BCF – BIM Collaboration Format is a file format that provides a method for communicating model issues.
BIMsense always provide a BCF of issues identified during a model quality check, in addition to our Model Quality Check Report.
BCF files contain text information detailing the issue and an image taken from the model.
The powerful part of BCF is that the image of the issue also contains data detailing the view that was used by the person creating the image.
This allows another member of a project team to take a created BCF, open it within their model authoring tool (this could be Revit) and directly view the issue within the model, rather than just seeing the 2-dimensional screenshot.
Comments about the issue and additional screenshots can be added by other team members, to create workflows and audit trails.