IDS course

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Course features
  • Level: Advanced
  • Completion time: 4 hours
  • Exams: 3
Course overview
Ready to elevate your skills with IDS for BIMcollab? Welcome to the advanced learning module dedicated to IDS within the complete BIMcollab environment, where we delve deeply into the impressive array of functionalities that the use of IDS within BIMcollab has to offer.
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Certification included
Share your expertise and grow in your career! After passing the final exam, you'll receive an official BIMcollab certificate of knowledge.  

100% Free 

To set you up for success, we're giving free and unlimited access to all users of BIMcollab. All you need is a BIMcollab ID to get started. 


Choose a schedule that works for you. This course is 100% online and allows you to learn at your own pace and in your own time.

Master IDS

Upon completion, you'll have a greater understanding of IDS and how it can significantly enhance the accuracy, reliability, and efficiency of your BIM projects. 

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Curious what's inside the course? Check out the course outline:




Here is what we will cover in
this course

What is IDS?

Information Delivery Specification (IDS) is a buildingSMART standard for specifying and checking simple information requirements from IFC models. This course will give you a better understanding on how IDS can improve your BIM process. 

Why IDS?

IDS ensures that the right information is delivered to the right stakeholders at the right time. After this course you will have a better understanding on why IDS is a crucial standard that facilitates accurate and consistent data exchange in BIM projects.

IDS Creation in BIMcollab Nexus

Discover the process of making, importing, and exporting IDS within your BIMcollab Nexus ecosystem. You can then effortlessly integrate these IDS specifications into BIMcollab Zoom and Revit BCF manager for precise validation and seamless implementation.

IDS implementation in Revit

You can unlock the power of IDS in a BCF Manager as you master effective model modifications, enabling compliance with IDS requirements for seamless IFC exports.

IDS property validation in BIMcollab Zoom

You will explore how IDS enhance data exchange and validation in BIMcollab Zoom. Learn to integrate IDS into your workflow, validate models, and ensure compliance with project requirements. 

Creating issues from Missing or incorrect properties

Last but not least, you will have the ability to report these absent specifications as issues and engage across the entire BIMcollab ecosystem. This integration forms a cohesive communication flow within BIM projects, ultimately elevating the overall quality of your models.

Frequently asked questions

How do I know this course is right for me?

If you're a BIM Manager, Architect, Engineer, Construction Manager, or involved in BIM projects, this course equips you with vital skills to enhance data exchange, validation, and collaboration through Information Delivery Specifications (IDS). Take a look at our course overview to see what this course covers. 

Do I need a BIMcollab space for this course?

Yes, having a BIMcollab space is needed for this course. While the course focuses on utilizing IDS in the BIMcollab ecosystem, having access to a BIMcollab space will allow you to practice and implement the concepts effectively. If you do not have access to a private BIMcollab Nexus space and your team is interested in testing the IDS feature, please contact us from this link so we can arrange a pilot space for your company. 

Do I need a paid BIMcollab Zoom license for this course?

Yes. IDS check is a part of the conflicts tab that is available with a paid  BIMcollab Zoom license. 

Is there homework to complete? 

There is no homework or assignments. However, you will be required to pass at least 1 test, depending on the module you wish to study,  to receive the certificate of knowledge.  

What happens if I fail the exam?

To pass the exam, you need a grade of 80% or higher. If you fail, you may continue to study and take it as many times as you need. 

How long will I have access to the course material?

This course (and further updates) will be available to you as long as the course is available in our academy. 

What do I need to get started?

- A BIMcollab ID to register and sign into the learning platform.
- BIMcollab Nexus course
- BIMcollab Zoom Basic course
- BCF manager Revit course

What is the course format? 

The course includes text-based learning, quizzes and practice exercises to test your knowledge, and a final exam. 

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