Users now have the ability to upload and sync existing models on their ACC account directly into cmBuilder. Follow the step-by-step instructions below to set up this integration:
Setup Process - cmBuilder:
- Visit app.cmbuilder.io and log in to your cmBuilder account.
- Navigate to "Company Settings" > "Integrations."
- Toggle ON the switch for "Enable Autodesk linking for cmBuilder company and project admins."
Setup Process - ACC:
- Log in to your ACC admin account.
- Click on "Account Admin" > "Apps."
- Search for "cmBuilder" and click "Install" to add the cmBuilder app.
Authentication Process - Option 1:
- Go to the cmBuilder Homepage.
- Click on the three dots located on a project card you wish to link to an Autodesk project.
- Select "Link to Autodesk Project."
- Click "Sign In" on the right-side menu and enter your Autodesk credentials.
- After authentication, you'll be redirected to the cmBuilder homepage.
- Once again, click on the three dots on the project card and choose "Link to Autodesk Project."
- In the first dropdown menu, select your Autodesk company space.
- Then, choose the Autodesk project from the second dropdown menu.
- Click "Link Projects."
- An Autodesk logo will appear on the project card, indicating it's now linked to the Autodesk Project.
Authentication Process - Option 2:
- Open a cmBuilder project.
- Under the Project page, click "Documents" in the left-side menu.
- Go to the "Integration" tab.
- Click "Link Project with Integration" (or sign in first if you haven't entered your credentials).
- Select the Autodesk company space and project from the dropdown menu.
- Click "Link Projects."
- Models from the linked Autodesk project will now be visible under the "Integration" tab.
Upload Models from ACC to cmBuilder:
- Open a scenario within the cmBuilder project linked to the Autodesk Project.
- Go to "Buildings" > "Imported Model."
- Click "Browse Existing 3D Models."
- Select the model you want to import.
- Click "Import" at the bottom.
- The model will start processing and importing directly from ACC into cmBuilder.
- Once the import is complete, the model will appear on your site plan.
- You can also download the model from the "Imported Model" menu on the left.
Sync Models from ACC to cmBuilder:
- Upload a newer version of your 3D model in ACC (e.g., Version 2).
- In cmBuilder, open the "Documents" tab; a "Sync Version" yellow card will appear in front of the V1 model with cmBuilder status displayed as "Outdated."
- Navigate to the "Integration" tab and click the "Sync model from Autodesk" icon in front of the model.
- Alternatively, open the scenario, go to "Buildings" > "Imported Model," click the three dots on the model card, and select "Sync model from Autodesk."
- Click "Sync Version" in the next window.
- cmBuilder will import the new version from Autodesk.
- Once complete, a "Update available" blue card will appear; click on this card and select "Review."
- In the next window, review the new parts, and once done, click "Update Version."
- Confirm the version update in the next window by clicking "Update to New Version."
- The updated model will appear in the site plan viewer, and the cmBuilder status in the Documents tab for this model will change from "Outdated" to "Ready to Use."