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BIM 360 Docs Update – December 22, 2016

Joan Allen
December 23, 2016

The December 22, 2016 BIM 360 Docs update delivers the highly-requested “View” permission level; the ability to copy the latest version of any drawing, model, or file; sorting and filtering options in the issue list; and usability and quality enhancements.  This release also includes an updated iOS app, with the ability to download and sync any folder and its contents.

View Permission

Now Project Admins and Controllers can assign “View” permission at the folder level, providing greater options for managing project access.  Users with view-only access can view documents, add markups or issues, but cannot upload files and documents.   We have also changed the name of the “publish” permission to “upload.”  

  • All existing users, roles, or companies with “Publish” permission on a folder now have “Upload” permission.
  • All existing users, roles, or companies with “Publish + View” permission on a folder now have “View + Upload” permission.

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Copy any 2D drawing, 3D model, or other file

We have completely updated the “copy” capabilities in Docs.  Prior to this release, you were limited to copying files in the “Project Files” folders.  Now, the Copy action is available for any document in any folder, so that you can copy the current version of any extracted 2D sheet or 3D model in the “Plans” folders and subfolders, as well as copy any file in the “Project Files” folders and subfolders.

This new copy capability, along with Docs folder-level permission control, provides improved support for your publish and review workflows.  For example, you can have one folder for the design team to share “work in progress” designs.  At certain intervals or milestones, you can copy the latest version of the designs to another folder that the owner can access for review. 

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Issue List Improvements

Now you can filter and sort the project-wide Issue list.  You can sort by status and creation date, and filter based on status, assignment, and across specific date ranges.

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Usability and Quality Improvements

This release also includes a number of usability and quality improvements, including the ability to “select all” from the thumbnail view and a progress indicator when documents are loading.

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iOS – Download and Sync any folder

With version 1.10 of the Docs iOS app, available now on the App Store, you can download any folder and its contents (including subfolders) for offline use.  To download a folder and its contents, select the cloud icon in the upper right corner.  To verify that your folder or document has completely downloaded, look for the check in the lower left corner of the thumbnail image.

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Download folders and documents 

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Offline view

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Download settings

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Check space used on device

We hope that you will enjoy these latest Docs updates – the last update for 2016!  There is a lot more in store for 2017, including the soon-to-be-released RFI feature!

Happy Holidays! 

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Joan Allen

Joan leads product management for BIM 360 Docs. Joan is a registered Civil Engineer with over 25 years of experience in construction management and technology for the AEC industry. Since joining Autodesk, she has focused on delivering innovative, cloud-based solutions for connecting AEC project teams and improving project delivery workflows, including Autodesk BIM 360 Glue and Autodesk Buzzsaw.

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