BIM 360 Docs has a new look! We’re excited to inform you that BIM 360 Docs has been migrated to our next generation BIM 360 user experience. The June 12 Docs update also includes major improvements to the viewing and markup experience, upload enhancements, and the next phase of our PDF export initiative: now you can select multiple PDF drawings that have been published to a “Plans” folder and download them as a multi-page PDF file.
New and improved user experience
The BIM 360 product vision and roadmap includes moving towards a unified, single platform. As of today, BIM 360 Docs has been migrated to our next generation BIM 360 user experience. Now when you log into BIM 360 Docs, you will access your projects via the Document Management module of the next-generation BIM 360 user experience.
The new UI has been carefully designed to make the transition as smooth as possible. All of your projects, members and data are easily accessible, and navigation to features and functions is clearly labeled. While the position and visibility of some functions in the UI has changed, there is no change to the workflows or how the solution works.
Also, the URL for Docs has changed from https://bim360docs.autodesk.com to https://docs.b360.autodesk.com. The previous URL will automatically redirect to the new one, ensuring that your project workflows are not interrupted.
Navigate to Project Administration
Project Administration – Member List
Project Administration – Activity Log
Big Updates for Viewing and Markup
We have updated the BIM 360 web viewer with lots of great improvements, including the new “Split View” for Revit drawings and models, as well as a new MINIMAP feature for improved 2D drawing navigation (for any 2D drawing, including PDF’s). We have also added new polyline and polycloud markup tools, the ability to delete a markup, and improved navigation from the markup panel.
Introducing the “Split View”
If you are managing Revit models and data in your BIM 360 Docs project, you can now see two different views of that model at the same time. The new Split View feature lets you view a 2D sheet and a 3D model view, or two different 2D sheets from the model. If you select an object in one view, it will highlight in the other, enabling you to more easily view and understand the complete design. Start in either 2D or 3D, and select the “Split View” icon in the viewer toolbar. You can also change your second view to any other view that was published from the Revit model.
We have added polyline and polycloud markup tools, as well as the highly-requested ability to delete a markup. If you create the markup, you can now delete it. Project Admins also have the ability to delete markups if needed.
PDF Drawing Export
In the last update, we delivered the first of a multi-phase initiative for exporting PDF drawing sheets published to the “Plans” folders. In this second phase (more to follow), we’re providing the ability to select multiple drawings at once and download them as a single multi-page PDF file.
Upload and publishing enhancements
We now provide more information on the current status of files that your are uploading and publishing to the “Plans” folders.
We hope that you will enjoy the new Docs user experience as much as we do! Please let us know what you think about it, and please provide us with any feedback you might have on the new viewing, markup, download, and publishing improvements!