Security & BIM 360
Many AEC projects need to keep the 3D models secret before they are completely built. What level of security do these meetings have? Using Arkio with BIM 360 has so many excellent features that will help the BIM process, but we can't have unwanted viewers seeing the projects before the great unveiling.
Arkio has a pretty unique security model as we don't store your models in the cloud where others can try to access your data. All Arkio's models, backups, resources, and settings are stored on your local device(s) Your project files can only be accessed via Arkio by people with access to that device. Your models are not shared across the Internet unless you specifically choose to share them with others in the same Arkio meeting.
In case of an Arkio meeting, all the modeling operations and imported resources are sent to other Arkio devices in the same meeting fully end-to-end encrypted. You can compare this a bit to peer-to-peer sharing. Your projects are sent over as a collection of edit operations and encrypted resources that together form your unique Arkio project. This makes it pretty hard to intercept and reconstruct the model by unwanted guests.
For collaborations with Arkio, you are in control over the confidentiality of your meetings as you can choose the complexity of your room name and password. For high-security meetings, we recommend character sequences at least 10-12 characters long.
Regarding BIM 360. Our plugins and portal are linked to Autodesk's account authorization so they provide you with secure access to your data. Only when a user makes exports of a BIM 360 model to Arkio, our plugin will open the latest Revit file as read-only and export an optimized version of the project for Arkio (using Autodesk's design automation for Revit). This model can only be downloaded to Arkio with a successful Autodesk authorization. We don't make any changes to your original BIM 360 files if the user chooses to export from Arkio to BIM 360 and their devices are linked to an authenticated Autodesk account they can store a new RVT export in their BIM 360 folders.
We could provide you with more technical details about our security model if interested.
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