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BIM Server Setup Key Points

Nick Cornia
Graphisoft
Graphisoft
This article is aimed at users of the FREE BIM Server. Applies to BIM Server 18 and above. A number of things changed in BIM Server 18 from previous versions. Below are key points to know when getting started.

What is my BIM Server address?

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BIMcloud / BIM Server login dialog within ARCHICAD.
  !!!  DO NOT USE - 127.0.0.1 !!!  DO NOT USE - BIM Server Name
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BIM Server Manager in web browser.

 

What is a valid address? It depends on your needs:

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  1. I will only use BIM Server within in my office.
    • USE - Private IP Address or Domain Name
  2. I will use BIM Server in my office and outside the office. I have a VPN.
    • USE - Private IP Address or Domain Name
  3. I will use BIM Server in my office and outside the office. I do not have a VPN.
    • USE - Static Public IP Address or a Fully Qualified Domain Name

Proper Address Format

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Tip: You may omit the "http://" prefix when typing the address. Both your browser and ARCHICAD will amend the prefix automatically after entering the computer address and port. 

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