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BIM Inspector: Preview your BIM objects in 3D and inspect their components.
BIM Inspector: Preview your BIM objects in 3D and inspect their components.

Improvements to the Revit Inspector in Publish

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BIM Inspector for Business (BPM) in Publish

The BIM Inspector in Publish is a valuable tool helping you discover what’s in your files, what that means, and how to improve them.

It gives the important in-depth understanding of how an architect (or other design professional) will experience the object and how it will appear in a 3D model.

Accessing the Inspector

To use the BIM Inspector, go to the files section on the product page. There, you'll find the Inspector feature ready for use.

How to make the file appar in BIM Inspector?

To view a file in the BIM Inspector, it needs to be inspected (read) first. Without inspection, there's a waiting period of 20 to 60 seconds as the system opens and reads the file. The BIM Inspector initiates file reading in two scenarios: during file modification (typically during uploading or changing status) and when clicking on an unread file in the Inspector.

Note: The BIM Inspector is available to brands on the plans Lite, Essential, Pro, or Premium. If you are currently on a plan Basic or Standard, and wish to make a transition into one of our new plan options, your customer success manager is happy to help! ✅

Elements of the BIM Inspector

The BIM Inspector consists of three key elements

1. 3D View

You can visualize your product in a 3D environment similar to Revit without the need for an expensive Revit license or extensive knowledge. Examine your product from all angles, zoom in, and adjust lighting settings. For efficiency, only one 3D preview is generated per file, meaning changint the type does not update the 3D view.​

Customize your 3D preview

  • Object Orientation - Change the orientation of the object on the Z or Y axis.

  • Object Centering - Center the object and make it fill in the space, providing a better understanding of the object's size and scale.

  • Scene Lights - Turn certain scene lights on or off to better see the form of the object.

  • Light Color - Change the color of the lights to see how it impacts the object.

  • Object Edges - Turn on or off the edges of the geometry to see the object the way it actually looks inside Revit with the edges on.

  • Edge Amount - Adjust the amount of edges to only see them on the profile or to see the complete wireframe of the objects.

2. Data View

Dive into the textual data within the BIM files. By toggling between types, you can update and view all information contained in the Revit files. This feature is handy for identifying outdated or obsolete information, ensuring the file data is up-to-date. While currently read-only, future updates will enable data modifications directly through Publish, even using APIs for seamless integration with the clients’ PIM systems.

3. The QA Tool - File Quality and Standards Review
(limited availability)

For now available only to your tech consultants, the QA feature conducts around 30 checks to assess file compliance with common BIM standards. From file size and complexity to material and parameter settings, it ensures the file adheres to quality guidelines and professional users’ expectations. You can also download an overview for multiple files, allowing easy comparison directly from the product overview.


BIM Inspector helps you peak inside your BIM files, directly from BIMobject. You don’t need a Revit license or skills to understand the workings of your content. If you need a more thorough understanding, your technical consultants can use our quality assurance tool to dig even deeper.

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