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BIM 360 Docs Update – July 29, 2016

Joan Allen
August 2, 2016

The latest BIM 360 Docs update introduces a highly-requested feature for monitoring project activity and additional drawing hyperlinking and navigation improvements.

Activity Log

The new BIM 360 Docs Activity Log, which is available to Project Admins, provides a comprehensive record of all project activities, with user, action, date and time details for each entry.  Activities tracked include document uploads, views, markups, issues, and administrative actions. This new feature will display all activities that occurred on or after July 29, 2016.  To access the Activity Log, go to Project Administration and select the clock icon in the left navigation bar (highlighted in blue in the screenshot below).

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More Hyperlinking

Now Docs supports automatic callout hyperlinking and navigation for raster PDF drawings.  We have also added the ability to create a manual hyperlink between any two 2D drawings in a folder (PDF, RVT, DWF, DWG).  To add a hyperlink, choose the “link” icon in the viewer toolbar, select a region on the drawing, and then select the target sheet. 

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Callout Navigation Improvements

Now that Docs supports automatic callout hyperlinking for vector PDF’s, raster PDF, as well as design formats RVT, DWG, and DWF, we have decided to improve the navigation experience even more.  When you click on a callout link, you will now see a box with the thumbnail preview image of the target sheet, so that you can choose whether or not to navigate away from the current sheet.

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In addition to the new features, we also made some quality enhancements and usability updates.  In Project Administration, we now allow Admins to edit the company assigned to a user, so that the admin can correct errors and maintain control.

Please try out these new features and send us your feedback.  Thank you!

Best Regards,

Joan Allen

Sr. Product Manager, BIM 360 Docs

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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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  1. Avatarjoan.allen

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    Hi Kenny,

    Thanks for the feedback on this update!  We are planning to add the ability to link from drawings to documents in Project Files in a future release.  

    Best Regards,

    Joan Allen

    Sr. Product Manager, BIM 360 Docs.

  2. Avatarjoan.allen

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    Hi Jonathan,

    Thanks for the feedback.  We plan to enhance the Activity Log in the future, including the ability to “export to CSV” that will enable further sorting and filtering.  

    As for the manually-added hyperlinks, we plan to add more options in a future release.

    Best Regards,

    Joan Allen

    Sr. Product Manager, BIM 360 Docs

  3. Avatarjoan.allen

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    Hi Andy,

    Thanks for the feedback!

    Best Regards,

    Joan Allen

    Sr. Product Manager, BIM 360 Docs

  4. Avatarkenny.e.ermann

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    Great update! Is there a way to add a custom link to PDFs located in the Project Files? We have an RFI folder and would like to be able to link these back to the drawings. 

  5. Avatarjonathan.conway1990

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    On the activity log, filtering by more than date will become essential, hopefully this is on the roadmap. With manual hyperlinking, can we delete or at least edit the created hyperlinks? At the moment I can’t see an option. 

    Jonathan

  6. Avatarcadmanuk6JQU8

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    The activity log is much welcomed. Keep up the good work.

    Andy

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