With a RIB Project it is possible to collect all the documents and files of a building project. This way you can control and coordinate the exchange of files and with version control you are ensured that the users are working with the latest file version. All history is saved in logs and notifications are sent on email when new files are available.
A Project can be customized all building projects and support the whole building process from program to production. All files are structured and organized, and with detailed user settings you are ensured that every user on the Project only gets access to the relevant material.
File version control is one of the basic principles of RIB Project. This means that new file versions will be added to the pile of existing older versions of the same file. All earlier versions will still be available, but the latest file version will be the easiest available. The file name is the ID of a file, and this can not be changed once the file has been uploaded. A new file version needs to have the same name as an older file version that has been uploaded before.
A file can also be recognized by it's metadata, that is entered when the file is uploaded. The metadata is the describing data about a file and it is only applies to a single version, so when a new version is uploaded, the metadata should be edited. Metadata inform the users about the content of a file version (content, status, revision, and more) and can make it easier to search for the file versions.
Metadata can be customized to the Project, and you can choose to use one of the default templates.
After the construction of the building, the whole building project will be collected on the RIB Project with all history. This will help and save time when the building is handed over.