Frequently Asked Questions

Getting Started
What is cmBuilder.io?

It is a web platform that makes it easy for users to simulate the construction process and accurately, bid, plan and win projects.
• Enter an address to generate a 3D topographic map of your site
• Upload BIM models or use massing feature to visualize your project in context
• Drag and drop 3D resources models, tie them to key milestone dates to simulate your site logistics
• Easily build a flipbook showcasing the 4D sequence of your construction plans
• Share a live weblink to enhance communication with project stakeholders

How many users can we have?

All of our subscription plans come with unlimited users!

How long does it take to onboard and implement cmBuilder?

The cmBuilder onboarding process can be completed in a few hours/days.

Do you offer training and support?

Yes, our customer success team is here to help with all your onboarding and project specific training requests free of charge as part of all subscription plans.

I don’t have the bandwidth to create a site simulation. Can you create it for me?

Please schedule a meeting here to discuss a customized solution for your project with our in-house site simulation experts.

My client does not have a cmBuilder account. Will they be able to view my site simulation?

Yes, cmBuilder allows anyone with a shared-link to view and interact with your live simulation with no login required.

I need a specific site resource for my project. Can you create it for me?

Yes, our team can quickly create any resource you require for your site simulation. Please submit a Resource Request under the help icon in the app.

Technical requirements
Do I need to install the software or an application on my device?

No, cmBuilder is a 100% web-based platform accessible through any browser.

Can I access cmBuilder on any device?

Yes, cmBuilder has full authoring and viewing functionality on desktops and tablets, and full viewing capability on smart phones.

What are the requirements for running cmBuilder?

Required

Category

Recommended

Internet (Download) Speed
10 MBps
100 MBps
RAM
8 GB
16 GB
CPU
Intel i5 5th Gen
(or equivalent)
Intel i7
(or equivalent)
GPU
2 GB
4 GB
Browser
Any
Google Chrome
Can I import 3D models into cmBuilder?

Yes, cmBuilder allows users to directly upload 3D models into the project site.  We support IFC (2x3 and 4), Step, and FBX formats.

Am I required to have a 3D model to use cmBuilder?

No, the built-in massing tool to create 3D buildings for the construction simulation.

Can I upload drawings to cmBuilder?

Yes, 2D drawings can easily be uploaded and used as reference. We support the following file formats: PDF, JPEG, and PNG.

Can I customize user permissions?

Yes, your account admin can set up user roles and permissions both at company and project levels.

Input

1. 3D BIM/CAD models from any AEC authoring software

2. 2D drawings to create 3D massing models on cmBuilder

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3D BIM/CAD models from any AEC authoring software

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2D drawings to create 3D massing models on cmBuilder

Process

3. Enter the project address and cmBuilder generates map tile of site

4. Model and simulate site resources using our extensive catalog

5. Run different scenarios and create 4D simulations to visualize your project schedule

6. Analyze estimated general conditions costs for each scenario

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Enter the project address and cmBuilder generates map tile of site

4.

Model and simulate site resources using our extensive catalog

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Run different scenarios and create 4D simulations to visualize your project schedule

6.

Analyze estimated general conditions costs for each scenario

Output

Create impressive interactive presentations
Share your 4D model with stakeholders with a live weblink
Multiple export options including 2D site plan as PDF for permit submission

7. Share live link to stakeholders for Interactive 4D presentations

8. Multiple export options including 2D site plan as PDF for permit submission

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Link to share the most optimal scenario with all stakeholders

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Interactive 4D presentations that can be accessed without credentials

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Multiple export options including 2D site plan as PDF for permit submission

Site Simulation as a Service

Don't have bandwidth for your next project? Don't worry!
Our team offers an effective combination of deep product expertise and superior customer service to help you create a detailed 4D simulation of your construction project's site logistics plans
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Past Webinar Recordings

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The Role of R&D in a Modern-day Construction Company
The Future of Productization in the Construction Industry
Super Hour | The site super's take on how digital is impacting construction
Site Simulations that Sell with cmBuilder.io
The Digital vs Analogue Mindset: How technology is transforming preconstruction workflows
User Webinar | Tips & Tricks to getting the most out of cmBuilder.io
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