The latest version of BIM 360 Docs includes expanded OCR language support for PDF drawings, project administration improvements, and early access to the RFI feature currently under development.
Multi-language OCR Support
We have expanded the OCR language support for PDF drawings. When you upload PDF drawings to BIM 360 Docs, we use OCR technology to extract the drawing title block data. Now, in addition to English, we support title block data extraction for drawings in 13 additional languages: Danish, Finnish, French, German, Icelandic, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Spanish, and Swedish. The OCR language we’ll use during processing is determined by your browser language setting. For example, if your browser language is set to German, then we will OCR the drawings and recognize and extract German (and English) text in the title block.
In September, we added the ability for Controllers and Project Admins to invite new users and assign permissions to pending users at the folder level. This has become the primary – and preferred – approach for users with Controller permission to add new users to a folder. In this latest update, we have removed Controller access to the Project Admin screen (Project Admins retain the ability to add users at both the folder level and the project level). In addition, Project Admins now have the ability to completely remove one or more users from the project.
Early Access – RFI Preview
As noted in the latest BIM 360 Docs Roadmap update, we will deliver support for key AEC-industry workflows, and we are starting with RFI’s (Requests for Information). This release provides early access to the BIM 360 RFI feature, which includes the ability to create, respond to, and track document-based RFI’s (with push-pins), workflow configuration options, and a project-level RFI list. We plan to release additional capabilities, including email notifications, later this month, and will continue to improve this feature in subsequent product updates. We encourage you to take an early look and send us your feedback.