker and select Docs.

  2. Click the Files tool in the left panel.

  3. Navigate to the folder designated as the coordination space.

  4. Upload or copy models to the folder.

    Note: Only 3D RVT files, DWG files, NWC files exported from Revit and AutoCAD verticals, and IFC files exported from AutoCAD (architecture, MEP, and Civil 3D 2018 and onwards), ARCHICAD, Revit, MagiCAD for Revit, Siemens NX, Strakon, Tekla Structures, and VectorWorks are currently supported for coordination and clash detection. Any other file types that are supported for upload to the Files tool aren't displayed in Model Coordination.

    For coordination spaces with clash detection turned on, clashes between models in the selected folder are automatically detected and can be viewed in Model Coordination. See View, Filter, and Investigate Clashes.