Push Cintoo Annotations to BIM Track

Created by John Tapia, Modified on Wed, 12 Apr 2023 at 11:31 PM by John Tapia

Use the following steps to push Cintoo annotations to BIM Track:

  • Notes and Issues created in Cintoo can be pushed to BIM Track.
  • Private Notes created in Cintoo will not be pushed to BIM Track. They are meant for private collaboration inside Cintoo only.
  • Access to Cintoo account Administration tools and BIM Track account administration tools is required for the following steps. 

1. Connect your Cintoo account to your BIM Track Hub:

  • Get your BIM Track token for the selected BIM Track Hub from your BIM Track Account Manager
  • Add this token to your Cintoo Cloud account by navigating to "Administration" > "Integrations" and clicking "Add BIM Track Token."
  • You may authorize access to several BIM Track Hubs (each one has a separate token).

2. Connect your Cintoo project to your BIM Track project:

  • Please note that that your BIM Track Project settings may only contain Priority, Status, Type in the “Issue mandatory attributes” under the project General Settings. Any additional mandatory attributes could cause Cintoo Cloud to not sync with your BIMTrack project.
    • If you do require additional mandatory attributes, you must set a “default” value in BIMTrack in order for issue to push/sync.
      • For example, if the Domain is a mandatory attribute for your project in BIM Track, be aware that this attribute is not filled by Cintoo Cloud at this stage and will cause the sync/push to fail. So, the workaround would be to set this Domain attribute (as per our example) to be not mandatory in your BIM Track project or:
      • Set a “default” value for Domain in your Bim Track project before push/syncing the issue from Cintoo Cloud.

  • In the Report Tab, select "Integrations."

  • In "Integrations" under "BIM Track," select "Link project..."

  • Once you select the Link Project button the following dialogue box will open asking you to select your BIM Track Hub and BIM Track Project:
    • Invite Users:
      • Allows existing Cintoo Cloud users to be created as new users in BIM Track if they are not yet BIM Track users.
      • Applies to:
        • Users that create the notes or issues
        • Users that have been assigned an issue in Cintoo Cloud.
    • Push/Sync:
      • In ‘Push’ mode, notes and issues from Cintoo Cloud will be pushed a first time to BIM Track, but all subsequent updates will come from BIM Track. In this mode, BIM Track acts as the ‘master’ for your notes and issues.
      • In ‘Sync’ mode, updates may come from both BIM Track or Cintoo Cloud.
      • This Push / Sync setting can be made for the whole Cintoo Cloud account, or for each Cintoo Cloud project independently.
  • Once a BIM Track hub and  project have been selected, the BIM Track project name will appear at the top left of the Report Tab, and a grey BIM Track logo will be displayed next to any Cintoo Notes or Issues listed:

3. Push your Cintoo Notes or Issues to BIM Track:
  • Notes and Issues can be pushed to BIM Track one by one or all at once.
    • Pushing one by one is done by clicking on the greyed Autodesk icon associated with each Note or Issue. The icon will then start blinking until it becomes stable and colored:
      • Before:
      • After:

    • Pushing all Notes and Issues at once is done by clicking on "Integrations," and then clicking  "Link Annotations to Project Name" under "BIM Track."    

3. Accessing your Cintoo Notes and Issues in BIM Track:

  • Clicking the BIM Track logo next to the BIM Track project name at the top left of the Report Tab in Cintoo Cloud will open the linked BIM Track project.
  • Clicking the colored BIM Track logo next to a Note or Issue listed in the Report Tab in Cintoo will open the associated BIM Track Issue.

4. Edit or delete project links:

  • In the Cintoo Report Tab, under "Integrations," you have the option to edit or delete project links:
  • Editing a link will change the destination BIM Track hub and BIM Track project for new Notes or Issues to be pushed. Notes and Issues that have been pushed already will remain linked to the previous hub and project in BIM Track.
  • Deleting a link will delete the links to all notes and issues already pushed. They will then get a greyed BIM Track icon, and they will need to be pushed again to a new project in BIM Track.

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